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The Champagne Cabana / Re: What's in the News
« Last post by Calach Pfeffer on Today at 12:54:35 AM »
China's most belligerent journalists used to be the ones doling out insults online. Now they're the targets

Reporters from China's jingoistic government-owned media outlet the Global Times have become the latest targets of an increasingly radical wave of nationalism sweeping through the world's largest country....
Change girlfriends and move back closer to your job is one solution.

Another - ask some of the people who have ebikes, escooters, etc. for advice on where to get those locally.  Maybe try a short term rental before buying one.
Hi Everyone,

My girlfriend insisted we moved from the dormitories.  So, we rented an apartment about 10 minutes away from our Shunyi, Beijing campus.

With no traffic, such as at midnight, it merely takes a ten-minute taxicab drive.

With traffic, it would probably take an hour.

I estimate the distance to be around 3 miles.

1.  What would you guys suggest doing?

Riding a bike, buying a gas or electric moped, buying a motorcycle, etc.?

New or used?

2.  Where would I buy this?

Worldwide, individual employers often take their own views regarding online degrees.  Governments may accept many, some, a few, or none in terms of qualifications for jobs, work visas, etc.

So this really comes down to where and for what purpose individual students hope to use the degrees.
The Bar (ON-TOPIC) / Re: When Can China Import Expat Teachers Again?
« Last post by Escaped Lunatic on June 14, 2021, 06:30:29 PM »
Vaccinations are available nationwide inside of China.  To the best of my knowledge, foreigners need an appointment and locals will need at appointment at some vaccination sites, but not others.  Right now, I don't see any big pushed to "Get vaccinated today!", must likely because it will take awhile longer to produce enough vaccine to get everyone one done.  Instead, promotions are small and local so that supplies can keep up with demand.

The latest data I can find shows 872 million doses administered, but doesn't break that down to how many people are partially vs fully vaccinated.  Assuming a target of 1.2 billion fully vaccinated (which would be a solid percent of the public) and 2 doses, we'll need to get 2.4 million injections done, so we're very roughly about 36% of the way there.  Considering the number went up over 500 million in the last month, even if things level off, it won't take too many more months to get almost everyone fully vaccinated.

My best guess is that not all teachers will want to come back, so I expect you could probably find some openings.
The Bar (ON-TOPIC) / Re: When Can China Import Expat Teachers Again?
« Last post by piglet on June 11, 2021, 11:24:59 PM »
Bumping this- how is the vaccination program going around the country? Can people chime in? Also will the lack of available teachers have any effect on things like upper age limit on visas? WE are in two minds as to whether it's even worth applying at this point.
Hi Everyone,

I also do high school counseling.

For some people who work in training centers or other sort of temp jobs, and have no college degree, I am recommending they get a bachelor's degree from different online providers.

1.  Yes, as citizens of a country, our country gives us special rates on public schools, including online. 

But, for others outside that system, they would need to pay the high full price.

2.  I have been looking and asking around.  For non-citizens of a place, the best 100% online places I have found are:

a.  Open University UK

b.  South African Universities (specifically UNISA, University of Pretoria, etc.)

3.  At least when it comes to the knowledge and skills gained in liberal arts, business admin, or anything they can study, these online places are as good as ever.

4.  My real questions are:

a.  What are potential limitations in terms of jobs?

b.  What are potential limitations in terms of immigration rights?

5.  A regular degree, let us say from Beijing University, University of California, Canadian Public University, etc. is enough to get a job, and also count for immigration.

a.  Yet, I know some Chinese will be biased if they hear of anything like "Open University"

b.  At least for South African universities, they are one of the 7 countries which count for English teachers.

Yet, some places, such as Saudi Arabia, do not recognize online degrees, even from a place like Oxford or Harvard.

6.  Can anyone give informed opinions? 
The Bar (ON-TOPIC) / Re: Should I Buy Whey Protein Powder in China or Import?
« Last post by Ivyman on June 11, 2021, 08:28:36 PM »
Escaped Lunatic,

I know your suggestion was a half-joke.

But, you did touch on a point: I need to cook a lot more.

Thankfully, TaoBao and have lots of steamed vegetable maker, brown rice maker, etc.  And, grocery stores have more Splenda, Diet soda, etc. than even five years ago.

The more I cook, instead of eating outside, the more my body will thank me for healthy ingredients.
The Champagne Cabana / Re: What's in the News
« Last post by Calach Pfeffer on June 11, 2021, 01:10:27 PM »
This post has been moved Upstairs................

Have you considered making ricotta cheese?  It's fairly simple to make.  One of the side products of this is whey in liquid form.
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