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Q: How are you feeling? Life is almost back to normal in China :D

It's super awesome to see the sun shining and people much more relaxed! How is everyone feeling? Laughing out loud

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I'll have to take your word for it on the sun and things being almost back to normal. We are still in lockdown.

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I'll have to take your word for it on the sun and things being almost back to normal. We are still in lockdown.

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Where I live in Zhejiang, things are almost back to normal. One can even eat inside the restaurants now. I dont know about Starbucks which has been closed for almost three months, but I dont patronize there so it doesnt matter to me.

 

My concern is simply when will I get to return to work and make money. To compound this issue, the rent on the apartment my wife and I reside in is due and the MF'ing landlord wants ONE YEAR of rent and wont budge from that. Fortunately my wife deals with him and I do not know him or I might want to kill him. We can swing six months, we simply dont have the money to pay for a year. From all the apartments I have rented (including China) the landlord wants three months rent at a time or will even do month to month. I would say the bastard wants all this money because of his financial situation but we had to pay nine months rent before. My wife is looking for another place but she is angry and stressed out and is unhappy with me. She is unemployed and has been for years and having been harping at her for that time to get a job, even a job paying 5,000 a month. I love her but she pisses away money and I have been supporting her which I resent, if I were single, I would have a lot more money and can survive this more easily.

 

She is looking for a place but we have to be out by Wednesday (April 1), and also we have furniture in our house that is ours and seemingly a lot of the places to be rented are already furnished. The original plan before this bullshit broke out was for me to work in this city and have my own apartment and my wife to live with me and not have to pay rent.

 

I am American and would just go home but America is in a bad situation right now and I am not sure if I could make it back. I would like to find a job there and start over. 

 

However sitting in their home with my 88 year old father blaring FOX News at full volume with his Gomer Pyle like new wife (who he married six months after my mother, his wife of 65 years died)  bitching at me for not having money is not a life I want either. So Im stuck here, no job, pissed off wife, having to move, paying hopefully 20,000 RMB (for six months unless we can find someone who will take less money for less time)  to get her situated and hoping like hell I have a job in April.

 

I might work in Hangzhou and am actually registered with the police with a residence there and have tried to ask the new employer (who is an agency) if I can live there. Of course the answer was "no" and knew it would be. If I could live there, my wife can stay with friends and this rent issue would be temporarily resolved until our financial situation improves. I have also asked my wife what in the hell is she going to do if I did go back to America and look for work and she was here alone. She isnt big on answers.

 

So a lot of worrying. But so are probably a billion other people literally. It is so easy for the government to say "Stay Home", but the landlord and bill collectors still want their money.

 

Thats my tale of woe.

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But they say you should be on top watch when everyone is relaxed and relax a bit when everyone is on top watch.

 

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Many industries are taking a full blown hit. Manufacturing, import/export, service industries what not. Small businesses went brankrupt. College graduates, a few millions of them, be like, s**t, no job!

 

Meanwhile a lot of good changes though. You realize simple living is not bad... If you sign up for some volunteering work you meet lots of people with big hearts. During the days with my gym closed, I ended up learning free resistence training and got a better toned body. 

 

 

Gotta still enjoy the sun. Time to lend a hand to other countries, too.

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Life has been more of an inconvenience than a crisis where I live. Only two reported cases in our teir three city near Wuxi and Suzhou. Because I live on a public school campus, we have been restricted to being able to leave campus twice a week (now three times a week). We had to get our temperatures reported at the main gate twice a day. Now, we can do it at home and message the temps into an administrator. We have been doing online classes which was unique. At least I have added a new skill to my resume. Today, things are pretty well back to normal. People are working, shops and restaurants are fully open for business. We still have to use the new health card and get temps taken to enter many places, but most other restrictions are off. School opens in a few days for the seniors, and I will be back in the classroom in two weeks. As I said, this has been an inconvenience, but nothing scary or dangerous for us. We just rode out the storm with everyone else.

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One shouldn't go overboard with appreciating ... 

 

In Stunning Show Of Hypocrisy, China Shuts All Borders To Foreigners Over Virus Fears

China has decided to suspend the entry of foreigners with currently valid visas and residence permits in China ...

 

Thu, 03/26/2020 - 11:40

Two months ago, as deaths from China's virus were rapidly escalating and spreading across the nation, Beijing expressed outrage at the measures enacted by the global community to limit the spread of the deadly virus, saying they went way beyond standards accepted worldwide.

Specifically,  Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Beijing "does not agree with the approach adopted by individual countries to create tension or even panic" by closing borders, trade, and flights to and from China. 

WHO boss Tedros also piled on - saying these flight bans and border closures were racist.

  

And of course, AOC and the extreme left also chimed in on the 'racist' OrangeManBad in The White House and his (now clearly life-saving) Chinese flight bans.

But now, as China claims it has its domestic outbreak under control and that the new cases are ONLY from foreigners, and in a stunning piece of total and utter hypocrisy, they have decided to... Suspend entry of all foreigners' entry to China:

 

Double standards ..., not 'hypocrisy' ...

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https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/hubei-residents-riot-after-quaran...

 

Hubei Residents Riot After Quarantine Lifted; Police Beaten With Their Own Shield, Cop Cars Overturned

Residents of Hubei province in China teamed up with their local police force to battle the police from neighboring Jiangxi province - who set up a roadblock on the Yangtze River Bridge to prevent the people of Hubei from crossing and returning to work.

Footage of Hubei residents overturning Jingxi police vehicles was captured and uploaded to Chinese social media - where Chinese authorities have reportedly already scrubbed it.

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