@JanJal Your opinion sounds entirely reasonable to me. But in as much taxation is the government coercing you to part with money earned, and, if they can find a way to get more of your money earned worldwide cuz you choose to live in China the "green card" is not in play.
It used to be that "retirement income" from any source was not taxed in by China. With the limited information I have, I can not confirm this is still the case post reform.
Being a geezer, and accountant with two CPA sons, all of my retirement income is, with great satisfaction, tax free in the US. Going back to China is no longer attractive.
Haha "Words lose their meanings when stretched too far." I, well i am not sure that in this case (I could be wrong (or even right) or, who knows). Clearly, often I don't know (but I'm gonna comment anyway) especially after consulting my dictionary (or my thesaurus) for the longest multi-syllabic, maybe confusing, words I can find.
@michael You and I traded bombs back in he days before down voting. I was terribly aggressive as I considered your words to be slander. Yet, I see a lot of value in your, at times, tedious posts. I am glad you came back.
A simple down vote is insufficient to respond to errors of fact. Any discourse of ideas or opinions is healthy sans name calling. Getting to vote on a post is a fair and reasonable thing as long as it is unlimited. It is feedback, binary but useful.
But in my dotage, I usually just don't give a rat's a anymore.
Be aware they will push whatever they are selling. Some of the staff have no idea about the technical side of appliances.
I went there to buy a stove. I repeatedly told them I would be using bottled gas. They sold me a stove. When I went to my local gas guy, I learned there are at least three kinds of gas sold. Luckily, B&Q did not deliver as promised. I went back to the store and discovered they had sold me a stove they needed to be hooked up to the gas main. I got my money back.
The sales lady was almost in tears, 没有问题！I don't know if it a safety or design issue, but I would think B&Q would know and care.
Subway starts at 9am. I have no idea where to catch an airport express bus. Eight taxis refused to go to the airport. After almost an hour standing on Beijing Lu took a black taxi, this dude drives slower than my mother, 120 yuan.
Flight back was delayed so I learned the subway stops running at 6:10pm.
Getting a taxi back was easy, more taxis than customers. Taxi was 87 yuan including 1o yuan toll, airport to Beichen area. Yes, he took a longer route than necessary.
Kunming imagines being a gateway for international travelers. New airport but hard to get to and from it.