First of all, China is a huge opportunity, especially for educated people, whose knowledge is confirmed by international certificates. The Chinese state corporations are ready to pay to qualified specialists a salary that is one and a half or two times higher than in Western Europe. In order to develop economy faster, China needs specialists in all industries.
Why is it worth giving preference to work in China
The "long yuan" is so attractive that a real "German diaspora" has already formed in China. These are primarily engineers, whose knowledge was not in demand in Germany, and their families. Young German specialists prefer to work in China and return to the EU when they are 35-40, being wealthy people. And experience of work in the largest international companies is not superfluous.
Ukrainians also work in China. First of all, this refers to Ukrainian pilots, who previously worked on international flights. But any certificate of education with international status is valued in China. At the same time, the average salary in China has long been much higher than in Ukraine. And specialized professionals can earn even more.
In order to find a good job in China, it is not necessary to be an engineer or a pilot. Humanitarians also earn good money. There are always vacancies for teachers of English in kindergartens with in-depth study of the English language.
Teachers of English, who have confirmed their level with appropriate diplomas, can get a job in an elite educational institution with elite salaries, without understanding a word in Chinese at all.
By the way, children of wealthy Chinese people often choose Russian as their second foreign language, as their parents have a well-established business in the post-Soviet space.
Features of employment, work and residence in China
The Chinese people are well aware that living in modern China is a stress for a foreigner. And they have tackled the problem radically, in Chinese style. There is a microdistrict for foreigners in any Chinese metropolis. With its own stores, where people understand at least English, bar rooms, beauty salons.
On the plus side, you can always find someone to talk to. In addition to Ukrainians, many people from the Russian Far East live there. Wealthy engineers from the EU countries, who can also be met quite closely, also live there.
On the minus side, prices in such microdistricts are also European, higher than in Ukraine or ordinary Chinese supermarkets. Therefore, if the first priority is to earn money, it is better to start learning Chinese as early as possible and move to the areas, where ordinary Chinese people live. You can rent a room or apartment cheaply there, but their quality is very dubious. For example, there are cockroaches almost everywhere.
The process of getting a job begins long before moving to China. A citizen of Ukraine must first find an employer, obtain a work license, and then apply for a work visa of type Z at the Chinese embassy.
Despite bureaucratic delays, in the presence of a workplace confirmed by an employer, a visa is issued to everyone. In Ukraine, the procedure for obtaining a license, and then a work visa, can be delayed for a long time, so you need to be patient. China observes bureaucratic procedures even more scrupulously than the United States.
Upon arrival, you should not expect that the employer will enthusiastically tackle all your problems. Therefore, it is best to get acquainted with a labour migrant, who has already settled in the country, as soon as possible. It is quite easy to do it in the microdistrict for foreigners. In addition, most of labour migrants from Eastern Europe first settle in dormitories.
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