Ground Service Support

Our goal is to ease your worry and make it as easy as possible to transition to your life in China.
With our variety of ground services,
you can settle-in and feel comfortable right away.

Our goal is to ease your worry and make it
as easy as possible to transition to your life in China.
With our variety of ground services,
you can settle-in and feel comfortable right away.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will someone greet me at the airport when I arrive in China?

    Yes, we will arrange to have you met at the airport by one of our Career China hosts. They will transport you to your accommodation and give you some basic information along the way.

  • I am bringing lots of luggage, will there be enough space?

    Yes, we will make sure that we have appropriate transportation for your luggage. Please let your On-Boarding Specialist know if you are bringing more than 4 suitcases.

  • How much money should I bring with me to China?

    You should budget enough money for several months of food and other living costs when you arrive in China (to get you through until you receive your first pay check). We recommend that you bring the equivalent of roughly $3000 USD with you in cash (or accessible via the ATM) when you come to China. This will help you get on your feet, and give you cash to help get your apartment rental.

  • Can I use my cell phone in China?

    It depends. Most international cell phone carriers have international plans, but they are expensive you will want to have a local number while living in China. Chinese SIM cards are widely available and inexpensive. Our team can assist you with getting a Chinese SIM card for your phone. ** However, SIM cards will ONLY work on UNLOCKED cell phones! Those that are locked by carriers (such as contract phones in the USA) cannot use a SIM card from another country. Another solution is to buy an inexpensive Chinese cell phone for your stay. Again, we can assist you in this process and provide recommendations for you based on your situation.

  • How much does it cost to take the subway or bus in China?

    Public transportation is cheap, and readily available in China. The local bus is around 2 RMB for a ride, and the subway / metro starts around 2 RMB for a short distance – and can go up from there depending on how far you are traveling. Taxis are a bit more expensive. For more information, please refer to our Cost of Living in China blog post.

  • How much are daily living expenses in China?

    Daily living expenses in China are typically cheaper than other developed Western countries. Eating street food and local restaurants is quite cheap, as is transportation. Of course, there are other foreign restaurants available in big cities, such as McDonald’s, where a hamburger may cost around 12 RMB. There are also luxuries too, such as nice restaurants or Starbucks – where a latte may cost around 24 RMB. For more information, please refer to our detailed blog post about the Cost of Living in China.

  • Can I set up a Chinese bank account?

    Yes! In fact, you will need to do this for your salary from your job. Our team can assist you with setting up a bank account, but it’s quite easy to do. Primarily, you just need your passport and some cash to deposit. You typically don’t even need an address, and they will give you your bank ATM card right away. There may be a preferred bank for your company, which will help with setting up your direct deposit for your salary payments, so be sure to check before setting one up. The hardest part is the translation, but most big banks in city centers will have a customer service staff member who can speak some English. But again, our team can assist you as well. For more information, please refer to our Money in China blog post.