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  1. The only reason salaries have remained so low for you English teachers is cause someone is actually going to send them a message and be interested in it. The poor college student is ruining your market!
  2. This actually looks like fun. How often is the traveling done?
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    Gym with a pool

    Is there a Chinese name for this so I can look it up?
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    Gym with a pool

    Could anyone recommend a gym in ShangCheng Qu that has a pool? I straight up hate cardio, hate running on a treadmill or a freaking elliptical, it’s just too boring to me but I love swimming. The resistance/weight training I’ll just do P90, or if I could find a real trainer that’d be great. Thought about doing some cardio if there is a recreational soccer club around. I hate the trainers the gyms provide. I’ll take Tony Horton any day!
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    In Hangzhou to study, looking for an apartment

    These are real, all of them. They are well known apartment/renovating companies around town.
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    In Hangzhou to study, looking for an apartment

    This is EXACTLY what i hate the most about companies like wo ai wo jia. They will post things on ganjiwang that look descent, you call up and they say they have an apartment that is similar but that one is gone. Then you go and check it out and they show you a peace of shit thats even more expensive. For those that dont' know, WoAiWoJia is worse than the others though. They actually sign separate agreements with landlords and make the extra money on top of rent. Lots of the other ones you sign with the landlord at their office and they simply collect a 1 time fee that is half months rent, and it can be negotiated, and I do every time. 58tongcheng is better than ganjiwang. I'm a fan of amao zufang 阿猫租房. They are really nice, completely renovated, sometimes fully serviced apartments. They are called GongYu 公寓 apartments. Usually they are just studios, sometimes can get a nice 1BR with a living room and all that. They are real, really nice, they have many options. There is software for it on wechat. I'll post a pic, maybe you can look for it.
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    To Hangzhou Expat, delete old posts.

    You can't delete old post. Old post is what allow the possibility of this website popping up on search engines. As Hungry said, it's already on life support. Deleting the old post is pulling the plug.
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    Q1 Visa & Social Security

    You can come up with a shit ton of theoretical bullshit but hes referring to the NEED for medical insurance FOR his visa. You need to have it for work visa I believe but not for the visa that comes after the Q1. I have insurance, my wife works for Metlife, but he doesnt need it to fulfill the visa requirements Stay on point dude.
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    Banking issues

    Forget it, lol.
  10. BluePasta

    Q1 Visa & Social Security

    There isn't really a Q1 visa. The Q1 visa is just a 30 day visa to get into China. Within the 30 days you just get your medical check up, and you get your residence permit. Once that residence permit is almost up, you just do your medical check up again and get your residence permit again. No need for medical insurance or any of that other stuff.
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    S1, S2 Visa for accompanying minor.

    It's easy. He's your kid and you have the residence permit. We haven't had any problems doing it this way with my son. So my wife does her residence permit through her sister, and I do it through my wife. But kids can't get it from aunts and uncles. So my kids get their residence permit through me since I have one. Basically the same scenario.
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    Offered a job in Hangzhou

    Sans is right. It doesn't matter if the UAE has partnerships or not because this is China (get ready to hear that a lot) and over here you are considered single whether you like it or not. The bottom line is he is from Nigeria, he isn't from a native English speaking country, you two aren't married, so he isn't following you here! The only solution I can think for the two of you is for him to apply to university here in Hangzhou,try for a scholarship if he can't afford it which they have more and more often for people from Africa. He could live off campus with you, but thats about it.
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    American Interested in Hangzhou

    This is a cultural difference. If you are going to school you aren't working. If you are working you've finished school. I believe i read somewhere where they were going to be allowing some part time work for college students on student visas, but that could be just a rumor. Check into it, but I know you can't go to school on a work visa.