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December 7

Leaving luggage in Beijing

I want to store my luggage for a few hours in central Beijing. What's the best option? [more inside]
posted by nat around Beijing, China at 5:05 AM - 5 answers

December 3

Traveling internationally with a cooking knife.

Is a cooking knife in checked luggage a problem going into or out of China? From Tokyo. With a US citizen. [more inside]
posted by bilabial around China at 5:30 AM - 4 answers

July 21

Cross rural China by train - must see places to stop in between?

I'm planning a trip to China and would like to see more of the countryside, starting from the east and moving by train to Xinjiang. Recommendations on rural pitstops along the way? [more inside]
posted by wallawallasweet around China at 9:43 PM - 2 answers

April 8

Taking a computer from US to Shanghai for short-term work contract

I'm going to Shanghai for work for 11 days as a contractor, not an employee. I need advice on preparing and transporting my heavy, bulky laptop computer appropriately. I leave the US Tuesday morning. [more inside]
posted by under_petticoat_rule around Shanghai, China at 2:36 PM - 6 answers has best

February 14

Chinese Visa Major Family

Traveling to China for work. Unsure how to fill out the major family portion of the form. I am a woman married to a woman, China does not recognize same sex marriage. Do I list my wife in major family on the visa application?
posted by edbles around China at 9:38 AM - 3 answers

December 22, 2016

Legitimate Chinese Visa Processing service?

Can you recommend a Chinese Visa service that offers expedited processing? [more inside]
posted by AutoPilot83 around Shanghai, China at 7:34 AM - 4 answers

August 3, 2016

General advice and specific questions on a trip from Canada to China

In a few weeks, I'll be making a trip from Canada to Ordos, China. It'll be my first time doing such a trip. I've got a few questions and I'm wondering if there's anything else I need to know. [more inside]
posted by Tilon around Ordos, China at 6:45 AM - 6 answers

July 6, 2016

Beijing! What's good?

Mr Fig and I will be headed to Beijing in November. The last time we were there was January 2012 for a few days for our honeymoon. The last time before that, I did a semester-long study abroad in 2002. This time, we will be there for roughly a week. What should we do? Are there any good restaurants/bars we should check out? [more inside]
posted by Fig around Beijing, China at 5:56 AM - 3 answers has best

July 1, 2016

Visiting Shanghai in July

Hi, I'm taking a group of students to Shanghai China and will meet with Chinese business people and university professors while there. 1. What kind of gifts should I bring? 2. What should I buy while visiting? [more inside]
posted by drthom around Shanghai, China at 12:51 PM - 10 answers has best

June 10, 2016

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 - 7 answers

March 30, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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, 2016

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