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Beijing Jobs Expats
Beijing is a major world city with a population of more than 23 million. Many people in that large city work and live abroad. The number of people working abroad in Beijing has been steadily increasing since 2010.
When considering moving to Beijing, you need to make sure you understand what China’s economy is like and how it has evolved over time.
The proportion of the labor force employed in industry in Beijing decreased from 42% in 1985 to 35% in 2005.In Beijing, more than 73% of the annual GDP (gross domestic product) coming from the work of enterprises of all types in the tertiary sector.
The industrial activity near Beijing’s capital is mainly limited to the future industries and centers of growth for Beijing.
Foreigners working in Beijing, whether for business, study, or entertainment, are mainly concentrated in the Pudong and Dongcheng districts, where the city’s major international airport, the Beijing Capital International Airport, is located.
A considerable number of expats in Beijing are students or tourists. Students from countries with a strong presence in Beijing have an easier time finding work than students from countries without a large number of students in Beijing.
Other expatriates are sent to the capital on an assignment to a branch located in the area in which they are located.
Both Chinese and international companies often have a representative working in Beijing, even if their head office or production facility may be located in another part of China. But people who have a more direct contact with the bureaucracy in the capital often feel more connected to the local government.
Foreign assignments are now receiving the competition of these “flexpat” citizens who are willing to move to their countries and work remotely.
Foreign employees are often hired for short-term assignments, and they fly in and out of China. They are called “fly-ins” or “fly-outs”.
In Beijing, if you do not have experience of being sent on a flexpatriate or expatriate assignment, here are a few tips to help you with job hunting.
Visas, Work Permits, and Employment Prospects
Getting a visa for China (so-called Z visa) is subject to having an official invitation to the country.When you are applying for a new job, you need to apply for official documents that show you have the right to work in your new position.
The employment card gives proof of employment rights. In China, the employer must have an overseas branch, a foreign-invested enterprise, or a local Chinese company.
Due to the present development of the Beijing economy, candidates with hard skills and professional experience have certain advantages.
Medical technology, the chemical sector, environmental technology, pharmaceuticals, ICT (Information and communication technology), R&D (research and development), investment (finance), and IP (intellectual property)
The management consulting and project management skills are much in demand, and you will definitely find that there are many opportunities for them.