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Foreigners would like to rent house near metro and think highly of its neatness!
By WSD123 | 8/11/2011 2:00:40 AM

Yesterday, Jenny ,who come from Australia ,is less than 40 years old as a teacher in Shenzhen. She spent 4000 per month on renting an apartment with two bedrooms and two halls in Nan Shan Hua Yuan
Jack is a businessman, tells his commercial real estate consultant Fengbeili , he want a small firm with less than 80yuan per square meters and it changing from a factory is better!
Shenzhen public security bureau entry-exit department said there are more than 20.000 foreigners in this city at present. What about their live here?
Recently, a survey shows that there are more teachers, more top executives and more gold collar workers in SheKou, an area gathered most foreigners in ShenZhen. Cherry Yang, a red card intermediary, tells reporters she receives those foreign clients in a large numbers. Most of them are teacher since it is most likely to start their career.
but foreigners in FuTian like those fine and cheap houses changing from factory .They don’t care price difference but those liking rent an office building to do business think highly of rent. “most multinational corporations, such as Wall Street, EF training institution will choose central building and they think highly of office building changing from factory .Because they think this kind of house have a good environment , utility rates and cheap rents and personalizing decoration
They care the neatness of house. Chinese and foreigners have different ideas about renting requirement. They think highly of sanitary condition, space and living goods.
• foreigners like to get together with their friends and they hate the crowded bus. So they prefer to choose those communities near metro. And they focus on cultural life and festival. Cherry Yang says,“ When Easter, Christmas comes, we basically did not do any business. Some foreigners often invited me to go to bars, because they just arrived and aren’t familiar with Guangzhou. They need our help.” Compared with domestic clients, after-sales service period of foreign clients is longer. Cherry Yang receives about 20 callings for help in a day. But foreigners always respecting our labor and paying rent on time. So, more and more agents enjoy doing business with foreigners, like, Shanghai Real Estate, etc.

The Scenery of BaoMo Garden, Shunde, Guangdaong
By GUNNARF11 | 5/18/2011 8:28:36 AM

My teacher of Chinese recommended a visit to BaoMo Garden. We were in Guangzhou and had no address to the park.
We asked a taxi and he found this out. We hired this taxi for a whole day and went to the park, located in Shunde.
Since we were three people, it became a little luxury with the taxi standing outside, but the day after we would leave China and we
wanted a peaceful end to our trip to China. We had no time to be fit but could not take it very quiet in the park. Park
well worth seeing and we had a nice finish on our 14 pre-existing intense days. I recommend visiting BaoMo.

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.

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