Relocation & Housing gives an overview of the housing market in Shanghai and Beijing, including the different housing options available and the popular expatriate neighborhoods.
Travel in China - Traveling within China can sometimes be an adventure (for better or worse). The good news is that China's infrastructure is continuously improving, and there are several well-developed modes of transportation available in China. The bad news is that navigating the transportation system can be confusing, and most local travel and transportation companies do not rate well in customer service. Having a good travel provider in China will increase your chances of a smooth trip, and help to iron out problems.
Networking - The Western media has long celebrated the importance of relationships (called "guan xi") in China business. Unfortunately, most of the portrayals of how guan xi works are inaccurate. Westerners are prone to make some expensive mistakes based on their erroneous assumptions about guan xi. You will need to build relationships - but possibly more with other Westerners - than with Chinese. Further, as you make key contacts in China, you need to manage those relationships effectively.
Healthcare - includes a general overview of the health care system in China, as well as information on where to go to receive medical treatment in an emergency. Although some of the larger cities offer medical services on par with Western standards, the overall quality of treatment can vary greatly from international (and domestic) standards. This section provides foreigners with some information about the available options for medical treatment, including a hospital and clinic list for Shanghai and Beijing.
Family & Day-to-Day Life offers information on day-to-day living in China, including an overview on international schools in Shanghai and Beijing, finding a maid, car and driver, and reasons why expats should consider having personal attorneys in China. Finally, we touch upon helpful tips on how to mentally cope with life in this foreign, and fast-paced environment.