Blog - How To Live In China

How to Ship Using the FedEx of China, ShunFeng Express

Need to send a domestic shipment fast and reliably while you are living in China? ShunFeng Express (SF Express) is similar to FedEx Express back in the USA. A great company to use when you need to send documents quickly and securely. You can also use them to send packages. ShunFeng Express not the cheapest, […]

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How To Find Subway Stops In China Using Baidu Maps

If you’re living in China, public transportation is abundant and cheap. Taxis are convenient but using them every day can be expensive. Riding the subway can be even faster than sitting in traffic in a taxi during rush hour. Sometimes locating bus stops or subway stops around you can be a challenge though. So, follow […]

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How To Do Shipping In China Using YuanTong

Shipping in China is often very fast, especially in large cities like Beijing or Shanghai. Most expats won’t ship a package. And if they need to, they will both their coworker to do it for them. But honestly, who likes annoying others to do things that you can probably do yourself? If you are not […]

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How to Withdraw Your China Medical Insurance Money

Every month you pay  China medical insurance tax out of your paycheck if you are working in China. If you live in Beijing, you can withdrawal this money and use it as you wish. If you live in other cities, this process may be different or not even feasible. For example, in Shenzhen, this money […]

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How To Buy A China SIM Card

One of the first things expats do when they arrive in China is get a SIM card. Whether you buy a phone or have brought your own unlocked, you will need to get a SIM card. Getting a China SIM card sounds easy but can be quite challenging due to the different types of plans […]

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How To Find Bus Stops In China Using Baidu Maps

If you’re living in China, it doesn’t take long for you to realize that you need to learn how to use public transportation. This guide will show you about locating the nearest bus stops to you using Baidu maps.  I also use this method for when I need to call a taxi. If I don’t know […]

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How To Use Self-Service Package Lockers In China 2

We’ve covered how to pick up a package in a pick-up locker from the text message the driver will send you. If the pickup code is in the text message, you can read how to do that here. But, often the text doesn’t contain any type of code. In these situation, what do you do? […]

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How To Use Self-Service Package Lockers In China

When you order something online, it is usually delivered in one of two ways. The delivery man (kuaidi) will come to your door and hand it to you in person or they will use a put it in package lockers for you to manual retrieve yourself. This tutorial is part 1 that shows you how […]

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How To Get Free Data With China Unicom During New Year

During Chinese New Year, there are a lot of traditions: family, dumplings, fireworks, red envelopes, and many others.  In recent times, Chinese people anticipate all the shopping coupons and deals as much as they can’t wait for the long, one-week break. This year there are a ton of specials. Some require you to do some work […]

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How To Book Cheap Flights In China On QuNar

If you are Chinese and want to book a flight in China, you are probably using either Ctrip or QuNar. These are two of the more popular booking apps for flights, train tickets, and hotels. One of the best things about being an expat in China is the number of travel destinations in close proximity. The […]

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