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How to stay safe when exercising in the winter

The temperature might be dropping, but that doesn’t mean you should give up exercising in the winter. If you find it easier to leave the house for a morning run when the weather is warm and the sun is shining, you’re far from alone. Once the winter winds arrive, cozying up underneath a comfy blanket …

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3 tips to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic

It’s going to be a chilly few weeks, if not months ahead, in China. Temperatures are forecasted to drop by at least 16°C, and sudden changes in weather patterns can make staying healthy particularly challenging across the country. Heavy rain followed by the cold snap can bring about heavy snowfall, especially around the north of …

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Top 8 postpartum recovery tips for new moms

Congratulations, you’ve made it through around 40 weeks of pregnancy and childbirth! Your postpartum recovery now lies on the horizon. But while it’s important to look after your newborn, you should also take care of yourself. This means recovering well to give yourself the opportunity to be the best mom you can be for your …

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7 signs of expat child syndrome: What is it and how can parents help?

Relocation isn’t as simple as moving your physical body to a new country. It can be an emotionally-draining process that deeply affects your kid’s psyche. Expat child syndrome (ECS) occurs when even after months, your child has still not settled in their new home. Psychologists use this term to describe children suffering from emotional stress …

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Vegtables

3 tips to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic

It’s going to be a chilly few weeks, if not months ahead, in China. Temperatures are forecasted to drop by at least 16°C, and sudden changes in weather patterns can make staying healthy particularly challenging across the country. Heavy rain followed by the cold snap can bring about heavy snowfall, especially around the north of …

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Expat burnout: What it is and how to get through it

Expat life in another country is full of perks. You get to embark on new adventures, discover new cultures and traditions, as well as understand more about yourself and what you want in life. However, as we’ve all experienced, the COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed peoples’ expectations, and for expats, things aren’t all peachy like …

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10 life hacks for expats living in China

Moving overseas changes your life in many different ways. You can prepare for the move by learning about the culture and nailing some key phrases. However, you won’t really know what you’re in for until you’re there. In this Pacific Prime China article, we offer the top ten life hack tips for expats living in …

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7 signs of expat child syndrome: What is it and how can parents help?

Relocation isn’t as simple as moving your physical body to a new country. It can be an emotionally-draining process that deeply affects your kid’s psyche. Expat child syndrome (ECS) occurs when even after months, your child has still not settled in their new home. Psychologists use this term to describe children suffering from emotional stress …

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Your guide to celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival with kids

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the most important festivals in China, following Chinese New Year. Traditionally falling on the 15th day of the 8th month of the Chinese lunar calendar, the festival occurs in September or October. The Mid-Autumn Festival takes place on September 21st this year. The festival, which is also called the …

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8 tips to help your child when starting at a new school

Whether you’re moving to China or it’s your child’s first day of elementary/high school, starting at a new school can be daunting. Children often worry about whether they will fit in at a new school, what their peers will be like, and so much more. Fortunately, there are some things you can do before moving …

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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

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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ppcnsafewinterexercise

How to stay safe when exercising in the winter

The temperature might be dropping, but that doesn’t mean you should give up exercising in the winter. If you find it easier to leave the house for a morning run when the weather is warm and the sun is shining, you’re far from alone. Once the winter winds arrive, cozying up underneath a comfy blanket …

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Vegtables

3 tips to stay healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic

It’s going to be a chilly few weeks, if not months ahead, in China. Temperatures are forecasted to drop by at least 16°C, and sudden changes in weather patterns can make staying healthy particularly challenging across the country. Heavy rain followed by the cold snap can bring about heavy snowfall, especially around the north of …

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Men’s mental health awareness: What you need to know

While mental health issues affect both men and women, research has shown that certain mental conditions affect the sexes differently. Similarly, fewer men are diagnosed with common mental health problems than women yet male suicide rates are significantly higher. This suggests that men may not be seeking or receiving help even though they’re dealing with …

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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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