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Forums > Living in Kunming > Transferring money into China

tigertiger, what you say makes a lot of sense. I lived in Thailand and I heard a joke that if a merchant wasn't selling enough of an item, instead of lowering the price to increase sales, he'd jack up the price thinking even though he may sell less it would be at a higher profit. LOL

Forums > Living in Kunming > Transferring money into China

tigertiger. When I was last here about 4 years ago, we went to see a new apartment. We just went to the same complex and saw a similar apartment. After 4 years, the building's interior appears to be some what rundown and the apartment needed a lot of work but the guy was asking, I'm guessing approx. 70% more than when the building/apartment were spanking new. Maybe the asking price is high but even paying 40% after 4 years seems excessive so I'm not sure about property values not increasing a lot.

Forums > Living in Kunming > Transferring money into China

There is a thread on transferring money out of China but wiring money into China is very limiting. We had thought of buying an apartment and the inbound wire limit for an individual is $50K. Even with the 2 of us, we are limited to $100K. I would think the government would encourage a reasonable amount of foreign investment money coming in.


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I usually take the bus to Jinghong leaving from the South Bus Station.
In JH, you can catch a bus to Huay Xai Laos the next morning. I am not sure if there is a sleeper going to HX. You can probably buy the next morning bus after you arrive in JH.
I usually stay at Manytrees International Youth Hostel several nights before I take the morning bus to Laos.
You should arrive in HX in time to cross the border into Thailand. You can sleep 1 night at one of the local GHs and catch the Green Bus to CM in the morning or catch a minivan the same day at about 6PM to CM.
Hope this helps.


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