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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

Chant Box lowdown

On a whim I bought a cheap electronic Buddhist Chant Box off Ebay--Not FM3's Buddha Machine, but one of the myriad (so I'm led to understand) cheap boxes sold outside temples in China. [more inside]
posted by Chrischris on Nov 11, 2008 - 4 answers

Where's the best place to host a .cn version of a website?

Where's the best place for us to host the .cn version of our website? [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Nov 5, 2008 - 2 answers

Looking for a professional digital print shop in Beijing

I'm looking for professional digital printing services in Beijing similar to this one in Shanghai. I've used the Shanghai service several times for very large prints including gallery mounting and I need a comparable service in Beijing. It's important that the technician speak at least moderate english and that they have a good selection of professional papers and inks. FWIW, I've spoken quickly to a couple of shops at Wukesong in Beijing and haven't been impressed yet.
posted by michswiss on Nov 1, 2008 - 0 answers

Food in China that won't kill you?

My (adult) daughter is about to go on a 3-month theatrical tour of China. Not that I have any control over this, but should I be worried about the food additives scandal? She eats prepared/boxed and restaurant food only on these tours. What can she do to protect herself against the crap they allow into their food supply? [more inside]
posted by nax on Oct 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Possibly the longest post on askmefi ever

D...d...dowryfilter? Maybe? I'm getting married to a Chinese woman, very soon, and her rather wealthy parents are asking (hinting, in this face-sensitive culture, so I think that's what it is, but it could mean something else?) where my divorced, broke parents' contribution to the marriage is, or, in lieu of theirs, mine. They've tossed a $140,000 duplex our way, a prime rental property, and a ton of financial support for their daughter. I have about $400 in the bank and an okay freelance career. Barring 10 years to save up and match that...what, exactly, can I do to prevent this from getting really, really, really awkward? A long, rambling explanation follows. [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Sep 29, 2008 - 19 answers

Beijing or Shanghai

This is something of a follow up to this question earlier this year. I've spent most of the last year working in China but haven't moved yet. Question is, Shanghai or Beijing? It's basically my option. I've spent a lot of time in both cities and both have qualities I can appreciate. What are your opinions, which city is more livable, and why.
posted by michswiss on Sep 26, 2008 - 11 answers

slow boat to china.

What should NOT go in a care package to China? [more inside]
posted by hydrate on Sep 21, 2008 - 19 answers

Wanted: Pics of Pudong in the 80s

Looking for images of old Pudong prior to development. Coming up blank. Ideally, from the late 1980s. Plus anything else you stumble across that may be in interesting. Puxi is covered, but finding in hard the other side of the river. Pics will be used in a private seminar on development.
posted by priorpark17 on Sep 19, 2008 - 4 answers

Reliable, faster internet access from an apartment in Beijing.

Will be moving to Beijing and would like to have high speed reliable internet service in my apartment. We'll likely be living in one of the US or HK developed apartments along Chao Yang park. I've worked with DSL connections in serviced apartments in Beijing and Shanghai and was not thrilled with the throughput (70kbs) or reliability. The Great Firewall is not an issue as far as completely blocking sites, but I'm sure it affects transfer speeds from the US sites I'd be accessing. [more inside]
posted by bleecker on Sep 3, 2008 - 5 answers

Article on Chinese youth

I'm looking for a radio program or new article I heard/read in the past month about growing up in China and all of the pressures Chinese youth face to be successful in school and life. [more inside]
posted by anonymous78 on Aug 25, 2008 - 4 answers

Olympic number crunching.

How do you rate which country is "leading" in the Olympics? [more inside]
posted by markkraft on Aug 21, 2008 - 23 answers

China!

What are some good Chinese youth/pop culture blogs? [more inside]
posted by god particle on Aug 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Massive conspiracy or Olympic peace?

What news am I missing at the Olympics - what has been covered up or ignored by the Chinese regulators providing the video feed to NBC etc? I have to imagine there have been some outbursts or protests and the Chinese are not letting the media cover it (at least on live TV). Is there a good site noting these occurrences, or have the games just gone off nearly flawlessly? (excepting the drum tower murder last week.)
posted by pithy comment on Aug 18, 2008 - 6 answers

Help me want to go to China

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]
posted by whatzit on Aug 11, 2008 - 2 answers

Recommendations and advice for visiting China?

Traveling to China in November. I've seen some of the famous tourist spots (Great Wall, terra cotta soldiers in Xian, gardens in Suzhou, etc.), but I would like to visit some places that are not as well known. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by extramundane on Aug 9, 2008 - 12 answers

What to ask the Chinese populace?

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?
posted by srkit on Aug 8, 2008 - 32 answers

Which version of Journey to the West should I buy?

Which version of Journey to the West should I buy? After seeing Hewlett's production design for Monkey I want to dip into the source material. Digging around I see a fair number of translations but the reviews don't really offer much description beyond "great read." I'm looking for an adaptation/translation that captures most of the original epic for an adult reader, without being an attempt at scholarly word-for-word translation. Ideally, I'd like a dead-tree format that I can take to the coffehouse.
posted by KirkJobSluder on Jul 29, 2008 - 5 answers

English listing of artists from promotional video of Chinese 2008 Olympics?

Is there an English listing of all of the artists found in the China 2008 Olympics promotional video/theme? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jul 14, 2008 - 4 answers

Tank Man is Everyman

As an American, can I hand out flyers detailing the Tiananmen Square Massacre during the Beijing Olympics?
posted by plexi on Jul 11, 2008 - 34 answers

Looking for info about the "hong kong underground railroad".

Does anyone know more about the "underground railroad" that whisked some student leaders to safety after the Tienanmen Square massacre in 1989? [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer on Jul 3, 2008 - 5 answers

Visa service recommendations?

Visa service recommendations to get a tourist visa for China? [more inside]
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl on Jun 26, 2008 - 5 answers

How to clean a burned porcelain teacup?

How to clean a fine porcelain teacup that found its way into a bonfire? [more inside]
posted by workerant on Jun 25, 2008 - 5 answers

I have no idea what I just saw

What was this guy on the street doing with a black iron pot on a spit that produced a gunshot-like sound? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Jun 14, 2008 - 18 answers

Ping Pong Cellular Telephony: Chinese phones and US SIM cards

Phone from China, SIM card in the US: what do I need to know to make sure I have a working cell phone when I return to the US for a month or two this summer? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Jun 4, 2008 - 6 answers

Orthodontists in Beijing

Does anyone have recommendations for an orthodontist in Beijing? Can treatment be started in China and continued in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by monkey85 on May 16, 2008 - 3 answers

How can I secure a room in Beijing during the Olympics?

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.
posted by borkingchikapa on May 16, 2008 - 5 answers

anybody recognize this alphabet?

anyone familiar with the language/alphabet used in this WWII-era document from western China? my best guess is something related to the Yi language, but that could (of course) be totally wrong.
posted by garfy3 on May 13, 2008 - 7 answers

Any knowledge about specifs, re. contaminated fish

Given the recent reports about seafood from China that is both bacterio- or viral-contaminated and chemically contaminated, does anyone have info about exactly which fish/shellfish to stay completely away from, especially in restaurants?
posted by yazi on May 6, 2008 - 5 answers

How do you say Beijing?

What's the correct way to pronouce Beijing?
posted by MrMerlot on May 4, 2008 - 36 answers

The Tibet Question

Calling all protesters in general and all those who know about the China-Tibet situation! I need help learning about Tibet. [more inside]
posted by alona on May 4, 2008 - 16 answers

Remember the NPR interview about the book on a Chinese businessman?

Help me find a book about a Chinese businessman mentioned on NPR for my Dad! [more inside]
posted by rmless on Apr 30, 2008 - 3 answers

Smiling when something bad happens

In the Art of Fiction interview in the current Paris Review, Kazuo Ishiguro says of his father: "He had a Chinese characteristic, which was that he smiled when something bad happened." Is that really considered a Chinese characteristic? Are there other cultures it's commonly associated with?
posted by Cucurbit on Apr 29, 2008 - 14 answers

I've never dealt with the non credit card kind of visa before.

How fast can I get a Chinese Visa in Vancouver with a UK Passport? [more inside]
posted by stray on Apr 26, 2008 - 9 answers

Help understanding Chinese typography

Help me create easily readable Chinese typography [more inside]
posted by mule on Apr 22, 2008 - 3 answers

Shopping in 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...)
posted by magnusbe on Apr 16, 2008 - 3 answers

Is that a fly or an alien

I've taken a photo of a UFO. No, seriously, I have a photo of a UFO. I need some help figuring out where it came from. [more inside]
posted by michswiss on Apr 14, 2008 - 41 answers

The straight dope on Tibet?

Looking for authors/forums/sources with scholarly discussion of the Tibet situation. [more inside]
posted by qxntpqbbbqxl on Apr 8, 2008 - 9 answers

Chinese art agency?

Does anyone know of an agency that works with, represents freelance chinese illustrators for editorial art? [more inside]
posted by nerdpita on Apr 8, 2008 - 1 answer

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