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How do you send and receive your letters and package mail? Are local postal facilities adequate?

U.S. postal services at the embassy. - Oct 24, 2017
DPO at the embassy. If you get packages through int'l mail you have to go to the international post office which is a ways away from the embassy, but pretty easy to figure out once you get there. - Dec 3, 2015
via work. - Apr 12, 2015
DPO. - Aug 17, 2014
We have DPO and Pouch here. - Jul 18, 2014
Though the embassy - Jun 19, 2013
We use the diplomatic post office (DPO) inside the embassy. No experience with the local postal system. - Aug 27, 2011
Be careful... stuff you ship can have some major duties tacked on. It cost me $200 to get my repaired computer back. Also, a colleague had teacher resources held up for months in customs. - Apr 7, 2011
The company has a lot of people traveling back and forth to headquarters so I usually send things back with colleagues to mail, or have them bring me things when they visit. The local mail is inexpensive, honest and reliable, but you have to go to the post office in person to mail packages. This takes a long time because post offices are very busy (like everything in Beijing). - Jan 18, 2011
Embassy DPO. - Apr 29, 2010
Letters are fine. Parcels are subject to surveillance for banned literature etc. - Jan 26, 2010