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China is the fourth largest country in the world and is the largest country entirely in Asia. China is bordered by Russia, India, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macau (semi-autonomous), Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Vietnam.
China covers about 9,596,960 square kilometers and has the largest population of any country in the world. The population of China is about 1,338,612,968 (July 2010 est.). China is divided into 23 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, and 4 municipalities.
For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. After World War II, the Communists under MAO Zedong established an autocratic socialist system. After 1978, MAO's successor DENG Xiaoping and other leaders focused on market-oriented economic development and by 2000 output had quadrupled. For much of the population, living standards have improved dramatically and the room for personal choice has expanded, yet political controls remain tight. China since the early 1990s has increased its global outreach and participation in international organizations, and today has become one of the most powerful economies in the world.
Professions: Medical Practitioners
Seniority: Consultant Level
Tenure: Permanent and Contract
Latitudes Group International provides recruitment services for medical practitioners to numerous private employers in the People's Republic of China, primarily in the major cities.
The rapid growth of the Chinese economy is for some an area of concern; for others: excitement. For many in China dramatic lifestyle changes have mirrored the direction the economy is taking.
The 'revolution' is based on a limitless supply of manpower, and the entrepreneurial elite are wasting no time in making making the most of the opportunity to produce at full capacity. Not only in the big cities, but all across Southern China, modern factories are springing up.
The rapid development of the 1990s has raised the standard of living for many Chinese, who now face a dazzling array of choices in consumer items and experience a lifestyle very different from earlier generations. The pace of growth continues to accelerate.
However, all this aside, the lifestyle that China's big cities offer is on par with other great cities world wide.
Working here - Obtaining Professional Registration, Visas
The good news is that you can work in China without having to go through a residency again. And you do NOT have to speak Chinese because the hospitals in which you will be eligible to work are primarily English-speaking hospitals primarily aimed at the very wealthy and expat communities. These expat clinics cater to everyday ailments, so family physicians and general practitioners can be highly desirable, while only the few expat hospitals in the country have spots available for foreign specialists.
In general, salaries for doctors working in our client facilities match those paid to US practitioners.
For information about working in the medical profession in the People's Republic of China, and the requirements for professional registration and immigration specific to your specific background and training, please contact Latitudes' Singapore office to discuss your specific indivual requirements.
CIA World Fact Book