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“I am not one who was born in the possession of knowledge. I am one who is fond of antiquity, and earnest in seeking it there.” — Confucius

The 5000-year old Chinese civilisation has endured through millenia of tumultuous upheaval and revolutions, periods of golden ages and anarchy alike. Through the recent economic boom initiated by the reforms of Deng Xiaoping, China is once again one of the leading nations in the world, buoyed by its large, industrious population and abundant natural resources. The depth and complexity of the Chinese civilization, with its rich heritage, has fascinated Westerners such as Marco Polo and Gottfried Leibniz in centuries past, and will continue to excite – and bewilder – the traveler today.

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The China Guide – An American owned, Beijing based travel agency offers a variety of China tours and China tourism. All our tours have no shopping stops.

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TravelChinaGuide, a leading China travel agency offers private China tours and small group tours to Beijing, Xian, Tibet, Yangtze…lowest price,

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China travel guide information on over 300 cities guide displays the

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You can’t ignore China: more than a country, it’s a civilization, and one that has continuously recycled itself, not much perturbed by outsiders, for three.

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China-related products ranging from computer software to language tutorials to personal care products.

China was eventually unified in 221 BC by Qin Shi Huang, the ‘First Emperor’, and the Qin Dynasty instituted a centralized system of government for all of China, and standardized weights and measures, Chinese characters and currency in order to create unity. Until today, the ideal of a unified and strong centralized system is still strong in Chinese thought. However, due to despotic and harsh rule, the Qin dynasty lasted for only 15 years as the Han Dynasty took over in 206BC after a period of revolt. With the invention of paper and extensive trade with the West along the Silk Road, along with relatively benevolent imperial rule, the Han was the first golden age of Chinese civilization. Ethnic Chinese consider themselves to be part of the ‘Han’ race till this day.

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What will Chinese do in Spring Festival? Let’s find out 🙂 Generalities in China.

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General information about China: capital, currency, official language, climate…All you need to know about China.

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It is not proper to be racist in Paris. But is widely accepted to talk crap about the Chinese. Parisians do not feel bad for coming up with blunt.

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China is a very diverse place with large variations in culture, language, customs and economic levels. The economic landscape is particularly diverse. The major cities such as Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai are modern and comparatively wealthy. However, about 50% of Chinese still live in rural areas even though only 10% of China’s land is arable. Hundreds of millions of rural residents still farm with manual labor or draft animals. Some 200 to 300 million former peasants have migrated to townships and cities in search of work. Government estimates for 2005 reported that 90 million people lived on less than ¥924 a year and 26 million were under the official poverty line of ¥668 a year. Generally the southern and eastern coastal regions are more wealthy while inland areas, the far west and north, and the southwest are much much less developed.

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What do I need to enter in China? Do I need a passport, a visa, a valid ID? Information about formalities in China.

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The Chinese tend to maintain a level of formality in the early stages of a relationship. This fosters respect for each side and ensures that contacts will proceed

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Most travelers will need a visa (?? qia-nzhèng) to visit mainland China. In most cases, this should be obtained from a Chinese embassy or consulate before departure. Visas for Hong Kong and Macau can be obtained through a Chinese embassy or consulate, but must be applied for separately from the mainland Chinese visa. However, citizens from most Western countries do not need visas to visit Hong Kong and Macau.

The most notable exception to this rule is transit through certain airports. Most airports allow a 12-hour stay without a visa so long as you do not leave the airport, but Shanghai Pu Dong International and Shanghai Hongqiao International Airports permit a forty-eight hour stay without a visa.

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Chinese Visa Application Service Centre … New Visa Application Form Adopted Next Year(2010-12-31) … How to Apply for Hong Kong Visa(2008-10-29)

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October 13th, 2009 As of November 1st, 2009, the Visa Office of the Chinese Embassy in Washington DC will no longer accept cash payment

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The demand for Chinese visas has grown rapidly in recent years. To provide a better service for visa applicants, the Chinese Embassy in India, following the

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Comprehensive information on China visa requirements, China travel visa, visa on arrival, visa validity, and Chinese visa types with visa application forms for

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Teaching a language, most commonly English, is a very popular source of employment for foreigners. There are English-teaching jobs all over China. The market for teachers of other languages is more limited. However most universities require all English majors to study another foreign language as well, and there are specialised universities for foreign languages in major cities such as Beijing [50], Guangzhou [51], Xi’an [52], Dalian and Shanghai [53] which teach most major world languages. Guangzhou is establishing itself a reputation as a hub for so-called rare languages.

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Provides information about working and living in China. Also features a system to assist the linking of Chinese companies and international experts.

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Work Visas of China (Z Visa or Employment Visa) are issued to foreigners who are to take up a post or employment in the country. Here tell you requirements

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China’s English language job board for expats/foreigners and bilingual Chinese.

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The next level of hotels, which cater to Chinese clients, are usually officially off-limits to foreigners but you may be able to convince them to accept you, especially if you can speak a smattering of Chinese. The cheapest range of Chinese budget hotels (one step above the zhusu) are called zha-odàisuo( (???). Unlike zhusu these are licensed accommodations but are similarly spartan and utilitarian, often with shared bathrooms. Slightly more luxurious budget hotels and Chinese business hotels may or may not have English signs and usually have the words lu”(gua(n (??, meaning “travel hotel”), bi-ngua(n or jiu(diàn (?? and ??, respectively, meaning “hotel”) in their name. Room options typically include singles and doubles with attached bathrooms, and dorms with shared baths. Some budget hotels include complementary toiletries and Internet. In small, rural towns a night’s stay might be as cheap as ¥25; in bigger cities you can usually get a room for ¥80-120. One problem with such hotels is that they can be quite noisy as patrons and staff may be yelling to each other across the halls into the wee hours of the morning. Another potential inconvenience is booking a room with a shared bath as many of these hotels have one bathroom for twenty or thirty rooms. You may have to wait a while to use the toilet and half an hour or more to take a shower. In smaller budget hotels the family running the place may simply lock up late at night when it appears no more customers are coming. If you plan on being late, try to explain this in advance or else you may have to call the front desk, bang on the door, or climb over the gate to get in.

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China Accommodation: Travel guide offers you information of accommodations or hotels in China.

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Growth in tourism has been coupled with a concurrent proliferation of hotel properties in China. New hotels are founded almost everyday.

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Foreign students have different educational needs. China’s universities offer many different types of courses and teaching methods to cater to these needs as well as to the different educational levels of the students that come from abroad. Peking University (????) and Tsinghua University (????), both based in Beijing, are China’s most prestigious universities, and are regularly ranked among the top universities in the world.

Language trainees Universities accept students who have achieved the minimum of a high school education for courses in the Chinese language. These courses usually last 1 or 2 years. Students are given certificates after they complete their course. Students who do not speak Chinese and want to study further in China are usually required to complete a language training course.

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Drawing on the project findings in rural China, the China Study details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes and

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Study China. Study China Programme is managed by The University of Manchester and funded by the department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

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China is a huge country that shows a big regional difference over crime rates but violent crime remains rare and it is generally safe for even women at night. However, some petty crimes such as bicycle theft and pickpocket are known.

For bicycle riders, follow what local people do. If you see bikes are parked anywhere, just tie yours to a pole. In a place where everyone takes their bikes inside restaurants or internet cafes, it’s a warning sign. Bike parking is common outside supermarkets or shopping centers, and usually charges RMB1 to 2 per day (usually until 8-10pm). If you have an electric bicycle or scooter, pay extra caution as the battery-packs may be targeted.

On long journey buses especially departing from Shenzhen, passengers are required to take a mug shot before boarding. You are not expected to discuss privacy issues raised. Since this measure was introduced, reports of muggings on bus have dropped drastically.

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China’s economic growth is slowing, but the country is well on the way to increasing access to healthcare.

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Observers say despite obstacles it faces in providing quality care for its citizens, China is making steady progress.

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Also, in Shanghai, most of the smaller local banks have relations with each other allowing for no-fee interbank deposits for any amount and withdrawals over ¥3000. Also, any Bank of Shanghai deposit-capable ATM can do deposits for any bank with a Shanghai-issued account.

Bank of China Bank of China ATMs are occasionally the only ATMs where an international bank card will work. This bank has good international banking experience.

China Construction Bank & Bank of America Bank of America and China Construction Bank have business ties, and because of this, Bank of America customers can use China Construction Bank ATM’s without any fees to withdraw RMB.

China Merchants Bank This bank gets best reviews from expatriates as of July 2009.

Standard Chartered This bank is also very expat-friendly (it is based in the UK), however branches outside the big cities are lacking. They offer unlimited interbank ATM withdrawals within the city the card was issued in as long as the amount drawn is over ¥2000 each time and they also offer multiple foreign-currency investment products.

Woori Bank It has even fewer branches than Standard Chartered, but offers the Shanghai Tourist Card, which gives discounts at assorted restaurants and half-price tickets to various attractions, as a debit card. Locally-owned banks only issue this as a credit card, which foreigners can’t get, so this is the better choice if traveling to Shanghai. They also offer unlimited free ATM withdrawals anywhere in China. As a Korean bank, they typically cater to Koreans and it shows in the level of customer service.

ICBC Very difficult to get complete bank statements from them. The largest bank in China.

Do note that if you are employed in China, you may not get a choice: many companies and schools deposit into only one bank, and therefore you must have an account with that bank to get paid.

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Established on 15 June 1936, Bank of China Singapore Branch holds the Qualifying Full Bank License (QFB) in Singapore, the main businesses include

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In most brand name shops, upscale malls and supermarkets, the prices already have Value-Added Tax (VAT) and any sales tax included. Thus, anything with a marked price tends to be sold at that price or, perhaps, slightly below especially if you pay cash and do not require a receipt for your purchase. For unmarked goods, there is wide room for bargaining.

Regarding discounts, Chinese make sales using the character: ? (zhé) which represented the fraction of the original price you pay. For example, 8? refers to 20% off; 6.5? is equal to 35% off.

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Basic data on China’s income tax rates tax laws v.a.t. China’s overview of economy main economic indicators GDP inflation rates unemployment. Tax treaties

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China will cut taxes on the profits that foreign companies take out of the country by up to 50 per cent after rules on withholding taxes were .

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This booklet has been prepared to provide an overview of taxes levied in the People’s Republic of China.

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China is a huge country, so unless you enjoy spending a couple of days on the train or on the road getting from one area to another, you should definitely consider domestic flights. China has many domestic flights connecting all the major cities and tourist destinations. Airlines include the three international carriers: Air China, China Southern, and China Eastern, as well as regional ones including Hainan Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and Shanghai Airlines. In recent years, it has been popular for large cities and provinces to open their own (dubiously funded) airline. These include Chongqing Airlines, Chengdu Airline and Hebei Airlines, amongst others. The parent company behind Hainan Airlines has spawned some 13 airlines in the region, including Grand China Air, Yangtse Express, Hong Kong Airlines and Deer Jet.

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China Transportation: Transportation in China, means of transportation, plane,train, bus, bicycle.

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Three-wheeled tractors with carts are a common form of transportation in rural China. It was estimated that there were 100,000 rickshaws on the streets of

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Chinese Culture >> Chinese Transportation. It is stated by leading authorities that no form of wheeled vehicle existed in China prior to the introduction from

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The Chinese army secretly transported dozens of Burmese troops inside its border on Friday morning to fight against the Kachin Independence

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The Motor Vehicle Driving License (simplified Chinese: ??????; traditional Chinese: ??????; pinyin: Ji-dòngche- Jiàshi(zhèng) is the legal driving license within China excluding the two special administrative regions (Hong Kong and Macau). In these two territories separate driving license must be obtained from their respective traffic authorities. It is issued, ratified and regularly inspected by the traffic administrative department of the public security organ.[1] Minimum age varies from 18 (for cars) all the way up to 26 (for large buses) in the country. Learner’s licences, although granted, have little effect, as most training takes place within the confines of specially-designed training areas inaccessible, on paper, to the general motoring public. Previously, expressways were inaccessible even for holders of a normal driver’s licence if they did not possess the licence for a full year; however, such a regulation has now been invalidated. Drivers with licences less than a year old, however, are still considered “intern drivers” or “new drivers” (Chinese: ????; pinyin: shíxí siji), and certain limitations apply to them (for example, they must display a uniform label on the car when they are driving). The PRC considers the driving licence, under a new law, an administrative licence (Chinese: ????; pinyin: xíngzhèng xuke).

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How to apply for a chinese driver’s license in China? China Driver’s License Renewal/Extension service.

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We Help in Chinese drivers license application in Beijing China for German, French, America, EU drivers license holders.

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Chinese Driver’s License service, get your China driver license in shanghai. VisaInChina provides China visa services, China driving license service in

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China looks set to maintain its title of largest auto market in the world this year with new cars hitting the streets every day.

BEIJING — Bo Xilai, the charismatic Communist Party chieftain who built a popular following and seemed destined for one of China’s top leadership jobs, was unceremoniously stripped Tuesday of his remaining party posts, and his wife was arrested on suspicion of homicide. The widening scandal involves business quarrels, a flight to an American diplomatic outpost and the alleged murder of an expatriate British businessman.

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One of China’s best-known politicians and likely leadership candidates Bo Xilai is removed from his post as a party chief, the state news agency

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The Company is a leading service provider in the PRC that provides integrated support services in the informatization sector including telecommunications, media and technology. We offer telecommunications infrastructure (“TIS”) services (including design, construction and project supervision and management), business process outsourcing (“BPO”) services (including maintenance, distribution of telecommunications services and products, and facilities management), and applications, content and other (“ACO”) services (including IT applications, Internet services and voice VAS, etc).

All the major telecommunications operators in the PRC, namely, China Telecommunications Corporation (“China Telecom”), China Mobile Communications Corporation (“China Mobile”) and China United Network Communications Group Company Limited (“China Unicom”) are our customers. We also provide services to government agencies, telecommunications equipment manufacturers, corporate customers and public customers in the PRC. Our service coverage is spread across the nation and we have also extended our business to over 50 countries and regions globally.

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China’s leisure consumption reached nearly 2.9 trillion yuan in 2011, accounting for over 15 percent of the country’s total retail sales of social consumer goods and over 6 percent of its gross domestic product, according to the 2012 China Leisure Industry Development Report compiled by the National Academy of Economic Strategy under the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences at the request of the China National Tourism Administration’s Comprehensive Coordination Department.

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Yang Qi: Leisure means what people are doing during their free time for me. Chinese people want leisure activities to be sporty and healthy.

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China’s leisure consumption reached nearly 2.9 trillion yuan in 2011, accounting for over 15 percent of the country’s total retail sales of social

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However, it has caught people’s imagination, and there has been various ranking of leisure cities in China. What does this term mean?

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In the largest urban centres such as Shanghai and Beijing, there are cinemas showing films in English, and it is possible to attend concerts, opera and ballet, .

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Favourite leisure pursuits in China, from martial arts to walking the Great Wall.

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