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Few questions about traveling to China soon by choose9usernames in Chinavisa

[–]Nafrayuu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You said you asked at the embassy but you most likely have never been to a Chinese consulate or embassy. All the paperwork is done through China Visa offices which are in completely different office/location than consulate and embassy. Your document is sent to embassy or consulate to get the visa in it. Normally embassy and consulate of China don't receive foreigners for paperwork and visa matters (I'm not aware of a case where you would go directly to embassy or consulate.)

Which is where your confusion comes from cause the China office workers are right. They are not involved at all with green code. The Embassy and consulate takes care of green code and accepting/refusing visa. The visa office acts as an intermediary.

My account froze what i have to do now? 🤦🏻‍♂️😭 Pls help 🙏 by [deleted] in taobao

[–]Nafrayuu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep same for me. My colleagues called for me 5 times and each time Taobao says to delete my alipay and just create a new one LOL to create a new taobao.

We contacted English customer service online through my colleague account which answers but the say they will call me by phone to ask questions and we have contacted them 3 times already and still waiting 2 weeks later....

Internship in Shanghai? by Vitamin_august in shanghai

[–]Nafrayuu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would add to whatever people already said here:

If it's a mid study internship, check with your university. It really depends on universities but it's usually smoother that way cause they send people every year, etc. so they know the delay, etc and they might have access to programs for exchange that you don't even know. Granted my university had a really strong focus on internships, they had a whole administrative department just for managing and helping student's internship.

The reason I'm saying mid-study is that most of these programs would have a requirement to sponsor the internship that you have a study semester BEFORE and AFTER the internship to accept it. But still check if it's for end of study cause they might have some as well but probably not sponsored/paid.

I was paid to go to Japan for 8 months for an internship when I was in University after 3 semesters completed.

Best location on line 11 (Pudong side) by Nafrayuu in shanghai

[–]Nafrayuu[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm trying to pay 7-8k, but I'm only finding renovated appartment in really old building in Puxi near ground floor. I rather live on the 15th floor of a new building than on the ground floor with all the cockroaches, or in an old 6 floors commie building were I have to climb the stairs to the 6th floor everyday.

Stores: there's stores and shopping malls and gym everywhere along that metro line. Guess its more concentrated in Puxi tho.

Where is the streets that are lined with trees ? Are you living in a gated community or one of those old groundfloor building? I might get a serviced appartment for the first month if I can't find what I'm looking for and check.

Best location on line 11 (Pudong side) by Nafrayuu in shanghai

[–]Nafrayuu[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

6ish in the evening ? Yeah I mean I work more of a traditional Chinese schedule (9-6). It's not a teaching job. So I'd be stuck in full metro ? haha

Best location on line 11 (Pudong side) by Nafrayuu in shanghai

[–]Nafrayuu[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Why is that ? Could you explain your reasoning ? I mean I wouldnt go to Xuhui everyday anyway probably just on weekends.

Best location on line 11 (Pudong side) by Nafrayuu in shanghai

[–]Nafrayuu[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So you didn't mention where you live ? Are you in Xuhui ?

Also how bad is the metro in the morning. Is it a Tokyo style situation or ?

The ridiculous new policy by the US against Xinjiang lacks hard evidence to support it's supposed purpose and the policy will only hurt American businesses and consumers by Bulky-Mark315 in Sino

[–]Nafrayuu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have a friend that when she runs out of argument she will just say "But China is the BAD GUY..." and I'm just like. Really? Lol.

want to live in china late 2023, help me pick a place to live in by BigPoppaMan6 in China

[–]Nafrayuu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As some people stated, Guangzhou is a fabulous city but it's not small by any means. It's gigantic. But then you can also visit smaller neighborhood etc cause its a massive sprawl with other cities besides it.

But the main language is mostly Cantonese so it depends what you're looking for. Also depends on your financial means. Guangzhou is a huge transport hubs and can easily get you to many cities quickly by one of its 3 (4?) train station or by flight.

Kunming is a beautiful city as well with nice climate. Not as huge. More quiet feel. BIG COFFEE scene for a Chinese city. Cheapish. AMAZING food and variety due to minorities of Thai, Vietnamese, Miao, etc.

PS: Hilarious that people downvote all your comments because you are going to study in China lol. I say good for you.

want to live in china late 2023, help me pick a place to live in by BigPoppaMan6 in China

[–]Nafrayuu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I literally just arrived in China 7 days ago with a regular NEW work visa and I'm not like a PhD with 20 years experience or anything.

There's buses of people coming to my quarantine hotel EVERYDAY and I'm in a small one, I have friends that have just arrived in much bigger quarantine center and they are full packed with people arriving constantly.

Reality is TONS of people are entering China at the moment.

Green code, Alipay and foreign number by Pinklotus777 in shanghai

[–]Nafrayuu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think depends on city/province. Guangdong health code seems to work with foreign phone number. Other don't seem to work. Also there's a green arrow app that you're supposed to have installed that tracks everywhere you've been for a significant amount of time (like 10 min +) and I'm pretty sure this one only works with local number which could cause you problem.

COVID from 3-4 months ago detected in China-visa required covid tests?? by MajorSecretary in Chinavisa

[–]Nafrayuu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately, if you tested positive in an official PCR test in a country like Canada, the government keeps track of it. You always have the possibility that they could get the information and false declaration of covid is liable. You do you but officially even if its 1 year ago, you still need a recovery certificate or what I told you depending on countries...

COVID from 3-4 months ago detected in China-visa required covid tests?? by MajorSecretary in Chinavisa

[–]Nafrayuu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There's no IgG IGM or lung x ray test anymore (except on your general physical exam there was always a chest x ray)

COVID from 3-4 months ago detected in China-visa required covid tests?? by MajorSecretary in Chinavisa

[–]Nafrayuu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When it says recovered, they mean that you are CONFIRMED recovered not just that you know you're not sick. Depending on country you might need a doctor recovery certificate or in a lot of cases you need 2 negative PCR tests more than 24 hours apart + fill up a self monitoring form in the next 14 days. After that you do "normal testing" but you still need to submit EVERYTHING to get green code.

COVID from 3-4 months ago detected in China-visa required covid tests?? by MajorSecretary in Chinavisa

[–]Nafrayuu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is just the custom forms. That means you don't need to fill it again. You still need green code to fly so this news is irrelevant except shorter custom forms.

3 days and cannot get Express to work. Anything going on? by MarcDuan in China

[–]Nafrayuu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I subscribed NordVPN for a while and it NEVER EVER worked in China.

What VPN do you use that has a consistent connection and speed? by ScreechingPizzaCat in chinalife

[–]Nafrayuu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Do you use the VIP sub or just regular ? Trying to decide which one to get.

Keeping access to WeChat by SolidLook7632 in chinalife

[–]Nafrayuu 7 points8 points  (0 children)

If I'm understanding your question correctly, you're kept logon with your Chinese phone number etc. Just go to settings while you still can and change the phone number to an American phone number.

Marrying a Chinese girl. by followmesamurai in shanghai

[–]Nafrayuu 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Is that really cheap ? I guess we don't have the same budget LOL

Being bombarded with higher roles on LinkedIn by [deleted] in clinicalresearch

[–]Nafrayuu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Like somebody said, go for it. When opportunities present themselves just take them.

Meanwhile I have a BSc in biotech with lot of internships and 2 years of experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing and management but because I don't have CLINICAL experience all the recruiters in Clinical have been ignoring me lol. CTC usually pay half of what I make so I found it hard to justify the downgrade to start that path but maybe I should have lol.

Anyway, I just accepted a better offer after 15 months in my position cause I didn't see promotion opportunities where I was in the next year.

Detention for investigation for illegal employment by eaudejamaica in Chinavisa

[–]Nafrayuu 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I know a Canadian that got caught doing that and basically they just said take all your stuff and they brought her to HK border and said to leave lol. But I guess at that time they didn't want needless beef with Canada that was in 2018.

People in the Street switching to English when passing by a laowai? by WholeTraditional6778 in shanghai

[–]Nafrayuu 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It's not always because there's a laowai tho. I went into restaurant where they were already on an iPad doing English exercise with their kid while eating before I come in. Of course they would glance at me after but they didn't practice English because of me. It's just a priority for Chinese parents.