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June 10

China visa: two blank pages on arrival or application>

I currently have a valid mainland Chinese visa, and the facing page is totally blank. It is the last blank visa page in my passport. Will I be denied entry or refused boarding? [more inside]
posted by Hollywood Upstairs Medical College around China at 1:07 PM - 6 answers

March 30

Visiting China without knowing the language

I want to go China towards the end of the year. How far can I get without knowing any Chinese languages? [more inside]
posted by As the space-crow flies around China at 4:17 PM - 7 answers

March 25

What did I see at the Pudong airport?

I was recently flying out of Pudong airport in Shanghai (PVG), and while taxiing down the runway I saw a series of manikins along the edge of the runway on the grass. I am dying to know what the heck these were. [more inside]
posted by blurker around Shanghai, China at 8:41 PM - 3 answers has best

March 7

In Beijing for work, limited 2-3 hour time blocks - help me see stuff!

I am doing some work in Beijing, and I will be stuck in and around the Grand Millennium Hotel (GuoMao, Chaoyang, if that helps). I'll basically just have long lunches from 12-2 free, as well as nights after 4 or 5. I want to see... something. I have not been to mainland China before (though have visited Hong Kong), and don't speak the language. Any ideas for places to walk to, things to see, or even places to eat? It feels like a shame to fly for 20 hours each way and not see anything of the city.
posted by blahblahblah around Beijing, China at 6:44 PM - 7 answers has best

January 13

Going to China. What should I do when I'm not working?

I will be in China for two weeks, from April 18th to May 5th, for work. Help me plan what to do/see/explore when I'm on my own time. [more inside]
posted by Marinara around China at 10:11 AM - 5 answers

November 28, 2015

What should I do during a 12-hour layover in Shanghai?

Me and one girlfriend have a layover at Pu Dong airport (yuck yuck yuck) from 7:00 PM to 10:30 AM. We're wondering what to do, and whether it's safe to roam around Shanghai all night. [more inside]
posted by everythingyoudoisaballoon around Shanghai, China at 2:17 PM - 5 answers

October 20, 2015

Making the most of my trip to Asia

I'm heading to Asia at the end of this week to spend two weeks (on business travel) in: * Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam * Taiwan * Zhongshan [more inside]
posted by GernBlandston around Chongqing, China at 9:07 AM - 2 answers

July 23, 2015

Shower in PVG

Is there any place for me (and possibly up to 12 other people) to change and shower in Shanghai Pudong airport prior to a long flight?
posted by btfreek around Shanghai, China at 7:39 AM - 6 answers

June 26, 2015

Taxis in Chengdu

How are the taxis in Chengdu, China? [more inside]
posted by molla around Chengdu, China at 1:30 PM - 3 answers

June 10, 2015

Hotel in Chengdu

Looking for a nice hotel in Chengdu, China, within walking distance to Southwestern University of Finance and Economics. We need a place where the staff speak English or Korean. On Tripadvisor it seems like all the international hotels are downtown, are there any hidden gems closer to the University?
posted by molla around Chengdu, China at 4:30 AM - 4 answers has best

May 1, 2015

Travel China with a baby

We want to see the parts that showcase China's natural beauty, what we couldn't see anywhere else, what will likely be gone by the time we return next time. But we are limited by traveling with a super flexible 2 year old, and we don't have a ton of time. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by tslugmo around China at 12:41 AM - 0 answers

April 24, 2015

Advice for a work trip to Ningxia

Work has me travelling to Zhongwei city in the Ningxia province of China in about a month. Exciting! It's my first time to China, and I've got some questions. [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon around Zhongwei, China at 7:27 AM - 5 answers

November 30, 2014

Going to Shanghai for a week! Excited! But a little nervous.

I’m going with my friend who is doing stuff for her PhD. She will be at the university all day and I will be on my own. I need some reassurance about a few things. [more inside]
posted by stellathon around Shanghai, China at 10:16 PM - 10 answers has best

October 28, 2014

Shanghai and Seoul in December

This December I'm going to Shanghai and possibly Seoul. I'd love your tips for museums, restaurants, hotels, and more! [more inside]
posted by smorgasbord around Shanghai, China at 7:05 PM - 6 answers has best

August 19, 2014

Will an Rx for antidepressants in China cause future visa probs?

I live and work in China, and for the past few years have been struggling with some personal issues. So far I've been soldiering through, but I'm just about ready to go talk to a doctor/psychiatrist about whether or not I should try a course of antidepressants. [more inside]
posted by duoshao around China at 7:21 PM - 1 answer has best

July 15, 2014

Visiting China for the first time

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 - 12 answers has best

June 1, 2014

What stuff can only be bought in China ?

Hello, 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

May 23, 2014

Beijing-Bound Exec Needs "Activity" for Business Group

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

April 2, 2014

How to deal with air pollution in Beijing?

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 has best

March 20, 2014

What to know before moving to China?

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