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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


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

I need to see the monkey smelling his finger!!!

Using Youtube without using the front page, or any other methods of getting around Chinese censorship. [more inside]
posted by afu on Apr 6, 2008 - 7 answers

You know what they say about people with big feet....

Where can I buy large men's sneakers (size 13/48) in China? [more inside]
posted by msbrauer on Mar 18, 2008 - 9 answers

Advice for westbound trans-siberian trip (from Beijing) in April/ May?

I am trying to plan a 4 week trip back westbound on the Trans Siberian railway. I'm planning to travel through China via Shanghai from Osaka and then take the trans Siberian from Beijing. I'd love some advice on where I should stop over (I'm thinking maybe Mongolia, Irkutsk, Moscow and a stop in Eastern Europe) and what I should try and see and do in these places on my way back to London. Also, I'm on a budget of about $2000 is this enough?. I am arranging it all myself so any general advice/ experience would be very much appreciated.
posted by aikidoka on Mar 11, 2008 - 5 answers


Startupfilter: I'm a 2ndgen hire at a startup (non-computer) in Beijing, and I want promotionZ. HOW DO I GET THEM??? Because I was promised them. The "more inside" is long... [more inside]
posted by saysthis on Mar 5, 2008 - 14 answers

Getting a UK visa to visit China

UK citizen visa for China. What's the best way to get one in a hurry? [more inside]
posted by biffa on Feb 28, 2008 - 11 answers

What are some good, quick boxed international lunches?

I really love these easy-to-prepare, not-too-expensive A Taste of Thai/India/China meals for lunch. What else would I like? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj on Feb 23, 2008 - 12 answers

How much lead can a person take?

What's the chance that there's lead in my newly purchased Chinese-manufactured mugs? And, should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Feb 14, 2008 - 16 answers

How do i contact chinese web design people

How do I find and contact people in China (students/professionals) to discuss web design topics with? - For a while now i have been wondering what the chinese internet business/usage is like but it is hard to get right impression. It would be nice to have someone knowledgable to discuss this with. ... I dont speak chinese
posted by peshay9000 on Feb 10, 2008 - 3 answers

Mandarin Programs in China

Can anyone recommend some good Mandarin programs in China? [more inside]
posted by Dr.James.Orin.Incandenza on Feb 9, 2008 - 5 answers

China Snowfall Totals

I'm having hard time finding detailed information about the extent of the problems China is currently experiencing with its snowstorms. Can anyone point me to a source where I can get snowfall totals for specific areas? Thanks.
posted by DanSachs on Feb 1, 2008 - 5 answers

Time to eat my vegetables

Vegetarian seeks advice for traveling in Korea and China. [more inside]
posted by bassjump on Jan 29, 2008 - 22 answers

China Study

Studying Traditional Chinese Medicine in China. [more inside]
posted by the cuban on Jan 21, 2008 - 1 answer

Great books about China?

Please recommend books about China and the Chinese. [more inside]
posted by ClanvidHorse on Jan 13, 2008 - 28 answers

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