China health insurance: Local vs. international plans

Working abroad in China can be both a wondrous and daunting experience. In a land with such a rich culture and varied terrain, one can easily be captivated by the country’s beauty and charm. However, pollution, language barriers, and rising costs can certainly take a toll on China newbies. China’s healthcare system perhaps exemplifies this …

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How China’s use of artificial intelligence helps it deal with the COVID-19 pandemic

China has long had a fragmented health system, burdened by a rapidly aging population and an inadequate number of medical practitioners. Therefore, the country has already been looking at artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies to help alleviate this problem. Now, with a COVID-19 pandemic to contain in some of the world’s most densely populated …

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High-cost providers in China: What you need to know

In the last 10 years, there has been a significant rise in the number of private hospitals, institutions, and clinics across China, especially in Beijing and Shanghai. Many of these private hospitals are categorized as high-cost providers and have been favored by foreign expatriates, medical tourists, and affluent Chinese individuals. The reason for their growth …

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