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COVID-19: China Ramping up Quarantine for International Arrivals

Since middle of March, all international arrivals in major cities in China are now required a 14-day quarantine at a government-designated location at their own expense, even if they do not have coronavirus symptoms. The escalation in the policy comes

Killing Time? Learn Chinese Online!

Killing Time? Learn Chinese Online!Thankfully the COVID-19 situation is getting more and more stable in Mainland China now,but top epidemiologist Zhong Nanshan thinks laying low until the end of April 2020 is advised, so the country gets the all clear.That

Stop COVID-19 Closing Your Chengdu Favorites

It’s becoming clearer by the day, that COVID-19 is already impacting global, national, and local economies in quite a big way.In Chengdu, shops, gyms, restaurants, bars, hotels, and private schools, are really starting to hurt.At Chengdu-Expat we have always done our best to let you know

COVID-19 Legal Advice: Jobs and Visas

COVID-19 Legal Advice: Jobs and VisasBy now many of us will have received news you won’t be entitled to a full salary in the next few months. COVID-19 has affected a lot of people’s ability to head into work, because

Coronavirus: Updated Chengdu Exit and Entry Rules

Covid19  | Coronavirus: Updated Chengdu Exit and Entry RulesAs there are always a lot of questions in our groups and in the back system – we wanted to share this recent post from the city’s Exit and Entry Administration Division of Chengdu

10 Things To Do During The Virus

10 Things To Do During The VirusIt is certainly a strange time to be in China…  The streets are deserted, stores are closed, returning to work has been postponed, and most people are staying inside to reduce the spread of the

Coronavirus (Chengdu): Statistics and Useful Information

Finally it seems that nationwide efforts to control COVID-19, are achieving the desired results, but we’re still not quite at the turning point. We can’t tell for sure how the epidemic may further develop, nor rule out the possibility of

What’s Closed (and Open) in Chengdu

[Updated April 5] To prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Chengdu, lots of touristic spots and business are also closed till further notice. All events and public gatherings are cancelled, and this will still take a while.Restaurants and bars

Coronavirus: Latest Updates – Fear for Global Pandemic

Data statistics, as of 2020/03/23, 01:10Since the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) first came to the attention of the WHO on December 31, 2019, and the news about this unknown strain found in Wuhan broke in early January, it had a major

A Guide to Paying Utility Bills in Chengdu

So you’ve finally sorted out your apartment, but you still have to pay your utility bills. Here is how to pay for gas, electricity, water, and management fees in Chengdu.Gas Generally speaking, there are two ways of doing this:1. Pay in

Top 20 Apps You Can’t Live Without in China

Turbocharge your experience in China by adding these apps to your arsenal. If you haven’t noticed already people in China’s lives are dominated by their mobile phones, from mobile payments to transport, your mobile phone can be used to do almost

2020 Chengdu Metro Map and Timetable

With the opening of Chengdu Line 5 and phase II of Line 10 December last year, more than 100kilometers of new tracks were added in 2019. The total route length of the Chengdu metro system now extends as far as

How to Get your Driving License in Chengdu

Foreigners, as well as residents of Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan who wish to drive in China, must apply for a driving license within the mainland.

How to Find what you’re Looking for in Chengdu

Having difficulties trying to find what you are looking for in Chengdu? Our Mini-Program can be used to find almost everything from restaurants, bars, events, jobs, news, useful information and more. The ChengduExpat+ Mini-Program really has it all at your fingertips. Find our Mini-Program

China’s 2020 Public Holiday Schedule!

Many people have already started preparing their holiday schedules and trips for next year. Every year before the New Year’s Day, the State Council announces the schedule of next year’s holidays.  There are 7 Chinese holidays in China which are New Year’s

Chengdu’s Best WeChat Groups 2019

Love or hate the constant notifications and occasional spamming from WeChat groups, there’s not many of us that could survive in Chengdu without them because some are seriously helpful, others obscene, however, they all play a part in keeping us

How to Apply for a Credit Card in China

How to Apply for a Credit Card in China Are you interested in getting a Chinese credit card in Chengdu? You probably use credit cards all the time back home but not in China due to the multiple mobile payment options.

Your Guide to Traveling to Tibet

What do you imagine when someone mentions Tibet?Well, we know how the “Roof of the World” looks like in popular imagination.Seclusion. Peaceful yaks. Chanting monks in vermillion and saffron robes. A place that captures your senses and then leaves you with new

Chengdu Indoor Swimming Pools

Summer is upon us and the weather in Chengdu is already reaching the steamy heights of 35 degrees. Although ducking into 7/eleven and opening their fridge doors sounds appealing, there are better alternatives… There is no shortage of swimming pools

Top 10 Apps You Can’t Live Without in China

Turbocharge your experience in China by adding these apps to your arsenal.