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Essential Information for Expats Moving to Shanghai

It’s a favorite among seasoned expats for its huge portions, cheap prices and probably the most epic menu chinglish of any cuisine.
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It was a grey and cold Tuesday morning when I stumbled out of bed to go to what I hoped would be a fantastic exhibition of incredible talent and artistic prowess. I was not di...
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Stuck for a Halloween outfit this year? Check out these costume shops.
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Your ultimate guide to choosing which neighbourhood you should stay in in Shanghai
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While we'd argue the best way for you to learn Chinese is by coming to China or Taiwan, we also realise it just isn't practical for most people. To help you learn Chinese from...
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So you’ve decided you want to come and visit China. Good for you. It rocks! Unfortunately, unless you're eligible for a transit visa you'll have to send your passport in to yo...
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There's been a lot written about the restrictions of China's internet over the years but the truth is, it's better to have a restricted internet than no internet at all. Here'...
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China currently offers two types of transit visa, a 72-hour and 144-hour. Find out how to get them here.
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Our guide to helping get you set up with cell phone service in Shanghai.
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So you've decided to buckle down and learn Chinese? Here's why you should choose Taiwan.
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Shanghai Expat breaks down the pros and cons of studying Chinese in China
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One of the best things about Shanghai is the metro. It's clean, cool, fast, efficient and relatively easy to navigate. Having said that, if you're new to the city figuring out...
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The ultimate guide to helping you find a place to hang your hat in Shanghai.
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