Ni hao! I will be visiting China for the first time this December. Please share your advice and anecdotes! [more inside]posted by smorgasbord around China at 4:06 PM - 11 answers
I'll be leaving China soon and I want to bring back some stuff that you can only find in Beijing (China).
I already bought a lot of things from Xiaomi for example.
Do you know anything else ?
Have a good day !
P.S : no food posted by vayan around China at 1:53 AM - 9 answers
I'm attempting to plan a trip for an executive I'm supporting in a temp role, and if all goes well, I may get to keep the job. The guy is going to Beijing in the fall and will spend one night entertaining a group of Chinese executives. I need to plan the entertainment. Where do I send them? [more inside]posted by pineappleheart around Beijing, China at 5:40 AM - 11 answers
I am heading to Beijing this month where the air pollution is notoriously apalling. Yesterday the air quality index reached a level which was double the level at which Salt Lake City doctors recently declared as a healthy emergency. Earlier this year it reached a level which was double that again. Does anyone have any tips about how to deal with this? Is there any evidence those face masks actually help? Any other contraptions or medication that help ward off the effects? I certainly won't be jogging outside. posted by vizsla around Beijing, China at 12:34 PM - 7 answers
What should I know before moving to China? I'm moving to Beijing in two weeks and all housing/money/visa issues are fully taken care of but I feel like there's something I'm forgetting. What is that one thing you forgot you needed before leaving? [more inside]posted by boobjob around Beijing, China at 4:12 PM - 10 answers
November 14, 2013
I'm psyched because I'm planning to go on a volunteer trip to Guangdong, China in March. However, I'm going alone (will be meeting a group there) and I would like to do some brief independent travel while I'm in the country. More details below the fold. [more inside]posted by kat518 around China at 1:22 PM - 11 answers
September 7, 2013
I am travelling to China from USA, then visiting 4 cities in 10 days, mostly by plane and night train. I know there have been many posts similar to this, but I want to go more in depth in how to prevent exhaustion during constant travel. [more inside]posted by crawltopslow around China at 9:05 AM - 9 answers
September 3, 2013
A question about business travel and visas [more inside]posted by gillianr around China at 9:58 PM - 4 answers
August 9, 2013
My wife and I are considering a tour with China Focus. Does anyone have comments, positive or negative, about their tours? [more inside]posted by gnossos around China at 3:01 PM - 1 answer
July 24, 2013
I have a 10" video with sub-titles that I would love a Mandarin speaker to tell me if they're correct or not. [more inside]posted by DOUBLE A SIDE around China at 2:49 PM - 2 answers
July 12, 2013
I want to travel with my SO to any foreign country that I haven't yet been to. Is there any website or way to search for any international destination originating from Guangzhou China and sort by price? I'd also be up for last minute deals, and a HUGE bonus would be if we could have a several day "stop over" in a transfer city. Any other tips or ideas for cheap international travel originating in China will be helpful. (We are already aware of the train to hanoi, and train to Lhasa Tibet) posted by crawltopslow around Guangzhou, China at 2:43 AM - 4 answers
June 20, 2013
What's the fastest and second fastest available service (how long does it take and how much does it cost) for Chinese postal service's EMS express mail service for mailing an ordinary document (2 pages) from Shanghai to London? Thank you very much for any help - I was having trouble finding this online (trying to compare it with DHL/FedEx/UPS ) Thanks! posted by Bwithh around Shanghai, China at 12:53 PM - 2 answers
June 11, 2013
Iam going to china for the first time and meeting a freind over there. I will be arriving in shanghai mid july and staying for about 2 weeks. While we are there, I would like to travel around china with my friend on either guided or on a whim.
does anybody have any experience with any of the tours or guides. Any recommendation on travel would be helpful. posted by radsqd around Shanghai, China at 6:43 PM - 6 answers
March 13, 2013
I am travelling to China from Canada in the near future. I have hundreds of questions and concerns but mostly just need reassurance that I'm not forgetting anything. Bonus, what should I do for carry-on? [more inside]posted by sarae around China at 2:18 PM - 19 answers
February 1, 2013
I'm from the U.S. and I've been invited to an academic conference on "Religion in Modern Society" at a university in PRC. I need a visa. [more inside]posted by reverend cuttle around China at 11:23 AM - 8 answers
January 8, 2013
I have a free day in Beijing in March and am looking for recommendations for a guided tour. Can you help? [more inside]posted by handful of rain around Beijing, China at 12:59 PM - 4 answers
December 19, 2012
Going to Shanghai for the first time for three weeks in Jan/Feb. Where should I go/eat/do? [more inside]posted by bluelight around Shanghai, China at 2:21 PM - 7 answers
September 9, 2012
Where can I sleep, at Beijing Airport (or near by), during the day, with my two kids, without breaking the bank? [more inside]posted by YukonQuirm around Beijing, China at 8:52 PM - 7 answers
August 21, 2012
How can I become expert at distinguishing a person's home province in China, based on their speech patterns (accent)? [more inside]posted by crawltopslow around China at 4:12 AM - 7 answers
June 19, 2012
What is there to do in Urumqi in the next few days on a restricted budget and with limited local language skills? [more inside]posted by Quinbus Flestrin around Wulumuqi, China at 1:53 PM - 4 answers