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April 22, 2012, 12:36:21 PM
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Hi guys!

I'll visit China very soon, but my trip is very short, only 15 days. So I'm starting to think about stayin' a few more days in your country.

For this I have to get a place to live for like 2 to 3 months, can anyone help me ?

Things I need to know:

  • Is it possible for a foreigner to rent a small apartment or something for this period? I need Internet too. Can you tell me how would it cost?
  • I need something to do, aka earn some money, in between the stay, I can always sell every sort of stuff by mail, but this is not the preferred job. I am a native Portuguese speaker and besides that, English only.
  • I need a fine bicycle
  • What more should I be aware of?


For any help I'll be immensely grateful. Thank you!
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April 22, 2012, 12:56:21 PM
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Short term rent is certainly possible - if you are going to be staying in Beijing then the easiest way to find short-term rental (and maybe even a bicycle for sale) is to check out http://www.thebeijinger.com/ (for other cities there are other such expat websites).

Understand that legally you cannot work in China whilst on a tourist (or even a business) visa.

Be aware that getting a deposit back for the accommodation can be a problem (maybe worth offering a bit extra to not pay a deposit at all).


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April 22, 2012, 02:14:46 PM
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Thank you very much for the tip, I'm already sending some emails Grin
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Welcome - and just in case you hadn't noticed it before: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=64495.0

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April 22, 2012, 04:28:49 PM
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April 23, 2012, 10:40:01 PM
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Hi there, firstly, welcome to our country, I believe you will have a wonderful experience and will enjoy the culture shock as well. I am a college student from China, and currently studying in US.

Okay, let me answer your questions one by one.

1) It is not that easy for a foreigner to rent a apartment in China, especially in regular cities, by regular I mean all the NOT top developed cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzheng, Hangzhou ,etc. In the regular cities, the landlords wont deal business with foreigners as they dont speak English at all. In the developed cities, I would like to say, you can find housing easily in hotels or hostels, but if you want to rent for couple months, it is generally hard, as people usually sign lease for 1 year etc, and you actually need company or things like that to sponsor your rent, there is paper works to do for renting, and I did before whiling interning in a International firms. Of course you can get "unofficially" sublet or rent from random people without registration, but they are generally dangerous. So my suggestion is, find a company that can sponsor you before you go, such as language education firms(they hire a lot of foreigners and you usually get good pay as foreigner). Then they will have people to take care of all your paper work.

2) If you want to make money as a foreigner, like what I mentioned before, the best way is always teach your native language, which is easy and highly paid.

3) You need a bicycle? Buy one, $15 from black market will get you a regular using, $50 will get you a brand new finely working bike. If you want to do used or black market, find some native speaker with you, or you will pay a lot and still geting shit.

4) Need tips? shot me email, I am really friendly and speak OKAY English, I guess.

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April 23, 2012, 10:44:34 PM
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I am actually not that friendly, as what you are thinking I am. Sad

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April 27, 2012, 07:20:17 PM
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Hi there, firstly, welcome to our country, I believe you will have a wonderful experience and will enjoy the culture shock as well. I am a college student from China, and currently studying in US.

Okay, let me answer your questions one by one.

1) It is not that easy for a foreigner to rent a apartment in China, especially in regular cities, by regular I mean all the NOT top developed cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzheng, Hangzhou ,etc. In the regular cities, the landlords wont deal business with foreigners as they dont speak English at all. In the developed cities, I would like to say, you can find housing easily in hotels or hostels, but if you want to rent for couple months, it is generally hard, as people usually sign lease for 1 year etc, and you actually need company or things like that to sponsor your rent, there is paper works to do for renting, and I did before whiling interning in a International firms. Of course you can get "unofficially" sublet or rent from random people without registration, but they are generally dangerous. So my suggestion is, find a company that can sponsor you before you go, such as language education firms(they hire a lot of foreigners and you usually get good pay as foreigner). Then they will have people to take care of all your paper work.

2) If you want to make money as a foreigner, like what I mentioned before, the best way is always teach your native language, which is easy and highly paid.

3) You need a bicycle? Buy one, $15 from black market will get you a regular using, $50 will get you a brand new finely working bike. If you want to do used or black market, find some native speaker with you, or you will pay a lot and still geting shit.

4) Need tips? shot me email, I am really friendly and speak OKAY English, I guess.

Best,



thanks for the info, I booked 3 days in a hostel, then try my luck from there

I ride bikes everyday so I think I can check for a good one before buying, but will try to follow your advice.

Dont worry about the english, mine is not that world class either





I arrive @ beijing may 08, it would be nice to exchange some bitcoins for yuans, anyone?
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I arrive @ beijing may 08, it would be nice to exchange some bitcoins for yuans, anyone?

I could swap you some Yuan for BTC in the Shanghai area Smiley
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Im going south to Shanghai soon! Well meet! Thx for the orientation.
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