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Fozzwaldus

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Links That Locals Use
« on: July 25, 2010, 09:36:26 AM »
Hey,

I see this as an appendix to the already excellent Link Page on this site.

So the idea for this thread is for the old China hands on this site to share the Chinese-language (or otherwise, it's all good  agagagagag) sites that they've found useful (or just fun), preferably something that all your Chinese mates know about, but that is less common among expats (most likely for language reasons).

(Raoul, if this thread takes off feel free to hack it up for parts)

I'll get the ball rolling with this Pop-up Chinese Dictionary, to help with reading Chinese-language pages. It's software that once downloaded will allow you to wave your cursor over Chinese text for instant translation.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/9144/

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Here's a link I like that was posted earlier from MK for train times and schedules:

http://www.huoche.biz/

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An old favourite for finding good restaurants, rated by the people who know best

http://www.dianping.com/citylist

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Instant Chinese income tax calculator, in English (think this was originally posted by old34  bjbjbjbjbj)

http://chinajobline.com/index.php/tax-calculator.html

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MK

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Re: Links That Locals Use
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2010, 10:54:43 AM »
http://www.qunar.com/


Travel search engine - flights + hotels

old34

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Re: Links That Locals Use
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010, 12:36:07 PM »
Free, legal, no DRM, single song, downloads - available only INSIDE China.

http://www.google.cn/music/homepage
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TIC is knowing that, in China, your fruit salad WILL come with cherry tomatoes AND all slathered in mayo. - old34.

Damballah

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Re: Links That Locals Use
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010, 07:17:51 PM »
Links that the locals use? 

http://www.qq.com/

http://www.renren.com/

All the time!!  :)  Chinese equivalent of MSN and Facebook - good for finding girls!

PS - G oogle has signed a new deal with China - so all is good now.

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Re: Links That Locals Use
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2010, 08:25:03 PM »
Links that the locals use? 

http://www.qq.com/

http://www.renren.com/

All the time!!  :)  Chinese equivalent of MSN and Facebook - good for finding girls!

Speaking of social networking, does anyone know how popular www.kaixin001.com is? Is it a "must-have" yet or secondary to renren and qq? I desperately want to land in China already cool.
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Re: Links That Locals Use
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2010, 04:34:12 AM »
Fozzwaldus:
Like the link you posted about the city guide. Good stuff there. Thanks.

The Local Dialect

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Re: Links That Locals Use
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2010, 05:34:32 AM »
Can't believe no one has mentioned Taobao yet! I'm a Taobao addict.  uuuuuuuuuu

http://www.taobao.com/

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Re: Links That Locals Use
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2010, 05:51:15 AM »
Can't believe no one has mentioned Taobao yet! I'm a Taobao addict.  uuuuuuuuuu

http://www.taobao.com/

And if you need help with figuring out Taobao, check out this English-language website:
http://taobaofieldguide.com/
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Re: Links That Locals Use
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2010, 05:58:20 AM »
Olds, that is a fantastic link! Thanks!

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Re: Links That Locals Use
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2010, 06:48:12 AM »
Thanks, have been wanting to use Taobao for a while!

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Re: Links That Locals Use
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2011, 06:40:57 AM »
Bumping this up because while it has been mentioned a few times in other threads, Amazon.cn   https://www.amazon.cn   is a great resource and deserves a spot here.

Last year Amazon.cn became linked to regular amazon.com, so that now pretty much all of the books you could buy on amazon.com are now available on amazon.cn. They are imported, so they take between 1-2 months to deliver, but the prices are generally better than your average English language bookstore, selection is much better (the only books you can't find are the banned ones and certain pre-orders) they deliver ALL over China, you can pay for the books using your Chinese debit card (provided you've got internet banking set up), and they often do promotions offering free delivery.

Beijing has some pretty good bookstores but I haven't even bothered with them since Amazon.cn started with the international books. This is a great resource for book starved expats!