Obtain a Chinese driver’s license

How to obtain a Chinese driver’s license with one from home By Carl Hoopingarner Packing into a subway squeezed against a dozen different strangers is not anyone’s idea of an ideal commute yet that i...

Changing Jobs in China

If you are looking to change your job in China, then be prepared to get your hands dirty with asking your HR department for paper work to release you from your current company, to be able to transfer...

One Way to Change RMB to USD

If you are just your average English teacher expat without 50,000 USD to put into Citibank or HSBC to open an account so that you can transfer funds online, you might find it a bit of a hassle change...

How to Pay for Your Cell Phone

One of the most convenient ways to pay for your phone is the above machine. You can find them in many little markets, and once you know what they are, you’ll probably notice them everywhere. Ap...

Installing Internet

Installing Internet into you apartment can be a little tricky at times. Whether this is dealing with the ISP (Internet Service Provider), or your Landlord. So we have compiled a few tips and tricks a...

Amazon China

*Important – Use a web browser that automatically translates for you. Google Chrome is my favorite. Amazon.cn is one of the best things you could possibly use when it comes to buying certain life nec...

Snapfish China

I am so happy I was told about Kachayu.com, which is Snapfish’s Chinese website. As long as you look at it on a browser that translates the page to English you should have no problems. You can log in...

Western Union

Western Union is the easiest, lightest-on-the-paperwork way to send money back home, especially if you’ve already changed your money. For a very reasonable price you can send up to $5000 per da...

Replace Bank Card

Lost your Bank Card? Not sure what to do? We have a few simple solutions for you to change, and re-new your lost or stolen bank card. Once you have noticed that your bank card is either lost of stole...

Pay for Electricity at ICBC

Step 1: Make sure you have an ICBC card. And make sure you have an electric card (I think there is also a slot for the water “key” that some apartments have). Step 2: Find the machine bel...