The 2016 Expat Life Awards

China Expert International Ltd. and the FCGroup are proud to be the organisers of the 3rd Annual ELAs (Expat Life Awards).     Beijing today is no longer a consumer hardship posting for expatriates. The opposite, there is a wide and very diverse range of products and services available. In fact there is now so much choice that at times it is hard to know what to buy or which service provider to use. The ELAs have been designed so that... Read More

GM’s Monthly Column

Basic Rules for Social Networking I still remember clearly how my social circle evolves in Hong Kong from casual drinks at Lan Kwai Fong to private dinners on the Peak. In a society with intense information overdose, mixing in a good circle does not just guarantee the receipt of right intelligence, but also determines what you can do and where you may go.   Social level varies from one to the other. In a capital city like Beijing, an invitation... Read More

Jan 5 2016 – First Choice

For our first networking evening of 2016 we have teamed up with Malacca Legend to bring you an extra special networking evening that features an all night free-flow of Mojitos and Lemongrass Gin & Tonic and 5 exciting Malaysian canapes.   Malacca Legend opened its doors 10 years ago and is Beijing’s best Malaysian restaurant. However, because of it’s location, it was primarily an open secret shared mainly by Shunyi residents.   The... Read More

Sept 29 – Oct 7: Trip to Incredible India

Join us for the first FCGroup international trip. Our destination is “Incredible India”   The trip will be during the October Golden Week Holiday and is open to all FCGroup members and friends.   The trip is being organised in conjunction with the well respected Tour Operator “Pettitts India Tours pvt ltd”.   Date Itinerary Hotel 29 Sept Beijing/Delhi【MU563 1620/0130+1】Fly to Delhi Airport. Met at airport... Read More

Oct 21: F.A.M.E and Communications Evening

This event subdivides into a 7:00pm – 8:00pm workshop and a 7:30pm – 10:30pm networking evening We are delighted to announce that this month’s feature guest and workshop leader is Ding ZhaoXia. Ding ZhaoXia  is a 7 time China National Wushu (Gong fu) and Taekwondo Champion. ZhaoXia was a China’s 2008 Olympic Taekwondo Technical Official and is the founder of the “Marianne Yi” Association. The Mariane Yi Association is devoted... Read More

Oct 7: Informal DIY International Picnic

An informal DIY International Picnic on Tuesday 7 October 2014 Each person to bring something to be shared with everyone. If possible bring something that is traditional from your home region. Up to you whether to make it or buy it or if you don’t have the ingredients or skills just bring something (anything) from the local supermarket that you like. To coordinate who brings what (sweet, savoury, drinks etc) please contact Colin on WeChat... Read More

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