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5 tips for raising multicultural kids in China

Expat families in China (and indeed expat families anywhere in the world) face the prospect of raising kids in a culture other than their own – a matter than gets even more complicated for expat families where the parents have different cultural backgrounds. While this multicultural experience can be incredibly enriching for kids in a …

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5 tips for raising multicultural kids in China

Expat families in China (and indeed expat families anywhere in the world) face the prospect of raising kids in a culture other than their own – a matter than gets even more complicated for expat families where the parents have different cultural backgrounds. While this multicultural experience can be incredibly enriching for kids in a …

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COVID-19 travel restrictions and entry policy for expats in China

Thinking of traveling between cities in China any time soon? Domestic tourism is on the rise and a number of tourist attractions are reopening in China. Nonetheless, you’d want to check out the latest travel restrictions. For expats currently living here, as long as you have the required documents – usually at least your ID …

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7 tips to travel safely with children in 2021

Traveling can be an incredibly enriching and eye-opening experience for young children, as they see new places, meet new people, and learn about different cultures and ways of life. But anyone who has ever traveled with the little ones knows that it’s no easy feat – long packing lists, unpredictable schedules, and endless crying are …

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Expats in China: expectations and predictions for life in 2021

In the year of the ox, you’ll see a lot more positive changes in China. The Chinese government is charging head-on in improving the quality of life for its residents. Are you new to China? Here are the top 6 challenges for expats in China and how to deal with them. Like many countries worldwide, …

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Post-pandemic travel: How tourist attractions are reopening in China

China’s domestic tourism industry gives glimpses of recovery as the country comes out of the COVID-19 lockdown. Tourist attractions, museums, and natural wonders throughout the country are starting to open up to visitors again using innovative tactics to maintain social distancing. In this Pacific Prime China article, we look at the ways tourist attractions are …

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6 challenges for expats in China (and how to deal with them)

Are you new to China? Perhaps you’re planning to relocate there? From air pollution to receiving important mails while abroad, there are some must-face challenges for expats in China. In this Pacific Prime China article, we’ll go over 6 challenges expat face during their stay in this historical country, and ways to deal with them. …

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5 tips for raising multicultural kids in China

Expat families in China (and indeed expat families anywhere in the world) face the prospect of raising kids in a culture other than their own – a matter than gets even more complicated for expat families where the parents have different cultural backgrounds. While this multicultural experience can be incredibly enriching for kids in a …

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7 tips to travel safely with children in 2021

Traveling can be an incredibly enriching and eye-opening experience for young children, as they see new places, meet new people, and learn about different cultures and ways of life. But anyone who has ever traveled with the little ones knows that it’s no easy feat – long packing lists, unpredictable schedules, and endless crying are …

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How to look after your child’s mental health

As a parent, you’re probably quite diligent about making sure your child’s health is taken care of. While trips to the doctors for check-ups and immunizations, and preparing nutritious food help your child stay physically healthy, it’s vital to remember that their mental health needs to be taken care of as well. Children’s mental health …

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Coronavirus: making work from home more productive

With Beijing imposing a 14-day self-quarantine on people returning to the city, in an attempt to contain the spreading coronavirus that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, many residents might now face a new style of work: home office. For those working from home, waking up in the morning doesn’t mean physically going to …

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How to be mindful at work

How to be mindful at work

Mindfulness has been on the lips of many for the past couple of years, however, it might not always be understood and practiced properly. Mindfulness is the ability we all have to be fully present and aware of what we’re doing without being distracted by any outside and internal stimuli. By now, you realize why …

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Social media insurance for businesses

It is the best of times and the worst of times for businesses. On one hand, promoting your business has never been easier before through social media channels like Weibo, Twitter, and Linkedin. It is an inexpensive way to engage your potential customers throughout the world, expand your base of customers, collect feedback for your …

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7 questions to reflect on before the new year

It’s about time to set New Year’s resolutions for 2021, but before we set goals for the next year, why not take the time to ponder on what we have done in the year that has passed?  Let’s face it – 2020 has not been the best year. The world has been heavily hit by …

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7 tips for a happy and healthy holiday season

Every year around this time, many of us start to long for our favorite holiday traditions. Christmas time is when we gather with family and loved ones, attend Christmas parties, and enjoy Christmas treats like cookies and eggnog. While Christmas is the time of year that we can let loose and celebrate, it’s important to …

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Which face masks protect against the COVID-19 virus?

With the emergence of the novel COVID-19 virus, face masks have boomed in popularity. Whether it’s surgical masks, N95 respirators, cloth masks/coverings, or even face shields, the options are indeed endless. So much so, that it has left everyone wondering: what are the best and worst masks for coronavirus protection? Discover more about each type …

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Flexible working arrangements in China

As the COVID-19 pandemic abates, flexible working arrangements are here to stay. Talent recruitment and retention have always been a key issue faced by companies based in China. Many companies opt for a flexible schedule, as a result, to attract their staff to stay. Likewise, there has been a trend of flexible employment in local …

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Introducing our first-ever report on global employee benefits trends

Against the backdrop of the unprecedented coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic this year, resulting in job insecurity, mass unemployment, as well as a rapid shift towards work-from-home policies, Pacific Prime China is extremely proud to introduce our first ever-report on global employee benefits trends in 2020. The report offers an in-depth look at the top six benefits …

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China’s booming health insurance industry

The last 40 years of rapid growth has seen China rise to become the second-largest economy in the world with a population of 1.42 billion people. The country has fueled growth throughout the Asia-Pacific region, forming strong connections with neighboring countries and other economies around the world. Recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world …

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Your guide to celebrating Chinese New Year in Beijing and Shanghai

Whether you’re a seasoned expat in China or are relatively new to the country, it’s hard to miss the festivities this time of the year, better known as Chinese New Year, Lunar New Year, Spring Festival, or ‘Chun Jie’. It’s the biggest holiday amongst Chinese communities, falling on February 12th this year, and welcoming the …

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Your guide to celebrating Christmas in Shanghai and Beijing

Around this time of year, those who celebrate Christmas start to long for the holiday spirit. Whether you’ve started daydreaming about your favorite holiday treats or caught yourself singing Christmas songs, there’s no denying that festive feeling when the Christmas holidays are approaching. Even though Christmas isn’t a public holiday in China, it has become …

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COVID-19: Latest entry requirements to China

Navigating how to visit China during the pandemic is no easy feat, as it has some entry restrictions in place, just like the majority of countries around the world. To top it off, the situation is changing on a day-to-day basis and for individual countries, so it’s difficult to know if you’re getting the latest …

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