- Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:42 pm
I lived 5 years in the PRC. It is generally very difficult to stay in China long term unless you have a visa sponsored by an employer or invest a lot of money. One used to be able to do border runs every 30 days but those days are gone post 2014 changes.
There are very high upfront costs associated with getting an apartment. Near end of contract, stop paying rent in the amount of the initial deposit given because you will never get it back.
Sites like ShanghaiExpat mentioned above have listings if you are not deterred.