China eases rules and policies for skilled foreign workers with the R Visa

Gu Chong, a professor of statistics at Purdue University in the US, was glad that he recently got a confirmation letter for getting an R Visa or the foreign talents visa. In September 2017, he was invited to China by Tsinghua University to work as a distinguished professor for a year.
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/20 0:22:42

Unlocking five ultimate secrets to doing business in China

Did you know that the answer “yes” is not necessarily an indication of agreement in China, that signing a contract may just mean the beginning of the real negotiation and that “You don't understand China” means disagreement?
Source: Global Times | 2018/1/11 15:03:39

Time for a raise

Michael (pseudonym), an American who has been working in Beijing for almost four years, is satisfied with his current job as the chief marketing officer at an e-commerce platform. Over the past two years, Michael has worked for three different companies doing marketing for the internet industry.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/28 18:23:39

Foreigners who have lived in or visited Beijing and Taipei compare life in the two metropolises

A recent release of salary levels in different cities across China has unwittingly pitted Beijing against Taipei.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/25 16:13:39

Broad horizons

When her mother went to the US alone for her postgraduate studies in the late 1980s, 4-year-old Michelle Li stayed in Beijing with her father, who ran his own business in China's budding fashion industry.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/19 18:58:39

China increasingly attractive to foreign professionals

It took Nikita Ermakov, a second-year Russian student at Peking University's Yenching Academy, four months of job hunting and many interviews before he finally got an offer from the HNA Group, a Chinese conglomerate on the Fortune 500 list. He is currently negotiating the offer with them, and hopefully, he will start the job after graduation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/10 5:03:40

Entrepreneurial energy

According to media reports, the rate of entrepreneurship in Shanghai has grown from 4.9 percent in 2005 to 11.9 percent in 2016. This increase in start-ups has not only boosted the economy but provided numerous jobs for others.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/7 16:08:39

Like a mirror

Decades ago, many Chinese people spared no efforts and expense to immigrate to developed countries in order to pursue a better life and more job opportunities. Their offspring, however, are now attracted by China's rapid development and surging economy in order to realize the Chinese Dream their parents never had. The Global Times recently interviewed several “third-culture” Chinese who have recently returned to China for work. Cherlene Ye is our fifth interviewee.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/5 18:23:40

Painting dreams

Italian muralist Francesco Camillo Giorgino, better known as Millo, is responsible for brightening up Daxue Road in Yangpu district by transforming the bleak, boring walls of its several buildings into literal canvases.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/30 17:43:39

Two steps faster

Decades ago, many Chinese people spared no efforts and expense to immigrate to developed countries in order to pursue a better life and more job opportunities.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/29 18:58:39

Going home

Dou Xixi, 29, was born in a small city in East China's Anhui Province. When her parents moved to the US for education and work opportunities in the 1980s, the then 1-year-old was left with her relatives in South China's Guangdong Province. She was not reunited again with her parents until the age of six.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/21 18:38:40

A better tomorrow

JS Cheung-Ah-Seung was born in southern France and grew up on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. It is 10,000 kilometers from France, pretty much the same distance from China. His father is ethnically Chinese and his mother is French.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/14 18:43:40

Interning in Shanghai

Veselina has participated in four internship programs in Shanghai since leaving her native Bulgaria seven years ago to attend college in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/14 18:43:40

Roots, family, culture, history

Sidney Cheung, lead instructor at Capstone Shanghai Ltd, was born in 1987 in Hong Kong.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/7 18:58:39

On the hunt

Nikita Ermakov, a 25-year-old Russian, has recently been busy job hunting since he will graduate from the Yenching Academy of Peking University (PKU) in July 2018. He came to Beijing in September 2016 to study for a master's degree in Chinese studies and economics, and now he wants to find a job in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/2 16:23:39

Fake it to make it

When Lily (pseudonym) from the US first came to Beijing one and a half years ago, like many other expats, she was tricked into using fake documents and worked illegally as an English teacher in a Chinese kindergarten.
Source: Global Times | 2017/10/27 23:10:28

Foreigners share their thoughts on transitioning from teaching jobs in China

Chloe Harris is very interested in China and Chinese culture. So, she came straight to Beijing as soon as she graduated from university in the US last year.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/10 15:58:39

American as apple pie

There is a group of Americans here. They came to Shanghai decades ago driven by curiosity to explore this new land of opportunity.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/14 18:08:39