There’s no one-size-fits-all rule for settling into expat life in a new country, but here are a few helpful articles and personal stories that may help make your move to China a little easier.

A day in the life of an expat in China

For many expats, moving to China is an opportunity to become part of one of the world’s fastest developing economies. For this expat and her family, it was a chance to leave behind all they'd known and become modern nomads. She shares her experiences in a typical day as a teacher in China

Starting a business in China

Many people say that if an entrepreneur could corner just one percent of the Chinese market, they'd be rich. And while it’s certainly easier said than done, the size of the prize is attractive. Paul Afshar, co-founder and managing director of, shares his top six tips to starting a business in China.

Dealing with culture shock in China

You can hardly open a magazine or newspaper these days without finding an article on the rise of China, so it’s not surprising the country attracts scores of expats. But China is, after all, on the other side of the world and possesses a distinct, centuries-old culture, so any new arrivals will have to overcome a bit of culture shock, says American expat Jennifer Conrad.

Lifestyle and shopping in Foshan, China

The little brother to neighbouring Guangzhou, Foshan offers its visitors a diverse and welcoming expat community which is able to savour a plethora of different cuisines, entertainment and experiences. Read more about the lifestyle and shopping in Foshan

Finding a place to live in Beijing

Tina Li has been working in the expat housing and relocation services field in China for more than a decade. She shares her insights and answers some of the most common questions expats have about finding accommodation in Beijing.

Communicating in China

One of the biggest adjustments expats find when moving to China is dealing with the censorship laws. Read this humorous account of communicating in China to learn with one expat's experiences.

Getting your Driver's Licence in China

Driving in a new country is quite an adjustment. Learn more about road rules in China and how to go about Getting your Driver's Licence in China in this expat's comical take on the matter.

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