I have previously lived in Shanghai for 2 years. We are likely moving back at the end of the year and I have a few questions:
1) Do they still require expats to go to that medical clinic and get checked-out before they allow the visa. The one where you have to drive out of the city and they do chest x-rays and TB checks, etc.
2) How was the pollution last winter? I have looked at the AQI, but wanted to hear first hand. I have a young child and this concerns me.
3) How is the VPN situation? Does the government still shut it off when every they feel like it?