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Forum: China
Nov 19, 19, 8:52 am
Replies: 421
Views: 60,922
Posted By JPDM

Assume about 45 minutes each time.

Assume about 45 minutes each time.
Forum: China
Nov 13, 19, 8:35 am
Replies: 55
Views: 5,194
Posted By JPDM

Right. Apparently their are working on that....

Right. Apparently their are working on that. We'll see. In the mean time, Alipay works.
Forum: China
Nov 13, 19, 8:31 am
Replies: 126
Views: 7,780
Posted By JPDM

快递 to deliver what. No tickets means nothing to...

快递 to deliver what. No tickets means nothing to deliver. No tickets means no tickets. Think of flight tickets.
They'll probably keep paper tickets for a while even after they have gone all...
Forum: China
Nov 12, 19, 3:19 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 5,194
Posted By JPDM

Did you purchase on the 12306 website or app or...

Did you purchase on the 12306 website or app or in the Wechat app using the Wechat mini program?
Forum: China
Nov 12, 19, 8:59 am
Replies: 55
Views: 5,194
Posted By JPDM

Not personally but a friend from Europe did and...

Not personally but a friend from Europe did and bought train tickets. I might try it tonite if I have time.
In the mean time read this...
Forum: China
Nov 11, 19, 6:51 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 5,194
Posted By JPDM

Never believe what you read in the press about...

Never believe what you read in the press about China.
Here is a link, easier to read: https://www.wsj.com/articles/welcome-to-china-you-probably-cant-buy-anything-though-11573415753
Forum: China
Nov 11, 19, 8:43 am
Replies: 55
Views: 5,194
Posted By JPDM

Academic now as Wechat pay will accept foreign...

Academic now as Wechat pay will accept foreign credit cards. They already do to buy train tickets.
Forum: China
Nov 10, 19, 12:42 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 7,780
Posted By JPDM

Except that if paper tickets disappear, so will...

Except that if paper tickets disappear, so will these guys.
Forum: China
Nov 10, 19, 8:24 am
Replies: 126
Views: 7,780
Posted By JPDM

This is changing quickly. Most routes now have...

This is changing quickly. Most routes now have the QR code. A friend had this traveling from Guangzhou. They said that this would be in place by year-end. It sounds like it might.
Forum: China
Nov 9, 19, 8:46 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 7,780
Posted By JPDM

In your confirmation, you click on the Chinese...

In your confirmation, you click on the Chinese text next to your name.
Forum: China
Nov 9, 19, 9:40 am
Replies: 126
Views: 7,780
Posted By JPDM

When you buy on 12306 (on the website - no idea...

When you buy on 12306 (on the website - no idea about the phone app), there is the option to generate QR code. Another friend was able to take his train using the QR code, the staff seems to get more...
Forum: China
Nov 6, 19, 9:53 am
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By JPDM

Unusual. Ask an agent like...

Unusual. Ask an agent like www.china-diy-travel.com. They actually reply to emails then let us know.
Forum: China
Nov 6, 19, 9:50 am
Forum: China
Nov 5, 19, 9:26 am
Replies: 208
Views: 36,399
Posted By JPDM

You are no longer screwed, Alipay can now handle...

You are no longer screwed, Alipay can now handle foreigners: https://www.zdnet.com/article/alipay-open-to-foreign-visitors-for-first-time/
Forum: China
Oct 25, 19, 8:06 am
Replies: 126
Views: 7,780
Posted By JPDM

Yes, it was both entering and exiting. I know...

Yes, it was both entering and exiting.
I know about the E123456 code, this is what you submit with your passport to get a paper ticket. But to go without a ticket you get a QR code. I'll try to get...
Forum: China
Oct 24, 19, 1:49 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 7,780
Posted By JPDM

A friend of mine did it recently in Shanghai and...

A friend of mine did it recently in Shanghai and Suzhou. Staff seemed confused about the QR code and the machines could not read the QR code on his phone. But scanning the passports worked fine (to...
Forum: China
Oct 24, 19, 1:43 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By JPDM

It has to be a visa on the UnionPay network.

It has to be a visa on the UnionPay network.
Forum: China
Oct 24, 19, 9:19 am
Replies: 126
Views: 7,780
Posted By JPDM

Any counter is fine even the ones reserved for...

Any counter is fine even the ones reserved for military, etc. While you are not supposed to use these, you just act like you can't read Chinese. I always just line up in the shortest line and my...
Forum: China
Oct 24, 19, 9:15 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,763
Posted By JPDM

My recollection is that I had to get my luggage...

My recollection is that I had to get my luggage checked at PEK and Guangzhou for a few years now.
Forum: China
Oct 24, 19, 9:12 am
Replies: 6,467
Views: 849,193
Posted By JPDM

Besides being all hearsay, I find this whole...

Besides being all hearsay, I find this whole discussion highly suspicious. Flying domestic from Xian to Beijing and being denied entry? Entry to what? by whom? Certainly not immigration for visa...
Forum: China
Oct 20, 19, 12:19 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 396
Posted By JPDM

Should be plenty of time. Assuming that your...

Should be plenty of time. Assuming that your flight is on time, one hour to clear immigration leaves you 1.5 hours to your domestic flight.
Forum: China
Oct 19, 19, 6:55 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,665
Posted By JPDM

And why is that?

And why is that?
Forum: China
Oct 19, 19, 6:52 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,078
Posted By JPDM

Regarding the airport bus, it is definitely the...

Regarding the airport bus, it is definitely the fastest way to Hongqiao. The one exception is when you show up and there is a very long line, meaning that you won't be able to get on the next bus and...
Forum: China
Oct 19, 19, 6:46 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,078
Posted By JPDM

I don't remember reading such stories here so I...

I don't remember reading such stories here so I am puzzled that you read "too many" of them. A taxi from PEK has always been very smooth for me (and have done it many times).
Years ago I had a taxi...
Forum: China
Oct 2, 19, 12:10 am
Replies: 12
Views: 832
Posted By JPDM

Yes there are but even then I would find a game...

Yes there are but even then I would find a game from two days ago. The beat chances would be in big and more international cities like Beijing where a bar is owned by an expat and shows games from...
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