Tenwest Mandarin School

User profile: nnoble

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  • RegisteredAugust 28, 2007
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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I do not know for sure if this has been superseded or if there are other provisions published elsewhere.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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There was nothing fake about the way most of the staff in these places worked.

Unlike many stores (Wal-Mart, Metro, Carrefour etc) were the staff hang around in droves glued to their cell-phones, chatting, fooling around and generally getting in the way, the staff in the Apple stores (fake or otherwise) stand back and let you browse. When you do need them they listen, very unlike some of the air-heads elsewhere who are programmed to sell the junk of the day whether you like it or not.

Shops mentioned above should be snapping any Apple store staff made redundant and hiring them at a premium to do some serious staff training.

I've read, and re-read the following statement in the article, and I can't be sure I understand precisely what it means:

'Within the coming three years Kunming's green space coverage will be expanded to 40 percent........'

Forty percent of what?

Use of asterisks (***) often do little for clarity. For example, should someone wish to describe such a driver as an 'arsehole' they might use A***hole. However this may lead to confusion. Thus, if anyone should want to describe a driver in this way then 'arsehole' spelt out and without asterisks would be much clearer to the reader. The more vulgar sounding 'asshole' might be avoided in case it should cause offence and result in the post being deleted.



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.