China Border Opens

After three years of strict entry and quarantine measures related to China’s “Zero-Covid” policy, the borders are opening. As of January 8, China has loosened its COVID-19 restrictions for international travelers. According to the State Council of China, there will no longer be centralized quarantine or PCR testing upon arrival in the country. Instead, travelers […]

Q3 ASIA UPDATE | INFLATION – PRICING – CAPACITY

  Price and availability continue to reflect the local impact of more open borders and the influx of more expatriates to Asia. Countries have modified entry regulations, removing barriers and shorten quarantine requirements. Those locations with more recent relaxations are just beginning to see availability decrease. Price increases follow. The changes from last quarter reflect […]

Competition for Talent in China Creates Hukou Change

Recently, Shanghai, in an effort to attract top talent, offered hukou to graduates from leading universities. Other, less populous cities and regions have also been providing pathways to obtain Hukou for desired new residents, a task that would have been prohibitive in the past. Now, the city of Zhengzhou has become the first large city […]