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Forums > Living in Kunming > Main Bank of China branch open?

Does anyone happen to know if the Bank of China central branch at Beijing Lu & Renmin Lu is open this week?

I was hoping to wire funds abroad before the weekend. Nobody picked up on their main phone line so I'm guessing they're on vacation, but any definite info would be helpful.

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Has anyone had luck finding stores in Kunming with a decent selection of pants for men 6 feet / 180 cm or taller ? I would appreciate any suggestions for specific places to try shopping.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Problems wiring funds to foreign bank account

I need to send money to my US bank account, so I'm trying to find a bank branch in Kunming that will take cash RMB from non-account holders and set up a direct wire transfer. I was able to do this routinely in another province where I lived until recently. But I haven't been able to do the same thing in Kunming – I have visited multiple banks with Chinese people accompanying me and have run into various roadblocks.

Several people on a recent thread ( said they were able to transfer funds to their foreign accounts, but I tried some of the same banks mentioned on that thread unsuccessfully. This leads me to suspect it's a matter of finding a specific branch location with staff who have some expertise in transfers.

So, if you have used a branch of a bank in Kunming (at which you are not an account holder) to wire money to a foreign bank account, I would appreciate if you can share:
- The name of the bank and (most importantly) the specific branch location

- The documents/information you had to provide
- Any other information that might be helpful (e.g., name or identifying characteristics of the bank staffer who helped you, fees you paid, how recently you used the service... )

(I don't want to use Western Union, since they won't send funds directly to a bank account.)

Many thanks in advance.


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