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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Travel tips/hacks for long international flights to China? Travel pillow and video recorder recommendations? [more inside]
posted by cycleback
on May 24, 2011 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Do my visa plans for Asia make sense? Thoughts and advice greatly appreciated. [more inside]
posted by Kirn
on Dec 12, 2010 -
I'm setting up a website with WordPress. I'd like to offer site visitors the chance to pay for premium content. The site is aimed mainly at people in East Asia (mainly China). Do you know any systems which would accept payments in Chinese currency? Also, any thoughts on how accepting Chinese internet users would be to the idea of paying for digital content online?
posted by wyn
on Dec 2, 2010 -
what does this mean - its a flight from ewr (newark) to pek (beijing). I'lll be taking this flight in a few weeks and want to know where I"m going.
GREKI V419 JUDDS CAM PLB YUL 5000N 07400W 5500N 07200W YAS 6500N 06800W 7000N 06500W 7500N 06200W 8000N 05600W 8500N 04300W ABERI B934 BINTA B934 UNILA OKONI UREPA B934 SERNA M520 POLHO G218 TMR B458 TZH A596 KM OB
posted by esemay
on Nov 17, 2010 -
I have a set of enamel/china tea cups, the sort you see in Chinese restaurants. I want to paint them gold (or make them gold in some way). What sort of paint/covering/etc would I use?
posted by divabat
on Nov 8, 2010 -
While reading about how people tend to care less about deaths that do not directly impact them, I came across a quote that I'm hoping someone here would recognize. I can only remember the basic idea of the quote. It is presented to a European audience, I think sometimes in the last century or two, but not in our recent era, as follows: If all of China were swallowed up whole, Europeans would go on with life without much change.
This is all I can remember.
posted by mulligan
on Nov 6, 2010 -
We're now on our China trip (thanks for the tips in our last question,
), and are looking for specific suggestions on things to do in the Guilin area that weren't covered there. Extra points for off-the-beaten-path suggestions. We're definitely interested in beginner to intermediate hikes, bike rides, and boating. We also would love to see more rural sites, and the most spectacular scenery possible, but have been having trouble finding specific info on the area.
posted by odayoday
on Oct 26, 2010 -
I want to buy a Macbook from the Apple website in the US. However, I now live in China. How can I avoid any import/custom fees and taxes when it is shipped... such as by having it shipped to my parents address in the US, then have them ship it to me in my address in China? [more inside]
posted by peachtree
on Oct 25, 2010 -