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Housing Update – Practical Information Guide

Australia | China | India | Japan | Korea | Malaysia | New Zealand | Philippines | Singapore | Taiwan | Thailand Australia   There has been stability in rental costs over recent years as shown in the table below: However vacancy rates have been declining, and this could lead to pressure on rents in …

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FAQs for the Asia Pacific Region – Practical Information Guide

Australia | China | India | Japan | Korea | Malaysia | Philippines | Singapore | Taiwan | Thailand Australia  Are there expat areas to live in ?No, international assignees live in the same areas as locals. Why is rental property so expensive in Sydney and Melbourne ?Actually the rental yield the property owners can …

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Do’s & Don’ts – Practical Information Guide

Australia | China | India | Japan | Korea | Malaysia | New Zealand | Philippines | Taiwan | Thailand Australia   Australian Cultural Do’s & Don’ts Believe it or not, Australian culture is nothing like the old beer commercials of the 80s or the stereotypical image of Crocodile Dundee roaming the Outback. Australia is …

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China – Places of Worship

Places to Worship in Beijing & Shanghai Expatriates coming to live in China will have no difficulty finding places of worship, relevant to their religious belief, in Shanghai and in Beijing.  While there are mosques and Christian churches all over the country, they do not exist in every city. In Beijing and in Shanghai there …

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China – Healthcare

Healthcare facilities for expatriates range from world standard, in Beijing and Shanghai, to well below Western standards in the smaller and less “international ” cities. We have here given you a basic introduction to healthcare ( both inpatient and outpatient) in several Chinese cities, where there is significant foreign investment.  The standard of healthcare services …

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China – Eligibility to Work

Over recent years, it has been relatively easy to obtain a work permit and a working visa in China. In April of 2017, however, the Chinese government introduced new regulations governing immigration for expatriates coming to work in China.  The objective has been to standardize the system across the nation and to remove loopholes and opportunities …

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China & Taiwan – Useful Phrases

Putong hua is the National Language of the People’s Republic of China.  It is the official language and the language of tuition in schools. There are hundreds of Chinese dialects, however, and most are incomprehensible to a standard Chinese (Putonghua) speaker). The language spoken in Taiwan is also Putonghua, although sometimes spoken with a less …

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China – Meeting Etiquette

No matter the country, meetings are an integral part of day-to-day activities within businesses. However, it is often easy to forget that there are different cultural norms and etiquette that need to be considered within the business context. Here are some of our tips for conducting meetings with Chinese businesses. The meeting process is very …

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