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Hey guys, Is anyone in chongqing? I will be there on 14th
xagqe just arrived in ๐ŸŒ‡ Shanghai, #china
WeChat to offer the same in 3... 2.... 1........
Ohh nice! ๐Ÿ˜„
Not a moment too soon (for me)
celjktvrvvsmu just arrived in ๐ŸŒ‡ Shanghai, #china
If I had 2-3 weeks in China, what would be the absolute must see destinations to better understand the country?
Usually I enjoy nature a lot, but would like a bit of balance maybe between different stops
And this would be 100% vacation, no wifi necessary
The Great Wall and Tibet?
Xiโ€™an - you get the incredible history of the terra-cotta warriors (be sure to visit some of the other mausoleum sites as they are usually empty and fascinating) - plus you see a city managing modernization. The metro is very new, the city has eliminated the use of gas motorbikes to improve the air quality, and the modern part of the city is growing fast. And inside the old city walls, you have an active Muslim quarter.
I wonโ€™t say I understand the country better - but I have an enriched understanding of the complexities
fvmevobkpewqq just arrived in ๐Ÿผ Chengdu, #china
coaqdsusqjvzf just arrived in ๐ŸŒ‡ Shanghai, #china
eoyztcgufywce I would recommend to get to Yunnan and/or Sichuan.
Bejing and Shanghai are top cities, so probably you will be there anyway.
Iโ€™m in Jinhua, Zhejiang
The only app working in Beijing airport wifi is slack
anyone in shenzen?
manlmikyvvrik just arrived in ๐ŸŒ‡ Shanghai, #china
in which coffee shop I can work from in shanghai ? no luck so far ๐Ÿ˜ข
your profile tells me like you will know U03007ND4? ๐Ÿ˜„
tcprglfdyre what part of shanghai are you in
jujhjgmnc now around the shanghai library (in french concession)
now looking into sowhere to eat, then work not too far from each other if possible
ah no clue idea, maybe you can try hotel lobbies
~ West Nanjing Road Sumarian, Kiwi cafe, Starbucks Reserve.
~ Shanghai Library VITA Bistro & Bar.
~ Jingโ€™an temple Seesaw coffee (they have other spots too)

Iโ€™ve also heard that these are good, but didnโ€™t check them out yet:
The Room
Chez black
I went to this coworking www.coworker.com/china/shanghai/spaceyun-shanghai-shenxin-buildingbr />30 CNY/day, coffee not included
itโ€™s nothing fancy but you get a quiet room and decent internet
vita bistro i can work and eat there?
Yes you can!
Oh, also Wagas and Bites & Brews On Fire are good spots for food + work
Cake and cat
wvosvimcmyy When I was in Shanghai, I liked to work in Element Fresh. Itโ€™s a quite expansive place, but you can just buy a cup or a put of tea and they leave you alone for the whole day. There is one in Portman (between West Nanjing Road and Jingan) but my favorite is on 6th Floor of Fraser Residence. If you look for a propper coworking space, definitely go to Agora Space / Coderbunker and tell the owner Fred that I sent you ๐Ÿ˜‰ www.agora-space.com/contact
Have anyone here already used Alipay or WeChat pay as a foreigner in China? Any problems/tips? I just created the Alipay TourPass and it seems pretty simple to use. WeChat I couldnโ€™t create though. They asked for a security check, that I would need an existing user to โ€œverify meโ€ as a new user.
whphsbpggo Very interested in this too. I could add my Revolut card to WeChat at least. Tried it at a Thai 7-11 but that didn't work, maybe in China.
I'm going to Shanghai in 2 days. I'll share my experience then :) but probably with Alipay only
Nice, I'm thinking of going next year
Just PM if you need verification help
Hey!, does anyone know a good vpn service i can use?, or has someone setup their own ?
Check out WhaleBlue SSR - worked great for me while there.
Hello, any tips for staying / working in Shenzhen?
Alipay works great for tourist. I've used it a lot so far! But I notice they will start to charge 5% of each top up from January 3rd. ๐Ÿ˜”
Trying again w more specific questions are there any especially good or bad areas for staying in shenzhen? Tips on which mobile provider to get? How do I set up wepay (will be staying for a month). Any good places to meet fellow travelers? Sorry for the barrage of questions, feels like thereโ€™s a lot less info on Shenzhen than the โ€œusualโ€ DN places
Thank you
Hi there, Iโ€™d like to know if anybody has Chinese nationality ? Or Chinese contact over here. I have couple of questions
zqbnjcqn Sent you a longer message about this but it seemed to disappear, guess I did something that was automatically moderated somehow... oops.

Anyway feel free to DM me, I was able to get Alipay setup while visiting Shanghai for this trip using an international card to fund a "tour pass" that seems to create a virtual prepaid card inside your Alipay account to top up and use.

There was a bit of a trick to getting it working, I funded it with some money from my Canadian debit card and Revolut then at first it didn't work. I reached out to support and they asked me a few questions, confirmed my international number with a One Time Password text and said my account was unlocked now. After that it has worked great, I've paid for everything from streetfood to accommodations using it. Love it! So it could be an alternative for you to Wepay if you can't get that working or until you do.
Thank you npkzlaouxzufh !
What month is better to visit China? June, August, or September?
thinking about Xi'an, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong โฌ†๏ธ
buy a good vpn
that works
xacpvhtwiwivpmzy For Shanghai, I would say September because June-August is way too hot and pollution is usually a bit higher
Hey!, would anyone recommend staying 3 months in shenzhen ?, or does it get old really fast ?
i really love hardware and want to play with electronics there, but would love to do touristic stuff too if possible
fjrzwkrtrcram my friend used to work in Shenzhen and he told me that the best thing was to take a ferry boat to HK on weekends ๐Ÿ˜‰
We were in Beijing late August last year, all the air pollution was in Shanghai. By the time we got to Shanghai in late September, all the pollution was in the north.
Weather was warm, nice in the shade. Mid-Autumn festival didnโ€™t slow anything down.
Looks like September may be a good time to visit. Thanks
I was native to Guangzhou but now traveling globally. Feel free to DM me questions about Guangzhou or the GD province.
Hey guys, wondering if vpn is fast and stable enough nowadays for a remote coder in China who needs to access foreign sites a lot lol
Iโ€™m getting stable 5mbps
OCT loft is really cool in shenzhen
Any recommendation for other places to check out?
For those currently in China - masks and sanitizers are starting to be or already sold out in most middle or eastern regions of China.

Chinese New Year will make it worse, typically all online orders will stop during the holidays as well as closure of pharmacies and stores.

Taobao stores selling masks are now making moves to run throughout the holidays so order there if you need any. S.F. Express will deliver. Keyword for your Taobao search will be "ๅŒป็”จๅฃ็ฝฉ".
i'm peacing out
more afraid of the reaction in case of pandemic than the virus itself
don't want to get quarantined without speaking the language
Here also for the fish fly chatter
Also, knhhuumy , you in Shenzhen? We keep missing each other! Been here since Sunday.
I'm riding it out, heading to Xinjiang at the minute so hopefully the cold ass temps will help? ๐Ÿ˜ท
Lol s/fish fly/virus :p
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