I'm currently in Hong Kong and I've been offered a job working for a Brazilian company in Beijing. The work permit information they have sent me is so badly written as to be incomprehensible and the internet hasn't yield much better. Please help! My main question is: I'm British and, like all foreign nationals, I am required to submit a medical report stating that I'm in good health. What do I do? [more inside]
Help me get my girlfriend a student visa to the US (she's Chinese) [more inside]
I'm an American who is thinking about moving abroad. Most likely to Mainland China, although Taiwan and Singapore are potential options. What's the best way to go about doing some research for a move overseas? [more inside]
Where do I find a full-time telecommute/remote programming job? [more inside]
Can someone recommend a travel agent in Seattle for a trip to China? [more inside]
"Google said it would stop censoring its search results in China – a move it has yet to take as it continues discussions with Chinese officials about how it can continue to operate in the country." http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/news/google-working-with-nsa-to-investigate-cyber-attack/story-e6frg90x-1225826960052 Is this true? [more inside]
A friend has just moved from mainland China to Vancouver, BC. Her English is pretty good, but not perfect (she speaks Mandarin). Her only work experience is in teaching. I'm at the other end of the country, in Ontario, and want to do what I can to help her integrate and find work, but am hindered by my location and complete lack of immigration experience/knowledge. What helpful advice, tips, and resources can you share with her?
I was in Shanghai in February 2006 and encountered a food stand in some side street off the eastern half of Fuzhou Lu that sold freshly baked crusty things vaguely similar to pizza bread. What was it? [more inside]
Is Xinjiang, China a safe place for unsupported bicycle touring right now? [more inside]
Where should I spend Chinese New Year? [more inside]
If you were almost 26 and got an interesting job in china... [more inside]
Lumps discovered in both breasts (asking for a friend). Difficulty factor: expat volunteer living in China with limited health insurance.
Lumps discovered in both breasts (asking for a friend). Difficulty factor: expat volunteer living in China with limited health insurance. Yeah, YANAD, or at least not her D. [more inside]
I want to spend a while (1-4 months?) wandering around China-- specifically, central/western China.. I speak Mandarin, and I've lived in Beijing before. Where should I go? [more inside]
I'm waiting to receive a used computer I bought from China (where it was made) and it is now "Inbound into Customs." This worries me as I was under the impression laptop fell under code 8471, and were import tax exempt. Is this right? If not what are the customs officials going to ask for? Also if duty is charged, will the value be based on the declared value or...?
What do you wish you knew about Mainland Chinese dating and relationships that would have made your relationship easier? What are some common sources of misunderstanding between Westerners and people from China? [more inside]
I need some help identifying some of my grandmothers china. [more inside]
I'm thinking about taking a suit holiday. As in, going to a country where not only can I have a fun vacation, but I can get a bunch of suits made for a good price. Where should I go? [more inside]
Looking for newer, poppier Christmas/seasonal songs from Ireland and China. [more inside]
What are some good books about the history of China, up to say the Qing dynasty? I am particularly interested in the Warring States period up to the first empire. Extra credit for discussions of the spread of Buddhism.
I'm thinking about getting an M.A. in Chinese studies. How useful a job qualification would it be if I didn't go on to get a Ph.D.? [more inside]
I have a friend attending school in China (studying traditional Tibetan medicine) who needs something to do in mid-December to mid-February when the campus shuts down. He can't work in China, but he would like to earn money somewhere, somehow. But how? and where? [more inside]
Asking for my sister-in-law: is the swine flu vaccine formulation given to people in China (Shanghai) the same as the US version? [more inside]
Cosmetic manufacturing in China. I've noted that certain regions of China specialize in different types of consumer goods manufacturing. Which city or region is ground zero for cosmetics manufacturing in China? [more inside]
How can I get this website to think that I'm living in China ? [more inside]
JetLagFilter: Traveled from Beijing to New York 3 days ago, and I'm pretty sure my jet lag symptoms are getting worse, not better. How do I stop messing myself up and start improving things? [more inside]
A coworker brought us two boxes of sweet-ish treats from China. She doesn't know what they are either. [more inside]
Why have my proxies (Privoxy and GAppProxy) suddenly quit working? I'm using an up-to-date Vista installation. [more inside]
Can you suggest more sites like lovelyshoes.net? Rainbow totes, $7! I want to receive parcels of entertaining, extremely cheap goods. I don't mind reasonable minimums but I'm not a reseller. [more inside]
Deng Xiaoping 1992: “There is oil in the Middle East there is rare earth in China.” Where? Why? When? Anybody have a good reference? [more inside]
How to get cheap flights within Asia, specifically between China and Vietnam? [more inside]
I have to produce a report on the Chinese nuclear power industry. Are there any good resources online to get me started? The focus is mainly on links between the state and business, and risk assessment for interested parties. I can read Mandarin.
Anybody in Chongqing? How is the expansion of the metro going? Especially to the Tiandi development? [more inside]
Help me find punk rock in Beijing. [more inside]
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]
Possible passport problem while catching a connecting flight in Shanghai [more inside]
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]
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]
Where in Beijing can I buy music instruments? [more inside]
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]
What are the best places to talk about China online in English? [more inside]
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?
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!
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?
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]
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]
Why/How did I get mystery software from China? Also applicable: Who/What/When/Where. [more inside]
A friend of mine is a teacher, living in China. How difficult would it be for her to get NYC teaching certificate? [more inside]
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]
What is this? My sister in law was in China and received it as a gift at a dinner. [more inside]
Does glass get more brittle as time goes on, especially if not used? [more inside]