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Forums > Travel Yunnan > exchange rmb for dollar

Did you earn the RMB legally? (Work permit & paid taxes?). If yes then it’s easy. Go to tax office & get copies of your income tax receipts/payments. Take those to bank with passport & bank card. You can exchange as much as you can show tax receipts for AND wire it home at the same time.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Leaving your job

I’d recommend leaving correctly. Give your employer at least the minimum 30 days notice as required by law, longer if you feel like it. That they they’ll probably help you apply for the humanitarian visa or if you’re resident permit has a bit of time left they’ll let it run out. If you think you might come back to work in the foreseable future then also get your release letter & recipt to show your work permit was cancelled.

Leaving with no notice just gives employers bad views about foreigners

Forums > Travel Yunnan > Train tickets to Urumqi

Ok, so can I post something that was reported in a Chinese newspaper? (English translation, not original link)

“Sept. 26 report by the Urumqi Evening News that sales of train tickets will be suspended indefinitely from Oct. 22.

"The Xinjiang railway administrative departments will stop selling tickets on all passenger services leaving Xinjiang, and also for intraregional services, from Oct. 22, 2018," the newspaper reported.

"A separate announcement will be made regarding when ticket sales will be resumed," it said.”

Forums > Study > L visa to work or study visa

@ Janjal, Shanghai has allowed transfers from other visas (including L) to work petmits/resident permits in country for a couple of years now. I’d also read recently that Guangzhou & Beijing were starting to follow SH.


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"Kunming was more recently thought to be in the hunt for a new Chinese Super League franchise. Rumors were rampant that European coaching legend Sven-Göran Eriksson was considered a front-runner to run the team, but nothing ever came from such efforts."

Sven is past it! He's done nothing in his time in China at GZ Fuli, SIPG or Shenzhen.

@Janjal, good point about 15 years old & marriage. What about these (combined) points:

"while the other two are working in another city. Their parents have promised the two children will return to school next semester."

"A kid working in the city can bring back 20,000 yuan [US$3,000] a year," an official at a county-level education bureau in Yunnan told local media in 2014"

So local officials are condoning children working illegally underage? First quote is more valid as it refers directly to this case! They know two of the kids are working illegally & havent dome anything about it except get "promises" from the parents that they'll send them back to school "next semester"!

"However, business owners such as Mr Zhao, who spent six million yuan (US$870,000) to open a guesthouse, worries about his livelihood and those of his employees. He blames government inaction and "hasty decisions" for the entire situation, saying:"

Well maybe if he'd built his guesthouse properly with connections to sewage, etc he wouldn't be in this position now...


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