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Forums > Living in Kunming > get the money and run home to momma

thinking about selling up and getting out for good. We're looking at a gross profit about

1million, but no idea what that amounts to after taxes, fees etc and how to get it out of china.

if we were to do the opposite, ie sell in europe, we'd realize a taxbill of about 30%. How does it work in China? I realize that any stories in this forum are anecdotal :)

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Raising a child in Kunming

"learning native Chinese" in my view is not a sufficient reason to educate a child in China. I am trilingual and in my youth it did allow me to apply for menial jobs in a few countries. fruit-picking and table-waiting etc. For professional and international life, really fluent English, even with a thick scottish accent, is infinitely more important than any number of tribal languages.

Anyhow, google and tencent already have instant universal translators on the way so languages are obsolete and only interesting for historical reasons.

education is a huge scam and a waste of money, the only exception is Hogwarts (my alma-mater). Otherwise, I'd say find the cheapest possible (ie move to europe if possible).

And i almost forgot the reason i began to write in the first place: connecting to an earlier post, i saw a tv reality-show from china where indeed the teachers (default profession in china for anyone who isnt capable of anything) took every opportunity to single out the foreign kid. That child clearly had behavioral issues and probably did not turn out to be a happy camper. He was a ginger, too, poor little fella.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > VPN:s still working?

i can recommend hma (hide my ass). works well for fb, google etc while in china, and for youku while outside china. i've used it from kunming and changsha for about 3 years, as well as throughout europe. never had a problem yet, and its cheap enough

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Forums > Living in Kunming > yahoo mail and china

I think it depends on which App you use and where you downloaded it from. QQ Mail app (on phone and pc) can be linked to yahoo, gmail etc and I've never had (noticed) a problem. Though I think its best to download the software from a chinese app-store as opposed to google play store.

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Forums > Travel Yunnan > exchange rate RMB to EUR

In 2008 you could get 11 RMB for 1 EUR, today not even 7.5 (about the same as 2001).
As for those from the UK, in 2007 1 quid gave 15.5 RMB - today 8.5.

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So what do y'all think are the chances of Britain benefitting from these events? What works for/against them? Certainly looks like the Great Britain events are being boycotted by the local britons...seems to me a bad sign if they cant even try to build relations with their own landsmen and women.

Well if it tastes good and might even do you some good, why not? The soup in the picture looks pretty tasty to me.

About tcm vs western drugs. Have any of you seen the VOLUME of tcm drugs people get? People are literally filling shopping bags at the tcm pharmacies.

As for western meds - i saw a docu which showed that for several drugs, the capsule itself was more beneficial tjan the actual drug inside :) Point 2 about western drugs: theres up to 6000% difference between the cost to produce and the price on the shelf. Whacked out.

Excellent. Everything you want is here, almost..new and used. Plenty of curiosity items, nostalgia, fakes, practical household items, bikes and e-bikes, tools, clothing, furniture etc. I was looking for a cheap portable DVD player but though there were plenty available, they were at best "last years model" ie too bulky.
Easy to spend a half day here, i dont feel like i got treated as a rich laowai i.e. first prices quoted were not outlandish, and the only problem was a lack of food options. Also - little or no putonghua here.

I disagree with the article on two points: 1. Its very taxi-friendly, or at least not worse than anyplace else i've been. Lots of empty taxis pass by (if you walk to the road, of course) 2.i thought it very easy to find and is on google maps.

Hm ok banning cars won't work. How about a toll? Many countries and cities have done it - and by the way a discount for eco-friendly cars.

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been there several times, very satisfied every time. menu has classics like fish n chips, bolognese, pizzas etc. very tasty, at good prices.

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Friendly staff and good service, food and prices are ok. No complaints but its nothing special either, and not worth a visit unless you live closeby.

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Nice atmosphere and cosy but the western food is bad. I think they deep-fry the burgers. As a cafe - 4 stars (service is a little bit lacking at times), coffee and cakes etc are good. As a restaurant, 2 stars (western food is too bad, asian food is mamahuhu).

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"All the Meat" only had about 3 slices of salami on it, so maybe i got the wrong order. Anyway, leaving that aside - soggy bread, ketchup as tomatosauce, and cheese was probably from a tube.
Potato wedges soggy as well.
I left half my meal, the only thing up to scratch was the coke and the service. Will not be back.

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If the name of the shop is written in english then they should speak english, yes! A pokey shithole trying to give the impression of a quaint li'l ole bookshop. Pig-ignorant staff, never been greeted with a smile there, nor even greeted. If you must shop here, bring your own bag. 1 star earned for selection and the (for me) convenient location.