We received a check from US Citibank. Since we have a joint account there, the check has both of our names on it. To deposit it, I went to China Merchandise Bank. I was told they can't take this check since I don't have joint account in local, even if they can take it, the fee is about 300CNY. I was advised to go to Citibank Shanghai branch. The fee there is much more higher, about 700CNY, even it is the same Citibank. To deposit this check in Citibank Shanghai branch, I need to open a joint account there first, which must have initial 80K CNY balance on it. Again, I was told to try other China banks. I went to Bank of China. They take the check, it doesn't matter for them if it is joint account or not, and the fee is about 60CNY. The service is way too different bank to bank. Bank of China is the big brother bank in foreign currency exchange. The bank has some services other banks just can't compete.
it is one picture saying the event is as huge as 8 magnitude earthquake impacts. you know what, I believe around that time, the rumor about earthquake is surrounding in s ichuan, so the idea of this ads comes up.
The accident was overshadowed by the earthquake, but it hits the family as hard as the 8 earthquake. Based on the blog, a grade 5 girl was found dead falling from school building. I tend to believe it is suicide case, and the teacher was harsh but not expecting this for sure. The ugly part is what happened afterwards. No party wants to take the responsibility, and shows only cold and stiff to the kid's family. This is the blog http://blog.sina.com.cn/tianguosinian
http://www.agu.org/pubs/crossref/2007/2006TC001987.shtml "The faults are sufficiently long to sustain a strong ground-shaking earthquake, making them potentially serious sources of regional seismic hazard," the Chinese, European, and U.S. geoscientists wrote in the mid-July 2007 edition of the journal Tectonics. They concluded that clashing tectonic forces were growing in Beichuan, ready to burst in an explosion of seismic energy. With precision and what now seems like eerie foresight, the researchers charted the active faults on multicolored maps of Beichuan , which turned out to be the epicenter of the recent earthquake.
From May 19 to May 21, China is in 3-day national mourning for the earthquake victims. All big bosses are now showing up in news -- Hu and Wen in Sichuan , Jinping Xi in Shannxi , and Keqiang Li in Sichuan . It also sends out the message who could be the next generation national leaders. Jinping Xi's father is Zhongxun Xi, who is rooted in Shannxi and big guy for CCP .
Got toothache last weekend. So I went to PuDong Oriental Hospital on Saturday morning around 8AM. I was lucky to get the queue number and was told to come back in this afternoon, since there were already many patients in the queue. I came back in the afternoon, waited another 3 hours, and saw the doctor. The doctor checked a little bit, and said since the pain is there, it is hard to tell now which one is bad. She told me to go home until the pain is clear and easy to pinpoint. Next Monday, it hurts again and I know myself which teeth hurts. I went back to PuDong Oriental Hospital in the afternoon. This time I got queue number 242. It means there are 240 patients ahead of me in the same day to be processed! Waited another 3 hours, and I gave up. I decide to try some private dental clinic tomorrow. I called Angels Dental Clinic located on the PuDong Blvd to make the reservation, came there without waiting. The doctors and nurses look professional. After 1 hour, it is done. So why
Because of toothache, I was waiting in the hospital nearby LuJiaZui CBD area. Around 2:30PM, I went out to buy a drink, and suddenly saw so many peoples around. They all looked excited and anxious, chatting with each other about building, cell phone. I didn't feel anything at that moment , just thought some office building caught fire and people got evacuated? It turns out to be one of strongest earthquake happened in Sichuan , even Shanghai felt about it.
After several years of tourist attractions damage during week-long golden May holiday, this May 1st holiday is shorten to long weekend. It was hot and humid. We decided to visit JinJiang Amusement Park. It turned out to be a long trip. The skyway was packed with cars. After crawling slowly in the hot expressway, the first cab broke down in the middle of it. We had to get off the expressway, and took another cab. As the cab went along, the traffic got worse and worse. And finally reached the point as packing lane. So we decided to get off the expressway as the next exit. Finally we arrived the subway, after 4 stops, we arrived at the park. The ticket windows were all open, each had about couple of hundreds of guys in the line. Once in the park, it was the same. Each ride had hundreds of guys waiting under the sun. The waiting time was about 1.5 hours. We didn't take any ride finally, and played some games and went back home.