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Can foreigners use these ugly green white electric cars? It's 180 yuan a day, 15 half an hour, 5 mao per minute. I wonder what the range is and how long recharging would take
Company is called EVCardchina
looks like policies have made a 180 degrees turn
Chengdu issues regulation on bike-sharing industry
"The trial document stipulates that all Chengdu residents, not just the service users, are obliged to protect public and private properties such as shared bikes and parking facilities.
Those who deliberately destroy or steal the vehicles will be investigated and punished in accordance with law. People whose behavior is serious enough to constitute a crime shall be prosecuted for criminal liability, the guidelines noted."
Now as a resident you are obliged to protect shared bikes even though it's not your property nor in your possession as a user.
As I'm not too overwhelmed with 3G performance by China Telecom, I'm wondering what the best upgrade to 4G would be in terms of carrier and possibly also dedicated devices.
In short: I'm seeking the best possible performance in terms of speed & response especially for international sites.
Without stealth astrill is unusable imho. But even with speeds are no fun anymore.
your bias is too obvious, when Astrill send you out try to be smarter about it, at least don't use the same name on all forums
If it can't be converted into physical gold then I would consider it pretty much worthless just as fiat money.
Btw for those interested in projects that deal with physical gold and conversion to fiat/ cryptocurrency there is goldmoney.com and https://www.dgx.io/, but those are not simple 1 click options:)
Anybody tried the micro gold on wechat? Apparently you can buy gold in small quantities and also send gold hongbao or do raffles in your group. It's backed by ICBC - so I wonder how the allocation works if you are asking for physical delivery and what the attaced fees are?
Anyways may seem as an easy hedge fo against depreciating RMB if you don't want to buy a full ounce.
Another cool thing I've seen are banknotes made of 1 or 2 grams of gold, some look great like the one by China Merchant bank and I think they could become desired collected items in the future.
@Godfather62 astrill was down spring festival 2016 for like 1 or 2 weeks
without Stealth which afair costs extra astrill is unuseable imho
The truth is no vpn will give you your money back if they are blocked so the smart move (especially considering the future development on the grand chessboard) is redundancy. Have one or more backup option in case your main VPN is down, some VPNs offer you the option to share access with others.
Thanks, that World Nomads is a bit expensive, at least compared to the Axa deals I've come across which are like 300 USD instead of +1000.
I also looked into Mawista but their site actually shows wrong offers, you better pay attention to the small print and double check with staff.
Looks like ticket prices are coming down, finally.
Sichuan Airlines has a supercheap direct flights from Chengdu to Prague (twice a week) for less than 300 USD one way (less than 450 USD return). You could add 30 USD extra you could even fly from Bangkok or Phuket on that deal.
Hainan Airlines has some cheap flights to Berlin via Beijing also around 300 USD one way. And occasionally KLM offers flights in this price range via Amsterdam (like Bruxelles or Prague). But if you don't have claimed luggage and want to fly to Amsterdam you could book a flight with KLM to one of the cheaper location and just get off in Amsterdam:)
Can anybody recommend portable small air filters?
This Wynd looks great, but is not ready for shipping yet (replacement filters are dirt chaep at 7 USD)
I wonder if you could attach a mask connected to an airbag - so you could still do sports outside.
Since air pollution got out of control the last couple of days and
Xiaomi has released the second generation of their budget air filters I thought I drop by with an some update.
Xiaomi's strategy i to push their mobile into the top quality market share and to fortify their branding of Xiaomi they dump more cheap high-quality quality appliances like laptops or air filters.
So the Mi Air Purifier 2 comes in two sizes RMB800 and RMB1400, but for most flats I'd think the smaller one is good enough.
It has three modes: auto, sleep, and power mode - in auto it automatically adjusts the fan to the pollution, in sleep mode it keeps quiet, power mod is when you put it in a new room for example.
It works great, it's a nice little machine that only takes as much space as a A4 sheet.
Myhealthbeijing has a nice comparison chart and also recommends the machine in the budget segment.
You can control it via your mobile with the Xiaomi app, but i'm very sceptical of this as the app is incredibly intrusive and demands the full spectrum of permissions. Given Xiaomi's track record in the past (constantly sending data from Xiaomi mobiles to Chinese servers) and it's proximity to govt - I wouldn't recommend using this spying tool.
You can order it from the Xiaomi shops that are plenty in Chengdu (same day delivery) or from their website
Bottom line: you need an air filter now, don't wait.
Thanks for the replies. yeah the mobike is the only one that i feel stands a chance to have their bikes running for another 6 months, the others seem like supercheap. The way seat position is fixed so maybe only an option for shorter laowais. But the door is kicked open and we may see more transport options soon, maybe scooter to go or little cars to go like in other ciites in the world.