How To Shop On Taobao
Feb23

How To Shop On Taobao

Here we are, most of the way through the holiday, and, if you are still in Wuxi, you (probably) don’t have much to do. But never fear, the all-encompassing Taobao is here! Surely you can find something you need there. Only, how the heck do you use it? This would normally be the place where we would put an informative article but, thankfully, the good people over at http://www.echinacities.com/ have already done our jobs for us....

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Wuxi Subway Lines 1 and 2 Map
Feb04

Wuxi Subway Lines 1 and 2 Map

Okay, gang. We’ve put together a pretty awesome map of the subway lines in Wuxi. It shows the lines that are currently in service and the stations and lines that are coming in the future (in gray). For more information on where exactly you can go from each station, check out our earlier articles: Line 2 Subway Stops and Places of Interest in Wuxi Line 1 Subway Stops and Places of Interest in...

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Expanded TV Guide
Aug15

Expanded TV Guide

Summer in Wuxi marches on. It’s often too hot or too rainy, or too hot and rainy to head outside. So, if you find yourself moping around the house with nothing to do, take a gander at our expanded TV guide. Heck, if you’re not going to do anything productive, you could at least enjoy yourself. The guide now has over 100 shows, so there’s bound to be something that will pique your interest. Page navigation has also...

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Streaming Music in China
Jun03

Streaming Music in China

If you’re a music addict (and who isn’t these days), you might find yourself struggling at first in China. Neither Spotify nor Pandora work outside of certain regions. So, one solution could be to get a VPN. Of course, that opens up all kinds of other possibilities, including access to videos and websites that normally can’t be accessed here. To explore that option, check out our post on VPNs here. If you don’t want to pay for a VPN,...

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How To Get Good Internet Service in China
Mar05

How To Get Good Internet Service in China

Internet connectivity in China is terrible – blocked websites, mysteriously dropped connections and sheer unreliability are daily occurences. Here is how you can get rock solid Internet connectivity. Get a standardized Internet connection service – I recommend ADSL from China Telecom. There are many dodgy, non-standard China-only Internet connection services here. It is impossible to list all of the ones that you should...

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How To Get Your Driver’s License in Wuxi
Apr27

How To Get Your Driver’s License in Wuxi

How To Get Your Driving License in Wuxi Many years ago, we expats could bring a “translator” to our driving test in Wuxi. The “translator”, of course, didn’t translate anything and just answered the questions on the computer test for us. Now we have to do it ourselves. Here is your guide to getting it done. You will need: A valid driving license from your home country (驾驶照, jià shǐ zhào) A photocopy of your driving license (both...

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