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 the Expatriate community can show their support for their preferred vendors.

The winning vendor will be able to proudly confirm to new arrivals and old hands alike that they were awarded an ELA in recognition of the quality of their services.

The winners will be decided via on-line voting.


To see the list of nominees and to vote please click here


We will also be inducting 3 long-term Expats into the ELA Hall of Fame.(Only  members of the Old China Hands will be eligible to vote who to induct into the Hall of Fame.)



20 June – 15  July: Call for proposed Categories and Nominations

16 July – 31 August: on-line voting. Only foreigners living/working in Beijing are eligible to vote:

Mid- September: The 3rd Annual Expat Life Award Ceremony which will include a superb meal and exciting live entertainments.


At this stage there are still options to sponsor an Award Category and/or to request to be a participating vendor at the Awards.


To see the list of nominees and to vote please click here


This is your chance to help decide which is Beijing’s best Expat Mag, Dentist, Chinese language School, Hospital, Real Estate Agency etc.


YOU, and another few thousand people like you will determine who is the BEST in each category.


To nominate a company for an ELA we will need to receive from you:

  1. The name of the company.
  2. The company’s website address.
  3. The name and contact details (email and phone number) of a relevant person in the company.

 To see the list of nominees and to vote please click here



1 Air Purifier / Filter
2 Bakeries and Pastry Shops
3 Chinese Culture Organisations
4 Chinese Language Schools
5 Dental Clinics
6 Destination Service Providers
7 Hair Salons
8 Health Insurance
9 Hospitals and Clinics
10 International Schools
11 Kindergartens
12 Magazines
13 Moving Companies
14 Physiotherapy
15 Real Estate Agencies
16 Spa  and Massage
17 Sports and Fitness
18 Supermarkets
19 TCM Clinics
20 Tours Domestic
21 Veterinary Clinics
22 Visa Services
23 Websites and Apps
24  WeChat Group
25 Wine Shops

To see the list of nominees and to vote please click here


The ELA’s are sponsored in part by


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