Private medical insurance in China: How to beat the public hospital queues

China’s total healthcare sector is expected to surpass USD $2.3 trillion by 2030, making it one of the fastest-growing health markets in the world. According to Statista, the Chinese government spent over 6.5% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on healthcare in 2018, but that figure is projected to increase rapidly as the population continues …

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Public Shanghai hospitals, VIP clinics, and international hospitals: 6 key differences

“Where should I go for care?” is usually one of the top questions asked by newcomers to Shanghai. This is an especially pertinent question in the time of the coronavirus pandemic. Ever since mid-2014, when the Chinese government permitted wholly foreign owned hospitals in seven cities and provinces, the quality and choice of care for …

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