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bruschenberg posted ESL Teacher new in Weifang on the China forum on November 27, 2014:
I arrived here in late August from the USA. I want to meet other English speakers to hang out with socially. Now, let me explain what I mean by socially. I mean - I visit them, they visit me, have conversation, play cards, play games, go to the movies, visit museums or special places and events. Old-fashioned social networking. Not FACEBOOK. I don't do FACEBOOK or any social media. I have a bunch of classic old films on DVD and nobody to enjoy viewing them with. I love playing cards and Chinese Checkers, or just sitting around shooting the breeze and discussing books I am reading, current events or mutual travels. I am not a young person so I don't go to discos or bars. (However, I am not opposed to either of the two.) I am a 60 year old female ESL teacher who just needs some friends, both male and female. I haven't been anywhere yet.
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JOSHUAFOLLOWER posted CHRISTIAN JEW IN QIDONG on the China forum on November 26, 2014:
Shalom, I am an American and will be working in Qidong and looking for fellowship with other Christian Jew. Thank you.
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lt150 replied to the thread China divorce on the China forum:
gorhold initially posted:
My wife lives in China and I was about to move to be with her in retirement but she now does not want a future with me. We married in Australia but can we apply for the divorce in China? Still hoping to retire to Nanning
lt150 replied on November 24, 2014 with:
You can go to Nanning and get divorced at the marriage office. Very easy and the cost is 20 yuan I think. I lived in Nanning for three years married to a Chinese woman. That was the biggest mistake of my life!! Back in the States now. No where like home.
stumpy replied on September 19, 2014 with:
You could contact the Oz embassy in China for advice.
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lizcum posted Moving to Tianjin on the China forum on November 20, 2014:
We will be moving to Tianjin in March 2014. Are there any expats going home around that time who would like to sell/pass-on any household equipment they do not want to take back. I don't want to pack up too much of our home contents if you have a 'reuse/recycle scheme in Tianjin. Many thanks.
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Billy48 posted New Chinese/US Visa Regs on the China forum on November 18, 2014:
If any one here clearly understands the new visa regs between the USA and China I would welcome a chat. the new agreement is being heralded in the USA as something great for citizens of both countries. I rec'd somewhat of an explanation about the new policy from a Chinese visa service. but after that explanaton do not see the benefit to US tourists visitng China. My understanding so far is a tourst may be issued a ten yr visa, meaning for 10 years neednt reapply. however this L Visa oly allows one to stay in the country for 60 days at whcih time you must leave and re-enter. Isnt his what L Visa holders have been doing all along? how has this new law changed anything for the L Visa holder?
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Thanksgiving in Beijing by Joshua Wood
Expat ArticlesArticle Summary: For American expats looking to dine out on Thanksgiving, here's a list of several restaurants offering Thanksgiving dinners in Beijing. (Continue)
The British Council is recruiting a team of experienced, qualified and motivated EFL professionals, Examiners and Examiner Trainers to join their growing IELTS business in China.
A reader commented on the Expat Report Having a Baby in Guangzhou, China
Describe your experience giving birth there. What type of facility did you go to? What (if any) type of pain management did you use? How long did you stay in the hospital? Was it a positive experience? Etc...
I gave birth via c-section at VIP Birthing Center in Guangzhou. I stayed in hospital for 5 days and was given IV pain relief. It was a wonderful experience, the staff spoke some English and my husband was able to stay the entire week in our private room. (Continue)
jwana replied most recently with:
Hi there - my major concern about this report is the comment that 6 out of 7 woment were persuaded to have a C-section! I also was pregnant in China with my first child (many years ago now) & chose to return home to Australia to have her for this very reason - i.e. my doctor in China was adamant that I would need a C-section whereas when I returned home I was told it was totally unnecessary. China has a very high % of C-sections and I don't feel this is a good thing - either for the mother (especially long term) or for the baby unless there's a sound medical reason.
A reader replied recently with:
it's ridiculous to be 'convinced' to have major surgery, how could anyone reccomend that when as with any surgery there is always a risk? 6 out of 7 women do not need c-sections. it just means more money for the doctors.
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runnershai posted The Rat Run on the China forum:
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RobertHill posted Xpats in Bai Hai on the China forum:
Hello: Just wondering who is still in BaiHai? We used to meet at McDonalds & I am now in the USA Would enjoy hearing about you guys. Who is doing what & how life in BeiHai has changed. We still plan on returning, hopefully Summer of next year. Be happy, be well, write me at: and THANKS IN ADVANCE..
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