Expat Living in China

Thinking of migrating to China?  Now is definitely the perfect time! The once sleepy giant China is known for to the rest of the world is now a mighty roaring dragon! Not only is China one of the fastest growing economies in the world, it is also home to one of the largest expat communities ready to embrace the exciting opportunities that this booming country has to offer.  Shanghai expats alone comprise some of the most extensive eclectic mix of working professionals from all over the world. Because of the multi-cultural diversity of expats living in China, it is easy to feel at home once you’ve settled in. But as with moving to other countries, living in China also has its major adjustments and challenges. Not to worry as Asia Expat Guide (AEG) offers comprehensive support and information to ease your transition to this new country faster and more convenient.

Things to Know about Living in China

global map showing where china is locatedChina holds the title to a lot of the firsts or largest in the world. It is the world’s most populous country with over 1.5 billion people.  It is also the world’s second largest country by land area with 23 provinces alone in mainland China, 4 municipalities which include the two largest homes of the expat population: Beijing and China, not to mention expats scattered in its 2 special administrative regions: Hong Kong and Macau.  It is also the world’s second largest economy, next only to the US. Finally, it is the cradle of one the earliest civilizations which began over 2 million years ago and spans across centuries of imperial dynasties.

Although it is currently under Communist rule, the close-door policy of the government has long paved the way to economic liberalization since the 70’s. Except for state-controlled media and much of the Internet sites, you can hardly see traces of Communism especially in larger cities like Shanghai which have since then, imposed lesser restrictions on foreign influence. The main language spoken in China is Mandarin which is understood by close to 70% of the population although other dialects or linguistic groups are spoken all over China. Currency used is called the “Yuan” or formally known as “Ren Min Bi (RMB)”

Amid the increasing role of China as a potential superpower– its might in size, population, military prowess, economic, technological and cultural influence, you can be assured that China expats will be at the forefront of these huge and rapid changes. And to help you get settled in your new second home, Asia Expat Guide is your trusted partner throughout.

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