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Expats in China feel far safer than in their home countries

Expats in China feel far safer than in their home countries
Expats in China are determined to stay put as they feel safer there than in their home countries. Expats living and working in China are refusing to consider repatriation as they believe they’re far safer where they are. One issue is the flight itself, as it simply needs one person unaware that they’re infected to spread the virus to...

Expats in China running charity events for local dog shelters

Expats in China running charity events for local dog shelters
If you thought dogs in China are still regarded as lunch rather than life-long loves, you’d be very wrong. Many would-be expats fascinated by Chinese history and culture are discouraged from considering the vast country as an expat opportunity due to the sad fact that dogs are still on the menu in certain provinces. It’s a totally...

Expats learning to love lockdowns via endless online offerings

Expats learning to love lockdowns via endless online offerings
Wherever expats are located during these difficult times, lockdown doesn’t have to be so devastating due to the many essential, free online services. Expats living and working overseas are on the front line as regards the effects of the huge number of lockdowns now taking place in the majority of world countries. Not having the freedom...

How to stay relevant as an expat SME during these tricky times

How to stay relevant as an expat SME during these tricky times
If you’ve only just got your expat business up and going – what can you do to ensure it doesn’t become just another victim of the virus? If you’ve recently arrived overseas and started your expat business, you’ll have realised this situation is unprecedented and crammed full of challenges you didn’t include in your original...

Expats based in Malaysia are being refused entry due to new rulings

Expats based in Malaysia are being refused entry due to new rulings
Coronavirus confusion in Malaysia is separating expat spouses from their loved ones. Malaysia is the latest affected country which is causing grief and chaos in the lives of citizens married to expats. Many couples are now separated and have no idea when they’ll be allowed to live together again after the state’s coronavirus chaos had...

Pandemic feeds xenophobia and racism in both the West and Asia

Pandemic feeds xenophobia and racism in both the West and Asia
As the coronavirus ramps up across the world, racism and xenophobia follow in its path. Whilst rates of infection continue to soar and the death toll grows, anti-Asian racism as well as xenophobia and discrimination against Westerners is growing, both on social media and in countries with settled expat communities. European expatriates...

Saudi Arabia scores high in expat care during the pandemic

Saudi Arabia scores high in expat care during the pandemic
Recent expat arrivals in Saudi Arabia are now very glad they came. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, the Gulf States as a whole had a mixed reputation as regards attitudes towards the almost overwhelming numbers of expat professionals living and working in the region. Nowadays, the emirates and Saudi Arabia itself seem to be looking...

Jobless expats in Kuwait urged to hang on as landlords get ugly

Jobless expats in Kuwait urged to hang on as landlords get ugly
Expats in Kuwaiti rental accommodation are getting scared of eviction by their greedy landlords. One of the major concerns for expats who’ve lost their jobs in Kuwait as a result of the coronavirus pandemic is losing their tenancies after being unable to pay the rent. Following a good number of sympathetic real estate campaigns urging...

Expats in Thailand fearing blame for the coronavirus pandemic

Expats in Thailand fearing blame for the coronavirus pandemic
Bangkok’s expatriate community are worried about their security as much as they’re worried about covid-19. Amongst Bangkok’s huge expat community, it’s difficult to determine which is causing most stress – the coronavirus pandemic itself or the feeling they’re no longer wanted. Prejudice against Westerners has always lurked...

Expats in Caymans Islands financial and tourism sectors leaving in droves

Expats in Caymans Islands financial and tourism sectors leaving in droves
Business layoffs and the tourist industry shutdown are causing an unprecedented expat exodus from the Caymans. Almost half of the total population of the Cayman Islands is made up of expatriates, most of whom work in the tourism and financial services sectors. The double whammy of the pandemic and its effect on the world economy has...