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What is it Like to Live as an Expatriate in Shanghai

Learn more about expatriate life in Shanghai

While Shanghai continues to be one of the most beautiful cities in China, it’s also a clear favorite for expats from around the world. The overall cost of expatriate life in Shanghai is low in some sectors of the city. Since expats earn quite well while working in Shanghai (averaging fourth-highest earnings in the world), expatriate find everything here to be within their means. Read more

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Learning the local language is crucial for expatriates on overseas assignments

Learning the local language is crucial for expatriates on overseas assignments – Language Tips for Expats

According to a recent survey that was carried out by Rosetta Stone, approximately three-fifths of global mobility experts believe that learning the local language is crucial to a successful expat assignment. Indeed, if an expat employee can communicate with the local business team and partners, then it definitely helps when building the bridge between local business leaders, expats, and the head office. In this article, we will discuss how expats can make learning their host country’s language easier.

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Rapid growth in demand for private health insurance in China and its impact on expatriates

According to a recent Ernst & Young report, the market for private health insurance in China is increasing at a rapid rate. Insurance premium revenue jumped from RMB 1.5 trillion in 2014 to RMB 2.4 trillion in 2015 and is projected to reach almost RMB 5 trillion in 2020. The increase in premiums must indicate that more and more people are seeking private health insurance to protect themselves from medical costs. Though the public healthcare system in China provides some basic coverage, it cannot meet the requirements of more affluent patients and especially most expatriates in China. In this article, we will discuss the rise of health and medical insurance in China and how it will impact expatriates and local nationals.

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