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  • Feb 15,2017

    Unfair. Yup.


    I have been here 5 years now, and I still have stuff in storage in the UK.




    Because I am not allowed to import it.  I have a tool kit in a roller cabinet worth 5k GB. Not allowed to bring it here.  But I could export crap spanners to the UK no problem if I wanted to.  Flood the market with crap but...

  • Feb 11,2017

    Social networking is about business, you move in to small group, catch a break in the conversation, introduce yourself and give out some business cards and move on, if you find a potential customer, you go into a holding pattern and linger there with the conversation a little longer, then move onto the next target group. It's business, not personal, unless of course you see some beefcake on...

  • Feb 11,2017

    This is not something I know a lot about so I might be talking out of my arse, but I always thought that if a company wants to sell its product in China, knowing that it will be taxed heavily that's their choice and if China is able to get away with charging that tax while their goods may not be taxed as heavily in other countries can you really blame them for getting the best deal they can?...

  • Feb 08,2017

    I had the same thing.


    It used to be that as long as you had minimum six months left on your old passport they would just put the new visa in that passport and later, when you travel you just needed to carry both passports.


    But the last time I renewed my RP my old passport was due to expire about 6 weeks before the new visa would expire. I didn't think...

  • Feb 08,2017

    Doesn't affect you at all. Only affects those on work permits. Carry on as you have before. 

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    Feb 04,2017

    I do have 3 CC that work in China at places that deal with tourists, hotels, and some restaurants.  very limited opportunities to use them do. Merchants here do not want to accept them because they claim it takes months to receive money from banks. And I also have to message banks back in USA that I will be visiting China in the near future and to please accept my charges with a list of...

  • Feb 03,2017

    I know a few Filipinos that do this so the family can withdraw money in the philippines, but not heard of other countries where Union Pay allows this to happen. They can't get 2 atm cards, so they just open 2 accounts and move money to an account where they "express mail the atm card to a family member" and make cash deposits to the account as they need it.

  • Jan 21,2017

    probably 30 minutes and that was a couple of years back getting a crown and filling done.
    I have no problem recommending my Dentist in Mudanjaing .
    good work and a great price ..last year the dentist in Australia tried to over charge and service for $4600 aus .
    flights for me the wife and 2 kids return from Harbin was $2900
    dentist cost me $100 all done in record time...

  • Dec 28,2016

    What Spider says may not be true! It may depend on your government, etc.


    I know this from personal experience when I had my Criminal History stuff done by my friend. But then, I was able to get the criminal history done online and mailed. He then took it to my gov's Dept of Foreign Affairs, who then authenticated it, And then he took it to the Chinese...

  • Nov 28,2016

    Hi, I am Bhim Patel from India, Came to china for education in 2006 for my bachelor's in medicine and surgery, Graduated,went back,worked a while and came back again,started doing business,going great so far . Married with a Chongqing wife, Enjoying my life by being my own boss !

  • Nov 24,2016

    Unless the degree is in Chinese language... granted, it still won't be looked upon 'favourably', but at least studying the language in the country should imply competence over and above learning that language outside of the country.

  • Nov 08,2016

    If it's written into your contract then there isn't much you can do. The way companies can legally do it without putting in the contract is to have a set of employee rules mentioned in the contract and state you have to abide by them. They can fine you out of any monthly bonus but they can't fine you out of your base salary.


    But philbravery is right (weird!). I'd look for...

  • Nov 04,2016

    Haha, well I was in my China honeymoon phase at the time so you're sort of right.

  • Oct 30,2016

    these books are good to read as a story or go with a topic as well....

  • Oct 24,2016

    For any sign of the end is when we actually start hearing groups or small hand fulls of teachers reporting to us or us witnessing them say: "I was told to leave, I'm a B class talent and I was replaced by a new type of A class talent." ( FYI, We're a long long way from that, I do believe A class and B class talents will be changed or modified a bit after a year or so.)

  • Oct 19,2016

    It all depends on your definition of funny. In my opinion, it's rather scary than funny to observe how immature some people are. One of my Chinese coworkers has been questioning me today for 20 minutes about places in Europe where prostitution is legal, giggling like a teenage girl who hears the word "sex". Needles to say, he had this "I will finally score" look on his face. He is in his late...

  • Oct 14,2016

    See China Merchants Bank for Gold account with Mc/Visa logo ATM card. 50 Rmb monthly fee, if balance on the account is lower than 50k Rmb.


    You can use CMB ATM anywhere in the world, where Mc/Visa logo is displayed.

    If you're shopping with card outside of China, spending in foreign currency will be deducted from Rmb account holdings by 'spot exchange...

  • Oct 12,2016

    Anti-pollution indoor plants such as Aloe Vera helps.


    Aloe (Aloe vera) This easy-to-grow, sun-loving succulent helps clear formaldehyde and benzene, which can be a byproduct of chemical-based cleaners, paints and more. Aloe is a smart choice...

  • Oct 10,2016

    Good idea man.


    Can I suggest including a few reasons why it's a good idea, sort of like the pictures of diseased lungs on cigarette boxes or the graphic anti drink drive ads on TV. People need to see a reason sometimes.


    Maybe google some statistics, or diagrams of what happens to the brain when the head hits the road,  and how the head is heavy...

  • Oct 08,2016

    Stop with the they have clout nonsense, China is desperately trying attract talented foreigners and if you are here as an engineer you have the option of going to the media.

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A: My friends who are managing schools still can't recruit from outside o
A:My friends who are managing schools still can't recruit from outside of China because of the borders being closed, as far as I know that doesn't look like it's going to change anytime soon. If you have a current existing residence permit etc you can re-enter the country, going through the usual quarantine process obviously but no new visas are being issued. I don't know about business visas but I suspect it wouldn't be much different. For up to date info you could probably contact the Chinese embassy in your country. -- Stiggs