China Health Insurance for Expats Guide

This article discusses the types of health insurance plans available for expats in China, their coverage, and costs. It also clarifies the limitations of travel insurance and provides options for obtaining health insurance coverage in China. Types of Health Insurance Plans: In-patient coverage, which includes medical evacuation, medical repatriation, and repatriation of remains, is the … Read more

Vaccinations in Shanghai

Vaccinations are a lot like homeowner’s insurance: it’s a good idea to take out your policy before your house catches on fire. This article will attempt to address some of the most essential vaccines you should have for life in Shanghai. Influenza Influenza (the flu) is a viral illness caused by a number of closely … Read more

Expat Safety When Relocating to China

Moving to China? Here is a list of five things designed to help new expats in China to make sure they are relocating safe and sound in order to avoid stress and quickly get to enjoy their new cities of choice to the fullest. China is generally a secure place to travel and live as … Read more

Drinking tap water in Shanghai

Air pollution is always attracts all the attention when it comes to environmental problems commonly faced by expats living in China. A quick glance at the headlines, particularly around the onset of winter, and the words smog or pollution are never far away. Online there are fervent discussions of the best ways to deal with … Read more

Health Hazards Expats Face in China

The environmental issues in China, including air and water pollution, are one of the challenges that have emerged due to the country’s rapid industrialization. While gross domestic product (GDP) has grown about 10% each year for more than a decade, it has come at the expense of environmental and public health. In fact, the rapid … Read more

China Health & Safety Tips for Ayi

For many expatriates, the opportunity to have an Ayi to help care for the children and the household is a welcome luxury. It’s important to remember, however, that what one person considers “common sense” is actually learned, and it varies from culture to culture. Many Ayis, for example, are very proud to be saving you … Read more