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Questionnaire for Foreign Experts
Thank you for your support and participation. This questionnaire surveys work and living conditions of foreigners in China, with an aim to improve services offered to foreign experts. We will keep your answers confidential, and use the results only for research.
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PART A - BASIC INFORMATION
1、Gender: Male Female
2、Age
3、Nationality:  Country of origin: 
4、Level of education (highest completed)
5、Chinese language proficiency
6、Chinese language frequency of use
7、Time spent living in China (total number of years)
Time spent working in China (total number of years)
Working place in China (city/province)
8、Knowledge of Chinese laws and policies attracting foreign experts
- Reasons for limited, hardly any, or no knowledge
Language barrier
Lack of access to information sources
Unclear/irrational laws and policies
Other (specify) :
 
PART B - EMPLOYMENT
9、Main reason/s for you to work in China
Appointed by parent firm
Optimism about China's development
Level of compensation
Policies for foreigners in China
Family relations
Poor labor market outside China
China's history and culture
Expertise can be applied well in China
Other (specify):
10、How you obtained your current job in China
Overseas recruitment organized by the Chinese government
Overseas recruitment organized by your current employer
Your current employer's website
Overseas advertising by your current employer
Domestic advertising by your current employer
Job search websites and headhunting agencies
Alumni, friends and relatives
Other (specify):
11、Current employer in China:
12、Your field/job in China:
13、Employment contract in China:
14、Was it easy for you to go through the visa procedures to enter China and reside here?
Yes No
No (too many materials required)
No (procedures too complicated)
No (procedures too time-consuming)
No (procedures/instructions too unclear)
Other (specify):
15、Level of satisfaction with your employment experience in China:
16、Have you had any labor disputes with your employer in China?
Yes No
Yes (labor protection, safety)
Yes (compensation)
Yes (intellectual property rights)
Yes (welfare, benefits, insurance)
Yes (cultural gap, difference of ideas)
Other (specify):
PART C – DAILY LIFE
17、Upon arrival in China, did you receive a handbook of local information?
18、Did you have any major difficulties living in China?
Who did you consult? (specify) : 
Who was most helpful? (specify) : 
19、Do you participate in any local activities with Chinese people?
Community activities
Educational activities
Activities with friends
Club activities
Events with employer
Internet activities
Other (specify):
20、Have you had any labor disputes with your employer in China? (if not, specify difficulties)
Yes No 
21、Accommodation in China
Other (specify):
22、Did you have any major difficulties with accommodation in China? (if yes, specify)
Yes  No
- your level of satisfaction with your living conditions in China
23、What kind of medical facilities do you use in China?
- your level of satisfaction with medical services available to you in China
24、Insurance coverage in China
No insurance at all
Personal injury (emergency, ICU)
Pension (retirement)
Maternity
Medical care (non-emergency)
Unemployment
Home financing
Other (specify):
- your level of satisfaction with your insurance coverage in China
25、Do you have any children who go to school in China?
Yes No

Other (specify):
- your level of satisfaction with the education your children receive in China
26、Do you have any accompanying family members who are employed in China? (if yes, specify)
Yes  No
- If yes, did they find that job easily? (if no, specify the reasons)
Yes No 
27、What circumstances and services to foreigners in China do you hope to see improve?
Work environment, teamwork
Labor protection, safety
Salary, welfare, benefits
Intellectual property rights
Career development opportunities
Integrity
Other (specify):
28、What aspects of your life in China do you hope to see improve?
Living conditions
Education for children
Social security
Medical care
Chinese language training
Privacy protection
Insurance
Financial services
Other (specify):
29、Your overall level of satisfaction with your life in China
30、Are you going to stay in China long-term and settle down here? (If no, explain why you would leave China.)
Yes No 
31、Would you like to apply for a Permanent Residence card? (if no, specify the reasons)
Yes No 
32、If possible, would you like to apply for naturalization as a Chinese national? (if no, specify the reasons)
Yes No 
 
PART D – OTHERS
33、Have you ever worked in any other countries? If yes, specify what policies and ancillary facilities the countries provide in ways better than China.
Yes No
34、Use the space below to describe what you hope the Chinese government will do to improve life in China for foreigners.
Use the space below to list your favorite places in China.
provinces cities
Please provide your email address (if you are willing).