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  • RegisteredAugust 28, 2007
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Forums > Travel Yunnan > "Walking Marriages"

Much better travel feature than I expected and nicely presented. I was tempted to make a final return visit but I'll stick with the good memories, and perhaps this, as a reminder.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Options for residence permit extension

There is such an extension afforded on a discretionary basis, applied for by your employer, for between 15-30 days. The purpose is ‘humanitarian’ and allows the employee to sort affairs after completing a contract. As usual, best advice is to contact PSB directly.

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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Nujiang Itenerary

@Stevula If you haven't already done so, check precisely what a sleeper bus is here. If you're the right size and not claustrophobic then you'll be ok. Oh, and the occasional smoker lighting up. I shudder every time I see one but others find them bearable.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Kunming FM International

@michael2015 Certainly not envisaging video, which I personally see as a distraction. What you describe may be an option but nothing at all like I imagine, which is more an Internet based radio you can listen to at home or on the go. A relatively tiny city like Chiangmai has at least one fully compliant station that I know of and Kunming region is ripe for a RADIO like this. Also, regulation is not necessarily a barrier.

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Forums > Living in Kunming > Kunming FM International

If you opened this post in excited anticipation of a Radio gokunming or similar, sadly, to the best of my knowledge, no such radio station exists. But why not? Surely such a station is overdue. One providing a magazine type mix of news, public service announcements, music, book clubs, sponsored language programmes for Chinese, English and possibly other languages. Cooking programmes, travel, health advice and lots more. Certainly not a pure expat service: I imagine a virtual sound-based meeting place in the same way that restaurants like Salvadors provide food and drink in a mixed culture setting.
Could such a station be financially viable either online or broadcast? Are there any policy or legal barriers to such a station? Do any cities or regions in China have such a facility already?

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I can smell that from just looking at the image. It's enough to put me off eating meat in what's left of my time in China. Once again, it raises doubts about food safety. Of course, there are always prime Australian steaks waiting in the freezer at Metro.

Why should anyone assume that China aspire to become democratic or why 'democracy' should be considered a suitable system of governance for China? I view democracy zealots in the same way as I view activists pushing veaganism or total abstinence from alcohol, smoking and premarital sex. If it works for you, great, but don't assume that it's right for everyone and give over with the preaching because that simply serves to irritate. The current, and limited, goals for poverty reduction (in rural areas) have been put in place, and will almost certainly be achieved, along with other key policies, in order to provide continuing legitimacy to total Party dominance. This is the paramount objectve and all other goals and policies serve to achieve this. For the majority of the population, the formula is at least tolerated and even lauded by many. For internal dissenters, they simply have to accept that China is spending more on internal security than external defence and way up the consequences. If you are Chinese and want out, then leave quietly and don't make a fuss. If you're not Chinese and you disagree then fill your boots - it's seen as background noise, somewhat amusing and it's really not important what you think. At the same time, if you string along then you may benefit. Seems to me that China is already overflowing with self-esteem and confidence. If you could buy and sell shares in a country or Union for long-term gain, China would probably head the FTSE 100 and be a safe haven while other countries and jurisdictions are currently underperforming or restructuring along authoritarian lines.

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Ever since seeing patients having teeth extracted on the street when working in Guizhou many years ago I've studiously avoided dental treatment here. So when pushed into a corner because a Thai dentist confessed to being unqualified to do a particular procedure I feared the worst. It was at least reassuring when the Huiying dentist confessed it would be tricky. Within 40 minutes, during which I nearly dozed off, the job was complete and the care surpassed anything I've had in my life, and all without any fuss.

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My one and only impression is that Richland is a cash deposit facility dressed up as medical establishment with actors dressed up as nurses. The 'doctors' turning up late, if at all, for rehearsal.