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Forum: China
Today, 12:32 am
Replies: 21
Views: 826
Posted By tauphi

No you should just enter your 4-digit PIN as...

No you should just enter your 4-digit PIN as usual but you will need to press the ENTER key on the keypad to signal that your PIN entry is finished.
Forum: China
Jun 23, 19, 9:21 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 881
Posted By tauphi

Or airlines that are close to bankruptcy.

Or airlines that are close to bankruptcy.
Forum: China
Jun 23, 19, 9:19 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 881
Posted By tauphi

Well to register a foreigner according to the law...

Well to register a foreigner according to the law you have to record details such as visa number/date of entry, etc. It's just that some hotels are better organised and they can quickly identify the...
Forum: China
Jun 11, 19, 2:38 am
Replies: 182
Views: 17,483
Posted By tauphi

I have an account with HSBC China and it works on...

I have an account with HSBC China and it works on both Wechat and Alipay, using debit and credit cards.
Forum: China
Jun 4, 19, 2:47 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,643
Posted By tauphi

Thanks for the update! Well your flight from...

Thanks for the update!

Well your flight from PEK and DYG are both domestic flights so it's unsurprising that they didn't check your inbound/outbound stamps. It is worrying that exit customs at...
Forum: China
Jun 4, 19, 2:41 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,643
Posted By tauphi

I think they didn't have the phone number of the...

I think they didn't have the phone number of the hotel in question as it was from a trip two years back.
Forum: China
May 30, 19, 9:15 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,643
Posted By tauphi

I'm sure legally you'd be OK. But it could...

I'm sure legally you'd be OK. But it could result in significant delays at the border should they raise a fuss. I have heard of a recent case where the traveller was delayed by two hours due to a...
Forum: China
May 29, 19, 9:22 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,643
Posted By tauphi

Sounds a bit dodgy. If this was the only place...

Sounds a bit dodgy. If this was the only place you're registering at on this trip I would be worried.
Forum: China
May 28, 19, 8:48 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 2,163
Posted By tauphi

You cannot just convert RMB to a foreign currency...

You cannot just convert RMB to a foreign currency legally. Chinese nationals are allowed to convert up to a maximum of USD50,000 per annum. However, this has been tightened up significantly in the...
Forum: China
May 27, 19, 10:00 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 20,500
Posted By tauphi

Right, I was talking about Chinese issued cards...

Right, I was talking about Chinese issued cards only.
Forum: China
May 27, 19, 9:59 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 2,163
Posted By tauphi

Wire transfers are only possible if the money is...

Wire transfers are only possible if the money is in a foreign currency. You cannot wire RMB out. Also physical carrying capacity is limited by the Chinese exit customs. It's not as simple as just...
Forum: China
May 26, 19, 10:41 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 20,500
Posted By tauphi

ApplePay works for me. Android Pay doesn't work...

ApplePay works for me. Android Pay doesn't work for obvious reasons. I don't have a Chinese-made Android phone so can't comment on things like Huawei Pay, etc.
Forum: China
May 21, 19, 9:28 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,425
Posted By tauphi

Mosquitoes probably don't discriminate. Some...

Mosquitoes probably don't discriminate. Some people however are more allergic to mosquito stings making the discomfort last longer. The effect tends to be worse when you're in a new area and have...
Forum: China
May 20, 19, 10:28 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By tauphi

You don't really need that piece of paper. Just...

You don't really need that piece of paper. Just tell them you've already been fingerprinted if you are stopped. I threw mine away after a couple of inbound trips.
Forum: China
May 20, 19, 10:22 pm
Replies: 5,841
Views: 730,618
Posted By tauphi

That would be without precedence for China and...

That would be without precedence for China and they don't really have the systems in place to enforce it anyway. That being said, I'm sure they will throw you into a concentration camp if you happen...
Forum: China
May 20, 19, 7:57 am
Replies: 1,921
Views: 329,329
Posted By tauphi

By law failing to register is subject to a fine...

By law failing to register is subject to a fine of up to CNY2000.

  Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People’s Republic of China (http://cs.mfa.gov.cn/zlbg/flfg/crjxg/t1054650.shtml)
Forum: China
May 20, 19, 4:25 am
Replies: 5,841
Views: 730,618
Posted By tauphi

You mean Chinese nationals? They can't exactly...

You mean Chinese nationals? They can't exactly refuse entry to them. The worst they can do is throw them in a concentration camp.

As for overseas Chinese who do not hold Chinese nationality, I...
Forum: China
May 20, 19, 4:23 am
Replies: 5,841
Views: 730,618
Posted By tauphi

No what happens is that when they register you...

No what happens is that when they register you they have to put in an end-date and they usually don't change that. When they do change it, they can in fact extend it without touching the online...
Forum: China
May 12, 19, 9:56 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 2,163
Posted By tauphi

If the original cash was in CNY yes this would be...

If the original cash was in CNY yes this would be sensible. However, the OP did not state clearly what currency the cash is in but the wording seems to suggest USD.
Forum: China
May 8, 19, 1:41 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,901
Posted By tauphi

I think Q1 is basically useless because like a Z...

I think Q1 is basically useless because like a Z visa you'll need to apply for a residence permit once you land in China. So instead of getting a Q1 you could just get a Q2 and then apply for the...
Forum: China
May 3, 19, 11:55 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By tauphi

Uighur thieves used to be quite prevalent in...

Uighur thieves used to be quite prevalent in Shanghai around the touristy areas. But they have all but disappeared over the last couple of years, something to do with concentration camps apparently.
Forum: China
May 3, 19, 11:52 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 1,589
Posted By tauphi

There is plenty of reports in the local media. ...

There is plenty of reports in the local media. But real work has yet to commence on the actual line itself. The only thing that has started so far is around the terminal buildings.
Forum: China
May 3, 19, 8:13 am
Replies: 760
Views: 103,001
Posted By tauphi

The short-haul delays are generally caused by...

The short-haul delays are generally caused by traffic flow control. Long-hauls are always prioritised over the short-hauls when it comes to flow control. So PEK-LHR would only be delayed if the...
Forum: China
May 3, 19, 7:50 am
Replies: 182
Views: 17,483
Posted By tauphi

HSBC has always worked on Alipay. Wechat added...

HSBC has always worked on Alipay. Wechat added support for HSBC last year.
Forum: China
May 3, 19, 3:18 am
Replies: 46
Views: 1,589
Posted By tauphi

I don't know about Jiaxing but the PVG-SHA train...

I don't know about Jiaxing but the PVG-SHA train line is being worked on:
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