China bans entry foreign nationals

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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China bans entry foreign nationals

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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Coronavirus travel advisory

Coronavirus travel advisory for expats in China who plan to return home

The COVID-19 virus, declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020, has killed 7,108 people worldwide and spread to most of the continents and countries. Canada, the US, the EU, and many Asian countries are imposing strict containment measures, therefore making traveling home an increasingly difficult quest for many. …

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coronavirus health insurance

The complete guide to coronavirus health insurance in China

Let’s be honest, these aren’t the best of times for expats living in China. The coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak means that it’s virtually impossible to go anywhere without a face mask. To make things worse, if you are infected, treatment for the virus could take weeks or even months. This is why many insurers in China …

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China bans entry foreign nationals

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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Coronavirus travel advisory

Coronavirus travel advisory for expats in China who plan to return home

The COVID-19 virus, declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020, has killed 7,108 people worldwide and spread to most of the continents and countries. Canada, the US, the EU, and many Asian countries are imposing strict containment measures, therefore making traveling home an increasingly difficult quest for many. …

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PPCN Work from home productive

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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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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PPCN Work from home productive

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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What to buy for your home quarantine

Coronavirus outbreak: What to buy for your home quarantine

With more than 80,000 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in China, including 3,042 deaths, countries all over the world are stepping up measures in combating the virus. Since the virus has a 14-day incubation period, the Chinese government has decided to quarantine suspected cases for two weeks to see whether they exhibit any symptoms, such as …

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Coronavirus: Advice for traveling in and within China

Coronavirus: Advice for traveling in and within China

With the novel coronavirus, which originated in Chinese city of Wuhan, continuously spreading across the world, tourists and expats living in China are also more concerned about what they can do to protect themselves against the outbreak. As of 11 February, the virus has killed more than 1,000 people and infected more than 40,000, with …

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Does wearing a surgical mask help prevent the flu?

Does wearing a surgical mask help prevent the flu?

With the new pneumonia outbreak spreading further and further in China, health authorities of the Middle Kingdom are recommending its citizens to wear face masks at all times in public areas. But do surgical masks really help prevent the flu? For expats, the unusual sight of streets filled with people wearing antiviral face masks may …

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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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How retirement in China is evolving

Retirement is changing across the globe, especially in China. Workers in the country used to retire at around ages 50 to 60 and live off their savings and pension for the rest of their lives. These days, since people are healthier and have a longer life expectancy, many intend to work even in retirement both …

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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. Strong economic developments in China have overtime increased …

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China bans entry foreign nationals

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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Coronavirus travel advisory

Coronavirus travel advisory for expats in China who plan to return home

The COVID-19 virus, declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020, has killed 7,108 people worldwide and spread to most of the continents and countries. Canada, the US, the EU, and many Asian countries are imposing strict containment measures, therefore making traveling home an increasingly difficult quest for many. …

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10 Most Attractive Cities for Expats in China

10 most attractive cities for expats in China

Traveling to China can be intimidating. Although today, China is one of the most advanced and developed countries on the planet, it’s ecosystems can feel cut off from the rest of the world. For this reason, life in China for foreigners can seem like a mystery. So if you’re planning to travel, work, or live …

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