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Old 15th October 2014, 10:01 AM
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Do not let them choose an appartment or condo for you, arrive first and stay in a hotel so you can look at appartments yourself. The Chinese do not understand an expats choice in housing. And the place must have security guards, they are called Boan in Chinese, this is required and the PSB will need to see the appartment before you move in so they can approve the place.

You must register with the local police on arrival.

HR do not know what they are doing when it comes to making the work permit etc and medical so expect to be messed about a tad. I have been here 20 years so I now tell them what to do each time I take a new job.

Each district has different rules, where I am now I had to fit an alarm system to keep the PSB happy, only cost 2k RMB and company paid for it.
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Yes for the police I was aware.
Sorry what is "PSB" ? You speak about security guards, you mean Shanghai is not safe ?

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Yes for the police I was aware.
Sorry what is "PSB" ? You speak about security guards, you mean Shanghai is not safe ?
PSB (Public Security Bureau) and Shanghai is safe but it is a PSB requirement that all expats live in a building that has security guards, most buildings in China do have guards as a matter of course.

This is to protect them, because if anything should happen to you the PSB are held responsible.

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PSB (Public Security Bureau) and Shanghai is safe but it is a PSB requirement that all expats live in a building that has security guards, most buildings in China do have guards as a matter of course.

This is to protect them, because if anything should happen to you the PSB are held responsible.
Ah ok understood!

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Never had an apartment checked by PSB, maybe that's for a local locality but in bigger cities you just take a registration paper and go to the local police office for registration.
For work & residence permit you get into China on a single entry Z-visa, fix your work permit and within 30 days report to the local PSB (immigration bureau) with your labor certificate and some paperwork. Pretty efficient process.
For housing I would agree, stay I'm a hotel or serviced apartment then you can check stuff yourself. Location and decoration are personal.

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Just to share my expat package for manufacturing industry.

Company relocated me to northern china Shaanxi.
HOD Engineering.

Current Basic Salary
USD2000 overseas allowance
70 days leave (work 5 1/2 days week)
overseas insurance
7 return tickets home yearly
apartment rental
all meals

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Just to share my expat package for manufacturing industry.

Company relocated me to northern china Shaanxi.
HOD Engineering.

Current Basic Salary
USD2000 overseas allowance
70 days leave (work 5 1/2 days week)
overseas insurance
7 return tickets home yearly
apartment rental
all meals
Thank you Badsector!
Are you native from Singapor ? If so, let's say I can't compare your package to my situation as I am from Europe (so 7 return tickets - especialyl in bizness - would be a dream for me )
What is exactly the overseas allowance ? A one time payment or monthly additional payment ?
Apartment rental for which amount maximum ?
Meals allowance is a surprise for me ; you mean you never have to pay for food ?

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Thank you Badsector!
Are you native from Singapor ? If so, let's say I can't compare your package to my situation as I am from Europe (so 7 return tickets - especialyl in bizness - would be a dream for me )
What is exactly the overseas allowance ? A one time payment or monthly additional payment ?
Apartment rental for which amount maximum ?
Meals allowance is a surprise for me ; you mean you never have to pay for food ?
In China food is normally supplied by the company and almost all companies have their own restaurant.

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Thank you Badsector!
Are you native from Singapor ? If so, let's say I can't compare your package to my situation as I am from Europe (so 7 return tickets - especialyl in bizness - would be a dream for me ) yes, from singapore. all biz class. i do have colleagues who fly back home every 4 weeks. but during their home trip,they have to report for work in singapore
What is exactly the overseas allowance ? A one time payment or monthly additional payment ?it's a monthly alowance
Apartment rental for which amount maximum ? no idea. fully paid by company. i guess it's about RMB2k. housekeeping provided as well
Meals allowance is a surprise for me ; you mean you never have to pay for food ?we have a personal chef to prepare our meals. weekends meals could be fully claim.
since u going shanghai, costs are much higher.

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So I finally get the offer, I would like to share it with you to have advices upon concrete things :

- Monthly salary (13 months) : 34k CNY/month
- Yearly bonus (0% to 15%) : 65k CNY maximum
- Housing allowances : 20k CNY/month
- Expatriation at the beginning + relocation at the end : 38k CNY / each
- 1 Business Class return trip to home , or 2 Economy Class return trips (independent of costs...).
- 1 month paid for service apartment, looking for a rental

--> all of these are before taxes, and if I well understood the company the housing allowance is non-taxable if I provide some rental receipt.

Please, give me your feedback about these things and that additional question : taxes are paid directly by the company on monthly basis, right ? There is no "tax form" we receive at home once a year in China ?

BR,

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As you are working for the company and not self employed they should deduct the tax before paying you.

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