The U.S. State Department issued a Level 2 Travel Advisory for citizens traveling to China starting in 2019 and continuing into 2020. The message was simple: exercise increased caution as you plan your trip to China. But what exactly does a travel advisory mean, and how could it affect your scheduled trip to China? Let me share with you a few thoughts. First of all, it should be noted … [Read more...] about China Travel Advisory | What This Means for 2023
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What is the Chinese currency? As you prepare for your visit to China, this guide will provide a simple introduction to the Chinese renminbi and answer questions related to exchanging money and avoiding fake bank notes. China's currency can seem incredibly confusing to foreigners. Even the name "renminbi" is hard for a lot of people to pronounce correctly. So having a basic understanding … [Read more...] about Chinese Currency | 2023 Guide to Use, Exchange & Avoid Fake Chinese RMB
How can I send money to China? This is a question that comes up frequently for travelers, business people and expats who deal with China and it's not always an easy answer. In this guide, I'd like to walk you through what you need to know and how you can move money into and out of China. Perhaps you need to pay your China tuition fees or you need to pay a business partner in China. … [Read more...] about How to Send Money to China in 2023 | Multiple Options
Is the internet censored in Macau? Considering all the protests and riots in neighboring Hong Kong, it's natural to wonder how China deals with Macau. Most people are aware that China heavily censors its internet, but what about Macau? Do you need a VPN in Macau? Macau is a boring territory relative to the other special regions which tend to hog all of the news headlines. Taiwan wants … [Read more...] about Do I Need a VPN in Macau in 2023? Internet Censorship & Big Brother China
What is the best way to exchange money in China and where can you do it at? Whether you're an expat in China or just a traveler passing through, getting cash exchanged into Chinese yuan (or renminbi) is a priority. There are a number of ways to get it done (and some alternatives I'll share), but these are my favorites. The problem I know a lot of people run into is the inability to … [Read more...] about How to Exchange Money in China 2023 & Where To Do It
Should you worry about tipping in China? Depending on your cultural background, tipping at Chinese restaurants, hotels and taxis might be normal or unheard of. Either way, it's important to know what's expected while traveling around China. Here are some simple tips for tipping in China that should help. I receive a number of questions related to China travel every week - questions about … [Read more...] about Tipping in China in 2023 | How Much and When?