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Forum: China
Jan 13, 21, 9:09 pm
Replies: 538
Views: 52,595
Posted By JPDM

Chinese citizens have no issue going back if they...

Chinese citizens have no issue going back if they can afford the flight tickets that are more expensive than usual They do have to quarantine once they get there though. I know of several who have...
Forum: China
Dec 17, 20, 8:35 am
Replies: 146
Views: 13,392
Posted By JPDM

Two ticket bought at the same time will always be...

Two ticket bought at the same time will always be next to each other (unless the train is almost full). Just buy them and if you don't like the seating arrangement, just cancel right away.
Forum: China
Dec 16, 20, 11:24 am
Replies: 146
Views: 13,392
Posted By JPDM

You are correct and this option does not appear...

You are correct and this option does not appear to be available on the English website.
Forum: China
Dec 14, 20, 10:24 am
Replies: 146
Views: 13,392
Posted By JPDM

You book. If not window, you cancel and book...

You book. If not window, you cancel and book again. Repeat until you get a window seat (assuming that some are available).
If you buy at the station on travel day, it is very unlikely that you'd get...
Forum: China
Dec 14, 20, 8:43 am
Replies: 146
Views: 13,392
Posted By JPDM

There is no seat selection on the Chinese site...

There is no seat selection on the Chinese site either. This is how it works. But the system allocates seats next to each other except when it is not possible because most of the train is sold.
Forum: China
Nov 23, 20, 2:19 pm
Replies: 146
Views: 13,392
Posted By JPDM

This is not new news any more but I did not see...

This is not new news any more but I did not see this mentioned anywhere on FT. 12306 now has an English version and accepts international credit cards (VISA, MASTERCARD, JCB and Diners). You can also...
Forum: China
Sep 4, 20, 8:33 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,897
Posted By JPDM

Not easy to visit but there are many interesting...

Not easy to visit but there are many interesting small villages in the Guizhou province. So far my favorite province to visit in China. Beautiful scenery, colourful minority villages and few...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jun 30, 20, 6:48 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 6,680
Posted By JPDM

This may be your solution:...

This may be your solution: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/travel-technology/1797452-i-used-my-rfid-implant-my-hand-room-key-hotel-staff-proceeded-freak-out.html
Forum: China
May 3, 20, 6:29 pm
Replies: 538
Views: 52,595
Posted By JPDM

My comment wasn't meant to be political but just...

My comment wasn't meant to be political but just trying to make the point on the topic being discussed that entry by foreigners into China is not about to restart given the fact that they are not...
Forum: China
May 3, 20, 6:25 pm
Replies: 538
Views: 52,595
Posted By JPDM

Isn't that what I said.? Section 1 excludes...

Isn't that what I said.? Section 1 excludes American citizens from the ban and section 2 also exempts PR, relatives, etc.
Maybe i expressed it wrong but my point was that it let Americans fly back...
Forum: China
May 3, 20, 7:57 am
Replies: 538
Views: 52,595
Posted By JPDM

As I recall, the US initially did not block...

As I recall, the US initially did not block arrivals from China, it blocked Chinese citizens. I read that 450,000 people traveled between the two countries after the "blockade".
On a somewhat...
Forum: China
Apr 22, 20, 8:41 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,140
Posted By JPDM

Obviously, nobody knows the future. If new visa...

Obviously, nobody knows the future. If new visa rules are announced then we'll all find out at the same time. As I said, they are not even issuing visas now. So issuing visas again would be...
Forum: China
Apr 22, 20, 8:40 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,140
Posted By JPDM

My better half always gets the Q visa. Never took...

My better half always gets the Q visa. Never took more than 4-5 days (applying in Canada). Same as a tourist visa. This is why I asked where you apply that would take so long.
Obviously if you are...
Forum: China
Apr 21, 20, 6:58 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,140
Posted By JPDM

I though that they were not issuing visas now? ...

I though that they were not issuing visas now?
Where is it that they kept your passport for up to 3 weeks for a Q visa? Around here it just takes a few days.
Forum: China
Apr 14, 20, 7:20 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,829
Posted By JPDM

A friends owns a surgical mask factory. She sent...

A friends owns a surgical mask factory. She sent us a few boxes via Fedex and it arrived within a week.
Mar 31, 20, 7:50 am
Replies: 89
Views: 20,998
Posted By JPDM

Even cutting the price in half, the occupancy...

Even cutting the price in half, the occupancy rate will remain at 2%, so why do it? There is no price elasticity to the demand, other factors at work. read the news.
Forum: China
Mar 23, 20, 9:41 am
Replies: 190
Views: 21,468
Posted By JPDM

It seems that the quarantine hotel is the hotel...

It seems that the quarantine hotel is the hotel place where you can stay. Hotels have been told to refuse guest from 24 countries, including the US: Shanghai hotel told not to accept foreign...
Forum: China
Mar 22, 20, 9:16 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,950
Posted By JPDM

Here is an update:...

Here is an update: https://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2020/03/21/day-1-flight-diversions-show-many-quarantined-outside-beijing-11-hour-layovers
Forum: China
Mar 22, 20, 8:53 am
Replies: 190
Views: 21,468
Posted By JPDM

But those were Chinese citizens. Nearly half of...

But those were Chinese citizens. Nearly half of the imported cases were students returning home.
Forum: China
Mar 22, 20, 8:50 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,950
Posted By JPDM

Foreigners are not "required to pay" 10,000RMB...

Foreigners are not "required to pay" 10,000RMB but for 14 days, the cost of the hotel room and three meals will be around 10,000 in any case for Chinese or foreigners unless they put you in the...
Forum: China
Mar 10, 20, 9:08 am
Replies: 190
Views: 21,468
Posted By JPDM

If anyone is traveling to Beijing soon, here is...

If anyone is traveling to Beijing soon, here is the procedure now: https://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2020/03/06/flying-beijing-heres-what-you-can-expect
Forum: China
Feb 23, 20, 9:45 am
Replies: 78
Views: 14,107
Posted By JPDM

No, it is about attitude. Some people complain no...

No, it is about attitude. Some people complain no matter how good they have it. Some make the best of their bad situation.
Blaming the government for everything bad that happens to you pretty much...
Forum: China
Feb 22, 20, 8:25 am
Replies: 78
Views: 14,107
Posted By JPDM

Sounds Chinese? No, I am Canadian and caucasian...

Sounds Chinese? No, I am Canadian and caucasian if you really need to know.
I did not say that everybody was in the same situation. I was commenting on one friend's situation.
Forum: China
Feb 18, 20, 11:15 am
Replies: 78
Views: 14,107
Posted By JPDM

"...the very few activist bloggers would be able...

"...the very few activist bloggers would be able to get their information out, maybe, but not the average Jo. It's genuinely possible that the average Wuhan resident hasn't tried to access anything...
Jan 30, 20, 8:33 am
Replies: 8,192
Views: 1,157,377
Posted By JPDM

The Chinese and the Corona virus has a long way...

The Chinese and the Corona virus has a long way to go to catch up the US with their influenza virus: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/preliminary-in-season-estimates.htm
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