Follow CGSP on Social Media

Listen to the CGSP Podcast

Some Helpful Tips From a South African Expat in China Who’s Been Social Distancing For the Past Two Months

Now that most of us are working from home and being encouraged to keep a 2-meter or 6-foot social distance from other people, we’re having to learn entirely new routines. While this may be difficult to get used to for those outside of China, countless Chinese and expats in China have been doing it for the past two months.

One South African wrote an amazing Twitter thread with lots of helpful tips on how she’s survived the pandemic over the past two months living in China.

  • Get a daily email packed with the latest China-Africa news and analysis.
  • Read exclusive insights on the key trends shaping China-Africa relations.
  • Full access to the News Feed that provides daily updates on Chinese engagement in Africa and throughout the Global South.

China, Africa and the Global South... find out what’s happening.

Subscribe today for unlimited access.

What is The China-Global South Project?


The China-Global South Project is passionately independent, non-partisan and does not advocate for any country, company or culture.


A carefully curated selection of the day’s most important China-Global South stories. Updated 24 hours a day by human editors. No bots, no algorithms.


Diverse, often unconventional insights from scholars, analysts, journalists and a variety of stakeholders in the China-Global South discourse.


A unique professional network of China-Africa scholars, analysts, journalists and other practioners from around the world.