Chengdu Expat

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Crime Crackdown on Expats in China

Government officials have clamped down on foreigners working on improper visas, and are conducting raids in office buildings and bars, mandating everyone to submit hair and urine samples.

WeChat: The Hidden Features

The social media application provides just about every function you can think of.  

144 hour Visa-Free Transit in Chengdu

Good news for everyone, travelling to Chengdu just became a lot easier. With the visa-free transit permit, you can spend nearly a week in Chengdu.

Taxi Chat – Sichuanhua With Your Cab Driver

Being able to communicate with the people around you makes living abroad way easier! So let us begin with small steps by being able to talk to your taxi driver in real Sichuanhua.

What’s Happening in Chengdu [February 2019]

What’s been happening in mala city whilst you’ve been away for Chinese New Year? Catch up on the news here:

Things to do in Chengdu over Chinese New Year 2019

As the country and city gears up for the biggest event on the Chinese calendar it can be hard, as an expat, to find things to do. Locals tend to pack up shop and head home. But fear not, we’ve collected some handy tips and info that might make your Chinese New Year much more fun.

Heathrow to Chengdu Direct Flight to open in April

Starting April 2019, visiting family may become a lot quicker for a lot of expats. London’s Heathrow Airport will be connected to Chengdu via a new direct flight with Air China, allowing for easier travel to and from the two

Chengdu to Launch 6 Day Visa-Free Transit Policy

Here’s all the info you need for Chengdu’s upcoming 144 hours long visa-free transit policy. Visiting Chengdu is about to get just a little easier.

First 5 apps you need to survive in Chengdu

Moving to Chengdu means saying goodbye to some apps and saying hello to others. Before coming to China you don’t have time to discover all the best apps straight away so we have given a list of the first apps you need to get to survive in Chengdu.

8 Things To Do In Chengdu This Week [October 2018]

The days may be getting shorter, but there’s no shortage of things to fill the days. A plethora of art, music, food, business and family events are taking place this week in the city:Chengdu Hash House Harrier’s AnnualRed Dress Charity

Top Game Developer Internship!

  https://v.qq.com/x/page/d06552rl110.html?ptag=4_6↓Join IGG’s Project Inter-G!This is the best opportunity to explore the game industry in a top gaming companyFor students, Inter-G is a terrific winter internship.For professionals, Inter-G is a great program to learn and practice.IGGIGG is a renowned developer and publisher

Chengdu’s Supermarkets of the Future

A new supermarket retail concept is rapidly increasing in popularity, beginning with Amazon Go in the US, and now in China with Alibaba’s Hema Supermarkets. The concept marries online and offline shopping experiences to create the most improved, efficient service.

Another Chinese Valentines Day?

Today, if you received WeChat messages from your Chinese friends wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day, you may have been left a little confused. Valentine’s Day is on the 14th February after all, is it not?Well, right, Valentine’s Day falls on

Chengdu’s Future Architecture

During the last few decades of development in China, new architectural projects have become synonymous with record-breaking firsts and avant-garde design. From the 28-story Louis Vuitton ‘boot’ in Shanghai to Fuzhou’s Star Trek Enterprise replica, municipal governments and private developers have been commissioning

2018 FIFA World Cup Full Schedule (China Time)

The FIFA World Cup 2018 is scheduled to be held in Russia from 14 June to 15 July.Here’s the full schedule, groups and match timings (China time). A total of 64 fixtures will be played in the course of the

9 Foreign Movies to China in June 2018

9 Foreign Movies to China in June 2018After an action-packed May without any options for the kiddos, we at least have a couple cartoons to choose from this month. Those animation movies are from Japan, Germany, and the USA, respectively. And because we

Trade Tariffs Sparks Reaction from Local Businesses

WeChat groups were set alight in Sichuan this week after the USA and China announced new waves of trade tariffs on each other’s goods. This caused some local businesses to act in a similar manner, taking politics into their own

14 Foreign Movies Come to China in January 2018

Films this January When all is said and done, January is looking pretty sweet, too! We have 14 scheduled films, which is the most foreign films in one month yet, and finally including STAR WARS.We have a couple cartoons, Russians in

Hair Salons and Barbershops in Chengdu

 Finding worthy hands to entrust your locks into can be a complicated process even without a language and culture barrierWe often have to resort to bringing a photo of the style we want or headshots from a few angles of

Organic Food in Chengdu

Chengdu-Expat explains where to source organic food in Chengdu.The market for organic food in China has taken off in the wake of food safety scandals and environmental concerns. Buying organic offers a more reliable provenance whilst countering the negative environmental