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How does international shipping work?

I'd like to learn a lot more about shipping things. For instance, manufactured goods from China to the US. What is the process? How is the freight billed? How do you take possession of the goods once they arrive? Who insures the freight being shipped? Is there a good reference for this kind of thing that doesn't pre-suppose familiarity?
posted by mulligan on Jul 28, 2011 - 6 answers

Mailing Items to China

What is the best way to ship an iPhone from the US to China? [more inside]
posted by jef on Jul 26, 2011 - 7 answers

How to sell this stuff?

My mom has a lot of stuff to sell, and she doesn't want the hassle of a do-it-yourself approach. What kind of people should we involve? We're thinking maybe an ebay broker for the small stuff and an estate person for the big stuff. (Or else maybe a place like Sotheby's?) Know any good ones who serve Westchester, NY? How would we find good people? [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Jul 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Obtaining a Z Visa for China

Applying for a z-visa to teach English in China, what should I know/be aware of as I go through the process? [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Jul 22, 2011 - 2 answers

So, yeah...Erm...

I live and work in China and, in addition to my regular job, help a fierociously intelligent nineteen-year-old girl with her English twice a week. I don't so much teach her as talk to her and attempt to develop her debating skills. Though not perfect, her English is very good so discussion is often deep with a tendency to take unpredictable twists and turns. We've taken to reading thoughtful articles together and then discussing the main points in addition to noting down any unfamiliar vocabulary. I'd be grateful if Hivemind could suggest some provocative, not overly academic articles that could serve this purpose. I'm running out of ideas. [more inside]
posted by Zé Pequeno on Jul 21, 2011 - 15 answers

Car and driver hire in Hangzhou and region

I'll be travelling to Hangzhou, China and the region around it in a few weeks. There are six of us, and we're thinking of hiring a car/minibus and driver to transport us for the longer journeys, for example from Hangzhou to some of the nearby mountains. Is it possible for us to make arrangements with some kind of transport company beforehand, or should we just do it when we get there? [more inside]
posted by destrius on Jul 18, 2011 - 3 answers

Political tourism in Beijing

What would be some "political tourism" things I could do with a few free days in Beijing? [more inside]
posted by TheManChild2000 on Jul 16, 2011 - 3 answers

How to raise capital in China?

How can my Hong Konger friend find some money/investors for his rapidly growing fabric company as soon as possible in China? [more inside]
posted by pakoothefakoo on Jul 13, 2011 - 1 answer

What's the most efficient way to clean produce when the water isn't safe?

What is the most efficient and effective way to wash produce when my tap water is unsafe (microbes/heavy metals)? I live in China, and cook a lot. [more inside]
posted by joshwa on Jul 9, 2011 - 11 answers

"The Dwarf" Restaurant/ What Do You Know About It?

I purchased a few pieces of vintage reataurantware that came from a restaurant called, "The Dwarf," The body of the the vitreous china is white and the rim is decorated with a green airbrished, stenciled oak leaf design. Inside the rim of the plate, cup and on the saucer are a dwarf wearing what looks to be an acorn hat. He's facing right and is dressed in maroon and green. Beneath him are the words, "The Dwarf." There is some speculation that The Dwarf was the original Chik-Fil-A. May not be the case. Any information about the restaurant will be much appreciated! [more inside]
posted by mickeefynn on Jul 8, 2011 - 8 answers

How should I seek my fortune?

I want to go off to seek my fortune -- how do I do it? [more inside]
posted by carolinaherrera on Jul 5, 2011 - 20 answers

Help us time our trip to Asia?

WeatherFilter: Help us time our trip! Online resources I've seen haven't been consistent about the weather in Beijing, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Phuket in late October/early November. Will we be OK? [more inside]
posted by unionsquarepark on Jul 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Which bank account in China can I open that will give me a visa debit card?

Which bank account in China can I open that will give me a visa debit card? [more inside]
posted by Patrick Leo on Jul 1, 2011 - 5 answers

International women's soccer tournament in China?

International women's soccer tournament in Haikou, Hainan, China, in December 2011 -- is it for real? Can Mefites find any more information about it? (Organizing body? Contact info? More precise data on how it's organized, dates, participants, venues? Etc.) [more inside]
posted by jef on Jun 27, 2011 - 2 answers

Using VPNS in China?

A friend of mine is moving to China in a couple of weeks and was wondering if anybody has any up to date information on getting around the great firewall with a VPN service? [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe on Jun 19, 2011 - 7 answers

Is there an equivalent to Nyquil in China?

Is there a commonly available equivalent of Nyquil in China? Something with same or similar active ingredients available at any of the huge local pharmacies.
posted by crawltopslow on Jun 13, 2011 - 6 answers

How can I help someone on the run from the Chinese mafia?

How can I help someone on the run from the Chinese mafia for something a family member did? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2011 - 6 answers

What's up with conservatives talking about Chinese treasury holdings?

Can somebody explain the current conservative talking point "China Has Divested 97% of Its Holdings In U.S. Treasury Bills" to me? Is this simply false, or is it creative statistics, or what? [more inside]
posted by mindsound on Jun 5, 2011 - 7 answers

How do you pick your Anglo name?

I live in Australia, and have noticed lot of the students I study with who are from somewhere in East Asia will adopt a Western name while they're over here, presumably to make things easier for thick-tongued Anglos. I'm curious about how these names are selected. [more inside]
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot on Jun 3, 2011 - 50 answers

In need of a Chinese Video Release

How do I find a Chinese Release form? Chinese-Language video resources needed... [more inside]
posted by seansbrain on May 30, 2011 - 7 answers

Travel tips/hacks for long international flights to China?

Travel tips/hacks for long international flights to China? Travel pillow and video recorder recommendations? [more inside]
posted by cycleback on May 24, 2011 - 20 answers

Student Loans for Foreigners in China?

I'm from the US and I've gotten into a degree seeking program at a university in China. Student loans from the US, whether private or otherwise, are not available. Does anyone know how to get loans for studying in China as a foreign citizen? [more inside]
posted by ignorantguru on May 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Let's move our whole town somehwere else...

Looking for an article with photos where a town in China moved itself to a new location. [more inside]
posted by querty on May 5, 2011 - 6 answers

Chinese comic connoisseur callout

What comics are popular in China right now? [more inside]
posted by ThatRandomGuy on May 4, 2011 - 1 answer

Advice for Summer China Adventures

I am traveling solo around northeast and central China for the next two months and would love your advice and sightseeing suggestions! [more inside]
posted by dustyasymptotes on May 3, 2011 - 7 answers

salaries in China

How does a RMB 650k salary in a large Chinese city like Beijing or Shanghai compare to a $100k salary in San Francisco, California?
posted by dcrocha on May 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Missing Friend

Any ideas for finding a lost Chinese friend? [more inside]
posted by bearette on Apr 26, 2011 - 8 answers

What to do during a free weekend in Shanghai?

I have a short weekend (Fri night to Sun morning) off in Shanghai during a work trip, and I'm looking for an activity - even a day trip to Beijing or the Great Wall. I'd appreciate suggestions and/or advice. [more inside]
posted by jonobarel on Apr 21, 2011 - 12 answers

Theater. China. Sheesh.

Hey Theater People!!! How do I run backstage wardrobe for a show in China??? [more inside]
posted by ashtabula to opelika on Apr 18, 2011 - 8 answers

Economic Crimes

Ai WeiWei, the dissident and artist, is under arrest for suspected economic crimes what the hell does that mean? what is it code for?
posted by PinkMoose on Apr 6, 2011 - 13 answers

What to do in a Chinese city?

I am living in a Chinese city for a month. What are some interesting things I can learn or do while here that I can't elsewhere? [more inside]
posted by Pantalaimon on Apr 6, 2011 - 10 answers

How do I learn written Chinese?

What is the best way to learn written Chinese? [more inside]
posted by pakoothefakoo on Apr 1, 2011 - 13 answers

Info on wooden devil?

Help identify this Chinese "demon" wooden sculpture. [more inside]
posted by splatta on Mar 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Jobs in Beijing

What are some resources for finding jobs in Beijing, China? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Mar 22, 2011 - 4 answers

Kids' books, written in English, in China. How to?

Let's say, theoretically, I am trying to provide a large quantity of children's books to a school in rural China. Is there a reputable retailer / way of purchasing a large quantity of cheap/used children's books, written in the English language, within mainland China? Or would it be more feasible/cheaper to deliver such books over from another country? In the "other country" scenario, we can can think about either (1) where the books themselves have been donated, and so we are primarily worried about shipping, or (2) where we still have to purchase the books. [more inside]
posted by demagogue on Mar 13, 2011 - 6 answers

Riding the Iron Rooster

ChinaFilter: How to best get from Shanghai to Wuhan by train and is it a good idea to travel around China during first week of May? [more inside]
posted by Pantalaimon on Mar 11, 2011 - 5 answers

Six weeks in China...

Hi Mefis, This is an open-ended question about taking a long trip to China. My boyfriend and I will be spending about six weeks traveling throughout China from early March through mid April... [more inside]
posted by infinityjinx on Feb 17, 2011 - 13 answers

Comic Book Communism

I'm looking for the name of a book I read back in the late 60's or early 70's. It was an illustrated, I'd almost say sequential art (that'd be comics to you and me...) book all about the Chinese Communist revolution. [more inside]
posted by jpburns on Feb 14, 2011 - 10 answers

Condense a few thousand years of history into a few hundred pages?

Is there a good overview or history of China to read? Or a few books together to read on the various eras of Chinese history? It's one of the areas of the world that I know surprisingly little about but really should. Ideally, I would love to find some books that are available for Kindle. This prior AskMefi question targeted Early Chinese History. I'd also like some suggestions on 19th and 20th century Chinese history and the Communist revolution, in particular, too.
posted by andrewraff on Feb 13, 2011 - 14 answers

...and don't forget to write!

Another gift-filter: our friend is moving back to China! [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Feb 2, 2011 - 3 answers

Asthma medicine in Asia: are there restrictions on import, and is it easily purchased?

I take Clenil Modulite (Beclometasone dipropionate, a daily steroid) and Ventolin (Salbutamol, as needed) for my asthma, in inhaler form. I'm visiting Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China, Japan, Russia and Mongolia in the course of a backpacking trip starting next month. I want to take these medicines with me, but am finding it hard to find info about restricted drugs in these countries. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Jan 23, 2011 - 5 answers

traveling and maintaining weight

What are ways I can make sure I don't gain weight while not going to gym over a 2-week period? [more inside]
posted by bearette on Jan 22, 2011 - 19 answers

How do I get into Hong Kong equities?

How do I buy shares of a public company on the Hong Kong stock market? [more inside]
posted by nickrussell on Jan 13, 2011 - 3 answers

Where can I buy cheap import electronics in Seattle?

Recommend places to shop for cheap import electronics in Seattle. Think knockoff ipads, android tablets, unlocked smartphones, and other geeky gadgets straight off the boat from China...The kinda stuff you can get at sites like www.chinavasion.com
posted by stenseng on Jan 11, 2011 - 3 answers

Facebook in China

I am going to China for 4 weeks. How to access Facebook while there? [more inside]
posted by kid A on Jan 10, 2011 - 14 answers

So, is China planning an invasion any time soon??

I'm having dinner with some friends tonight, one of whom is convinced China is the next great evil superpower. However, he is open to debate so what are some concrete arguments I can use to shut him down? [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Dec 31, 2010 - 27 answers

What are these nuts?

What kind of nuts are these? [more inside]
posted by boobjob on Dec 30, 2010 - 8 answers

Buying a property in White Horse Village, China

Where can I find information regarding property and purchasing within White Horse Village - Wuxi county in China? [more inside]
posted by SRMorris on Dec 28, 2010 - 0 answers

Books discussing China's abuse of political prisoners.

What books should I read to start becoming educated about China's gulags, keeping in mind my hazy goal of "doing something about it" someday?
posted by TheManChild2000 on Dec 14, 2010 - 5 answers

Do my visa plans for Asia make sense? Thoughts and advice greatly appreciated.

Do my visa plans for Asia make sense? Thoughts and advice greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Kirn on Dec 12, 2010 - 11 answers

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