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on the China forum on July 22, 2015:
This is one of the most informitive articles I have ever read pertaining to retiring in China. My goal is to retire in Kunming, Yunnan. My house is for sale. When it is sold I will quickly apply for my visa. I was in China in 2011. I was amazed on how well the Chinese people treated me. I fell in love with China and the Chinese people. Great article! Thank you
Part of the Traffic problem in Nanning is because the central part of Nanning is excavated installing Metro (subway) in the vicinity of the Train station..
Apparently Rich is not aware that 10 year Tourist Visas have been available since November 12, 2014. and are available in Beijing and Hong Kong. HK is my favorite airport. Fly there direct from SFO on China Air. 14hrs over, 12hrs back, has to do with winds at 36,000 ft.
I have been to China 4 times in past year visiting various cities. Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Beihai, Kunming, Dali, Nanning, Beijing, Shanghai without a Tour guide and no ability to speak Chinese. Going again about Christmas.
Modern building/ popular expat compound with gym and swimming pool- western style furniture-newly cozy decoration-big bathroom-bright natural light-clean and tidy
Fisrt to mention that I am no english native speaker, I am spanish. This happened in spain, once I came back to spain from my encouter in nanning with my gf. My gf hired a person to translate and paid him 2000 yuans. But I was aware of it, this guy managed everything from the begining and turn all into a big confusion. Because my chinese is not good enough and I found it out just a week ago I am still investigating about it. My gf says she didnt know that this person was keeping all the money was sending to her . This person impersonante my gf and used his own name to get the money from western union. From the very beginning this guys says is her cousin and because she does not speak english so it is all managed by him. I could not have any suspicious about him. Maybe this person told my gf I could not marry her then the relatinship was over but he impersonante my gf and was keeping money. However my gf says was keeping contact with him but I do not know how long. Everything is a mess right now, I cannot differ of what she really is. First I thought she really cheated me but is still in contact with me and trying to catch this guy. I reported to nanning expats forum and they told me this is common in china. But know what I just really mind is if she really loves me or is still using me... I getting a paranoid and losing my confidence with chinses people. I want to visit my gf but she says she cannot stay with my because is working to start up a business. It is that normal in china? She told me I can go to guiyang and we could met but at the moment we cannot get marry. I have to say that due to this dirty I decided to broke up, and I found out what had happened. She is burden now in conscience a big guilt. But I want to forgive her because it is not get fault. Well, going to the point, I love her and I cannot give up on her, I need to know the truth or any advise and learn more about chinese relationship. As I learnt, in some places in china you cannot live together with you gf if you are not already married. It is only between chinese and foreigner? Is there anyone who lives in guiyang or nanning? She is from nannign but living in guiyang. Now I have a benefit of 400 euros per month becuase I rented my apartment, so could I stay in guiyang or nanning with that amount of money per month? I have to say that I do not count with commision of withdrawn and etc. What is the best plan to do?
True, I did the same but I would never send money to anyone I had not meet. The girl i came out to marry was great but greedy and I ended that but the women are all over. The catch is to find one who is interested in love not money. I am an American so I could come here for a year without really knowing anyone (did need to get a letter of invite which the first girl did). I ended up marring someone else
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why don't you just move to China and then try to meet someone there? Anyone you meet via the internet like this will always be unreliable. It is a business transaction, not love and if it is better business for her to cheat you, she would be stupid not to.
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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
Leaving China is not hard I did it for a year (every 2 months) I took the train from Nanning to Vietnam border. (have to get a Vietnam visa first at the Vietnam consulate in Nanning). Or bus. Both take about the same time. Take a cab from train station to border. Literally you walk across the border, turn around and walk back. The actually visit takes about 30 seconds. Standing in line etc about 30 minutes to one hour, travel all day! You can go to any country that is close. I was in Nanning. I got married and then my visa was renewed for one year, then after that for 3 years. I think (but not sure) it will be renewed for 5 years next time. And believe me marriage is no bed of roses in China!
There's also a new 10 year visa available for US passport holders but I'm not sure of the details, China will require you to leave and re-enter every 60 days if you don't know your schedule and destinations inside China and when you want to come and go from the country.
I'm a 20 year old African American college student who is going to live in Shanghai for my study abroad in September. When I tell people, or when I search things something troubling keeps popping up. Many people say the Chinese are unnecessarily racist and have no manners. They say they will laugh at you and call you "Heiguizi" or "heiren" (I do know some Chinese, I'm aware what these mean) and generally don't respect your personal space or personal autonomy (demanding pictures, conversation). I hope I don't sound too American here. I really mean no offense. But I do want to know what I'm getting myself into.
Honestly, I turn heads here in my own country (and I mean that in a very humble way,I actually don't like the attention I receive). I'm a 36 ddd with a 26 inch waist, and 36 inch hips, with thick long black curly hair (middle of my back) and I'm five feet tall with a baby face. I'm also a college hurdler so my I'm very fit, and my muscles in my legs are a bit more defined than most women. I know this is not the ideal woman in China, and I don't care, but my good friend who is a Chinese international student here from Beijing, told me that people would laugh about my big breasts and behind both of which I cannot help. He also told me I might not get into clubs and people would be afraid of me! (I get the EXACT opposite here at home lol)
I just want to know if these claims are something you've seen or experienced. Is this true? If it is, fine, I will still enjoy my time and the people and the academics anyway, it is my life after all :)
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Not true, they will treat you like gold.