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Chinese Takeaways: China’s Big News Events of 2017

Chinese Takeaways: China’s Big News Events of 2017

Come get your Chinese takeaways. And no, we’re not talking about ordering food. That’s just so 2015. The year just gone was packed with happenings, big and small, in China. Some were good, but a whole lot were bad. Let’s have a look at China’s big news events of 2017.   New Visa Regulations Rules The title’s not a typo, it's ironic. The new visa regulations don’t rule, in fact, they blow. Or rather the process of obtaining oneRead More>>
Changchun Gives Out First Long-Term Work Permits for Foreigners

Changchun Gives Out First Long-Term Work Permits for Foreigners

Changchun, the capital city of China’s northeastern Jilin province, has given out the first of its long-term work permits to expats.   A cerdony was held on Tuesday as a whole THREE foreigners were given their China work visas. These three are the first to be bestowed with the honor since the impldentation of seven new exit and entry policies on Dec. 12. The policies aim to attract high-level foreign talent to the business and innovation-focused Changchun New Area. Chinese-American Jack Zhang Ke, who works for car manufacturers FAW Group, was the first to received is shiny new ID card. Entrepreneur Ip... Read More>>
The Reality of Raising Kids in China.

The Reality of Raising Kids in China.

I always knew that parenthood would be a challenge, though I assumed that I’d be doing it in my home country instead of China. In many ways it's what I imagined parenting to be like but raising Chinese-Australians here does present some interesting challenges: Everyday Life The boys’ childhood has been anything but traditional by Chinese standards – actually it’s bordering on rebellious. The... Read More>>