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World Cup 2022: What fans can’t do in Qatar

And the World Cup 2022 has commenced! Thousands of football fans across the world have flocked to Qatar to cheer on their favorite teams in person. While fans based in China are unlikely to be one of them – due to the country still having COVID-19 restrictions in place, they’re likely eagerly watching the matches …

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World Cup 2022: What fans can’t do in Qatar

And the World Cup 2022 has commenced! Thousands of football fans across the world have flocked to Qatar to cheer on their favorite teams in person. While fans based in China are unlikely to be one of them – due to the country still having COVID-19 restrictions in place, they’re likely eagerly watching the matches …

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Registering for a dog license in Shanghai, China

Did you know that you can’t own a dog without a dog license in China? The police can even take your dog away if you are reported or if something happens to a third party involving your pet dog. Other than these, there are many others too, which is why we’ve put together this Pacific …

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sleep

5 reasons all-nighters are harmful for you

Did you know that constantly pulling all-nighters can do you a lot of harm? Unfortunately, all-nighters are all too common amongst overworked employees in China, and many of them sleep in the office after working around the clock. In fact, this culture of overworking even prompted a trend of ‘reverse bedtime procrastination’, whereby employees prioritize …

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5 worst health problems common with computer use

It’s perhaps ironic that this article was written and posted online using a computer – it just shows how integral and indispensable these devices have become in our daily lives (including working lives). With that said, this doesn’t mean there’s absolutely no scope to reduce our computer usage or take steps to mitigate their effects. …

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LiabilityPro: Your personal liability insurance solution

In a country with a large population like China, the distance between people is greatly narrowed, which means accidents are bound to happen more often. While you might be the victim sometimes, other times, you might involuntarily be the cause. From riding scooters and bikes to playing various sports or having pets and children around, …

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How to improve reading habits so they become part of your lifestyle

On World Book Day 2022 (which falls on April 23rd every year), China’s President Xi Jinping encouraged Chinese people to develop good reading habits in a congratulatory letter to the nation’s first reading campaign. He mentioned that reading was vital for acquiring knowledge, gaining wisdom, and raising moral standards. Likewise, Xi added that the Chinese …

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Pet dog and owner

Registering for a dog license in Shanghai, China

Did you know that you can’t own a dog without a dog license in China? The police can even take your dog away if you are reported or if something happens to a third party involving your pet dog. Other than these, there are many others too, which is why we’ve put together this Pacific …

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When should you get your child a smartphone?

It’s a common question we all ask ourselves as parents. Should you provide your child with a smartphone at a young age? Or hold on until the right age? But then again, what is the right age, and what are the things you should consider to make a sound decision? This Pacific Prime article suggests …

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8 places to visit in Beijing and Shanghai this Mid-Autumn Festival

The Mid-Autumn Festival, or mooncake day to some, is one of the most important festivals in China, following Chinese New Year. Similar to Thanksgiving in the US, the Mid-Autumn Festival in Chinese culture is a time for families to reunite. For those wondering “when do you eat mooncakes?”, the mooncake festival falls on September 10th …

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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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sleep

5 reasons all-nighters are harmful for you

Did you know that constantly pulling all-nighters can do you a lot of harm? Unfortunately, all-nighters are all too common amongst overworked employees in China, and many of them sleep in the office after working around the clock. In fact, this culture of overworking even prompted a trend of ‘reverse bedtime procrastination’, whereby employees prioritize …

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Why you shouldn’t drink cold water, according to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Do you guzzle down a cold beverage to quench your thirst when it’s hot out? Or maybe you’re used to drinking cold water in the morning to wake up. If so, you may be surprised to know that the habit is considered unhealthy by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) standards. That’s right, drinking cold water is …

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Your guide to the flu vaccination program in China

When you talk about vaccines these days, most people assume you’re talking about the COVID-19 vaccine. Yet it’s important to remember that the yearly, seasonal flu vaccinations remain just as important to safeguarding your health and the health of those around you. In this Pacific Prime China article, we’ll shed light on the country’s flu …

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GEBT2022

Introducing Pacific Prime’s Global Employee Benefits Trends Report 2022

Pacific Prime Group is excited to present its latest version of Global Employee Benefits Trends Report 2022. Now in its third edition, we continue to look at how the way we work is evolving and what employee benefits are expected from employers as countries gradually recover from the pandemic. As the world changes, so do …

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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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Introducing Pacific Prime’s Global Employee Benefits Trends Report 2022

Pacific Prime Group is excited to present its latest version of Global Employee Benefits Trends Report 2022. Now in its third edition, we continue to look at how the way we work is evolving and what employee benefits are expected from employers as countries gradually recover from the pandemic. As the world changes, so do …

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Pacific Prime’s State of Health Insurance Report 2021/2022 is now ready!

In keeping with our motto of “simplifying insurance”, Pacific Prime seeks to demystify the world of insurance for both individuals and businesses alike, and one way we do that is by releasing comprehensive and in-depth reports on an annual basis. It’s in this context that we’re incredibly proud to say that our State of Health …

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Are you ready for sanfu 2022?

China Meteorological Administration said on Sunday that temperatures in southern China, including the provinces of Jiangxi, Zhejiang, and Fujian, are set to go up from 39 degrees celsius to 42 degrees celsius after Wednesday, July 20th, 2022. The sweltering heat will last from July 16th to August 24th across the nation. In China, the hot …

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