Beijing - Post Report Question and Answers

But don't forget your:

Flexibility: China can be endlessly frustrating and you just have to go with it sometimes. - Nov 2021

Smartphone. Everything is done on a smartphone. You can buy one here or bring one but you'll absolutely need one. From WeChat to health apps you'll need a smart phone. - Nov 2020

Patience. Kindness. Humanity. - Aug 2020

VPN. - Jul 2020

Air mask. - May 2020

Patience. - Nov 2019

Patience, Wechat and a good online dictionary. - Oct 2017

Cheese. Good quality mask (I use Respro). And chopsticks. - Dec 2015

Power plug adapters for 220V and universal plugs. The plugs here are different. - Aug 2014

Bike and sturdy shoes:) - Jul 2014

own high powered air purifiers, like IQ Air, and masks. Also stock up on cold medicine. - Jun 2013

Patience. - Aug 2011

Makeup, deoderant, and tampons - Apr 2011

Everyone says patience and sense of humor. You will need both of those, but also don't forget the most important thing: your reason for coming here. This place will test your patience to the limit and then some, so have a really solid reason why you want to be here. Otherwise, after a Bad China Day, you'll be on the next plane home wondering how to put your life back together. - Jan 2011

hand sanitizer, bike helmet and sense of humor. Truly, don't come here if you aren't prepared to laugh at yourself -- and everyone else -- on a daily basis. - Apr 2010

Moisturizer and medicines. - Jan 2010

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