I would not mind to make run to shangehai for a day trip that's some what nice about half the preload take off time most days im guessing but whats the average price per persion and typical hours of opertaion

bill hicks wrote:

sounds like beijing may be a great place to live one day.  now i hope the gov works on ridding the unwanted shit foreigners next.  ones of the beijinger should be first to go. 

Then where are you going to leave all the lovely messages? 

It's a fun movie that knew exactly what it was and didn't take itself too seriously. The cast was game and brought the right energy to the roles. The villain was genuinely creepy, the effects weren't great but hold up better than the sequels, as a throwback adventure it just worked .

I need to put this on my calendar for next year. I most definitely want to participate.

Don't forget, this Thursday night is also our 3rd Bootstrap Business Lecture. This week the presentation will be what you need to know about hiring both foriegn and Chinese staff for your new (or newly planned!) company, as well as visa issues for yourself or your expat employees. Our first event had more than 30 attendees, and we would love to have even more people attend this week.

http://www.thebeijinger.com/events/2017/may/learn-about-hiring-and-visa-issues-new-companies-bootstrap-business-lectures-week-3

Also, due to last weeks weather, we to had to reschedule the second week's lecture, 'Banking and taxation for new companies', to tomorrow night.

http://www.thebeijinger.com/events/2017/jun/banking-and-taxes-new-companies-beijing-bootstrap-business-lectures-week-2

If anyone has dreamed of starting their own company, but doesn't know where to begin, or the actual steps they need to go through, these are definitely the events for them! ^_^

bill hicks wrote:

sounds like beijing may be a great place to live one day.  now i hope the gov works on ridding the unwanted shit foreigners next.  ones of the beijinger should be first to go. 

You're actually pretty high up on our list of favorite trolls.

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I'm not sure if colorful bricks would make it any less depressing that you have to climb through a window to get to your beer.

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Owyn wrote:

Boring city

 

That's the attitude! Seriously though, why do you say that?

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Boring city

This isn't surprising at all. Most countries that are transitioning from second or third world attempt to get rid of informal markets like this one. It is simple, a lot of vendors get away wih using cash only transactions and then avoid to pay tax. Informal markets are a real problem for governments.

The school has explained the video surveillance was set up in the boys' washroom in order to prevent school violence and smoking. However, objections from families of the students have led the school to shut down the camera.

No word as to what they're going to do about school violence and smoking.

It'd be more palatable if they finished the job with a coat of render and a lick of paint, but nope just bricks that don't look obvious at all.

Pity the man too dense for satire.

All accents are equal, except some accents are more equal than others.

bill hicks wrote:

sounds like beijing may be a great place to live one day.  now i hope the gov works on ridding the unwanted shit foreigners next.  ones of the beijinger should be first to go. 

We [heart] you too, Bill

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nice job, beijing

can't wait for everything to be one big brick wall

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Having once been robbed in a public toilet in Muxidi, my protest will be mild. I mean if the cameras are wide angle and cannot see actual genitalia, then the extra security MAY come in handy. But there still must be a line drawn somewhere and whoever authorized this new surveillance step up and give some explanations and reasons IMO,

They are trying to force Beijing residents to spend more money and paying more taxes by forcing us to buy at malls and private shops. This is NOT free enterprise and the Beijing government should be ashamed of themselves!

sounds like beijing may be a great place to live one day. now i hope the gov works on ridding the unwanted shit foreigners next. ones of the beijinger should be first to go.

I'm not that concerned about whether the term 'laowai' includes any offensive words. It's moreso simply not fun to be constantly referred to as a foreigner. Laowai or waiguoren, what difference does it make?

If I was in my country of Canada, it would most certainly be considered offensive for me to point at people of non-white skin colours and shout "foreigner" or openly refer to non-Canadians as "the foreigner" in social situations.

I can certainly echo the experience of a preview commenter that laowai seems to be used when people don't think I can understand them and waiguoren is more likely to be used when people are at least attempting to be polite.

Personally, if people absolutely must refer to my based on my appearance alone, I could settle for being called a 'white person' in the language of their choosing, as that would be an accurate description of who I am, no matter where I am. However, simply calling everyone non-Chinese a foreigner robs us of an identity and simply designates us as non-belongers.

Don't think that Chinese tourists in Canada would appreciate being called foreigners, even though when they are approach, they have no qualms about carrying on with calling non-Chinese laowai, despite the inaccuracy, given geography.

I'm pleased to report that my previous comment is no longer valid. While the shops in Lady's Street and across from the LaiTai Flower market are still closed, the main market building has reopened. Plants of all types are available in the center of the main floor, while other shops on one side and along the back have a selection of art works.

Or, instead of a private elevator, you can build a "stair lift" like this one in Fengtai.