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  • RegisteredFebruary 6, 2007
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Forums > Living in Kunming > introduction

Although Kunming has many benefits including weather, since you are not here yet I recommend you take a look at north Thailand as well. Thailand has a better visa scheme (if you have enough money to meet their criteria) for private business people and as you have mentioned yourself better healthcare.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Huntsman - Fraud??

If it makes you feel any better,,I have heard the Aussie embassy often rejects visa applications the first time round,,"then if people are really keen" they re-apply (read pay the application fee again) and the visa section then looks at the application again,,maybe more seriously the second time around,,,

While Chinese still need visas to travel to most countries,,then I guess this situation will never change.

Embassy Visa Offices in China are real money maker for embassies. Unlike other government departments where the majority of funding comes from Taxes these departments actually generate a lot of cash.

In my experience ringing the ambassadors secretary often works to get things done. It seems the Ambassdor takes messages from their secretary more seriously then a direct call.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Entrepreneur in Kunming?

One thing to remember is that there were no private business/businessmen in this country before 1978. When dealing with Chinese customers/suppliers its a good idea to remember that. Private ownership of property is also a new thing in China.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Other doberman owners?

Good luck! Make sure she has all her shots, our dog even with all her shots managed to get distemper,,but I guess the shots helped as she did pull through,,normally distemper is a killer.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Entrepreneur in Kunming?

Hi Laotou,

Fruit is already being shipped around the world,,or stored for long times before sale,,it just depends on the type of fruit. Shandong is already doing a lot of exports in apples and pears,,,and in the USA the average time off the tree that the lemon people buy in the shop is 9 months!

Shipping fruit around the world is picking up due to better technologies and faster travel times. I just wonder how much of Chinas fruit (and food in general) will remain competitve in terms of price as rural land prices/transport prices continue to increase.


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@Xiefei, I remember about in the late 1990's that Beijing had regulated that public toilets be free and that if you needed to use a toilet that you bars and restaurants had to let you use their toilets even if you were not a customer.

Places like Yunnan implement laws differently. For eg: Tobacco advertising is illegal in China, but in Yunnan you wouldn't know that.

On the radio they said that 'Yunnan was one of the, slightly,a little bit more by a bit, provinces for Aids cases.. But with one of the lowest populations in China and having the most cases maybe they should be a bit more direct about the issue.



when we renovated we took our workmen to B&Q to select materials from their excellent range if samples. Then with that list in hand we went to the construction market near Mingbo bridge and got the same materials at either half or one third of the B&Q price.

It's a good place for window shopping.