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  1. Hangzhou Business Partner Wanted

    Question for you, are you a foreign owned company and simply looking for a local company to partner with as required by law? Or are you a Chinese based business looking to crack the foreign market?
  2. New to Hangzhou from San Francisco

    amazing that someone like you is even complaining. You can at the very least drink clean water and don't have to catch your food everyday like back in Zambia. I'm pretty sure your mother would grow a dick if i handed her a plate of food.
  3. New to Hangzhou from San Francisco

    There is great food all over the city/country. Maybe if you got your fat face out of a bucket of KFC or McNugget you'd actually see that.
  4. omg, yes! The constant turning a bedroom into something else to make it fit or vice versa. It's really obvious in those apartments where there wouldn't be a wall ends up having a half-ass built slide in doors/blankets to cover an area up, and they still want like 6500 cause it has that extra bed room. haha.
  5. Most of the online websites all post fake pictures. Me and my wife go through this shit all the time and its annoying. For the most part we use ganji wang. Put in all the details from the top, it gives you the results, see an apartment we like, we give the realtor a call, and they reply in one of three ways. 1. That apartment is gone, we have some that look like that (they RARELY do, most are just shit holes) 2. Those pictures are fake, but we have some that look like that. 3. That apartment is still available but the actual price on it is ....and they bump it up a few thousand. imo, the easiest way is still finding a real estate agent, let them get an idea of what you are looking for and then they will take you to several apartments.
  6. If you're going to do it in Hangzhou do it at sir Run Run Shaw. And be tough with them. While they no longer have foreign doctors, they still do have Chinese doctors that studied abroad. Last time I was there I flipped out at some resident they gave me, in came a new doctor, Dr.Wang, she did her residency in the US and was an attending in NYC. There are still some gems there!
  7. Foreigner friendly recreational Badminton

    Just go outside and join them. Thats what I do for basketball and soccer. Badminton I usually just play with my wife. Just jump in!
  8. Looking for a 2 bedroom appartment

    Actually, its best to stay away from places like Wo Ai Wo Jia. They are different than most realtors where you sit down and sign the agreement with the landlord. with wawj you sign the agreement with wo ai wo jia. They have a separate agreement with the landlord for "x“ amount of rent. They bump up the prices of apartments by 1500-2k EASILY. Better to try and find the landlord directly (if you have skills like me) or move onto a different real estate company.
  9. Getting an exit visa

    Seen this situation before. But all that person had to do was do a regular tourist visa. They gave it to him and then he left the country without any issues...I only know of exit visas for people who have kids here and then want to leave the country, but its not a normal visa, its a little blue book thats a one time exit "visa"...a regular visa should suffice.
  10. New American School opening in 2018-2019

    Part of the reason me and my wife came back to China was to completely get away from the American curriculum for our two kids. Opening one up here is pretty funny, and he's a comedian, so he hit the nail on the head with this one!
  11. in desperate need of advice

    Where is the bind? Just make a decision on where you want to go to school. If you can't afford 3k USD per month and NOT have a job than don't come to China and study mandarin. It's fairly simple.
  12. cheat

    lmao, so true.
  13. wanna tips on dating with western guy

    I deleted this after realzing it was such an old post.
  14. Any advice for an Asian looking girl?

    What kind of jobs are you looking for? If you are looking for a English Teaching job than you are going to have problems. Chinese have a mentality, doesn't matter where you are born, if your parents are Chinese (in your case you look Asian), then you are Chinese. The concept of "Of Chinese descent" doesn't really go far here. I had a friend here who is of "Chinese descent" and he didn't like rise, but born and raised in NYC. He would get into disagreements at restaurants because the Ayi's would tell him that he was Chinese therefore he had to eat rice, and if he said he didn't like rice, they would say "youre chinese, how could you not like rice" and he would say "I'm not chinese, I'm American" and then shit just spirals out of control. Good luck, it'll be a tough road ahead until you find an employer with a brain.
  15. Hello! British expat in Yuhang, Hangzhou

    The thing about the price is going to be what materials you get. But it does seem over priced to me as well. A friend of mine gets 2pc suits made here for not even 1k RMB. I got a 3pc suit, wool and cashmere and a shirt for 1500. But he did say it was for his wedding so maybe it was a step up?? I don't know...maybe you just got played! lol.