Expat Blogs in China

Few resources can build a better picture of life in China than the expat blogs maintained by foreigners already established in the country. Whether these writers are retelling great challenges they've survived, relaying roll-on-the-floor funny encounters, delivering crucial advice and important tips for new arrivals or reaching out to those around them, their insight affords others a unique and personal glimpse into their new community.

Best expat blogs in China


A seasoned expat living in Asia since 2004, Ben paints a portrait of his surrounds in Guangdong through its daily routines – its food, drinks, lifestyle and local travel opportunities. Recipes, tips and observations weave together to form a must-read for any new expat to the province.

Nationality: American

Shanghai Collected

After a few successful years in Guangzhou, the young French woman behind Shanghai Collected moved reluctantly to Shanghai – but was pleasantly surprised. Follow her tips about the lifestyle and great restaurant finds in Shanghai.

Nationality: French
Shanghai Collected an expat blog in China

Donuts to Dumplings

This blog chronicles the adventures of a young American couple living in Shanghai. Filled with colourful pictures and insightful posts about expat life in Shanghai, it's an interesting read for anyone contemplating a move to China.

Nationality: American
Donuts to Dumplings - An expat blog in China


A colourful blog about an American expat's experiences of living in northeast China. It's full of interesting stories and beautiful images of what the blogger calls "this ever-changing, fascinating, and confusing country".

Nationality: American

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