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Q: How do I get 4 ginormous suitcases across the country?

Hi good people

 

I will be moving from a small Tier 5 city in the North, to the South. I have heavy luggage, loads of it, but not furniture. Does anyone have any advice on how to get it down there cost effectively? Someone mentioned to me that I could post a suitcase? That seems strange to me, but I'd happily give it a shot if its viable. Or is there a removal company that services my small city in Hebei Province?

 

Really looking forward to hearing from you all. 

 

Ever grateful, Kate

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Posting it is exactly right Kate! Go and see one of the courier companies (Shunfeng is probably the best). They'll arrange door to door delivery for you. 

 

Just make sure you check what is allowed to ship. Things like flammable liquids aren't allowed. Most other things are okay. 

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Posting it is exactly right Kate! Go and see one of the courier companies (Shunfeng is probably the best). They'll arrange door to door delivery for you. 

 

Just make sure you check what is allowed to ship. Things like flammable liquids aren't allowed. Most other things are okay. 

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The cheapest option is CRE - the China Railway delivery service. They have two basic services. One is door to door, the other is railway station to railway station. Obviously the station to station option is the cheapest. They deliver by weight but it is really cheap, like a few yuan per KG.

 

They deliver large commodity consignments for companies so a few suitcases is not going to a problem regardless of how big they are.

 

They have an office at almost every mainland railway station (just look for the CRE logo) or you can call them at a number that can found online (a Chinese person could help you with that).

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Why ship toiletries?

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How does one end up in a foreign country (presumably without the intention of a serious long-term stay) with 4 huge suitcases of really heavy stuff???

 

How did you get it here in the first place?

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Yet another post.

Is my Residence Visa in jeopardy

I am about to resign from my job due to various reasons, but chiefly because I am hating living in an extremely remote location and cannot imagine how bad life will suck if I stick to it and finish my contract (another lonely 9 months to go, yowza!)

 

There is also some contract violation on behalf of my employer which at first needled me, but now I'm thinking this actually might work in my favour.

 

My question is when I resign to begin work elsewhere in China , can my employer retract my Residence Permit (currently valid until 28 April 2017)? Or will the thing expire naturally? 

 

And what can I do to ensure I am given the all-important release letter? They are not the most transparent bunch and I am anticipating some resistance and possible maliciousness on their side. 

 

Thank you.

 

5-6 months in one location and you complied 4 suitcases worth of stuff?

 

 

 

 

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south-north any delivery company such as yinda, shentong and so on would charge about the same about 100-120 rmb per 10kg.

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