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WHO ARE THESE RESOURCES FOR?

If you're traveling or moving to China in the near future, these resources are for you! Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that at no extra cost to you, I will receive a commission if you decide to use any of these services. However, I don't recommend any service I haven't personally used and loved, I promise! In some cases, I've been able to negotiate a discount for you, so it's a win-win. Enjoy and safe travels :)

               -Josh

Recommended China Resources

Passport Visa Express - 10% Discount!

There are tons of China visa services out there but this is the one that me and my family have used time and again. They're reliable and incredibly helpful throughout the process. Best of all, you can use the code TCC10 to get 10% off their service fees!

CLICK HERE FOR PASSPORT VISA EXPRESS
ExpressVPN - Stay Connected in China

As you probably already know, sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even Gmail are blocked here in China. Express VPN is one of the best (and easiest!) services to use in order to stay connected during your stay in China. Click this link to get 35% off their annual plan.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT EXPRESSVPN
World Nomads - Excellent Travel Insurance

I can tell you from experience that travel insurance always seems like a waste of money...until you need to use it. Don't take the risk, though! It's just a few extra dollars for unbelievable peace of mind. I've used World Nomads in the past and they've been great.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT WORLD NOMADS
Ctrip - Save $$ on Flights in/around China

Ask most any expat here in China and they'll tell you that they buy their China flight tickets through Ctrip. It's usually cheaper than foreign companies and they have English-speaking phone support in case you have problems. Definitely give them a try.

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT CTRIP

Resources: Learning Chinese

ChinesePod - Get $50 off!

I've been using ChinesePod for almost 8 years now. It started as a great podcast to listen to on the go and has transformed into an amazing suite of learning tools. Try the program for 1 month free and then get $50 off an annual package when you use the code TCCHINA at checkout!

TRY CHINESEPOD FREE FOR 1 MONTH!
Skritter - 50% off Discount!

Flashcards are boring. Skritter is FUN. Seriously!! I have learned how to write and pronounce thousands of Chinese words using Skritters amazing mobile app that utilizes spaced repetition learning. Try them free for 7 days and then get 50% off your first 6 months using the code TCCSPECIAL at checkout.

TRY SKRITTER FREE FOR 7 DAYS
The Chairman's Bao - 20% off Discount!

When learning to read Chinese, some of the best tools available are known as "graded readers". The Chairman's Bao is an amazing resource of current articles organized by reading level. You need to try it for yourself to understand how useful it is. Try for free and if you like it, use TCC20 to get 20% off!

TRY THE CHAIRMAN'S BAO FOR FREE!
FluentU - Watch Chinese TV & Movies

Sometimes the best way to learn Chinese is to relax while watching a movie or TV show...in Chinese ;) FluentU is an amazing resource full of shows you know as well as those you don't. Don't just learn from a textbook...improve your listening and understanding using FluentU's video archive!

TRY FLUENTU FOR FREE

Resources | Moving to China

Traveling Mailbox - A Virtual Address

I can't just have my mail delivered to my mom anymore, so I use Traveling Mailbox. They scan my mail and I can view it through a secure online portal similar to my email. Very handy service for those who travel from place to place. Click the link below for 2 months free!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT TRAVELING MAILBOX
Internations - Online Expat Community

When moving to China, I highly recommend you consider checking out Internations, which is a free social community for expats. You can quickly get connected with other expats in whatever city you live and find out what events might be going on nearby.

LEARN MORE ABOUT INTERNATIONS
Expat Guide to Apartments in China

For those who will need to search for and rent their own apartment in China, this expat guide shows you what to look for, what to avoid, and how not to get screwed in the process. As a bonus, there's even an excellent bilingual contract that can be immediately downloaded (for a fee).

READ THE EXPAT GUIDE TO APARTMENTS IN CHINA
Expat Guide to Getting Money in/out of China

As an expat in China, there will come a time when you need to get money either into China or out of China. This guide will walk you through a number of simple options to legally get this done.

READ THE EXPAT GUIDE TO MONEY IN CHINA