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Help my find punk rock in Beijing

Help me find punk rock in Beijing. [more inside]
posted by kinakomochi on Aug 5, 2009 - 11 answers

Single female traveling alone and staying in a youth hostel in Shanghai: fun adventure or catastrophically bad idea?

Single female traveling alone and staying in a youth hostel in Shanghai: fun adventure or catastrophically bad idea? [more inside]
posted by aquafortis on Jul 29, 2009 - 14 answers

Passport troubles

Possible passport problem while catching a connecting flight in Shanghai [more inside]
posted by Tiresias on Jul 29, 2009 - 4 answers

Help me negotiate a simple salary

We are talking small beans here, but it's my beans, so please hear me out... I'm an ESL teacher/tutor with 3 undergrad degrees, certification through Oxford and 5 years experience. I have been offered a job in Shanghai. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2009 - 3 answers

How to best deal with multiple Chinese suppliers?

Looking for advice regarding Chinese imports. Importing products into New Zealand from a number of suppliers - is there a service that would act as an intermediary for me? [more inside]
posted by mhjb on Jul 27, 2009 - 3 answers

Instruments in Beijing

Where in Beijing can I buy music instruments? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Jul 26, 2009 - 2 answers

Looking for Edumacation.

ChinaFilter: I'm interested in learning more about the corporate structure and environment inside China's state-owned energy enterprises. What should I look at/for? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Jul 20, 2009 - 3 answers

What are the best places to talk about China online in English?

What are the best places to talk about China online in English? [more inside]
posted by Mummy of a Lady Named Jemutesonekh on Jul 16, 2009 - 2 answers

Travelling during National Week in China

I've got a six week sabbatical break from my job coming up, beginning in mid September. My plan is to fly to Hong Kong, and then spend some time travelling around Yunnan and Sichuan. I will be in China during the National Week holiday, which I gather is kind of a big deal in terms of hotels, planes, trains etc. Does anyone have any advice/tips on how to deal with it? Is it even going to be a problem, or will I just notice touristy places getting a little busier?
posted by Sifter on Jul 15, 2009 - 5 answers

What should I do and eat in Beijing for 36 hours?

TravelFilter: I have 36 hours in Beijing. What should I see (serious amateur photog) and where should I eat (dim-sum preferable.) Bonus: Good hotels with Internet access. Any help or suggestions appreciated!
posted by damiano99 on Jul 4, 2009 - 9 answers

Blue and red roofs in Beijing?

Look at GoogleMaps over Beijing. About a quarter of the buildings have rooftops that are red or blue. And the color is really strong in comparison to everything else. Has the image been colored, or are they just painted? Either way... Why?
posted by molecicco on Jun 30, 2009 - 3 answers

Stick with the green bills?

I'm from the United States, and have an expatriation package to work and live in China. Should I be paid in the local currency, RMB, or with the US dollar? The Chinese people are saying I should be paid in RMB because the US dollar is "unstable".... [more inside]
posted by Jimmie on Jun 20, 2009 - 16 answers

Unblock a website in China?

How do I get my company website unblocked in China? We are a water quality manufacturer and have no idea why we are being blocked? [more inside]
posted by Macboy on Jun 18, 2009 - 13 answers

Who is sending me secret spy software

Why/How did I get mystery software from China? Also applicable: Who/What/When/Where. [more inside]
posted by wrok on Jun 17, 2009 - 11 answers

Can you get NYC teaching certificate with a valid foreign one?

A friend of mine is a teacher, living in China. How difficult would it be for her to get NYC teaching certificate? [more inside]
posted by zavulon on Jun 15, 2009 - 3 answers

Help me getting shanghaied!

I am contemplating an offer to work and live in Shanghai. From where I'm standing now, the job looks fantastic and the whole situation looks like a long and deep wish come true. This question is basically about the cost of living in Shanghai for a family with two kids. [more inside]
posted by ouke on Jun 15, 2009 - 8 answers

What the heck is this?

What is this? My sister in law was in China and received it as a gift at a dinner. [more inside]
posted by bodgy on Jun 6, 2009 - 16 answers

Can glass become more brittle over time?

Does glass get more brittle as time goes on, especially if not used? [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu on Jun 3, 2009 - 11 answers

Cool stuff from China

A friend is going to China on Thursday and has offered to bring us back something. What cool things should we ask for? [more inside]
posted by TrialByMedia on Jun 2, 2009 - 17 answers

SWINEFLU AND CHINA?

Next thursday, I have a trip to China planned. Will the Chinese give us trouble out of swine flu fears? [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Jun 2, 2009 - 10 answers

Google's services don't work in a specific way

Why aren't most google services working for me and why do the error pages look identical in firefox, chrome, and IE8? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on May 24, 2009 - 8 answers

Buying original art in china

I will be in Shanghai and Beijing for 2 weeks. What are the best places to look for and buy original chinese art? [more inside]
posted by typography on May 21, 2009 - 9 answers

Things to do/see/eat/avoid/meet in these countries, on my first RTW trip?

Things to do/see/eat/avoid/meet in these countries, on my first RTW trip? Finally heading out on a very unplanned RTW trip with one of those Star Alliance tickets. These are the flight routes I have set at the moment (three weeks before heading out, so still malleable) [more inside]
posted by avocade on May 17, 2009 - 17 answers

Last-minute Chinese visa

I have a U.S. passport. Same-day and rush processing for Chinese visas in the U.S. has been suspended as of 4 May 2009, likely because of swine flu fears, leaving everyone with a 6-business-day wait. But I leave sooner than that. [more inside]
posted by SpringAquifer on May 16, 2009 - 4 answers

Appropriate Visa for China Visit?

US Citizen traveling to China for business - how do I get my wife an appropriate visa? [more inside]
posted by bkhahn on May 13, 2009 - 12 answers

I'd like to enroll in the Chinese Graphic Designer 101 program, please.

I'd love to get tips/resources for 1) learning more about the Chinese language and culture for work travel, 2) doing graphic design for a Chinese audience and 3) learning more about working with Chinese writing (this was helpful, for example).* Thoughts? *Bonus points if anyone can tell me if there are any Chinese typefaces I could access that have a particularly whimsical, fun, or child-like feel. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Apr 12, 2009 - 12 answers

China is really big! Where do I go?

After many other ideas have fallen through, I think I'll be going to China about 7 days in May. But it's so big! Inner Mongolia sounds cool; is it worth traveling around Hohhot? I could go surfing in Hainan, but how is the beach compared to Ha Long Bay, or Copacabana, or Playas del Este...? [more inside]
posted by whatzit on Apr 10, 2009 - 15 answers

China for a non-Mandarin Speaker?

My girlfriend of six years is getting an expat position in Beijing for 2+ years. Her company originally said they would help me find a job, but with the economy going down it seems they are less optimistic about me being able to find a expat position. How can I optimize my chances of getting a job in a foreign country? We are from the United States. [more inside]
posted by Jimmie on Mar 27, 2009 - 10 answers

China hates skype?

How can I overcome bad Skype quality when calling into China? [more inside]
posted by kinakomochi on Mar 14, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me find a Grass-Mud Horse t-shirt on the Web!

Apropos of the recent MeFi front-page post concerning Grass-Mud Horses: could the Mandarin-speakers in the audience help me locate a place on the Web to buy a t-shirt featuring said animal? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Mar 14, 2009 - 2 answers

Where to get local China news, in China

I like keeping up with the local news and issues where ever I live. It's not been a problem in the US, Europe or A/NZ. Now that I'm close to moving to China after 18 months of business travel in the country, I'm looking for good local news sources and how best to view them. [more inside]
posted by michswiss on Mar 8, 2009 - 3 answers

pan. zoom out. repeat.

gmaps filter: what am i looking at? [more inside]
posted by sponge on Feb 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Asia: Historical Fiction

Anybody have recommendations for good historical fiction/nonfiction books set in China or Southeast Asia? [more inside]
posted by ebeeb on Feb 19, 2009 - 20 answers

Where's the best place in China to see the upcoming solar eclipse?

Where in China should I go to best experience the total solar eclipse this July? [more inside]
posted by the duck by the oboe on Feb 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Good books about the Three Kingdoms period

Good books about Chinese history during the Three Kingdoms period? I'm getting lost trying to read about it in Wikipedia entries. Something with excellent writing that really captures the scope and complexity like Judt's Postwar does for post-WWII Europe.
posted by schroedinger on Feb 8, 2009 - 4 answers

who paid for the Great Depression bailout?

Who paid for the bailout during the Great Depression? [more inside]
posted by shawnzam on Feb 4, 2009 - 8 answers

What would YOU buy if YOU were traveling to China?

What would YOU buy if YOU were traveling to China? [more inside]
posted by monkeymadness on Jan 31, 2009 - 26 answers

help! china passport expires in June and I need 1 month more to get Indian Visa for my trip

I'm a US permanent resident with a Chinese citizenship and my passport expires in July 2009. I already booked a trip to India leaving on February 7th, thinking there was plenty of time to get my Indian Visa. I just found out while applying that I need to have my passport valid for 6 months beyond the date of visa application. Please help me save my trip! More inside [more inside]
posted by I like to eat meat on Jan 26, 2009 - 3 answers

But Everything's Made in China

What kind of gifts to bring to Chinese colleagues? Since practically everything is already "Made in China", what can I bring from the United States for two women in their early-mid 20s? [more inside]
posted by Jimmie on Jan 22, 2009 - 17 answers

We want a Wii and we want it now.

What are the consequences/difficulties in the US of running a modded Wii purchased in China? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Jan 19, 2009 - 10 answers

My friends are moving to China, what should I call their going-away party?

I am having a going-away party for my friends and I need a theme/name! They're moving to China for a year and are brothers, in their 20s. I wanted to come up with something funny but I am blanking today....
posted by edrewes on Jan 13, 2009 - 6 answers

Will a Motorola SLVR work in China?

My girlfriend has a Motorola SLVR and is going to China in the spring. Can she use her phone there? [more inside]
posted by degoao on Jan 12, 2009 - 3 answers

Sorry, Mrs. Cranford, I'm an atheist but I know you did your best

When I was a kid, I was taught a miracle story of a Chinese Christian lady who was saved from a firing squad by a holy light. Later, this actual person visited our school. Were you ever taught any version of this story? Did this lady, whose name I know only as Pearl, visit your church or school? [more inside]
posted by Countess Elena on Jan 10, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me find the chimera of her dreams

I badly want to buy a replica of the statue seen here. [more inside]
posted by longtime_lurker on Jan 4, 2009 - 2 answers

Pretty please don't profit off torture?

If you knew someone considering doing business with the Chinese Government, how would you convince them of it's moral reprehensiveness as neatly and concisely as possible?
posted by radgardener on Dec 29, 2008 - 13 answers

I'm going to Beijing for Christmas. Any recommendations for Christmas Dinner?

I'm off to Beijing for the Christmas break and want to take my friends out for a big xmas dinner. It's my first time to the city and I'm struggling to find any good guides to food there. Any recommendations for a good slap-up meal on the 25th? I'll be staying around Chao Yang.
posted by hydrophobic on Dec 17, 2008 - 6 answers

Were China's Olympic greening efforts short-term?

Will China's efforts to go green for the Olympics be instituted for the longer-term or for a broader geographic range?
posted by GIMG on Dec 5, 2008 - 3 answers

Good Gifts for Chinese Relatives

What are good gifts to bring to China, from the US, for Chinese in-laws who live there? [more inside]
posted by breath on Dec 4, 2008 - 16 answers

What should I do in Beihai, China?

What would you recommend seeing and doing around Beihai in China? [more inside]
posted by jmmpangaea on Dec 3, 2008 - 1 answer

How does the Chinese media deal with climate change (esp. during the Olympics)?

How does the Chinese media handle climate change, and what (if any) difference did the Beijing Olympics have in this? [more inside]
posted by GIMG on Nov 26, 2008 - 1 answer

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