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Forums > Living in Kunming > Does our baby need a visa to be in China?

I have read through previous threads related to this topic, but still somewhat confused.

My Chinese wife and I have a baby born in Kunming who is now six months old. Our daughter now has Australian citizenship and an Australian passport.

If we don't get the Hukou, does this mean our baby needs a visa to be in China? Or is she a PRC citizen until such time as we get the one time entry/exit permit and leave China? In other words, regardless of whether or not we put her on my wife's Hukou, she is legally okay to be in China without a visa?

These visa and citizenship issues are a bit confusing, so starting to doubt myself. Any help appreciated.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Do NOT marry a Chinese woman

Too many questions to reply to, I'm afraid! But, no, I did not meet her in a bar. Looking back at my original post, it was written "in the heat of the moment", I didn't lie, but, you can be biased or exaggerate a bit without necessarily lying. Anyway, things have calmed again with us. Not really sure what else to say, on the one hand, probably a little ridiculous that I raised this on this forum, but on the other hand, there have been some quite fair and reasoned comments/replies. Thank you.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Do NOT marry a Chinese woman

I feel confused. I think that it's neither 100% my fault nor 100% her fault. Anyway, @Alien, yes it is the latter, answer is because I don't know where else to discuss it. And I don't know how much is reasonable, am I really meant to do everything myself (earn money, cook, clean, take care of things) to count as a good husband? I am not unwilling to cook, problem is I can't cook, especially not Chinese food, and my wife is "unable" to eat anything else. So I do my best to wash dishes, clothes, mop, sweep, but if she ever sees me resting it means I am lazy. Maybe I am, I don't know. Kunming doesn't really allow one to have a full-on, busy, successful career type job. I just need to "speak only when spoken to" I think, then things will be okay.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Do NOT marry a Chinese woman

Thank you. As you may have figured, I guess I exaggerated a bit, since I right now am still in the heat of the moment. But the last sentence is true, regardless of perspective on whether it is good/bad etc., that last sentence really is the case.


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I went to the exhibition this afternoon, and it was amazing. It was the first time I've been to the Contemporary Gallery Kunming, and the gallery itself is quite impressive - I was expecting perhaps just a small building, but it is actually very spacious. The exhibition design, with the 'living garden' idea, really draws you in to the exhibition space, while the centrepiece artwork "The journey of Chinese plants" is a wonderful riot of colours. If you like art, flowers, botanical illustration, or even just something new, I highly recommend going!

As Sam said above, a good idea, and I look forward to more. But the interview could have been more interesting, even for this sort of thing, a few more piercing, probing questions wouldn't hurt. On another note, eight or nine hours a day? Is that standard? If so, cabbies in Kunming are on a better deal than those in Australia, with standard twelve hour shifts!

When I bought a new bus card at Xiaoximen ladt year, I was told it could be used on the Metro, but I haven't ridden yet, so can't be 100% sure. The card has 一卡通 printed on the front. Oldet bus cards won't work though.



I've been a few times now, it's a nice place. Beers brewed in~house are of course something quite special, and the pizzas, and some of the other snacks, are very nice. I was there tonight, and for the first time, tried the American~style ribs. I have to say that they weren't as good as I was expecting. But that could be that I'm not really familiar with this dish? On the whole, though, it's a great place.