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By SAMHK | 4/19/2011 8:54:45 PM

Any one can help me to find best place to buy cheap fabric in china I am coming soon there
Please send me email if any one know thanks

Hong Kong Airport to Guangzhou
By MESTERBRIZE | 4/7/2011 9:34:35 PM

A very convenient way to get to the centre of Guangzhou from Hong Kong Airport is to catch the direct bus from the airport, it will drop you at the China Marriott hotel and final destination the Guangzhou hotel next to the Pearl river. It costs about RMB 120 and you change coaches at the border. It takes about 3 hours, the same as metro/train/taxi combination into and out of Hong Kong City, but with less hassle.

By BOSSPAM5 | 12/27/2010 4:31:25 AM

hi l wnt to cme to china for my first time,so l dnt knw anything about china.l wnt to cme for shopping etc nfl cap,trainers,hip hop clothe jeans ,shirts and t.shirts.l also want brand names such as chanel,prada arnani hand bags and wallets.perfume and phones for my shop.l wnt cheap prices and good qaulity

The best way to plan a business trip to China 2
By ELLENSHU | 10/29/2010 11:33:08 AM

At the airport

Chinese businessmen are very hospitable and most of the time, they will insist on meeting and picking you up from the airport if you have prior arrangements with your Chinese business counterparts. Most major Chinese airports are at least one hour or more from the city and hence, it is wise to advize your flight details and arrival time way before you travel so that your Chinese counterpart can make early arrangements.

If there are no one picking you up from the airport, then make sure you have your hotel or the business address of your business contacts readily available and preferably written in Chinese characters before arriving in China.

If you have not booked a hotel, then approach the travel desk of the airport and book directly at the travel desk. Prices are usually better than walk-in rate and there is usually a complimentary ride to the hotel.

Otherwise, just join the taxi line and show the taxi driver your hotel name and address, preferably again in Chinese characters. Taxis are meter regulated and taxi drivers are generally not out to cheat by taking longer routes.

Private touts may approach you at the airport or your hotel. Avoid these touts at all cost.

Plan your time with your Chinese business counterpart

Plan your time wisely if you are meeting your Chinese business contacts or visiting business premises. Business discussions in China tend to be at a slower pace than what we are used to and often long lunches and dinners are part and parcel of a business discussion.

Hence, plan for twice as long as what you may normally expect that event to last. If the business premise is not in town, be prepared for a few hours of driving as it would not be surprising if the nearest industrial park or city is a few hours drive away.

If your Chinese counterpart do not have an in-house translater but depends on a part-time translator, be prepared for atrocious translation and lost messages. Try to bring your own translator or hire a qualified translator through one of the better business agencies in China.

After work entertainment is considered part of the Chinese business culture and it would be rude to turn it down. Be prepared to return to your hotel late every night with long dinner, heavy drinking and a dose of karaoke singing thrown in.

The best way to plan a business trip to China 1
By ELLENSHU | 10/29/2010 11:35:22 AM

In all the major international airports in China, airlines after airlines are discharging business people from all over the world as China continues to engage the world's economy. If you happen to be planning your first business trip to China, why not check through some of the helpful tips we have for you.

Prepare well before travel

1. Ensure you have applied for a visa to travel to China (Read Visa application)
2. Change plenty of Reminbi notes as credit cards and US dollars are not widely accepted
3. Reserve hotel rooms and domestic air tickets ahead especially if travelling during golden travel peak periods in China.
4. Prepare a small medical kit as you may fall sick from the local food or from too much hectic travel
5. Have a handy English to Chinese phrase book as most Chinese do not speak nor understand English (Check our basic Chinese guide)
6. Get a useful business guide on insider guide to Chinese business culture
7. Prepare mentally that some parts of China will be crowded, nosiy and dirty

Plan your time-table

Always plan well ahead.

Where possible, avoid planning any kind of travel on the three golden weeks in China;

1. Two weeks during Chinese New Year (Likely to be late January or early February each year)
2. The first week of May (May day holidays)
3. First week of October (National Day holidays)

These are weeks where every Chinese would also be on holidays. This create an incredible crush on air, land and sea transport systems as well as hotels, restaurants and tourist sights. Always plan for trips before or after the golden weeks and never during, unless you don't mind being crushed by millions of Chinese on holiday as well.

If you are travelling to a particular city, do check that there is no major trade convention or exhibition going on in that city. If you happen to travel during a major event, chances are, you will not be able to get a hotel room or a plane ticket. Of course, if you are travelling specially for that major event, than you will still need to go but do book early and be prepared for jacked up hotel prices.

Some of these major Chinese conventions and exhibitions include the annual Import-Export Fair in Canton, Fashion Fair in Dalian, International Investment Fair in Xiamen, World Business Convention in Shanghai, Enterprise IT Fair in Beijing etc.

These exhibition and trade fairs would be a good place to pick up new business contacts, suppliers and customers.

using the sub way
By ONASIS | 9/6/2010 5:55:09 PM

using the sub way to visit a lot of place in guangzhou is also the cheapest and the eficient way to do.

we don't have to ask the cab driver or confuse with the bus number.
because the metro subway has a really clear information about the destination.

MUST SEE PLACES IN GUANGZHOU: teemall, five goats, shangxiajiu
By VANCE | 6/21/2010 10:28:58 AM

MUST SEE PLACES IN GUANGZHOU: teemall, five goats, shangxiajiu

Macao to Guangzhou
By WANHU | 6/13/2010 9:49:49 PM

Usually I travel alone, but on June 1 (2010) I travelled with nine others. After a smooth touch-down at the Macao International Airport (MIA) around 10:30 then we proceeded to the bus stop where we waited for the AP1 shuttle bus. We waited for almost 30 minutes but the bus was yet to arrive. The fee was MOP4.20 instead of MOP3.30 but the luggage was still the same, MOP3 per every bag. Well I have not been to Macao for more than a year. The 10 of us decided to take a taxi instead of the shuttle bus, although it cost us more, especially with 3 taxis, but we didn't want my 2 Chinese nieces to wait for us in vain near the Gongbei Port.

From Gongbei we took a 15-seater coaster to Guangzhou. The cost of the van was RMB870. The journey was quite smooth until we reached Guangzhou. As it was raining while the roads were under repair to prepare for the coming Asian Games, the congestion was quite bad. We arrived at the hotel in Xiaobei almost at 17:00, that took us almost 5 hours from Gongbei to Guangzhou.

It is.indeed easier for us to rent a van rather than taking a public bus. The van sent us direct to the hotel doorstep and if we took a public bus, it will stop at the bus terminal then we have to take other busc or taxis.

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