Home-court advantage

Pierre Do from France, a PhD student majoring in hydraulic engineering at Tsinghua University, is certain that he wants to work in China after he graduates. His only challenge is deciding where. Should he apply to a Chinese company or to the Chinese branch of a multinational?
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/22 18:28:39

Get me a laowai!

Waiting in line for the results of her student visa medical in Beijing in 2006, German national Veli (not her real name) was approached by a stranger who asked if she'd like to earn some easy money.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/29 17:38:40

China's prospering high-tech sector attracts Indian talents

For Vishwaraaj Shetty, his biggest competitive advantage in the IT market will be knowing the Chinese market. “I will have already done everything that global companies want to do in the next few years,” he said. “It's why I chose to come to China. China, especially in the mobile Internet sector, is far ahead of lots of countries, including India.”
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/23 16:08:39

Identity crisis

Two years ago, Davis from Canada used an agent from China to help him find a teaching job in Beijing and secure a work visa. Instead of finding his dream job, his identity and credit card information were stolen, and the thief ran up a bill of over $7,000 on his card.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/15 17:58:39

Expats who fall in the B category still have opportunities, but strive to achieve an A status in China for its many conveniences

Tejeswara Rao Pedada from India is a type-B foreign worker in China, according to the new work permit system that was implemented nationwide in April.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/9 5:03:41

Foreigners that fall into the C ranking are still sought after in the Chinese market

James from the US posed a question on an expat forum on Reddit a month ago. He asked if he could get a work visa and come to China if he is considered a class C expat.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/5 18:13:39

International students discuss expectations for their future careers, salaries and lives in China after graduation

Summer is the season when fresh graduates start their careers. Among the numerous graduates are also international students studying in China who are eager to kick off their professional life in the middle kingdom.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/3 16:23:39

Foreign Taobao shop owners in China share experiences and secrets to their success

Taobao.com, founded by Alibaba in 2003, has become the single most popular e-retailer in China with 423 million active registered shoppers by the end of March 2016. The figure has also far surpassed American e-commerce giants Amazon and eBay.
Source: Global Times | 2017/1/16 18:18:39

Foreign entrepreneurs find Shanghai friendly for new businesses

“Relationships are important everywhere in the world. But in China, people tend to put more emphasis on this – guanxi is king,” Campbell said. “I could be wrong, but my impression is that in China guanxi is a little bit like a chicken sitting on her eggs waiting it to hatch. You need to keep it warm. After a while, slowly and slowly, things will happen.”
Source: Global Times | 2016/7/17 18:38:00

How an expat spends an average workday in Shanghai

Eger's father is German and his mother is French. His family lives in Germany except for his younger brother, who works in London. He said that he gets homesick now and then, but he is quite content with expatriate life in Shanghai. The major downside, he said, is the city's continuously rising housing market. “Living downtown would be, of course, the most ideal choice for me, as it's convenient for commuting. But prices are far too expensive,” Eger said. “But I still chose to live and work in Shanghai, simply because I really like this city”.
Source: Global Times | 2016/5/12 17:18:01