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Education in China: Choosing an international school in Beijing and Shanghai

Looking to continue your child’s education in China? Fret not, there are scores of options to choose from whether you are going for local or international schools. With that said, demand is especially high for international schools in China. There were a measly 22 English-medium international schools in 2001 compared to more than 500 today. …

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Education in China: Choosing an international school in Beijing and Shanghai

Looking to continue your child’s education in China? Fret not, there are scores of options to choose from whether you are going for local or international schools. With that said, demand is especially high for international schools in China. There were a measly 22 English-medium international schools in 2001 compared to more than 500 today. …

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An expat’s guide to getting married in China

Lovebirds in China? If you’re planning to tie the knot, there’s a lot more you need to do than just plan your dream wedding. Between sending out the invites and choosing the perfect venue, you’ll need to prepare documentation and head to the municipal Civil Affairs Bureau to register your marriage – an entirely administrative …

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5 FAQs for expats planning to live and work in China

For over 20 years, expats from all walks of life have reached out to our insurance experts in Beijing and Shanghai for their medical insurance inquiries, as well as asked numerous questions about living and working in China So much so that Pacific Prime China has pooled together 5 frequently asked questions and their answers …

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5 FAQs for expats planning to live and work in China

For over 20 years, expats from all walks of life have reached out to our insurance experts in Beijing and Shanghai for their medical insurance inquiries, as well as asked numerous questions about living and working in China So much so that Pacific Prime China has pooled together 5 frequently asked questions and their answers …

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An expat’s guide to learning Chinese in China

Living and working in China is an exciting prospect. The country is one of the most dynamic countries in the world and has much to offer to expats and their families. Today, many expats flock to work in different industries ranging from education, professional services, and manufacturing to mention a few. However, one thing that …

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How to rent an apartment in China

If you are an expat who is planning on moving to China then getting a roof over your head will definitely be one of your top priorities. Normally, most expats will begin by renting an apartment during the first few weeks and months before eventually moving into something more permanent like a house. For the …

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international schools beijing shanghai china pacific prime

Education in China: Choosing an international school in Beijing and Shanghai

Looking to continue your child’s education in China? Fret not, there are scores of options to choose from whether you are going for local or international schools. With that said, demand is especially high for international schools in China. There were a measly 22 English-medium international schools in 2001 compared to more than 500 today. …

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marriage

An expat’s guide to getting married in China

Lovebirds in China? If you’re planning to tie the knot, there’s a lot more you need to do than just plan your dream wedding. Between sending out the invites and choosing the perfect venue, you’ll need to prepare documentation and head to the municipal Civil Affairs Bureau to register your marriage – an entirely administrative …

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Expat remuneration packages: What should families be asking for?

Starting a new job in China, or perhaps you’ve been working here for a while now? Here are a few things to look forward to for life in China this year as an expat. As the saying goes, ‘money isn’t everything’, and it certainly isn’t enough of a reason to uproot one’s family and relocate …

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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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7 questions to reflect on before the new year

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

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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Announcing the latest Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2020-2021

Announcing the latest Cost of International Health Insurance Report 2020-2021

Pacific Prime China is beyond excited to announce that the 2020-2021 Cost of International Health Insurance report is now available to download! In this highly anticipated annual report, we once again analyze the average International Private Medical Insurance (IPMI) of individuals and families from 100 global locations, as well as identify the key insurance drivers …

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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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