With the largest population in the world, and a history dating back nearly 4,000 years, China is an economic powerhouse with a number of diverse cultures and ethnic groups. Although the leadership is still centralized in the Chinese Communist Party, the country is currently undergoing an enormous social change and economic restructuring. Today, there are many tourist facilities available, but mostly in major cities. China is the third-most visited country on Earth.
Expat City Guide for China
We have provided some very interesting and relevant information for expatriates who will be living in the following cities:
Healthcare in China
Depending on which region you reside in, healthcare system in China can range from very poor to good. While the majority of large hospitals with English-speaking staff are mainly in larger cities, traffic and air pollution are also a common health concern in China. Due to the population density in cities like Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou, ambulances are usually very slow. The cost of medical treatment in private hospitals can be very expensive. There are some good hospitals in the larger cities such as Shanghai and Beijing that will have Western trained doctors. Most expats will want to seek private medical care if sick or injured. Others may want to travel abroad to Japan or Singapore for medical care.
Insurance for Expatriates in China
Most expatriates will want to obtain international medical coverage if residing in China. Medical evacuation is recommended along with a plan that provided global medical treatment. A plan that will provide reimbursement for medical expenses via a large network of hospitals is recommended. Many expats should also obtain global life and disability insurance coverage.
Here is a list of different types of insurance coverage you will want if you are planning to become an expatriate in China:
- International Health Insurance for expats in China
- Expat Life and Disability Insurance
- Travel Insurance
- Evacuation Coverage
- Group Expat Insurance Plans
If you require a quote for insurance coverage residing in China, please contact Expat Financial today for a quote and to discuss your Chinese expatriate insurance requirements.