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Located in the South of China, Dalian is not only a port city but also a major industrial, financial and logistic hub. It has been attracting expatriates and investors in large numbers over the years thanks to its dynamism and its Western architecture.

Known as the "Fashion City", Dalian also holds a huge cultural wealth which you can discover on moving there. You are also likely to enjoy several exotic beaches.

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Guangzhou – formerly known as Canton – is the capital of Guangdong province. It’s the country’s third largest city (after Shanghai and Beijing) and a favourite among expats due to the city’s booming economy and an abundance of amenities. A multitude of professional opportunities are available for foreigners hoping to work in Guangzhou, but it’s always a good idea to start by exploring the sectors with the highest employment potential.

Before zipping up your suitcase and heading to the airport, make sure that what you have in it can be legally brought into the country. You can find the information on some of the items that are prohibited from being brought into the country from the article below. However, please consult the local customs bureau for updated information before your arrival, as the list of prohibited items changes frequently.

Mysterious, spiritual and perched 4,900 metres (16,000 ft) above sea level, Tibet has been nicknamed “The Roof of the World” and attracts adventurers from all around the globe. Whether you are lured by the exploits of Tintin in Tibet or eager to test the legend of the Abominable Snowman first hand, here’s what you need to know about this enchanting oasis in the Northern Himalayas.

Ever since the first stages of China’s opening-up policy commenced in 1978, the country has been a magnet for those seeking new professional and business opportunities. Today, foreign expertise is still required in many fields from catering, tourism and management to finance, trade, and education. Basic knowledge of Mandarin is preferable, but not necessary to be hired by a Chinese company. In this article, learn about China’s labour market for expats, how to find work in the country as well as the peculiarities of working in a local company.

China’s booming economy offers abundant opportunities for expats wishing to head off the beaten track and explore Asia’s unique lifestyle. Whether you are in search of a new long-term career or just looking for a change of pace with a part-time job, here’s what you need to know about working in China.

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A recent college graduate teaches English in Dalian, China. You can expect to read about what it's like to be a new teacher and aspiring writer, to learn Chinese and to be perpetually and hopelessly lost linguistically, culturally, philosophically. Not to mention geographically.

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Notes on living in Dalian, China, from an American writer who didn't mean to be here this long.

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