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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

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

Before foreigners had to go re-register at your local police station (派出所) within 24 hours after returning to Chengdu from abroad, now this is possible online as well!As of June 1st 2020, the Exit-Entry Administration of the Sichuan Public Security

COVID-19: How To Use Chengdu’s Health App

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

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

For an updated article about PU Letters, please refer to https://chengdu-expat.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-pu-letter/.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

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