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Best VPN for Expats in China 2020 (updated July)

When you’re preparing for your move to China, one of the key things to check off your “to do” list is to download and install a VPN. What's important, however, is to find a VPN for China expats that still works.
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Technology

Why You Need a VPN in China in 2020

As the great firewall of China is getting more sophisticated and less permeable, a reliable VPN connection is essential to access social networking sites and other websites and apps that China commonly blocks.
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Technology

VPN Connection Problems for China (Tips)

Lately, accessing the internet in China with a VPN has been increasingly frustrating. Are VPNs still working in China in 2020? At times, it feels like VPNs don’t connect at all or drop after a short time.
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Money

Money and Banking for Expats in China | FAQ

In this FAQ, I will try to answer the most common questions about expat banking in China. This means I will be covering Chinese bank accounts, accessing and transferring money across borders, and more.
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Money

3 Key US Tax Considerations for US Expats

The tax season is well under way. As an American living abroad, you may say “I don’t have to worry yet about filing my US taxes, I’ll get an automatic extension because I live abroad.” Not so fast.
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Money

Transfer Money Out of China

This is a short post to remind anyone who worked and paid taxes in China in 2012 about using the 2012 tax document to transfer money out of China.
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Money

Cost of Living in Beijing

Beijing’s population spans a huge range of income and wealth, from the uber wealthy to the migrant worker and the new middle class in between. Therefore, the cost of living in Beijing can vary greatly depending on your lifestyle.
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Money

Income Taxes for Expats in China Explained

Taxes follow you everywhere you go… For expat taxes you have to consider the tax situation both in your home and your host country.
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Josh Summers
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Money

Chinese Income Tax – About the IIT

Working in China as an expat can be exciting and rewarding, but it also means that you have to deal with Chinese income tax. Here’s a primer on the Individual Income Tax (IIT) in China.
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Expat Life

The Perils of Doing Laundry in China

Laundry – that pesky household chore you probably don’t want to waste much time or thought on. So why am I writing a post about this? Getting your clothes clean, how hard can that be? Well, in China, doing laundry is different than in the US and many Northern European countries.
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Josh Summers