Why Chinese should drink more Wine !

Today we receive a guest post from the French Cellar in China, that teach us why you should drink more wine in China !

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1. You have to know that wine is a great source of antioxidants, which increases levels of HDL (good cholesterol) and gets rid of the bad stuff (LDL) than white. This means heart disease goodbye and hello clogged arteries.
2. Drinking wine in moderation can slim your risk of osteoporosis, which in simple terms refers to linked to thinning bones age, increasing bone mineral density in men and women. Chinese should be sensitive to that argument !
3. Drink 1 glass of Red wine also slows the growth of breast cancer and prostate cancer cells, while preventing oral cancer.

4. Drinking Wine can help your cholesterol levels by increasing the levels of HDL (the good things) while “phenols” in wine prevent the levels of LDL (the bad stuff) damage your arteries.
5. It is so good for you, that the evidence showed that moderate consumption is better for health than abstinence from alcohol completely.
6. “Polyphenols” are substances found in red wine, which “fight against harmful bacteria,” which prevents your body from illness and disease.
7. Wine reduced the risk of cardiovascular disease and heart attacks because it “dilates the arteries and increases blood flow, reducing the risk of clots.”
are 8. ‘Flavonoids’ significantly in red wine, and the evidence shows that these compounds reduce the risk of many types of cancer.

9. Red wine has the ability to reduce the risk of certain dementias such as Alzheimer’s disease.
10. “resveratrol” is a key ingredient in the skin of red grapes, which is known to protect blood vessels while eliminating blood clots. It also gets rid of those unwanted wrinkles, because it protects the body against aging and disease.

More information about Wine in China :

http://www.zhongguo-wine.com/

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Beijing pregnant woman jumped the subway platform

Beijing pregnant woman jumped the subway platform

July 1 at 8 am, when a pregnant passenger in the Beijing Metro Line 13 Huoying stop shelter, accidental drop site.

Beijing pregnant woman jumped the subway platform

“At that time the people frightened.” Witnesses Zhang told reporters, a time when the morning peak period, the platform was packed. Suddenly, I saw a pregnant woman fell from the platform to the train running track, “She looks less than 30 years old, with an estimated five or six months pregnant.” “Just the sound of a scream, she did not train in the distance to two meters stopped, too thrilling! “Pang said witnesses, Metro staff quickly wind up power after that, the train was about to stop the discovery emergency brake situation, pregnant women were staff working security rescued.

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http://news.163.com/14/0703/16/A0894RHN00014AEE.html

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How I get trouble with an import export company in China

How I get trouble with an import export company in China

 

True story !

I get trouble with a company , look like an import export company … but in really …

 

Company Registration Number Shanghai: 310 114002123612
Tax-Number Shanghai: 55591593-3
Company Registration Number Beijing: 110 108012144323
Tax-Number Beijing: 69326130 – 9

http://ire.eciq.cn

A) All our products are registered with our import license (we can check it at www.biaoqian.gov.cn) or suppliers are

B) registered as exporter with an importer or agent in China Mainland. (we can check it at http://ire.eciq.cn/)

C) All transactions and banking can also check at http://asone.safesvc.gov.cn/asone/ or at last our products can also be checked

D) with the bar-code on the backside of the product (software)

E) our email accounts & website has been registered with our business license at local gov departments and our number is 沪ICP备 10200091号 (see our website, bottom of the page)

1hour after signed the contract i receive a invoice of 6000€ for register the product in China.

 

Did you already learn about this ?

 

This is an email of an australian guy who already workt with them ;

My experience with them is that they are a scam. They were quick to negotiate on pricing and volumes. Then they invited me to meet them in Shanghai which I did. They were very pushy trying to set up my hotel at astronomical prices and flights with Emirates at high prices. When I said I could achieve a 50% saving booking my own hotels and flights they were extremely annoyed (as no doubt they make commissions from each provider). I met them at their ‘office’ which later turned out just to be a serviced office. Nothing wrong with that I suppose. Only that they make out and show off by telling you they have 5 offices, drive expensive cars, travel first class etc etc. Anyway, we signed a contract and when I got back to Australia the games started. They wanted money for registration and licensing of the product (even though they told me they had the import licence). They also wanted money for label translations, storage, couriers,etc etc. Then they wanted document after document. I provided everything that they asked for, but they were never satisfied with the documents even after I had the Australian Trade Commission authenticate them, and, I also had the chinese embassy in Australia stamp them. This went on for months and they were never satisfied and then they sent me a bill for consultancy fees would you believe (even though they were the buyer). They had sent me sample documents from other companies they were supposedly importing from. I asked if I could call them for a reference and they told me strictly no as it would be a breach of privacy/confidentiality on the contracts they had. (I did later ring them all, and none of them had ever heard of C2C).

I had had enough of them by this stage.

Then I got a call from the trade commission in Beijing as I had written to them to check out the company. It took them a while to get back to me but they told me they could not find any information on C2C and that the tax registration numbers I gave them to check were not real. Too little too late. I lost about $5000 and feel lucky it was only this much. The trade commission then gave my details to another company that had approached them also from Australia. I met with the owner and he told me about his experience with them. It was exactly the same as mine only that he lost a lot more money with them. They play the game to keep you interested and slowly but surely they will ask you for money, and then ask you for more. If you ask questions they tell you they are going to cancel your contract and become extremely rude and treat you as though you are ignorant. Jessica Xia was the worst. She was particularly arrogant and rude. When I finally got a hold of Alex and asked him to refund my money, he was so rude and said it wasn’t his problem as he isnt the owner! Some CEO! They could not complete on the contract they signed with me.

Since posting my warning on LinkedIn, I have heard from quite a number of companies who have had the same experience as me, and from others like you who are considering the options. In my opinion they are scammers and my advice to you is to take caution when dealing with them. China is a big market and certainly worth some effort to try and get a foot hold. However, people like C2C use this to their advantage to attract people like us who want to get in there. You should also know that when I exposed them on LinkedIn, they then decided to target me and post fake information about me saying I was trying to blackmail them and that my company was fake etc etc. They created fake people/profiles to support their views. I think most people could see through their lies, but no doubt some will wonder about my side of things. You will note that the majority of people in their connections are other ‘c2c staff’. You will note that all the recommendations are form other ‘c2c staff’. Its all part of their game to give the impression that they are bigger than what they actually are. As for me, my company is very much real and I am an open book and can prove all that I have said should anyone wish to look.

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Tips for a Foreigner living in China

 Tips for a Foreigner living in China

 

Although he seems to be in the news almost every day of the week , China – incredibly vast and fascinating diversity – remains a travel destination with an undeniable mystique. As exciting as it may seem, it also makes traveling in China for the first time an incredibly difficult prospect . To venture into the unknown help , here is our guide for first- timers to the most populous of the planet earth.

 

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  1 . Breaking the language barrier

 

The number one obstacle to overcome when traveling around China is the language barrier . Even today, with Chinese children learn English in primary school, it is a barrier that can be almost completely impervious to time. It is always advisable to try to learn some words and phrases before visiting distant lands, but in China, it is almost essential . Try to enroll in Mandarin before you go ( Mandarin Chinese is the default language in almost all parts of China ) , or try to teach you some basics – the BBC website has a decent spot to learning Chinese .   Then, when you go to China, make sure you bring with you one or more of the following:  Use Google Translate   It is free and includes a translator to speak – your – vocal expression of impressive accuracy . Planet under Chinese translation Solitaire is similar, but has the advantage of being totally disconnected with a dictionary tailored to the needs of travelers. Regardless of all this, one thing you should always do when traveling around China carry with you business cards in Chinese language of your hotel or places you want to visit so that you can show passers-by, taxi drivers, bus drivers and so on.  

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2 . Focus your itinerary  

China is huge. Really, it is incredibly important. It contains the highest mountains of the world, some of the largest deserts in the world , remote jungles , endless grasslands, and, of course , many major cities worldwide. You would need months and months of travel to even begin to do it justice. Thus, rather than skimming the surface of the whole country on your first trip , choose a region or even a single province , and explore properly. See the new regions at a glance in the last section of Lonely Planet China guide to help you decide . Still unsure ? Here are my top three :   Sichuan : A province three regions. Stay in the center or south of bamboo forests horny and cute villages of the Ming Dynasty . Go north of the beautiful lakes located in a landscape of alpine -esque mountain. Venture west of remote Tibetan plateau grasslands. Guangxi: rice terraces perfect image and other karst peaks dominate the world landscape lush , almost jungle -like which is perfect for hiking trips , biking and river. Beijing: Do not just fly here, stays here . Packages Beijing more world class venues that many entire countries are able to offer : Great Wall , Tiananmen Square , the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace , ancient Hutong alleys , majestic imperial parks … and the list goes on and on .

 

3 . Check the weather

At any time of the year there are places in China have great time to travel, but almost nowhere is perfect weather all year round. So to make sure your first trip to China does not become a windswept rash, energy sapping scorching sun or just a damp squib , get on top of where is hot and where is not in the month you intend to travel. Spring in general and autumn are the most comfortable seasons, but not in all provinces and in many parts of China Spring and autumn are more than a few weeks. To start , check the weather reduced staffing China.  

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4 . Use public transport !

Ditch taxis and airplanes and hop on buses, bikes and trains that China how people see it. Of course, it is easier flying from city to city , then take a taxi around each of them once you are there. But where’s the fun in that? Public transport systems in China are already extensive , and more and better every year and many towns and cities are well set up for cycling – cycling abound in Beijing , for example. And do not worry about getting lost. The Chinese are generally very friendly, helpful and honest, especially for foreigners who do not speak Chinese, so there will always be a local on hand to get you back on track if you lose your way .

 

 

 

Beijing wonderfull city

Beijing modern city

 

5. Eat, eat and then eat some more

China has many wonderful features , but probably its standout attraction is its food. As this delightful introduction illustrates , cuisine varies greatly from region to region – even breakfast can be an assault on the senses – so try as much as you can. And do not listen to those who tell you to avoid street food. This is often the best part of the dining experience of a city.   A final food tip of my aunt, who recently visited China for the first time if you are not accustomed to using chopsticks, drop the white and darker wrap tops t -shirt. Spots noodles – slurping is an unavoidable nuisance for most China first-timers , and asking for a knife and fork in a restaurant here …   Well , it’s just cheating

 

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Article by tracy Sun 

 

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Beijing: How to get around

Beijing: How to get around

Transportation in Beijing

Beijing How to get around

BUS

Ideal for … rally places not served by the subway.
The bus (公共汽车, gonggong Qiche) are numerous and go everywhere. The ticket costs 1 Y. If you do not speak Chinese, this mode can be complicated. Introduce the driver the name of your destination in Chinese characters, it will tell you where to get off. Buses are slow because of congestion, and perpetually crowded.

METRO

Ideal for … move quickly and safely.
The metro is incredibly modern, easy to use, efficient, secure and continually expanding. It currently has 17 numbered lines, a number that changes faster than ever in the world. The trains run from 6 am to 23h, the ticket costs 2 Y for a single trip. Stations (地铁 站, Ditie zhan) are marked with a blue “D” in a circle.
Transport card

In the subway, transportation prepaid card (交通 一卡通, jiaotong yikatong) saves queuing to buy tickets. Must pay a refundable deposit of 20 Y. This card also entitles you to a 60% discount on bus travel in Beijing.

TAXI

Ideal for … to travel long distances and move at night.
Taxis (出租车, chuzuche) abound but finding one can be difficult at peak times during a storm and between 20h and 22h, when people return home after dinner. Count 10 Y for support and the first three kilometers, then 2 Y / Y and 3 km for gasoline. Rates increase slightly at night. Few drivers speak English or French. Carry the name and address of your destination written in Chinese characters, and remember to bring the card to your hotel. If the driver refuses to use the meter (打 表, dabiao), scroll down and find another taxi. You can hire a taxi to sites outside of Beijing, such as the Great Wall, but negotiate the price in advance (and pay after the race).

 BIKE

Ideal for … explore the hutongs and the center of Beijing.
Cycling (租 自行车, zuzixingche) is a great way to get around a city as bottled the Chinese capital, especially in the aisles of the hutongs. Attention cars always have priority in Beijing. Most hostels rent bikes about 30 Y / day. Bike Beijing is a good place to rent a bike and a quality headset. Many rental companies around the Houhai lakes are 10 Y / h (caution: 200 Y). Miss Vélib ‘Beijing was commissioned in 2012: 20,000 bikes in 500 stations are available (deposit: 200 Y, first 30 minutes free, then Y 1 / h)

source:

www.tripadvisor.com

china.gabinohome.com

beijingrelocation.com

 

Beijing neighbourhoods: what about living in Wangfujing ?

Beijing neighbourhoods: what about living in Wangfujing ?

Expatriates coming to live in Beijing are looking for accommodation on various criteria, based on the location of their workplace, the location of the schools for the children, the life in the neighbourhood.  Wangfujing is not among the places most favoured by foreigners in Beijing to live in but this may be a choice to be considered, since Wangfujing has a lot of appeal.

 

Nevertheless, Wangfujing is well known by anyone who visits Beijing. It is a lively tourist place, well located in the centre of Beijing. Know for centuries as a commercial place, there is Chinese crowds gathering there to do some shopping in some of the most luxurious places in Beijing. There is actually much more, and the Wangfujing area is still vibrant with Chinese traditions. For example, you can have a snack among the hundreds of little stalls that are gathered there selling so-called Beijing specialities. Actually, part of these are indeed Beijing traditional skewers, but some of them are made with a couple of things you probably seldom eat, like scorpions, seahorses, silkworms (be aware that these ones are mostly for tourist entertainment).

 

Beijing Good Villa place !

The real interest of Wangfujing is to live a really central neighbourhood inside Beijing. You are close to most of the city’s landmarks, the Forbidden City is just at the east, at a walking distance with the Tiananmen place. You have a large choice of venues, such as the magnificent Beijing Opera house, concert halls, and a lot of restaurants including the most iconic Peking Duck restaurant Quanjude (probably the best, at par with Da Dong restaurant’s most contemporary version of the dish).

 

Apart from historical landmaks

Apart from historical landmaks, Wangfujing is close as well from Beijing eastern business hubs in the Chaoyang district. Wangfujing is located inside the Beijing second’s ring road, but you just have to cross this traffic axis and you find yourself in the Beijing CBD. This makes of Wangfujing a really great choice to rent an apartment in Beijing, just in between the authentic Beijing and the new thriving business districts.

One of the greatest features of Wangfujing is the amazing choice you have in the type of accommodation.  This is a place with luxury hotels, large real estate compounds and traditional Beijing housing inside the city’s small alleys, the Hutongs.

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living inside the Beiijing Hutongs

This option of living inside the Hutongs is the dream of many expatriates when they fist arrive in Beijing. The appeal of Chinese traditional housing is very strong, but quickly the practical issues arise. To say it briefly, there is two kinds of Beijing traditional courtyards inside the Hutongs: the renovated ones and the non-renovated ones. If you are heading for a non renovated Hutong, this is going to be rather cheap with very little comfort, but actually since Wangfujing is a place chosen by many rich Chinese people to live in, most of the courtyards there are well renovated, and very expansive to rent. “If you can afford it, though, this is a dream accommodation in Beijing with the feeling of really living in China, a feeling you might not have if you rent a modern apartment” by beijingrelocation.com.

 

Another option in the Wangfujing area is to rent a serviced apartment. Since the place is one of the tourist landmarks in Beijing, many large luxury hotels have been built there, such as the Peninsula, the Great Hyatt, the Beijing Hilton… Large real estate compounds have been built there with luxury serviced apartments, such as the Oriental Plaza, a magnificent place above one of the most beautiful Beijing luxury shopping malls, or the Lee Garden compound. Mariott rent serviced apartments there as well.

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The most common choice for apartments in Wangfujing, though, is to rent inside a regular apartment compound, with more reasonable prices and more logical for a long stay in Beijing. The best apartment compounds you’ll find in this area will be south-east close to Jianguomen, with compounds such as Royal Palace, Regal Garden and State Apartments.

 

There is a few drawbacks as well about Wangfujing. First of all, this is now a traffic jammed area. The Chang’An avenue that leads to Tiananmen is a nightmare at peak hours, but this is true for the whole of Beijing. If you have children, Wangfujing is far away from the Beijing International schools and this might be an issue.

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Whatever the choice accommodation you make, let’s bet that you won’t regret your life in the Wangfujing neighbourhood, with all the city’s landmarks at easy reach and with the feeling of genuinely living in Beijing.

 

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