Navjot Singh
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Navjot Singh is a British writer, and photographer who first went to mainland China in 2003. Navjot has traveled to more than thirty-seven countries; and has lived and worked in four of them as an expat, including China where he has resided for over nine years, and where he continues to spend time.

Navjot contributes to various media applications on China, South-East Asia and Asia Pacific regions travel and business advice for expats. Although China, SE Asia and the Asia Pacific Regions remain special subjects close to Navjot's heart, he is actively engaged in writing projects throughout the world.

Navjot specializes in relocation issues, and is an expert on relocation, having been an expat himself in China, Hong Kong, and Switzerland for many years. Navjot's in depth knowledge of the issues affecting expats when they relocate to China comes across clearly in his book. When doing research for the book, Navjot not only lived an expat's life , however he fully immersed himself in the Chinese culture and way of living. In this way he got to experience what life is really like on the ground in China from an economic and cultural aspect.

The 1st edition of the ‘Newcomers Handbook to China’ was published just prior to the Beijing 2008 Olympics. China has changed a lot since then- even though it seems like yesterday! So, now this completely revised and updated second edition of the ‘Newcomer's Handbook Country Guide: China’ focuses on Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Suzhou, Tianjin, and Wuxi, with additional information on Macau and Hong Kong. Its 420 pages detail issues relating to culture shock, communication, and what to bring, as well as essentials of Chinese history, housing, transportation, health care, and more. This volume is especially useful for an individual seeking employment in or transferred to China, stressing how to function in China's job market, especially the business and educational sectors.

Navjot was educated at Dulwich College; and later at Loughborough University where he graduated in with a combined Bachelors and Masters degree in Electronic and Software Engineering. He is fluent in spoken Mandarin. Navjot shares his hectic life between London, Guangzhou, and Shanghai.

You can contact Navjot using his e-mail navjot@navjot-singh.com, or visit his website for more information: www.navjot-singh.com

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Flight MH370 - Theories...Theories...And Yet More Theories (but no facts)

(2) Comments | Posted March 30, 2014 | 1:13 PM

Like the rest of the world, I first heard about the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 tragedy on the morning of the 8th of March. A simple message on my phone from a friend who lives in Shenzhen appeared: 'a Malaysia Airlines plane en-route to PEK is presumed crashed with 239...

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The Question Is Not if Hong Kong Is a Racist City - the Question Is Why the City of Hong Kong Still Accepts Racism Openly?

(9) Comments | Posted December 27, 2012 | 2:16 AM

I am sure that those of you who have been to Hong Kong will agree that if you are here for a vacation, then it's a great city to be in. One cannot resist but to make the most of themselves in the hustle & bustle of Hong Kong. You...

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The Sad Demise of the Bicycle in China

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2012 | 6:01 AM

It was July 2002. I was in the process of planning my first ever trip to China. Even the thought of just mentioning the name of the country was one of sheer joy and amazement. Without a doubt I was excited. Who wouldn't be if they had lived all their...

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The Public School Boy Who Ended Up Being a Wanted Alleged Terrorist

(38) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 7:00 PM

The last time I briefly spoke to my former schoolmate Talha was just after we completed our A-Level exams in the summer of 1998 at the prestigious private school Dulwich College in southeast London.

There was a brief exchange of pleasantries and a summit-firm handshake between...

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Asian...Or Asian?!

(1) Comments | Posted November 16, 2012 | 6:33 AM

I happened to come across a hilarious (and equally annoying) moment when in conversation with a recruitment consultant recently when on a telephone call with London. Despite me telling her that I am in China, and that I speak fluent Mandarin Chinese, and also that I am a British man...

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