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Why You Should Go to China

Sandi Yu · July 10, 2018
Hundreds of thousands of Chinese study and work in western countries now, but in the next decades, it may just be the ot...
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The Most Foreign Friendly Banks in China

S. Alexander · July 9, 2018
How to choose a foreign friendly bank in China? Here are the tips for you from our Ms Expat.
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Daigou, “Grassroots” Solution to Fighting Tariffs

Sandi Yu & S... · July 9, 2018
According to Wikipedia, Daigou or “overseas personal shopper” is a channel of commerce in which a person outside of Chin...
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How to allow incoming transfer via the mobile number on WeChat.

Tao Yu · April 27, 2020

How to allow incoming transfer via the mobile number on WeChat.
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How to transfer via the mobile number on WeChat.

Tao Yu · April 27, 2020

How to transfer via the mobile number on WeChat.
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How to find out Alipay account number?

Tao Yu · March 9, 2020

Please use the Alipay account number to transfer your money for the whole Swapsy process faster.
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Breaking Down the Real Cost of Study Abroad in the US

Ting · September 11, 2019

According to the US Department of Education, the average cost of attending university is $16,757 for public institution...
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7 Easy Money-saving Tips for International Students

Ting · September 9, 2019

Even though they tend to get charged a lot just to attend school in the United States, international students contribute...
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Baopals, the Smart Way to Shop in China

Baopals · December 12, 2018

Taobao and Tmall in English, and better.
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3 Awesome Places to Visit in China that Aren't Shanghai or Beijing

Quincy Smith · November 9, 2018

With a land area of more than 3.7 million square miles, there's plenty of China to explore, and here are three places in...
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5 Apps You Need to Download Before Visiting China

Quincy Smith · October 10, 2018

The ultimate guide to live like a local in china, from an expat who currently calls Shanghai home.
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Do you need WeChat Pay?

D. Jack · September 2, 2018

This is an article from one of the pioneer users of Swapsy, who is now studying in China. We are honored to share his ex...
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The Expat Remittance Experience

S. Alexander · July 31, 2018

Living abroad as an expat is a multifaceted experience wrapped up in fun yet complicated challenges.
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