Shanghai-based designers Catalina Calin (left) and Jamie Daza, from Romania and Colombia. Expats on the mainland say they are less welcome than before. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Locals come first: the end of the golden era for expats in China?

Rising living costs, new visa rules and a move towards hiring locals are making life on the mainland harder for foreigners, expats say

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Shanghai-based designers Catalina Calin (left) and Jamie Daza, from Romania and Colombia. Expats on the mainland say they are less welcome than before. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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