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What to do in Shanghai with kids: 8 family-friendly places to have fun

As one of the most dynamic cities in China, Shanghai has lots to offer. But with so much to see and do, many parents wonder what to do in Shanghai with their kids. Fortunately, there are places where the whole family can have fun, making it easy for you to spend quality time with your …

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ppcnfamilyfriendlyshanghai

What to do in Shanghai with kids: 8 family-friendly places to have fun

As one of the most dynamic cities in China, Shanghai has lots to offer. But with so much to see and do, many parents wonder what to do in Shanghai with their kids. Fortunately, there are places where the whole family can have fun, making it easy for you to spend quality time with your …

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Are foreigners in China subject to social insurance contributions?

Are you considering a job with a foreign company in China or are you planning to send an employee on a job assignment to China? The good news in 2021 is that expat relocations to China offer great opportunities for both employers and employees, but the idea of relocating does require a thorough understanding of …

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Top 10 places to visit in China in 2021

China – the name alone makes you want to start packing and exploring. As the third-largest country in terms of size and one of the oldest civilizations in the world, China has plenty of amazing destinations to wander and lose yourself in. There are many great cities and provinces to visit in China during spring, …

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Map of China

Are foreigners in China subject to social insurance contributions?

Are you considering a job with a foreign company in China or are you planning to send an employee on a job assignment to China? The good news in 2021 is that expat relocations to China offer great opportunities for both employers and employees, but the idea of relocating does require a thorough understanding of …

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Great Wall of China

Top 10 places to visit in China in 2021

China – the name alone makes you want to start packing and exploring. As the third-largest country in terms of size and one of the oldest civilizations in the world, China has plenty of amazing destinations to wander and lose yourself in. There are many great cities and provinces to visit in China during spring, …

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

What is the cost of international health insurance in China?

Are you looking to secure international health insurance in China but not quite sure of the average premium for individuals and families? What about the key drivers shaping health insurance in China? The answers to these and much more can be found in this article by Pacific Prime China, with reference to our annual Cost …

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ppcnfamilyfriendlyshanghai

What to do in Shanghai with kids: 8 family-friendly places to have fun

As one of the most dynamic cities in China, Shanghai has lots to offer. But with so much to see and do, many parents wonder what to do in Shanghai with their kids. Fortunately, there are places where the whole family can have fun, making it easy for you to spend quality time with your …

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

What is the cost of international health insurance in China?

Are you looking to secure international health insurance in China but not quite sure of the average premium for individuals and families? What about the key drivers shaping health insurance in China? The answers to these and much more can be found in this article by Pacific Prime China, with reference to our annual Cost …

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Online education in China: The future of remote learning

The COVID-19 outbreak greatly impacted China’s private education sector. In response to the outbreak, educational institutions of all shapes and sizes had to either close indefinitely or switch to online learning. As many clients demanded refunds due to disrupted classes, traditional tutoring institutions suffered from a lack of cash flow. Online tutoring apps, on the …

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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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6 tips for looking after your mental health

While we have been busy focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic, an epidemic of mental health conditions has been brewing behind the scenes. According to the latest surveys, there is a connection between poor mental health and COVID-19-related measures like social distancing and travel restrictions. What’s more, mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and insomnia …

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A quick guide to fitness and gyms in Beijing

One thing that you’ll notice about people in China is that they love to take their physical activities outdoors, especially to the parks. Just walk around Beijing or any other city in China and you will see that outdoor fitness is practically everywhere. Chinese people enjoy meeting in the mornings for fitness, Tai Chi, dance, …

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Healthcare in Beijing: international hospitals, clinics, and insurance options for expats

New to Beijing? Perhaps you are worried about something unfortunate befalling you in an unfamiliar city. Fret not, China’s capital has a good range of healthcare options. Public hospitals, VIP wards, and Traditional Chinese Medicine hospitals are all available for expats. That being said, if there’s one thing expats here have their eyes on, it’s …

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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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US Embassy in China resumes student visa processing

Until recently, many people have been wondering: when will visa services resume in China? The COVID-19 pandemic put a pause on most in-person appointments for nonimmigrant and immigrant visa processing over a year ago. On May 4, 2021, the US Embassy and consulates in China resumed visa appointments for students, following Washington’s lifted travel restrictions …

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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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