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New report: The state of health insurance in China

The COVID-19 outbreak has sent shockwaves across industries in the first half of 2020, and the insurance sector has certainly not been spared. Employers and individuals alike are increasingly aware of the importance of a good health insurance plan. In our goal to help clients make more informed insurance purchasing and renewal decisions, we have …

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COVID-19 outbreak at Beijing’s Xinfadi food market

China signaled victory against the COVID-19 virus as early as the beginning of March when President Xi Jinping visited Wuhan – just as the number of transmissions began spiraling out of control in other parts of the world. With the virus having spread as far as Europe and North America, many looked to China for …

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An expat’s guide to living in Shanghai

Shanghai is sometimes referred to as the “New York of Asia” – the city of 27 million brings excitement over skyscraper futurism, a sense of limitless opportunities, and has often been romanticized in popular culture. The other face of this alluring city is its colonial-era history and architecture. For those of you lucky enough to …

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How will COVID-19 affect China's healthcare system?

How will COVID-19 affect China’s healthcare system?

The effects of coronavirus (COVID-19) have stretched China’s healthcare system to its limits and have prompted the government to accelerate its health reforms for 2020. In this feature by Pacific Prime China, we look at the country’s changing health reforms and discuss the impacts digital technology (or telehealth) is having on China’s healthcare system. China’s …

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shanghai

An expat’s guide to living in Shanghai

Shanghai is sometimes referred to as the “New York of Asia” – the city of 27 million brings excitement over skyscraper futurism, a sense of limitless opportunities, and has often been romanticized in popular culture. The other face of this alluring city is its colonial-era history and architecture. For those of you lucky enough to …

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Customs and traditions regarding pregnancy and childbirth in China

Living in China as a foreigner can be challenging on its own. However, those who are planning or expecting to have a baby here should be prepared that the concept of maternity and maternity care might differ from what’s acceptable at home. In this article by Pacific Prime China we will discuss the difference between …

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China bans entry of foreign nationals due to Covid-19: Facts expats must know

As a continuation of our ‘Coronavirus travel advisory for expats in China who plan to return home’ post from March 17, in today’s article, we want to share the latest travel advisory for expatriates who want to travel to, or via China in the coming days. Since Saturday, 28 March 2020, China has temporarily prohibited …

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Childhood immunization for foreign children in China

Whether you’re planning on visiting or already living in China, it’s important for you and your family to stay healthy while in the country. With so many things to do and places to see, China remains one of the top destinations for short- and long-term visitors alike. However, you may want to ensure you and …

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a good nights sleep may shorten childrens hospital stays

Better sleep may shorten children’s hospital stays

Parents do their best to maintain a regular sleep schedule with their children, through bedtime routines that include reading bedtime stories, turning on nightlights, and tucking them in. However, this ritual is disturbed whenever a child has to spend the night in the hospital. By blurring the lines between day and nighttime, hospital settings make …

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IPMI market trends identified in the Cost of health insurance report

Pacific Prime has identified potential IPMI market trends for 2018

Recently, Pacific Prime China has released the fourth edition of their Cost of International Health Insurance report. The report presents and analyzes figures and insurance market trends in an easily digestible way. Anyone who is interested in learning about the cost of health insurance around the world will not be disappointed. This year’s report presents …

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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

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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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - China’s color-based health code system

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – China’s color-based health code system

Earlier in February, the Chinese government combined mobile technology and big data to establish a color-based health code (or QR code) system. The purpose of the system was to track and monitor people’s movement in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus. After three months of use, the health tracking system has now evolved …

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Chinese hospitals employ telemedicine to fight against COVID-19

Chinese hospitals employ telemedicine to fight against COVID-19

In the wake of COVID-19, telemedicine has been playing a pivotal role in China’s direct response to curbing the spread of the outbreak. The technology is being embraced by more people across China as they opt to stay at home in fear of the looming second wave of infections. Medical professionals and hospitals are utilizing …

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Boosting your immune system during the COVID-19 pandemic

Anyone can be infected by the novel coronavirus, but those with weakened immune systems are more vulnerable. This fact has even the healthiest people wondering what they can do to improve their immune system while under lockdown or self isolating due to the virus. In this Pacific Prime China article, we’ll look at boosting your …

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Fun at work: 6 useful tips for organizations

Fun at work: 6 useful tips for organizations

Having fun at work should be the norm, especially considering that we spend roughly a third of our lives at work. Incorporating fun activities at the office can also help reinforce a sense of belonging and inspire employees to stay working in the organization for longer – a goal that any Human Resource (HR) manager …

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Benefits of mindfulness at work

The benefits of mindfulness at work

Work is an important aspect of our lives. It provides us with a sense of meaning and salary to pay the bills. But work can also be a major source of stress, which lingers way past regular work hours, due to the technological advancements and “always-on” culture. In fact, such a fast-paced and stressful life …

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Mental Health Awareness in Chinese Schools

Mental health awareness in Chinese schools

Mental health problem is a global issue. The WHO estimates that around 10 to 20% of children worldwide suffer from mental health problems. In China, mental health problems among students are rising at an alarming rate. In this article by Pacific Prime China, we’ll identify the most common mental health problems among Chinese students, explore …

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state of health insurance report

New report: The state of health insurance in China

The COVID-19 outbreak has sent shockwaves across industries in the first half of 2020, and the insurance sector has certainly not been spared. Employers and individuals alike are increasingly aware of the importance of a good health insurance plan. In our goal to help clients make more informed insurance purchasing and renewal decisions, we have …

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Chinese city aims for permanent health tracking post COVID-19

The city of Hangzhou has revealed plans to turn a health-tracking app that was used in response to the novel coronavirus into a permanent fixture. The app tracks a person’s health and scores them based on several factors, such as the amount of alcohol they consumed and the number of hours they slept. In this …

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How has the COVID-19 pandemic changed the education sector?

Since the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, the way in which students are educated has changed. Globally, countries have had to make quick decisions to deal with the pandemic as it develops. The various changes have given us some insight into the future of education in the long term. In this Pacific Prime China …

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