Forums > Living in Kunming > Health QR code not working?
Without trying to be a hazardous pr*ck, I usually just futz around with the phone scanner - which brings up the "enter your info" in chinese, then stroll inside (with my mask on) to take care of whatever business needs to be done. The security guards generally leave me alone once I've scanned the app.
Forums > Living in Kunming > Other options to 30 day stay extensions?
I recently converted my annual work visa to a 2-year family visa (cuz my passport expires in 2 years) - basically with no problems - the usual family visa paperwork plus the health check booklet.
Regrettably, that doesn't really help Alex as he's apparently NOT married to a Chinese citizen.
Forums > Living in Kunming > Proof that we can't leave
Your logic is impeccable - but behemoth government agencies aren't necessarily logical beasts.
Trying to argue or reason with either country's government office is futile - so one merely needs to find a path that hopefully others have blazed and comply.
FYI - ALL of my other documents were chain authenticated from municipal to state to US State Dept - except for the CRBAs.
Regarding your government's stuff - your country may have what's called an "Apostille" agreement with China where they mutually accept each others' documentary artifacts prima facie.
My issue was the US State Dept authenticated EVERY document I submitted EXCEPT for the CRBAs which they recently issued, after telling me to order new documents, implying they would authenticate the NEW CRBAs - and then refusing after we received the new CRBAs. As they refused after we received the NEW CRBAs, it's quite apparent they lied - government fraud. And it took a year and a half of long distance phone calls to understand - they deliberately lied and there's nothing you can do about it. Same guy - so there's no confusion - he deliberately lied and deceived. Fortunately, the new CRBAs were actually required by the Chinese Embassy and they looked much more professional than the originals - so no harm done there.
So once we understood that US State Dept has this kind of culture and behavior - we could then seek alternative solutions and got it done.
The internet can be your friend...
Forums > Living in Kunming > Australia issues China travel warning
Only potentially Ausrtralians and Australian companies living and doing business in Yunnan - but probably not. When China wants to make a statement they usually choose from the pools in Beijing, Shanghai, and other eastern seaboard provinces, where foreigners are more apt to engage in questionable behavior as a result of delusionary hubris.