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Etiquette Tips for Traveling in Asia

When visiting Asian countries for business or pleasure, it is important to be aware and observe many of the simple cultural norms of those countries during your travels. This will show locals that you respect their culture, and it will

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Employment Overview: China

Job growth in China is hampered by skills shortages, but the world’s largest economy is dealing with this by luring more foreign nationals and foreign-educated Chinese to the country. By Mary Anne Thompson, founder, and president, Goinglobal, Inc.   China

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Living in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) is expensive. It’s ranked the second most expensive city in the world, according to human resources firm Mercer, global real estate service Savills and the Economist Intelligence Unit. Nonetheless, foreign nationals tend to

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Asia Expected to See Highest Real Wage Growth in 2017

According to HRM Asia, Asia is expected to see the highest real wage growth increase in 2017. In case you’re unsure what ‘real wage’ is, it refers to wages that are adjusted for inflation.

Globally, the real wage increases are forecast at 2.3%, a slight decrease from last year’s reported prediction of 2.7%. While real wages in Asia are forecast to increase by 4.3%, the highest globally.

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Shanghai: A Single Work Permit for Expats

Great news for foreigners looking to become expats in China. As of November 1, 2016, the two types of work permits for ordinary foreign employees and foreign experts will be streamlined into one, which means foreigners will only need to apply for one unified work permit.

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