Chengdu Expat

Useful Info

Garbage Sorting Starting in Chengdu

Garbage is an unavoidable problem for any city, and an even bigger problem for the world. At present, the best way to manage it, is to sort it by type. We all have a part to play in creating efficient waste

Live Music in Chengdu

Whilst it forges ahead as the epicenter of Chinese rap music, with thanks to big names like the Higher Brothers  – the underground live music scene is becoming a formidable platform to launch good local artists and draw the attention of foreign indie bands.

COVID-19: Hotlines for Foreigners in China

• For specific epidemic prevention policies, you can consult the hotlines below, the local authorities (area code + 12345) or epidemic prevention command center (area code + 12320) to confirm the latest anti-epidemic measures. Area codes are listed below.• If you plan to travel, please

Valentine’s Day Flowers in Chengdu

 Love it, or hate it – Valentines Day will be here before you know it. This year February 14th falls during the Chinese New Year holiday – so there’s plenty of time to prepare. This year, making a friend, or loved

China: Real-Time COVID Travel Restrictions Updates

• With the ever changing policies and updating of high and medium-risk areas, its is important to stay up-to-date about the latest COVID measurements (quarantine, mandatory nucleic acid tests, etc) for every province, city or area.• Below we introduce a useful Chinese

WeChat 8.0 is Here! Check out the Major Updates.

WeChat has undeniably changed the way we communicate in China thanks largely to a myriad of amazing features.• On January 21, 2021, exactly ten years after WeChat released the beta version 1.0 for iPhone users, iOS Version 8.0 was released.

Sichuan Tianfu Health Code Update

If you found your health code not working recently, you’re not alone. The Tianfu Health code (天府健康通) system had an upgrade (good thing is that now it should be accepted across all cities and towns in Sichuan province), please follow

You May Lose Your Chinese Mobile Number If It Is Out of Balance

You May Lose Your Chinese Mobile Number If It Is Out of Balance For people stuck abroad, I guess many of you are not using your chinese mobile phone number, and may be haven’t checked its balance for a long time.For

New COVID-19 Cases in Chengdu: The Latest

The latest updates:Updated December 23th 2020, 11:00• Current COVID-19 cases: 11. On December 22nd, no locally transmitted COVID19 cases were identified in our city, and 3 patients were newly discharged.• According to Liang Zongan, a medical specialist in Sichuan Province,

2020 Chengdu Metro Map and Timetable

On December 18th 2020, Chengdu opened four new metro lines (and an extension to metro line 18), bringing the number of metro lines in the city to 13. The new lines have brought the total length of Chengdu’s far-reaching metro

COVID-19: Risk Areas in Chengdu

Data as 19th December, there are 15 medium-risk areas in China, including 5 in Chengdu (click image to enlarge).If you’ve visited any of the areas mentioned above, or your office/ living address is registered in one of those areas, you

List of Places to be Tested for COVID-19 in Chengdu

English speaking: Gleneagles Hospital 成都鹰阁医院Located right next to the East Railway Station, Gleneagles Hospital Chengdu has won the trust and praise of patients for its high-quality clinical care, exceptional standards, guaranteed safety, and impeccable all-around care.The price for a COVID-19 NAAT

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 Goes Zero Waste

• #ZeroWasteChengdu is a new organization in the city, that aims to raise environmental awareness, organize educational events, and build an engaged community who can create lasting change.• You can be apart of the change! Learn more about how to get involved below. Living in China

Surviving the Winter Pollution in Chengdu

Here’s How to Survive Winter Pollution in Chengdu As winter kicks in, in China – it’s quite common for cities to become more polluted. Chengdu now frequenlty ranks amongst the most polluted major cities in China, if you measure the daily

Chengdu 2020 Metro Expansion

Chengdu 2020 Metro ExpansionThe Chengdu Metro seems to be being built at lightening speed, into each and every spare inch of the city. Long gone are the days where the only intersection was between lines 1 and 2 was at Tianfu Square. Now multiple lines intersect all

Chengdu News Autumn 2020

The US elections are over, and finally, we can focus on something a little closer to home… Chengdu doesn’t seem to have stopped to take a breath recently, as the construction of roads, metro lines, and new buildings ramps up.

China Closing Borders to Foreigners Again

• Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, China is one again temporarily suspending the entry of several non-Chinese nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid into the country. • The latest list of countries where non-Chinese nationals are not allowed to

Quarantine in China: The Latest

  [Updated 26 October 2020]China updated COVID-19 prevention, control guidelines on September 15:“After taking a COVID-19 test at ports of entry, passengers entering the mainland should spend fourteen days in isolation centers for medical observation and take another test before completing

Chengdu Metro Line 18 is Officially Open

Big news for the Chengdu Metro today, phase 1 of Metro Line 18 is now open!Running both above and below the ground, phase I of Line 18 is a relief for people living and working in the south, and other