Chengdu Expat


China’s Official 2021 Holiday Calendar

• On November 25th, 2020, China’s General Office of the State Council announced the official national holiday schedule for 2021.• As a recap, there are 7 Chinese holidays in China which are New Year’s Day, Spring Festival, Qingming Festival (Tomb Sweep), Labor Day,

Chengdu Through The Lens: October 2020

Chengdu Through The Lens: October 2020It is October and the weather is getting colder but these pictures are warming our hearts, this is why we love Chengdu. This post is dedicated to our favourite photographs of Chengdu and the talented

Where to buy Halloween Costumes in Chengdu

Love it, or loathe it, Halloween is fast approaching. That means the time has come to choose your spooky costumes. It seems as though this holiday largely celebrated in the past by Americans, has provided Chinese stores with the perfect

The Ultimate Guide to the PU Invitation Letter

• Most foreigners (specified below) who want to apply for a visa must hold a PU Letter, which could be considered as an invitation letter released by the local Foreign Affairs Office.​• People unable to enter China as the Chinese consulate

2020 National Holiday: Things To Do In Chengdu

Golden Week is fast approaching and if you’ve decided to stay in the city, it may have been a smart move. In 2017, 705 million people travelled around China and spent 583.6 billion yuan (US$85 billion) from October 1 to

Help Us Catch This Chengdu Dog Thief

Animals unfortunately can get lost, especially in big cities, and we were sad to hear last week that a member of Chengdu’s international community’s dog had gone missing. We wouldn’t usually post about a lost pet, but today CCTV footage of a man stealing

More Foreigners Can Now Return to China [Updated 09/24]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The People’s Republic of China, and the National Immigration Administration of The People’s Republic of China have just announce breaking news: From 28 September 2020, foreign nationals holding valid Chinese residence permits for work, personal matters and family reunions will

Chengdu Metro Line 18 Opening End of September 2020

In Chengdu, many of us are now too familiar with the many high-rise apartment blocks and skyscrapers constantly being built around the city. Although, we are extremely aware of the developments happening above the grown, most of us are blissfully

Who Can & How to Come back to China [Update]

Good news, China are now reopening more China Visa Application Service Centres in even more countries.  Following the news that 36 EU countries were added to this list, even more, countries have been listed. However, this doesn’t mean that everyone from

2021 Chengdu Summer Universiade: 1 Year to Go!

  From the 18th to 29th August 2021, Chengdu the capital of Sichuan Province will hold The 31st Summer World University Games (Summer Universiade) from the 18th to 29th August 2021.The Summer Universiade is an international multi-sport event, organised for university athletes

Learn Chinese, and Become a Panda Ambassador!

As most of us who endured the COVID-19 lockdown in China know, there aren’t many good reasons to leave for the moment. Some of us do not mind waiting it out until the rest of the world gets better, but

Chengdu Apartments | August 2020

Chengdu Apartments | August 2020 Are you looking to change residences or move around?We have compiled a few of the best properties available to rent in Chengdu this month below.Beware that properties may not be on the market long so if

China to Ban Single Use Plastic by the End of 2020

In January, China has announced a ban on non-degradable bags in major cities by the end of 2020 in an attempt to curve its plastic waste production.The ban will extend to all cities and towns by 2022 but all markets

US Consulate in Chengdu Closing in Retaliation for Houston

US flag lowered at dawn as Chinese officials claim premises BREAKING NEWS: US Consulate in Chengdu Closing *Update*China is set to shut US consulate in Chengdu. A response to the US government closure of the China Consulate in Houston.On the morning

US Consulate in Chengdu prime target for China retaliation over Houston

Citing an unnamed source, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reports that China is said to close US Consulate in Chengdu, retaliation for the forced closure of the Chinese diplomatic facility in Houston. Our sources at the Consulate confirmed that

Extra Part-time Work soon Legal in China

A draft published from the Ministry of Education on July 21st has outlined that foreign teachers employed in China will be able to legally seek part-time work opportunities so long as they make their current employer aware. The foreign teacher, employee

July 31: Chengdu Young Professionals Vol. 14

July 31: Chengdu Young Professionals Vol. 14Last month over 120 people joined at Canopy by Hilton Chengdu City Centre, for cracking views of the city, and to connect with other ambitious, like-minded people. This month, for the 14th edition of the Young Professional Mixers,

Léman IB Students Achieved a Pass Rate of 100%

Léman IB Students Achieved A Pass Rate Of 100%[July 10th 2020] — Students, teachers, parents and school community members at Léman International School Chengdu, are celebrating today thanks to students achieving exceptional results in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for

Chengdu News Summer 2020

Chengdu News Summer 20202020 Chengdu Motor ShowThe 23rd CDMS will be held on July 24 – August 2,  at The Western China International Expo City.  The past 22 years of the show, has seen it grow into one of the top four events of

COVID-19: Who Can Come Back to China? And How?

[Updated June 30, 2020]From March 28 China suspended the entry of most foreign nationals – even the ones holding valid visas. From that day, the following policies are in place:1) Foreign nationals holding valid visas or residency permits are prohibited from entering