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1. Posted by Everett (Budding Member 30 posts) 9y

Later this winter am i moving to Beijing working for one year, and I would like to bring my girlfriend aswell. Anyone knows something about the jobsituation for foreigners in China and in Beijing generally?

I´ll appriciate any help.

Thanks
Kim

2. Posted by madpoet (Respected Member 413 posts) 9y

Hi Kim,

Well, the most common job for foreigners is English teacher, but they usually hire only native speakers from English-speaking countries. I've been teaching English in China for four years (plus 2 years in Korea). I love living here, as do most foreigners. Beiijing is great- you can get just about anything there- but not cheap, by Chinese standards. There are lots of other interesting cities in China. I live in Dalian, which is on the coast, very modern and has a large Korean and Japanese population, as well as the native Chinese. It's a lot cleaner than Beijing, too, with a milder climate (BJ has very hot summers, and freezing cold winters).

Whatever you do, I'd definitely recommend getting a job, and work visa, before coming to China. They are getting much stricter about visas now. My Nigerian friend overstayed his visa, and is now spending 30 days in a Chinese jail, before being deported. And that's after he paid the fine.

3. Posted by hamihaha (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y

It's really easy to work as English teacher in China (including Beijing) event for non-native speakers.
You can try here : Teach in China.