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Beijing flu shots: Prepare now for influenza season

Beijing flu shots: Prepare now for influenza season

No matter what a person’s reason is for moving to Beijing, one thing is true for all people in the city: You have to breathe the same air as everyone else. As unpalatable as this truth may seem, given the general quality of Beijing’s air to begin with, it becomes..

Posted by Travis Jones in Illness
Shanghai maternity insurance: hospitals, fees, and coverage options

Shanghai maternity insurance: hospitals, fees, and coverage options

For many expats wanting to start a family, securing Shanghai maternity insurance is absolutely vital. There are a number of risks and concerns when going through pregnancy, and these can be made more difficult when trying to navigate the health options of a foreign..

Posted by Luther in Maternity Insurance
Health insurance costs: China vs other Asian countries

Health insurance costs: China vs other Asian countries

Ever wondered how much health insurance costs in China, and how it compares with other Asian countries? To investigate medical insurance premiums around the world, a recently released study by Pacific Prime, titled: Cost..

Posted by Jess in Expat Health Insurance, Health Insurance
New Beijing and Shanghai Maternity Insurance Guides released

New Beijing and Shanghai Maternity Insurance Guides released

Planning for a baby can be a rewarding yet daunting experience, and as such it’s important to find enough time to educate yourselves about the options available so that you never feel lost when it comes to pregnancy and giving birth in China. To help, we’ve released two brand new guides, both..

Posted by Jess in Expat Health Insurance, Health Insurance, Maternity Insurance, News
Large spike in births following the new two-child policy in China

Large spike in births following the new two-child policy in China

In an effort to reduce China’s ageing rate and combat its shrinking workforce, the Chinese government announced in October 2015 that they would replace their infamous one-child policy with a two-child policy. The new universal two-child policy, implemented in January 1 2016, now allows all couples..

Posted by Jess in Maternity Insurance, News
Patented Western drug prices slashed by Chinese Government

Patented Western drug prices slashed by Chinese Government

In a move to make medicine accessible to more people, the Chinese Government has reached agreements with dozens of top drugs from multinationals such as AstraZeneca, GSK, and Roche to slash drug prices. This week, Pacific Prime China discusses just how big of a change..

Posted by Luther in News
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