Category Archives: Shanghai

Where do expats live in Shanghai?

shanghai apartments to rent for expats housing

If you are searching for apartments or houses, you can read this article and then have a look of the residence for expats showed in our website. The city of Shanghai is divided most obviously by the Huang Pu River, creating two distinct areas: Puxi and Pudong Puxi (pronounced Pooshee) to the West of the more »

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Expat Life in luxury Xintiandi, Shanghai – The luxurious downtown lifestyle you can expect

If you are looking for a chic, high end and westernised neighbourhood, look no further than Xintiandi. This vibrant and exciting metropolis is a concentration of fashion and fine dining yet also scattered with open green spaces for a tranquil experience. You will feel right at home with the high number of English speakers, more »

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Home buying sentiment rebounds in Shanghai

Shanghai Arch

Home buying sentiment rebounded slightly in Shanghai last week despite a plunge in supply, latest market data suggest. The area of new residential properties sold, excluding government-subsidized affordable housing, rose 3.2 percent to 303,200 square meters during the seven-day period ended Sunday, Shanghai Homelink Real Estate Agency Co said in a report released today. more »

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30% of listed realty firms see loss

Beijing Skyline

About one third of China’s listed real estate developers expect a loss for 2015 while nearly 50 percent said they would suffer a drop in net profit despite a general recovery in the property market, latest data showed. Fifteen of the 50 property developers listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen stock exchanges which have more »

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Bars and nightclubs in Shanghai

After spending more than two years in Shanghai as an expat I have been introduced to most of the nightclubs and bars available downtown. There is a clear difference between bars and nightclubs in Shanghai: nightclubs are the ones that offer foreigners free drinks. Bars are the ones who don´t. If you want to more »

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Basic Mandarin Chinese you could need coming to Shanghai

There are some situation were you REALLY need to speak some Mandarin in China. Even though you can come a long way using body language, some words are very useful to learn. I have lived in China soon two years and looking back at my first weeks (months..?) in this country, I really wished more »

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Most convenient places for short-term stay in Shanghai

Question: I am going on a short holiday to Shanghai next month and have some questions regarding my future life in China. First of all I am looking for a hotel that would be located on a strategic place to experience most of the city. Thanks in advance. Answer: I would suggest that you more »

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How difficult is it to get into a Shanghai University?

Studying in Shanghai gets more and more popular among Europeans and finding out how to study in China might be a difficult process for people who don´t know much about China or the Chinese language before they arrive. This is a guide on: – How to apply for a university in Shanghai – Which more »

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Nanjing Road and The Bund – video

The Bund and Nanjing Road If you want a glimpse of what Shanghai can offer, this Youtube video might be something for you. Nanjing road is one of the most popular and famous shopping streets in Shanghai – and it ends where The Bund starts. Enjoy!

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Transport: how to get around in Shanghai?

How to get around in Shanghai The most common way of transport in Shanghai is by taxi. There are plenty of them and they are cheap. Sometimes during peak times and in bad weather it may be a bit tricky to find. During daytime (5:00 to 11:00 p.m.) it will cost you 13RMB for more »

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