Chengdu - Post Report Question and Answers

What types of jobs do most expatriate spouses/partners have? Locally based or telecommuting? Full-time or part-time? Can you comment on local salary scales?

No employment locally. Consulate positions or US-based freelance work were common. - Aug 2017

Not sure. It doesn't seem that good unless you are a teacher. - May 2016

If you want to teach English in a fairly sketchy establishment, you are totally set. Otherwise, not so much. There is no bilateral work agreement for diplomatic spouses. Volunteering outside a few organizations that are "ok" with the authorities can also be fairly difficult. - Aug 2013

No. There is no bi-lateral work agreement for consulate folks, but there is a growing number of consulate jobs available. - May 2013

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