According to Article 41 of the Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People's Republic of China, foreigners who work in China shall obtain work permits and work-type residence permits in accordance with relevant regulations. No entities or individuals shall employ foreigners who have no work permits or work-type residence permits.
(1) Foreigners should provide the application materials to ZJ Lab, and the lab staff will submit the fully prepared application materials to Zhejiang Provincial Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs to apply for the work permit for foreigners coming to China.
(2) Foreigners shall, within 30 days upon entry to China, apply in person to the Entry and Exit Administration Bureau of Hangzhou Municipal Public Security Bureau for work-type residence permits.
Apply for a Work Visa (Z) or Talent Visa (R). The work visa is the most common type of visa applied for by foreigners coming to work in China. Applicants may apply for a talent visa if they meet the introduction conditions and requirements for high-level foreign talents and specialized talents urgently needed and in short supply as determined by the competent authorities of the Chinese government.
According to the Social Insurance Law of the People's Republic of China, foreigners employed in China shall participate in social insurance (endowment insurance, medical insurance, unemployment insurance, work-related injury insurance and maternity insurance) according to the law. ZJ Lab and foreign employees themselves pay a certain proportion of social insurance every month. Foreign employees who participate in social insurance and meet the conditions shall enjoy social insurance benefits according to the law. For example, as long as foreign employees have contributed to the 15-year pension insurance and reached the legal retirement age in China, they can receive a monthly retirement pension, even if they live outside China.
There are two ways: one is to keep the personal account of social insurance and renew it in the accumulated way when foreigners come to work in China again. The second is to terminate the social security personal account. Before leaving China, foreigners could submit a written application to withdraw the remaining amount one-time from the personal account.
Foreign employees shall pay personal income tax, which will be withheld and remitted by ZJ Lab. The personal income tax threshold is 5,000 yuan. If a foreign employee stays in China for 183 days or more in a tax year, he/she shall be taxed at the resident tax rate. If it does not exceed 183 days, it will be withheld at the non-resident rate.
It takes about 5 minutes by car to the nearest Nanhu Station of Line 16 (where shuttle buses to the Lab available), 30 minutes by car to Hangzhou West Railway Station, 80 minutes by car to Hangzhou East Railway Station, and 75 minutes by car to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport. You can travel to all parts of Hangzhou by light rail or subway, or by taxi or bus.
Hangzhou dishes have a long history and they are important parts of Zhejiang cuisine culture. Hangzhou cuisine is one of the three Zhejiang cuisines together with Ningbo cuisine and Shaoxing cuisine. Hangzhou is located in Jiangnan water town, whose climate is mild and wet so that its dishes prefer to fids and shrimp. People there pay attention to authentic taste of food itself and the mixture of northern and southern Chinese cuisine's taste.
Recommended Hangzhou Dishes
Braised Dongpo Pork / Dong Po Rou (东坡肉), Beggar's Chicken / Jiao Hua Ji (叫化童子鸡), Fish Head and Bean Curb Soup (鱼头豆腐), West Lake Water Shield Soup (西湖莼菜汤), West Lake Fish in Vinegar Gravy /Xi Hu Cu Yu (西湖醋鱼), Wang Taishou Babao Toufu (王太守八宝豆腐), Zhan Yuyuan (斩鱼圆), Sister Song's Fish Broth (宋嫂鱼羹), South Song Crab Stuffed Orang (南宋蟹酿橙), Braised Bamboo Shoots in Wine Sauce (糟烩鞭笋), Fried Shrimps with Long Jing Tea Leaves /Long Jing Xia Ren (龙井虾仁), Home-made Salted Pork with Spring Bamboo Shoots (南肉春笋), Stir-Fried Bean Curd Rolls Stuffed with Minced Tenderloin (干炸响铃), Pian Er Chuan (片儿川).
Recommended Hangzhou Snacks & Desserts
Ding Sheng Cake (定胜糕)，Cat-ear Shaped Pasta (猫耳朵)，Shallot Stuffed Pancake (葱爆桧儿)，Wushan Hill Crispy Cake (吴山酥油饼), Hangzhou Small Steamed Bun (杭州小笼包).
Food from restaurants, fast food chains and even coffee shops can be delivered to your door by downloading a mobile delivery APP. If you want, you can also go to the restaurant and enjoy the food with the locals.
Zhejiang Lab Nanhu Headquarters has a child-care center, which provides full-time child-care services for staff's children aged from 18 months to preschool.
The Lab is close to Tianyuan College and RDFZ King's College School, both covering kindergarten, primary school, junior and senior high school.
There are two general hospitals near the Lab, the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University School of Medicine (Yuhang Campus) and Yuhang Second People's Hospital, by car the former takes 25 minutes, while the latter takes 10 minutes.
(1) Thorough Benefit Package
(2) Rent-Free Apartments and Meal Allowance
(3) Team Outings and Health Care