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Q: What is needed to get back in China?

I'm in South Africa. I have valid Chinese Work and Residence Permits. I'm busy looking for new employment in China.

What steps must I take before I can book a ticket back to China - apart from Covid test and Health Declaration form?

I lost jobs previously since we couldn't get back to China before. Agents encourage me to please get back into China asap, since many employers still want to employ foreighners who are inside China already.

I don't get any response from Chine Consul in South Africa.

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Absence of dignity, willingness to be treated like dirt and a strong stomach will help more than anything.

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Response from anybody else instead of Chinese Embassy in SA doesn't count, IMO.

 

New British Consul landed in Bj yesterday. Have a read at requirements (15-days quarantine at the landing ...) in China:

 

https://news.yahoo.com/britain-look-reduce-dependence-china-105120122.html

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I doubt that anyone really knows enough to give you a proper answer yet, it's a new, constantly changing situation.

 

China recently said they'll start allowing people with valip RPs back into the country but I haven't heard much more about it since.

 

My guess would be it will be people with existing jobs rather than new jobs though, limited in numbers, decided on a case by case basis and probably aimed more at critical type jobs rather than English teachers.

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Apart from the whole not wanting foreigners here thing, some stories that the croup is popping up again in a few places. Anecdotally, here on the ground, it depends upon where you enter the country. The response can vary daily and from 2 weeks in a skanky hotel to a raft of medical evidence and checks to go back to whence you came.

My personal guess is that it's a wait and see what happens during the winter.

I suggest you put off your plans for at least another 6 months and monitor the wechat news and reddit r/China visa groups.

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Airline Crew Spots 'Guy In Jetpack' Flying 6,000 Feet Over LAX In 2nd 'Dangerous' Incident

Frantic air traffic control audio released: "Flying object? Was it a UAV or or was it a jet pack?" 

 

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Absence of dignity, willingness to be treated like dirt and a strong stomach will help more than anything.

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funny how a few weeks ago they made All thsi Big Deal about Opening up again To Foreigners Entrance!!  haha,,,,  heard that news maybe what?  one week?

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A guy is know has been stranded in the US for months, he has the valid RP and everything and is working on getting back to China now. Last time I talked to him he seemed fairly hopeful it would be soon so presumably he's had some encouraging noises from whoever he's dealing with, or at least hasn't been shot down.

 

Logistically, there must be a lot involved in letting people in again. Pre -testing,testing on arrival, quarantine arrangements, security, prioritising who comes first etc... I doubt they'd let random red stampers do that kind of thing, it would be people higher up the ladder. Bureaucracy never moves quickly.

 

And then, with the recent spike in numbers everywhere it wouldn't surprise me if China is quietly re-thinking their 'let em back in' policy.

 

 

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Italian Police Use Lamborghini For Urgent 300-Mile Kidney Delivery In Just Two Hours

    ...the Lambo soared over a distance of 500 kilometers – or about 310 miles – in just about two hours, averaging 143 miles per hour...

     

     

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    what do you need?

     

    a sense of proportion. angel

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    http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/china-makes-anal-swab-covid-tests-compulsory-for-foreign-arrivals-mvthjq8c7

     

    So foreigners entering the country now need  to take the anal exam. I wonder if any poor b@stard was on the plane to China when that was announced, he'd have been expecting a nose swab and a few weeks in a hotel when he landed - oh the surprises in store for him ! 

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    @Stiggs (comment box won't open)

    If you think about it, it's just like an orientation experience that will prepare you to completely loose your dignity on your first day at Happy Giraffe.

    Welcome to China Mr Waijiao, please bend over to receive the metaphor for the remainder of your stay. .

    You've been Chinared.

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    Dutch goin' agro ...

     

    Dutch company unleashes automated drone strikes to protect crops… from moths?

    Dutch company unleashes automated drone strikes to protect crops… from moths?

    A Dutch startup has reportedly engaged in automated drone warfare, albeit on a miniature scale, protecting sensitive crops inside greenhouses from the menace of wayward moths.

    Mar 8, 2021 17:30 surprise

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    http://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Coronavirus/China-rolls-out-vaccine-passport-aiming-to-revive-foreign-travel

     

    If this goes ahead it would be great news for anyone wanting to get back into China, or for travel anywhere for that matter but even if only China did it it would probably mean the China ESL industry could fire up again. Here's hoping.

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    https://sg.news.yahoo.com/china-now-non-compliant-hong-105437966.html

     

    China now 'non-compliant' with Hong Kong joint declaration: UK

    Sat, 13 March 2021, 11:54 am

     

    Beijing Thursday rubber stamped new rules that give it powers to veto candidates running in the city as it moved decisively to dismantle Hong Kong's democratic pillars

     

    China is no longer compliant with Hong Kong's joint declaration after Beijing announced sweeping changes to the region's electoral system, Britain said Saturday.

    "The UK now considers Beijing to be in a state of ongoing non-compliance with the Sino-British Joint Declaration," the foreign ministry said in a statement.

    The treaty was signed before Britain handed Hong Kong back to China in 1997 and was designed to allay fears about its future under Beijing's rule.

     

    It guarantees the financial hub special status including a high degree of autonomy to manage its own affairs and the right to freedom of speech.

    But British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that Beijing's decision "to impose radical changes to restrict participation in Hong Kong's electoral system" was a "further clear breach" of the agreement.

    "This is part of a pattern designed to harass and stifle all voices critical of China's policies and is the third breach of the Joint Declaration in less than nine months," he said.

    "I must now report that the UK considers Beijing to be in a state of ongoing non-compliance with the Joint Declaration," he added, further ramping up tensions between the two nations.

    Britain has been a strong critic of China's crackdown on pro-democracy campaigners in Hong Kong, and angered Beijing by announcing a new visa scheme offering millions of its residents a pathway to British citizenship.

    The system went live in January as the city's former colonial master opened its doors to those wanting to escape China's crackdown on dissent.

    ... more ...

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    Welcome to China ... 

     

    https://news.yahoo.com/exclusive-uighurs-harassed-abused-beijing-1733387...

     

    Exclusive: Uighurs harassed and abused by Beijing in UK, minister admits

    Christopher Hope

     

    Sat, March 13, 2021, 6:33 PM

     

    Excerpt ...

    The scale of intimidation is laid bare by Rahima Mahmut, the UK director for the World Uighur Congress, in an article for The Telegraph in which she told how “today Uighurs in Britain are silenced".

    She said: “One British Uighur woman revealed how she received text messages everyday from Chinese police forces urging her to spy on the lives of her other Uighur in the UK.

    “The texts would always contain the ominous warning: ‘remember your mother and your sisters are with us’”.

    A British Uighur student told how she was called to the Chinese Embassy in London and “pressured into writing an opinion piece for a newspaper declaring there to be no re-education camps in Xinjiang”.

    Ms Mahmut said the student was told: “Remember, your mother and other family members are still in China.”

    Ms Mahmut also says the UK should ban “goods made from Uighur forced labour”.

     

     

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    Few O2 containers, beside the Z visa ... angel

     

    https://news.yahoo.com/flights-canceled-during-chinas-worst-041238209.html

     

     A cyclist and motorists move past office buildings amid a sandstorm during the morning rush hour in the central business district in Beijing, Monday, March 15, 2021. The sandstorm brought a tinted haze to Beijing's skies and sent air quality indices soaring on Monday.

     

    BEIJING (AP) — China’s capital and a wide swath of the country's north were enveloped Monday in the worst sandstorm in a decade, forcing the cancelation of hundreds of flights.

    Skyscrapers in the center of Beijing appeared to drop from sight amid the dust and sand. Traffic was snarled and more than 400 flights out of the capital's two main airports were canceled amid high winds and low visibility.

    The National Meteorological Center said Monday's storm had developed in the Gobi Desert in the Inner Mongolia Region, where schools had been advised to close and bus service added to reduce residents' exposure to the harsh conditions.

     

    Such storms used to occur regularly in the springtime as sand from western deserts blew eastwards, affecting areas as far as northern Japan.

    Massive planting of trees and bushes in fragile areas has reduced the effects on other parts of the country in recent years, but the expansion of cities and industries, along with strip mining and overgrazing, has put constant pressure on the environment throughout China. With its mix of desert and grassy steppe, Inner Mongolia is particularly prone to extreme weather resulting from resource exploitation.

    Like COVID-19, which is believed to have spread from bats and other wild animals, sandstorms are a reminder of the need to respect nature, said Zhou Jinfeng, secretary general of the conservation group China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation.

    “Together with the pandemic, that’s another big lesson we should take and we should change our behavior," Zhou said.

    The National Meteorological Center forecasted the sand and dust would affect 12 provinces and regions from Xinjiang in the far northwest to Heilongjiang in the northeast and the eastern coastal port city of Tianjin.

    “This is the most intense sandstorm weather our country has seen in 10 years, as well as it covering the broadest area," the center said in a post on its website.

    It wasn't clear if the storm was related to a recent general decline in air quality despite efforts to end Beijing's choking smog.

    The ruling Communist Party has pledged to reduce carbon emissions per unit of economic output by 18% over the next five years. Environmentalists say China needs to do more to reduce dependency on coal that has made it the world's biggest emitter of climate changing gasses.weblink ...

     

     

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    surprise Scumbaggery and dishonesty are Chinese cultural treats ...

     

    .. remembering of employer's disrespect of the signed and stamped English teaching contracts angry ...: 

     

     

    https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/uk-us-slam-chinas-breach-hong-kon...

     

    The UK government has slammed China over it's aggressive and likely irreversible moves to clamp down on Hong Kong's electoral system which many see as but the logical outcome of last summer's sweeping national security law which effectively silenced the anti-mainland opposition. China sees it as "patriotic" reform and a badly needed "overhaul" however.

    London now says China is in "a state of ongoing non-compliance" with the Sino-British Joint Declaration which eventually led to the "one country, two systems" status quo in effect for over two decades running.

    "Beijing’s decision to impose radical changes to restrict participation in Hong Kong’s electoral system constitutes a further clear breach of the legally binding Sino-British Joint Declaration," Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said in a statement on Saturday.

    The statement underscored it was no less than the third breach in under a year: "This is part of a pattern designed to harass and stifle all voices critical of China's policies and is the third breach of the Joint Declaration in less than nine months," Raab's statement went on.

    The continuing non-compliance is "a demonstration of the growing gulf between Beijing’s promises and its actions," it continued. 

    The UK statement expressing outrage over the anti-democratic changes came days after last week's National People's Congress (NPC) move to approve a resolution that imposes sweeping changes on Hong Kong's electoral system which is ultimately aimed to ensure that mainland loyalists are in firm control of running the city

    It will in essence give a powerful already largely pro-Beijing election committee oversight to vet candidates for office based on how "pro-China" they are, effectively choking off any opposition hopes for breathing space in the city's government. Their new powers over the Legislative Council (LegCo) which is to also include electing many its members will automatically dilute the number directly elected by the public.

     

     

    As expected, China has hit back, with the Chinese embassy in the UK promptly rebutting what it called "groundless slanders":

    "The U.K. has no sovereignty, jurisdiction or right of 'supervision' over Hong Kong after the handover, and it has no so-called 'obligations' to Hong Kong citizens,” a spokesperson said on Saturday. “No foreign country or organization has the right to take the Joint Declaration as an excuse to interfere in Hong Kong affairs, which are China's internal affairs."

    Alongside Washington, London has over the past two years witnessed rapidly deteriorating relations with Beijing, particularly after it offered Hong Kong residents "a path to British citizenship" in direct response to last June's national security law passage.

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     New Z visa requirement ... Make yerself ready ... surprise

     

    China to let foreigners into the country if they’ve had Beijing-made Covid vaccine

    China to let foreigners into the country if they’ve had Beijing-made Covid vaccine

    China is set to relax Covid border restrictions and allow foreigners into the country for the first time since it limited most travel last March if arrivals have been vaccinated with a Beijing-made vaccine.

    Mar 16, 2021 13:50 

    icnif77:

    https://news.yahoo.com/after-raising-over-900-k-elderly-asian-woman-attacked-in-san-francisco-plans-to-donate-money-to-combat-racism-000009681.html

     

    The family of a 76-year-old Chinese woman who fought back after being punched in the face in an unprovoked attack in San Francisco said Monday that she was recovering from her injuries and would donate the $900,000 raised on a GoFundMe page to “combat racism.” (The stated goal of the page was $50,000.).

     

    ... more ...

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    900k... I don't know if throwing money at the problem can fix it but good for her anyway.

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    It's an American way ... 

     

    Remember when I got gifted an umbrella in rainy in Tangshan ??

     

    I was like: "WWWhaaat???" ... when the girl just walked away ...

     

    For the old lady, people really felt ashamed ... She might also get big donation with the condition to submit part for the noble causes, i.e. fight against racism.

    Last sentence is my 'conspiracy  theory' ..., but if you read the text, old lady (her daughter) said, they will donate whole amount for the fight against the racial discrimination.

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    COVID Propaganda Roundup: Chinese Government Gets Creative With Conspiracy Theories

    The latest updates on the "new normal" – chronicling the lies, distortions, and abuses by the ruling class. surprise

     

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    Here Come The Global Vaccine Passportsteaser image

    Vaccination passports are being called the new "golden ticket" needed for global travel - and the hospitality industries that benefit - now that the recovery is on its way.

     

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