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Living in China as an expatriate

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What is the equivalent of the "President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition" in the People's Republic of China?

The President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition (PCSFN) is a federal advisory committee that aims to promote healthy eating and physical activity for all Americans, regardless of background ...
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Problem accessing Bank of China account from the UK

My wife has a Bank of China account that she opened in China. The phone number on the account is no longer active, the contract was cancelled long ago. She currently lives in the UK. She wants to ...
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Is visiting China for the funeral of a parent a guaranteed reason to earn an expedited visa?

Is visiting China for the funeral of a parent a guaranteed reason to earn an expedited visa? I would assume filial piety makes the consulate unethical to deny a person an expedited visa to go to the ...
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Do China SAFE regulation take over control of all my vested RSU

I would like to ask a question about China's SAFE regulation. I am currently employed with a Listed Company outside of China. And I am considering an offer to relocate to China, transferring the ...
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Does Chinese Z visa obtained with a PU Letter restrict you to a province or city within China or are you free to travel from one province to another?

I have an employer that will submit PU letter request for me, the employer is based in Chengdu and I also have a person that I want to see and stay with for a while after I enter China, the person is ...
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How can Groupe PSA fly back their French expat employees located at Wuhan back to France despite the ongoing quarantine in Wuhan?

I read on https://www.20minutes.fr/monde/2703219-20200125-coronavirus-troisieme-cas-confirme-france-15-nouveaux-deces-chine (mirror) that Groupe PSA is going to fly back their French expat employees ...
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Teaching in China

my girlfriend just asked me to stay for a couple of years in China, at Xiangnan University. I would be a visiting professor in some engineering areas. What do you think about teaching in China? How is ...
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Can you relocate to Taiwan after being deported from China?

My Ukranian girlfriend was recently deported from China for a minor offense. A training school arranging to take some kids on a tour to europe invited her to give basic Russian and Ukranian lessons to ...
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Is it possible to get Adderall or Ritalin in China?

I have ADHD and going to move to China. Is it possible to get Adderall, Ritalin or equivalent ADHD drugs in China?
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Cancelling China residence permit

I work for the same company, but based in US now. I left China without cancelling the residence permit. I need a business visa to travel there, but now I am told that I need to cancel the permit first....
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Will PRC wife be permitted to enter Taiwan if I get a job there?

As a British citizen with a PRC wife with British Permanent Residence and a PRC passport, would she be able to enter and live in Taiwan if I was to get a job there?
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How can I learn Cantonese in Guangdong?

I'm looking for a way to learn Cantonese in Guangdong. But I have not been able to find a language school offered by universities that teach Cantonese, although that is common for Mandarin. The only ...
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After a study program ends, could I stay in China and apply for a work visa?

I'm trying to apply for a China student visa (non-degree course) but I want to stay in China after to work. Would I have to return to the UK after study or would I be allowed to stay in China and ...
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A question about Residence permit in China here (X1 Visa) [duplicate]

As the title says I entered China with a X1 visa intending to stay for some years attending a Master course. After some days I went and registered to get my Residence card. All good and well but some ...
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China Z visa: what happens if I quit the job during probation period?

I have changed my plans and I don't want to work in China. It is my probation period and I want to quit in 3 days. I did not get a residence permit and I came here on the 10th of October with a Z visa....
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China Permanent residence expiration

Please how many days can I be allowed to stay in china after my resident permit expires, can I stay 5 more days
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Best water supply in China

I will move to Nanjing, China in the future. I’m slightly worried about the quality of drinking water and water for cooking etc. What is the best option? Tap water - almost certainly a bad idea? as ...
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Do I have to pay customs duty if my family ships a Mac to me in China?

I want to buy a Mac but found that the credit card is not available in Chinese Apple Stores, where I'm in right now. So I consider asking my mother buying and shipping it to China (another reason is ...
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Validity of Chinese residence permit upon work permit cancellation and leaving China

I left China a few months ago after cancelling my WP, but my residence permit is still valid for the next six months (stamped). My ex employer wanted to cancel the residence permit as well, but I was ...
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I was born in Canada to Chinese parents who have not settled abroad. I'm now 22 years old. Can I apply for a Chinese passport?

I was born in Canada to parents who are Chinese nationals and who have not settled abroad. Under Article 5 of the Nationality Law of the People's Republic of China (quoted below), that means I am a ...
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How can we take our new born baby outside China, or get him a passport?

I am an Indian, my girlfriend is Chinese. Our baby is now just one week old. We went to the hospital for the birth certificate. They told me that we have to submit a marriage certificate in 50 days. ...
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What happens to a Chinese-born citizen who acquires American citizenship by their parents naturalizing?

I was reading up on Chinese nationality law about dual citizenship. I noticed the law states: Article 9: Any Chinese national who has settled abroad and who has been naturalized as a foreign ...
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My girlfriend is 9 month pregnant, I only have a 1-month visa. How can I extend my Chinese visa?

I am Indian, my girlfriend is Chinese and she is pregnant. Delivery due is in 1 month. I will go to China, however I got only a 1-month visa. Is there any way I can extend to 6 months or more? I know ...
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UK citizen working overseas. Planning a 2-week vacation. For purposes of travel insurance, how long is my “trip”?

Cross posting from the travel stack exchange, on the advice of someone there: I've been living and working in mainland China for just under a year now. I think I am still classed as a 'UK resident' (...
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Indian-Chinese unmarried couple got pregnant. How to get Chinese citizenship for the baby?

I'm Indian and my girlfriend is Chinese. She is 6 months pregnant. We both are in India. We don't have a marriage certificate yet because we failed to provide all the required documents to the ...
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Can I create another bank account in a different branch in China? [closed]

I already have a few Chinese bank accounts (ICBC, Construction Bank, and China Merchants Bank). But all of them were opened in Shanghai, and I want to create a new account in different cities. So can ...
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Since and until when can I stay in China using a student visa?

Suppose that you apply for a language program that lasts from 2018-03-10 to 2018-07-20. You are going to apply for the student visa (X2) to stay during the period. However, I'm sure the legal stay ...
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Does entering by a student visa and not attending the school cause the future ban of the entry in China?

If you attend a short-term language program in China (usually about 16 to 18 weeks), you apply for a student visa, which is valid for 6 months. However, many universities let you pay the tuition fee ...
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Going to work overseas for 6 months and study a language

I have ILR. I want to go to China to do an internship for 6 months and, while I am there, I am also enrolled to do a language course. I will be getting a student visa to enter China. So will this be ...
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EU citizen going to work in the UK. Can my Chinese girlfriend come with me and possibly work in the UK?

I'm a Dutch citizen currently self-employed and living in China. From March 2018 I'll be working full-time as an employee for a UK company in London. Is it possible for my Chinese girlfriend to come ...
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Marriage and double-citizenship

What type of application a foreign potential spouse needs to prepare in order to be legally in the US and marry a person with dual-citizenship?
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Renew Chinese driving license on a Q2 visa

I am holding a Chinese driving license that I got at the time I was living in China with a residence permit. The driving license is about to expire but at present I hold a Q2 visa (my spouse is ...
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Alien registration card in China

I am Indian student planning to visit China for internship purpose. I was applying for Visa through a Visa agent in Chinese embassy in Delhi. I was just told by the agent that the embassy is demanding ...
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Chinese passport

Since this topic is a bit sensitive to be asked directly to the Chinese Embassy, I wonder if someone can answer or knows anyone with experience. PRC (China) does not allow dual citizenship, so if ...
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Citizenship with Adoption

If a child was born in China by two Chinese parents but was adopted by two American parents, what citizenship does that child have? Does he/she retain the chinese citizenship? Is it possible by ...
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Working with an X2 visa in China [closed]

I am currently living and working in China as a practicum student under an X2 visa with UIBE. I am actually working for a company that has a relationship with the university, rather than actually ...
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Fastest way for EU member to marry non-resident Chinese national? [closed]

A Chinese citizen moved to the Netherlands some years ago to enter a "living together" contract with a Dutch citizen. After some time, they decided to "take a break" due to issues in the relationship,...
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How can I tell whether a Chinese person is putting their family name or given name first?

Apparently it is the custom, when you speak Chinese, to give full names as Family-Name Given-Name, unlike the European (and Arabic etc.) order. However, people with Chinese names interacting in ...
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Transfering Money From China to the US

What is the cheapest way to convert Chinese Yuan to US Dollars? The amount is between 35,000 and 300,000 CNY; a fairly large amount. Anyone have any tips about this? (FYI- asking for a friend; I don'...
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Obtaining China Driver's License with Other Country's Expired License

This answer lists out the requirements for a Chinese driver's license saying: You will need your ... driver's license from your country in original and copy Does it matter if said license is ...
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X2 Visa for Chinese Course in Shanghai as an Australian?

I'm interested in taking Chinese lessons in Shanghai, China for a 6 month period. I have paid for the lessons and been issued a "Letter of Acceptance" (potentially different from an "Admission Notice")...
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Can a english(non-chinese) speaker survive living in Beijing?

Essentially, I have just received a job offer to do research in Beijing. I do not know a word of Chinese Mandarin. I applied for the job in a rather sporadic way (this was at the end of a PhD, where ...
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Can I renew chinese passport if I renounce US citizenship?

I have a US citizenship. My Chinese passport will expire in two years. I know dual citizenship won't work. I'm considering renouncing my US citizenship in order to renew my Chinese passport. Will ...
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Expatriate's Return to China [closed]

What steps are necessary for a person born in China, who as an adult has been living in Australia for many years and has Australian Citizenship, who would like to return to China to visit elderly ...
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Change China tourist visa to work visa

Is it possible for a Russian national to convert a Chinese visitor (L) visa to a work (Z) visa while in China? The visitor visa expires in February.
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Do I need to take my Work Permit while passing through immigration?

I got a job offer from China. I received the hard copies of Work Permit and invitation letter. Now, I am going to apply for Chinese Z VISA (work VISA) at Kolkata, India with these hard copies in ...
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How to get a work permit in Shanghai, China after being exchange student for 4 months? [closed]

I was an exchange student at Duke Kunshan University, Kunshan, China and graduated this June. I heard the Chinese government has recently revised visa laws to offer work permits to all students who ...
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Is it possible to convert Chinese business visa to work visa in China?

If a Russian citizen is currently living in China on a business visa, is it possible to convert to a work visa without leaving the country? Even if you do have to leave the country to "activate" the ...
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If my Chinese work permit expires, for how long is my residence permit valid?

I'm a US citizen living and working in China. I have both a work permit ("green book") and a residency permit (it goes in your passport and also functions as your visa). For foreigners working in ...
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US employee on a multi year long business trip to China, but paid in the US. Do I get to claim Foreign Earned Income Exception?

I’ve been working in Shanghai, China for an American consulting company for the last year and a half. Because their Chinese studio is technically a Chinese company, I'm paid in RMB and I pay Chinese ...
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