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A Guide to Chinese Visas


For almost all of the world’s citizens, some sort of visa is required for entry into the Mainland. Unfortunately, there is no escaping an often-tedious task of finding the right visa, getting approved and then eventually making it to China. Don’t worry though; because the effort is definitely worth it once you arrive into whatever vibrant metropolis you’ve decided to …

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Rugby at the Local and Burnball, May 28th-June 7th

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May 28th, Wednesday. 7:30. AustCham breakfast with NAB Chief Economist Alan Oster and WSJ’s Dinny McMahon. As the second installment in the Post-Budget Breakfast Series, AustCham will be hosting a breakfast with NAB Chief Economist, Alan Oster, and the Wall Street Journal’s Dinny McMahon, who will provide a post budget economic outlook for Australia with a China focus. This will …

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Opera Bombana

The chocolate ice cream cannelloni was sweet and chewy, but not overpoweringly so

Opera Bombana is renowned chef Umberto Bombana’s first restaurant foray in Beijing. He is perhaps best known for his triple Michelin star restaurant 8½ Otto e Mezzo in Hong Kong. Opera Bombana is situated in Parkview Green, a beautiful high-end shopping mall filled with various bizarre sculptures, but thanks to its location and design, you do not feel like you …

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Affordable Art and the 3rd Beijing Environment and Healthy Lifestyle Fair, June 5th-June 28th


June 5th, Thursday. 19:00-23:00. Affordable Art Sale. Interested in art but find the prices too high? Don’t miss this opportunity to buy amazing work from local artists at Beijing’s newest creative hub, the Meridian Space. Location: the Meridian Space, Building 8, C&C Park, 77 Meishuguan Hou Jie,  Dongcheng district June 6th, Friday. 12:15. Old China Hands Monthly Luncheon. A monthly lunch get together …

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6 Signs You’re in a Close Friendship with a Chinese Person

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This is a repost with permission from yoyochinese. Original post here. Go to their site for more interesting articles about living in China! *** Not sure if your Chinese friend is more like an acquaintance or actually a close friend? It can be hard to tell sometimes. Some parts of friendship are universal, but there are some things that are …

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Hong Kong Eats: Fu Lu Shou

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Hong Kong Eats: Fu Lu Shou   Having never been to Hong Kong before, I was beyond excited to check out a city I had heard so much about. With just three days to explore the sights and take in the hustle and bustle, I hit the ground running straight off the plane. But like any good tourist I had …

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Agua Infinity Brunch Beijing

Beetroot marinated salmon eggs Benedict

Agua Infinity Brunch Beijing The reputation of Agua’s infinity brunch precedes it. I had stalked numerous instagrams (#agua #infinitybrunch #yummy #aguayum etc etc), wasting time staring at pictures of the mouth-watering dishes and so awaited the arrival of my Agua brunch date with anticipation. The concept of the brunch is a simple one – for a set price (298 RMB …

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Company Profile: COB Originals

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Names: Chris O’Brien and Deanna Wong Founders of COB ORIGINALS Why did you decide to move to Beijing? How long ago was that? Deanna: Although we didn’t know each other at the time, we both moved to Beijing for the same reasons. We’d both recently graduated from university and were on career paths that didn’t suit us. We both came …

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Making the most of your Study Abroad in China (Part 2)


Making the most of your Study Abroad in China   This detail is often overlooked, but it is crucial. Studying in a new country means different currencies and different banks. Often, your debit card will either not work in China, or if it does, it comes with a hefty transaction fee. Trust me, this is not something that you want …

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Social Networking Events and Shanghai Job Fair, July 16 – September 20

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Social Networking in Beijing and Shanghai Job Fair, July 16 – September 20 This week we’ve included notable networking events and job fairs in both Shanghai and Beijing. July 16th, Wednesday. 15:30-17:30.  Employee Retention: Retaining and Keeping happy Local Talent. The European Chamber of Commerce is pleased to invite you to attend the second edition of People Matters series of …

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Making the most of your Study Abroad in China (Part 1)


Making the most of your Study Abroad in China   China is gaining increasing popularity as a location for overseas students to study abroad. This is hardly surprising considering China’s recent and continuing economic boom and the fact that Mandarin is now one of the languages most widely spoken around the world. Being able to speak Mandarin is an asset …

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The Importance of Office Politics


Growing up, you may have thought the most important tools to get a good job were a solid education and a glowing resume. No matter how much talent you have, or how much confidence you have in yourself, if you want to make it in today’s workplace, you must be able to navigate the often-tumultuous world of workplace dynamics. This …

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Career Networking and Wine Tasting, July 2nd-July 16th


July 2nd, Wednesday. 18:30-21:00. Joint-Chamber Networking for Young Professionals (BritCham). Looking for chilled after-work drinks in a classy and comfortable atmosphere in a secret alleyway in Sanlitun? Then Parlor is your place! We’ve negotiated the perfect deal for you with the help of our friends at the Benelux and German chambers. On 2 July, Parlor will exclusively open its doors for up …

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Bites around Beijing: Spoonful of Sugar and Fat Duck Edition


Bites around Beijing: Spoonful of Sugar and Fat Duck (Renaissance Hotel) Edition With Beijing starting to heat up, I am constantly in the mood for a refreshing, light summer salad. And I found exactly that in the form of the Chali 2na 查理吞拿 (38 RMB), served at Spoonful of Sugar. A delicate, rejuvenating mixture of glass noodles, spicy tuna, summer asparagus, …

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Downing College Choir and Networking, June 26th-July 9th


June 26th, Thursday. 18:30-21:30. Ladies After Work. The unmissable gathering for working women in Beijing is back again! Summer holidays are coming soon, so SwissCham has organized a night where ladies gather, mingle and enjoy a good time along with drinks and finger foods! Looking for a new style? Try a hairstyle or makeup test for free! For more information, click here. …

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Company Profile: Big Bear Baked Goods

Muddy Snow cookies -Soft buttery cookies with shaved Belgian chocolate and a center of Ghanaian dark chocolate with coarse sea salt.

Name: Jon Ellis Job: Founder of Big Bear Baked Goods What inspired your move to China? I had been doing a lot of jobs in Chicago before. I was a carpenter, I had worked on restorative properties in the suburbs, I was a barista and I worked at a gym and I just had a lot of jobs that just …

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Expat Profile: Claire


Name: Claire Isabella Hackett Age: 22 Job: Student Hi Claire! Can you tell us a bit about your background and what made you decide to move to Qingdao? I’m from a mixed background – Vietnamese/English/Dutch and I was born and raised in Hong Kong. I went to German Swiss International School and went to university at McGill in Montreal (A …

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