Shenzhen Government Online
Q: Q: What is a healthy understanding of emotions and how they affect our lives? 08-11
A: A: We do not want to view emotions simply as disruptions to our lives which require management or containment. Emotions are both beautiful and functional. Emotions motivate, protect, and bring order to our lives.
Q: Q: Do you have any other recommendations? 08-11
A: A: There are many patients in China, making the system large and sometimes impersonal. It generally runs efficiently, and all of the modern technology is present in the Shenzhen hospitals. If you have a chronic medical problem, it is important that you be an advocate for your personal care.
Q: Q: Do I need medical insurance? 08-11
A: A: The costs for medical care in China are generally significantly lower than the West. Nonetheless, serious illness, hospitalizations, surgery, trauma, and other such events can be expensive. It is therefore wise to obtain medical insurance to cover these costs, remembering the pay-first system. For hospitalizations, a deposit of several thousand yuan is required; additionally, before you can be discharged, you have to pay all the bills in full. If you have medical insurance, most hospitals still require you to pay out of your own pocket first after which you can get reimbursed by the insurance company.
Q: Q: What are some of the biggest differences between China’s medical system and the West? 08-11
A: A: One important difference in China’s big cities is the tendency to see specialists rather than general practice or primary care physicians first. In the West, these problems would largely be managed by one general practitioner. While the Chinese specialist may be an expert in his or her field, they rarely comment on issues outside of their specialty.
Q: Q: How do I navigate the public hospital system? 08-11
A: A: One recommendation is to ask a native Chinese speaker to help with the process although some hospitals provide English services. To make appointments, many hospitals are moving to a WeChat-based scheduling system although generally, that requires an ability to read Chinese. Some hospitals like University of Hong Kong-Shenzhen Hospital have an international department with more English-speaking staff so always ask if there is an English-speaking staff in hospitals.After seeing the doctor, you may receive prescriptions or testing forms first. You need to go back to the registration area or cashier to pay in advance before receiving the appropriate service and medication. In general, the system here is pay first, service second while this order is reversed in the West.
Q: Q: How can foreigners withdraw the deceased’s money out of a bank in China? 08-11
A: A; Use the document requirements checklist from the Bank where the deceased left their money. Get the proof of inheritance from the deceased domicile (or the most closely connected place) and get the proof of inheritance notarized and authenticated.Get the aforesaid proof of inheritance translated into Chinese and take it to the bank. The bank will go through the deposit inheritance procedure after examination and confirmation of the proof of inheritance.
Q: Q: How can foreigners inherit real estate in China? 08-11
A: A: Provide the proof of inheritance from the deceased domicile (or the most closely connected place) and get the proof of inheritance notarized and authenticated.Provide the aforesaid proof of inheritance translated into Chinese and take it to the Notary Public where the real estate is located. The Notary Public will issue an Inheritance Notary after examination and confirmation of the proof of inheritance.The successors can then take the Inheritance Notary along with other required documents to the Real Estate Administration to go through the ownership transfer procedure.
Q: Q: What makes an effective will? 08-11
A: A; An effective will should be made by the testator who has full capacity for civil conduct, and should express the testator’s real intention. The will should have the right format under Inheritance Law, and make sure the will reserves a necessary portion of the estate for the successor(s) who are unable to work and have no source of income.
Q: Q: What is the estate that can be inherited? 08-11
A: A: The estate refers to the lawful personal property left over by a natural person upon their death. Make sure the deceased’s estate does not include the husband and wife’s joint property.
Q: Q: Who are the eligible successors under China’s inheritance law? 08-11
A: A: The first sequence: the spouse, children, parents.Second in line: brothers and sisters, paternal grandparents, maternal grandparents. Widowed daughters-in-law or sons-in-law who have made predominant contributions in supporting their parents-in-law shall, in relation to their parents-in-law, be regarded as successors first in line.