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Hi everyone,
I'm Lonely Planet's destination editor for China. The previous post on this topic had gotten very long and was started several years ago. A lot has changed about the Chinese visa situation, so I thought it might be useful to provide a summary of the current situation as we and our writers understand it. For the full run-down on everything you need to know about visas and entry requirements for China, including prices and detailed processing times, check out the China page: http://ww

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As obtaining a Chinese tourist visa appears to have gotten much easier, that long sticky thread has now been released to float. OTOH there appear to be increased concerns and lots of issues related to obtaining a tourist visa extension.

It is my intention to search through and try to collect some posted information here in this thread but would appreciate others offering first hand information and questions here rather than starting multiple threads.

For starters, Leshan has consistently been…

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Hi,
We're doing the 22 hr layover in Beijing in mid September and had a few questions. We did this last year rather unplanned and unfortunately during the Military Parade shut down.

  1. Our flights arrive at 17:00 Wednesday and depart at 15:00 Thursday. Last year we took the Airport Express and 2 subway lines to get to Wangfujing area since we generally prefer public transport. Google maps says that plan takes about 1.5 hours (about 50RMB/2 people) but a taxi (about 100RMB) takes about 45…

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Hello all

My son has a new job teaching English with http://www.teachteflinchina.org/

I can't find any information about this company online and am feeling concerned that this is not a legitimate orgainisation.

Does anyone out there have any experience with this company at all. I really need to put my mind at rest.

Many thanks.

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Hi
I may be able to squeeze a short trip in at the beginning of Sept, is this period notorious for rain and Typhoons, or is it a quick downpour and it is over and done with.
Thanks

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Hi,

I would like ask the following regarding how to I get to Zhangjianjie from major cities?
1. From which city can I catch trains to Zhangjianjie with shortest possible time? Beijing, SHanghai, Guangzhou?
2. How long is the travel time for trains?

Thanks in advace

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Hallo
I have posted some questions on the forum some months ago and I have got informations
I want to travel from Kashgar to osh soon and would like to know if there is some changes
Could one confirm me that the no mans land between the 2 countries does not exit anymore and that the Chinese car can go to the place where I will take the bus to go to the kirghiz customs
If I start my trip with a driver in Kashgar can he go to the border or do I need absolutely to change car in Uliquat
If I start the…

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Hey, everyone ~ first off a big THANK YOU, because we have scoured this forum for advice as we've mapped out our 3-week trip to China (to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary!) & the knowledge found here has been a world of help.

We have a pretty good idea of how we plan to trek our way from Beijing to Hong Kong, but are still flexible & would really appreciate any recommendations on the best methods of transportation and modest but nice places to stay, along with any must-see sights…

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Anybody been to Ningde, Fujian? Not a lot of info to be found regarding public transportation. I have a work commitment there, and just wondering how to get around the city via city/public bus (especially to/from train station). Not a fan of taxis...thks!

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I would like to go to China and teach english. Any advice with regards to short term, summer school teaching jobs in China? I’ve seen lots of adverts for 6 week stints which are the sort of thing I’m looking.
I find a Teaching-Agency: www.teaching-experience.com

But I am not realy sure if will go with this Teaching-Agency to China :).