For travelers, the easiest way to get Chinese renminbi (also called "yuan" or "RMB") is via a local ATM machine. While it may sound daunting to pull money when you can't read Chinese characters, it's thankfully not that hard. Still, there are a few things to keep in mind if you want to use an ATM in China.For most travelers, using cash is going to be the easiest way to pay for things … [Read more...] about Using an ATM in China | What You Need to Know
What are the most common tourist scams in China and how can you avoid them? As a tourist in China - or any foreign country - there's almost no way around it: you're at high risk to run into tourist scams. You've got a big, fat target on your back that says "I have money!". Scam artists, beggars and sometimes even the "average joe" see you as a gullible visitor with plenty of money. So what … [Read more...] about 5 Most Common Tourist Scams in China & How to Avoid Them
If you're like me, you've wasted plenty of time searching for live streams of NFL football games and college football games online. You've thought to yourself, There's got to be a better way to watch a high-definition football game in China, right? Thankfully, there is. During this 2019-2020 American football season, you can experiment with a number of these excellent paid and free ways to … [Read more...] about Best Ways to Watch the NFL in China | 2019-2020 Season
One of the most common questions I receive about VPNs (or "Virtual Private Network") is this: Is it legal to use a VPN in China? Since China censors the internet using the "Great Firewall of China" to keep people inside the country from accessing different websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, Gmail, etc., it's no wonder that some of the best VPNs are most popular in … [Read more...] about Is it Legal to Use a VPN in China? The Answer May Surprise You.
Do VPNs still work in China? This is one of the most common questions I have been getting from people who are looking to travel or move to China in 2019. A lot of the concern stems from early reports of the VPN ban that was supposed to happen last year. So what has happened? Do VPNs no longer work in China?SPECIAL NOTE: If you're experiencing trouble with your VPN right now, there's a good … [Read more...] about Do VPNs Still Work in China? (as of August 2019)
What is the best VPN for China in 2019? That's a loaded question that often gets met with simple answers from people who don't even live in China. I've been living here for 10+ years and I've personally used over 20 different VPNs. While there are plenty of options to choose from, I'm aiming to let you know what works here in China...and what doesn't.UPDATE AUGUST 2019: As you may be … [Read more...] about Best VPNs for China 2019 (with Discount Codes)