Accidental Tourist: It looks like I have 8 days between planes in Shenyang, China in September. Will Beijing still have the cleanest skies it will ever have during my lifetime? Should I instead take the opportunity to see Harbin/Dalian/Dandong/the far NE? Is there somewhere I've forgotten? And how can I get out of Shenyang quick-like? [more inside]
How can I watch the opening ceremony of the Olympics, now that I've missed it? [more inside]
I am leaving for Beijing in a few days. I am bringing a video camera and plan to interview English-speaking Chinese people on the street. My goal is to edit the footage together into an informative and insightful piece. If you could ask the people of China any question, what would it be?
I would like to read some blogs about the Olympics. Can you recommend any? [more inside]
I'm in Japan right now, but I have all of August off. I want to hang out in Beijing for a week or so during the Olympics. I don't actually want to attend them, I just want to take part in the hubbub. How can I reserve a cheap bed (~30USD) now? Caveat: I do not speak any Chinese.
What's the correct way to pronouce Beijing?
I'm going to Beijing in May, and want to buy some electronics and other stuff. I wondered if there is a website where I can find prices for different goods, and if there were comparisons to prices in the US/Europe I'd be thrilled. Any other tips are also welcome. (I'm from Norway, so anything will be cheap for me...)
I need some San Francisco Airport help, ASAP! [more inside]
I'm going to China in a few days. Should I purchase train tickets in advance on the Web, or wait until I get there? [more inside]
At the end of this month I'll be moving from Ottawa, Canada, to Beijing, China to work as a software developer for a couple years. What should I bring with me, and what am I better off buying once I arrive? [more inside]
I'm going to Beijing for a week in October. I would like to take some really great pictures. Where should I go? [more inside]
What's up with Chinese place names? When I was a kid looking at a map of China, it showed the capital as 'Peking(Peiping)'. Now it's Beijing, and there are other places like Guangzhou that used to have a name I recognized. I first noticed this in the late 80's and with people I knew who had gone there, but now it's ubiquitous. My question is not about why or if China changed the name, but why did the US usage change. Why just China? (we don't say Lisboa, Firenze, München, Moskva, etc.) [more inside]
My flight from Bangkok to New York includes a seven-hour layover in Beijing. Is it feasible (and worthwhile) to leave the airport to do a little exploring? [more inside]
I need to estimate and compare the expense of a two-week business trip to the following cities: Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Beijing. [more inside]
Pregnancy Filter: My wife is pregnant (hooray), I'd like to do something nice for her... [more inside]
I am moving to Beijing for a job. I've never lived in China before. Advice? [more inside]
I live in Beijing. I want to take a 3-day solo trip to another Chinese city to get a feel for how the majority of urban Chinese live--outside of Beijing/Shanghai/Shenzhen. Where should I go? [more inside]
My SO and I are in Beijing 1-11 October, Shanghai 11-18. 1st-6th is taken up by travel and a conference, but vacation after that. Help us have an awesome vacation... [more inside]
Help me plan a great birthday gift for my sister who just moved to Beijing. [more inside]
Beijing Mefites: Will the construction for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing interfere with a trip there this autumn? [more inside]
I'm taking Chinese classes this summer in Beijing. After that, I'd like to travel a bit and then find a job. How do I make this work, with regard to visa issues in particular? [more inside]
Online coverage Ju Ming show in Beijing? [more inside]
Help me with my China vacation! [more inside]
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