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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

Sichuan Accommodation Registration Goes Online

As of June 1st 2020, the Exit-Entry Administration of the Sichuan Public Security Bureau launches a WeChat App where instead of foreign nationals having to register your details with the authorities in person, you can finally, register your accommodation online.

COVID-19: How To Use Chengdu’s Health App [UPDATED 23/09]

Sichuan, incl. ChengduTianfu Health Code Step 1: Access the Mini ProgramForeign nationals, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan residents can use the WeChat to scan the QR code to apply for the Tianfu Health Code.Step 2: Declaration EntryLog in the home page and enter

Health Code Guidelines for China’s Major Cities

Whilst COVID-19 is not longer a BIG risk in China, you still often need a city’s specific health code if you plan to travel in China. Here’s the health code guide for you to go to these locations in China:If your

Chengdu 2020 Metro Expansion: Which Lines?

Chengdu’s Metro has become at one with the city as many rely on the subway to get them from point A to B. Hence, the metro has grown to be a reliable, cheap and daily method of travel – especially

List of Countries Possibly Able to Return to China

More and more countries are getting on the list of who possibly are able to return to China. Yes, only possibly. Restrictions, very few and expensive flights and a 14 days obligatory/ paid quarantine are a few of the many

PU Letter for Chengdu/ Work Visa without Leaving Chengdu

At this moment, only specific foreigners are able to come back to China. Not to mention, they need the right paperwork supported by their employer (business license, company contact card, etc). Foreigners wishing to re-enter China are required to first

Visa Application Centres and Contact Details in Chengdu

Exit and Entry Administration Divisions of Chenghua, Jinjiang, Jinniu, Qingbaijiang, Qingyang, Shuangliu and Wuhou districts, Hi-tech zone, and Tianfu New Areas PSB have set up the application counters for the convenience of foreigner’s visa applications.

PU Letters and Where to Find Them

In view of the rapid spread of COVID-19 across the world, China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry into China by foreign nationals holding visas or residence permits still valid to the time of the announcement effective from 28th

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

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

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

The SMALL WAYS you can make BIG changes

The world generates at least 3.5 MILLION TONS of PLASTIC & other SOLID WASTE in just ONE day.By 2050, there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish, and around 60% of our forests will have disappeared.Sounds like too big

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

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