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BlightyMatt

Jun 07, 2016 00:37

Around China : BlightyMatt commented on news “Obey Our Law:” Shenzhen Police Put Up Chinglish Notice Warning Foreigners to Register

Well...at least they have fair warning. That's something! Maybe make the registration process simpler and quicker that could be a good idea. Tai Bloody Mafan! Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Nov 19, 2015 11:32

Around China : BlightyMatt commented on news Wealthy Chinese Student’s Maserati Confiscated in Scotland after Drunk Driving Charges

You could never get tired of punching that self entitled face... Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Oct 10, 2015 17:05

Around China : BlightyMatt commented on news British Conservatives Encourage Citizens to “Work Like the Chinese”

And be thankful that they have that.....There are some very sinister things developing in the UK. Thatcherism was an abomination that destroyed our industrial base in the north and laid the seeds of the housing crisis we have. But these effers are going even further than that. As China said "The UK - only good for ... Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Oct 10, 2015 16:50

Around China : BlightyMatt commented on news British Conservatives Encourage Citizens to “Work Like the Chinese”

"Jeremy Hunt said that he wants Britain’s workers to work harder, like the Chinese. Hunt’s wife is Chinese, and is often heard muttering, “Christ, this is hard work.” Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Sep 29, 2015 04:35

Articles : BlightyMatt commented on news Companies Do Not Want to Settle in Shanghai: Age Limits and Taxes Deter Foreign Talent

David Schloch, was over the age of 60, disqualifying him from a Chinese work visa. In China, people generally retire at 60, so work permits are not available to foreigners over the age of 60. Ford had to find a way to get around this frustrating barrier. And how was this done pray tell? Did it involve hongbao to the ... Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Sep 23, 2015 03:15

Articles : BlightyMatt commented on news All You Need is Love (and Cash): How to Get a UK Partner Visa for your Chinese Spouse

What a set of utter tw*ts the UK government are. This wage criteria exclude 48% of the UK population, but if you are from another EU country you can bring whoever you want no questions asked. We are discriminated against by our own government! Disgusting! Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Aug 27, 2015 00:29

Around China : BlightyMatt commented on news China Considers Proposal for Medals for Outstanding Foreigners

How about proper residency rights for married couples? Start approving the green cards for those that have been married for 5 years and live in China. Rather than the usual "Meiyou...Mei Banfa" Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Aug 18, 2015 04:48

Articles : BlightyMatt commented on news A Shenzhen Expat's Guide to Hong Kong Budget Travel

Also like to have a beer at Cafe De Fontaine in Tsim Sha Tsui (Jim Sa Joy)....sit out and enjoy happy hour 3-9 (two for one) Memories of waiting to collect the visa from ForeverBright. http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g294217-d3543301-Reviews-Cafe_de_Fontaine-Hong_Kong.html Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Aug 18, 2015 04:33

Articles : BlightyMatt commented on news A Shenzhen Expat's Guide to Hong Kong Budget Travel

Get yourself an Octopus card for the buses and MTR. Makes things much easier. Get the number 7 bus from Central bus station on HK Island. Goes to Stanley Market, beach, sea, tourist trap market but good for t shirts that fit ok. Chill out at the Smugglers Inn. The bus route is really cool...goes past v.expensive ... Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Aug 13, 2015 06:12

Around China : BlightyMatt commented on news China Manufacturing Costs Nearly Equal to U.S.

What did I say?...Down again. Over the next 5 years it's been rumoured that a 25% devaluation could be on the cards. If you get paid in RMB...not so good. Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Aug 12, 2015 06:31

Around China : BlightyMatt commented on news China Manufacturing Costs Nearly Equal to U.S.

Well its 1.9% cheaper now.....lol This will be the 1st of many...mark my words. Trade wars = Currency wars = Shooting wars. Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Aug 11, 2015 05:46

Around China : BlightyMatt commented on news Face Lift for 100 Yuan Bill, New Version to be Released in November

Good point Coine!....its a bit crap that the highest denomination is basically £10. I just hope they keep the mad cats worshipping the big cat...its so bloody odd. http://www.businessinsider.com/worshiping-cats-found-in-100-rmb-bills-2012-2?IR=T Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Aug 05, 2015 02:18

Around China : BlightyMatt commented on news Chinese Media: The Dangers of Hiring Illegal Foreign Teachers

Not a word about the crooks who run the schools then? Sloppy, disinterested and unprofessional.... Plus the writer of this article seems to have no idea what a CELTA actually is. Printed off from the internet it is not....I sweated for that bugger! Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Aug 02, 2015 20:21

Around China : BlightyMatt commented on news Surprise! Family With 100,000 Yuan in Black Trash Bags Accidentally Throws It Away

You can build a house for 100,000 rmb?....really? £10,000 or $16,000...what am i missing here? Don't think you can buy one with that, let alone build one! Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Jul 29, 2015 00:55

Around China : BlightyMatt commented on news 6 Mainlanders Beat Up HK Airline Staff After Flight Delay

Yup...a lot of that about. Dunno why it is, it seems to be a trait in Chinese culture. Impatient..I want my needs serviced now and to hell with anyone else. Impulsive...do now, think later. It is very odd...why is it? Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Jul 25, 2015 04:43

Around China : BlightyMatt commented on news Netizens by the Numbers: China Now Has 668 Million Internet Users

Correction...Intranet users, d'oh! Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Jul 21, 2015 05:14

Articles : BlightyMatt commented on news Shanghai to Introduce Visas on Arrival, Paths to Permanent Residency for Top Talent

OH BLAH, BLAH, BLAH....DIFFERENT DAY, SAME OLD... YES, I AM SHOUTING! Props to JohnB and Chairman Cow..bang on the money! Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Jul 13, 2015 05:45

Around China : BlightyMatt commented on news Holiday Date set for War Victory Anniversaries

Mao actually thanked Japan...Couldn't have beaten the KMT without you! Mao's speech on welcoming Japanese politicians(24 Jan 1961): Partial translation: In the past Japanese warlords had occupied a large part of China, because of that Chinese people had learned a lesson. Without Japan's invasion, Chinese people ... Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Jul 13, 2015 05:37

Around China : BlightyMatt commented on news Holiday Date set for War Victory Anniversaries

Fascist regime celebrates victory in Anti-Fascist War....funny how things work out. Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Jul 03, 2015 19:53

Around China : BlightyMatt commented on news Foreign Professor Advises Party to Change its Name

National Socialist Chinese Workers Party...that has a nice ring to it. Could be some copyright issues, but when has that bothered anyone? Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Jun 30, 2015 22:38

Around China : BlightyMatt commented on news Average Height and Weight of Chinese Increase

In some ways its an improvement over being starvation skinny, more disposable income and choice. But too many ppl making bad choices leads to obesity and other health problems. But on the up side perhaps us laowai will actually be able to find clothes that fit us in the future! Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Jun 28, 2015 17:03

Around China : BlightyMatt commented on news House Purchasing Made Easier for Foreigners in Beijing

"Residency rules slighty less impossible"...."Beijing has made it slightly more convenient"....slightly, slighty. See a pattern here? As Ambivalentmace says why buy a house when you can be turfed out at any opportunity. The rules just don't support foreign living in China, and thats just the way they like it, no ... Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Jun 25, 2015 06:20

Around China : BlightyMatt commented on news China Telecom Drastically Cuts Roaming Fees

What about the stupid charges calling from Province to province? Or even city to city within that province... It has scam written all over it. Move to a new province...get a new sim and start all over again! Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Jun 16, 2015 06:46

Around China : BlightyMatt commented on news Ex- Security Chief Zhou Yongkang Sentenced to Life in Prison

He got grey quick! No access to the party's hair dye lake. How the mighty have fallen! Full Comment>>

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BlightyMatt

Jun 16, 2015 06:35

Articles : BlightyMatt commented on news The Perfect Match? Post on Marriage Between Chinese Men and Russian Women Goes Viral in Russia

I call BS on this one. There is a male shortage in Russia and a female shortage in China...but really c'mon! Good point RobK....family?...Nah!...face! Thats what its all about. Russian men drink themselves into an early grave...why would that be? Full Comment>>

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