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  • RegisteredAugust 28, 2007
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Forums > Study > How to get a student visa

There is no direct references to age mentioned in a booklet entitled 'The Compilation of Laws and Regulations on Administration and Services of Foreign Experts' issued by the Department of Cultural and Educational Experts, State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs. December 7, 2015. Article 7 (11) 'To apply for the X1 visa, the applicant shall, in accordance with relevant provisions, submit the admission notice issued by the admission institution and the certification documents provided by the competent authority: to apply for the X2 visa.......'ditto. X1 = long-term study, X2 = short-term study.

I do not know for sure if this has been superseded or if there are other provisions published elsewhere.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Need to find a job

Article 22 'Where a foreigner holding a residence permit for study intends to engage in off-campus work-study or internship, he or she, shall, upon approval of the school, apply to the exit and entry administration authority of the public security organ to have such information as the location and duration of the work-study program or internship placement specified in his or her residence permit.' More simply and better still; see the post immediately above.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Fedex US->China

@kc430 I've friends at home who vet my mail, scan the important stuff and rarely, they send stuff on to me physically, like replacement bank cards. Starts off in UK by Royal Mail and is delivered by ChinaPost EMS. The outside of the package has my address in both English and Chinese, and, as suggested above, a contact name and telephone number. The latter is essential. I can track it all the way to Beijing after which there is nothing until 'delivered'. Never had a problem and last replacement card was received two weeks ago.


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Time, is, without question the largest killer. There must be a campaign to raise awareness, scare people to death and ban time.

These are sad events for both the victims, their families but also because of the slow demise of the elephant population. Legally, can elephants be 'held responsible'? I truly don't know the legal answer but my feeling is that they can not. While the text is clear in meaning, by using: 'as they are held responsible', it deflects from asking questions about where responsibility really lies and who, or what authority, allowed and continues to allow destruction of the natural habitat and can it ever be restored, particularly if they are treated as a tourist attraction for casual day-trippers. The elephants will never get their day in court, they'll be summarily killed, if only because the locals will need to defend themselves.

'I had failed her. And my heart sank with fear and guilt.': I can get close to empathising with that feeling. Prior to leaving Kunming, and after years of success, almost an entire class failed to reach the level they desperately needed. Regardless of the real external cause and the failure of third parties, the sickening feeling of panic and guilt in the pit of the stomach is real and can return unexpectedly at odd moments even years later.



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.


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.