Employee Creates Guidebook for Foreign Expats

Employee Creates Guidebook for Foreign ExpatsAn enterprising employee of BGI a genome sequencing company created an English language guide to Shenzhen that provides basic information to expats that moved to the city. The guide has 50 pages and divided to 10 sections is an introduction to Shenzhen.

The guide can be downloaded for free on the company’s official website, just scroll down to the bottom and search for the English language handbook. The guide offer descriptions from the local weather, folklore and holidays. Instructions on visa applications and a guide to the city inner transportation network and links to Hong Kong. The guide also offers currency exchange and banking services, mobile and internet services, medical treatments, leisure and entertainment activities. It will also offer personal safety and security tips while traveling to scenic spots in Guangdong. There will also be a graphic display on how to apply for work visas, driver’s licenses and residence permits.

The creation of the guide is accredited to Zhang Yiyi who was also responsible for the editing got the idea of doing the guide from foreign experts on business trips to BGI who said that they find it hard to access local facilities and services. Zhang used questionnaires to ask on the needs and concerns of the visiting expats and they always mention public transportation, medical care, visa applications and residential rental services.

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