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  • RegisteredJune 25, 2010
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Forums > Travel Yunnan > Successful Z-visa run to HK?

Any recent news?

I was told that it is not possible to get the Z-visa in Hong Hong without a Hong Kong residency and that i will have to go back to my home country to apply.

Has anyone successfully applied for a Z-Visa in Hong Kong in the last few weeks?


Forums > Living in Kunming > Taking a cat out of China

I remember a friend taking her cat home and she had to go to some

sanitary department for animals where she got all the needed paperwork done. Your vet should be able to give you the address. For a little fee she also got a paper that said that the cat passed the necessary quarantine. ;)

The department is called sth like jianyizhan, 检疫站, quarantine station near Dianchi lake.

Forums > Living in Kunming > English taobao app?

yes, there is. It's called Baopals. they also have a wechat site where you can shop. It's

taobao and Tmall in English. Not sure if they have an app. I use their wechat site.

Forums > Study > future plans Kunming

Kunming urban city department had/has a collaboration with the ETH Zuerich. there's definitely information in English available, not sure how recent. Urban development plans usually go over more than 20 years, so it doesn't matter if it's a few years old.

There's international companies involved to help with waste water recycling, those reports as well are written in English.

The issue is more how much do the developers and real estate companies stick to the rules rather than if there's any consideration of those topics. (in my experience working as designer for developers for several years).

urban heat island effect is not considered a real or very urgent issue, especially not with a lake that size nearby and being located on a plateau. But that's just what i was told, and it was either true, either in favour of my employers to say that, or they simply had no idea and needed to say something.

if you go to the urban planning department next to the PSB (the one mentioned earlier by gokmg), get an appointment, bring an interpreter and see what they say. in some meetings there, we met ppl with excellent English. i found the ppl there very friendly and helpful. Urban planning design is not a national secret.

Kunming does have a future development plan and is well aware of their issues. as any other city in the world, economic values and ideal urban design do not always go together for a long time.

good luck with your thesis!


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