Living and Working in China: The Complete, Practical Guide to Living as an Expatriate in the People's Republic

Living and Working in China: The Complete, Practical Guide to Living as an Expatriate in the People's Republic

by Andrew Williamson

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$30.00

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781857039719
Publisher: How To Books
Publication date: 05/15/2005
Pages: 482
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authorix
Forewordxiii
Introductionxvii
1Overview of Living & Working in China1
Chapter 2 Living and working environment1
Chapters 3 to 5 Risk enviroment3
Chapter 6 to 8 At home8
Chapters 9 to 11 Out and about14
Chapter 12 Work practices17
Chapter 13 Expat life21
2The Living and Working Environment23
Business environment23
Social environment33
Underpinning behaviours43
3Safekeeping61
Overall evaluation62
Arrest and imprisonment62
Crime65
Fundamental risks78
Immigration/emigration control79
Restricted activities82
Safety and security87
Other risks97
4Epidemiology100
Overall evaluation102
Overall control102
Inoculations103
Air-borne illnesses104
Communicable illnesses109
Food and water-borne illnesses112
Insect-borne illnesses121
Transmittable illnesses128
Other illnesses132
5Healthcare138
Overall control138
Before you go to China138
On your way to and from China144
During your stay in China150
Personal hygiene153
Culinary hygiene154
Diet160
After you leave China160
Expatriate healthcare and products providers160
6Accommodation164
Options166
Amenities and facilities172
Costs177
Household goods182
Help!191
7Domestic Staff194
Maids194
Drivers211
8Keeping Dogs225
Government regulations225
Acquiring a dog228
Keeping a dog233
Contact details240
9Climate and Clothing241
Climate241
Clothing249
10Communications261
Post261
Telecommunications264
Tele- and video-conferencing271
E-Communications - e-mail and internet272
E-Commerce276
Practical considerations277
Media283
11Transport285
Air285
Rail289
Road293
Water299
12Work Practices300
Exchanging gifts and favours300
Negotiating techniques303
Business meetings305
Business entertaining316
13Expat Life328
Non-working activities328
Terms and conditions of service335
Post script341
Appendices
1Conditions in Chinese prisons345
2Local Consular services in China349
3Fatal Chinese airline accident statistics354
4SARS guidelines354
5Sample jet lag calculator356
6Our shipping list357
7Climatic data358
8Useful telephone phrases359
9Main telephone area codes360
10Useful telephone numbers360
Bibliography361
Abbreviations387
Index391

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