Date registered: January 22, 2011
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Thanks Candy for updating us on the new railway station..I have asked many Chinese friends and co workers and they haven't even heard about the new train station...John
I apologize for misusing "saving face", my understanding of this term used By Chinese is liu mianzi 留面子 "grant face; give (someone) a chance to regain lost honor..right? I should have used prestige in owning an auto
Hello guys, I just made some comments from my observations living in Chengdu 2 years, China 5 years.
I will ask "magentalisted" what they suggest to improve Chengdu's potential congestion problems? I hope Chengdu doesn't become another Beijing traffic nightmare..actually I think it is currently pretty easy to get around Chengdu considering its 11mil+ people, compared to other cities I have traveled to.
The bus dispute is about saving face. In Chengdu, the people with cars consider themselves a step or class or two above the common bus riders. Get real. How many BMW, "the infamous black Audi" or Benz owners are going to park their 100,000 rmb cars to ride in an over crowded bus?
Now the new subway system is more attractive to car owners as it is considered a modern western invention used by Wall Street business executives, Londoners and Paris commuters everyday. So it would not be beneath their status to take a subway and thereby save face and remain above us commoners and peasants.
The subway is the right direction, just keep expanding it past the 3rd ring to the airport and all around the city and see more travelers enjoying it.
Free buses just helps the existing bus riders only, hurting city revenue.
A loyal Yellow Bus 300 rider
I have recently purchased in Bangkok, Thailand a "Real" smart phone, The Samsung Galaxy SII, UNLOCKED. Cost was 4500 rmb after currency swap,,,In Chengdu on Monday, I bought a 100rmb month data plan at China Mobile and everything works great. I have no problems using it.
My Apple friends like it and maybe when the Apple I5 comes out in October or so, it will be just as good as the Samsung or maybe better. I am not an Apple person. I only eat apples, I have never owned nor wanted a Steve Jobs product. Yes, he is a great idea and product man, but I don't like being told what I can use on my PC or phone. I still like the people that use Apple products. I guess you have seen the news about the "fake" Apple stores in Kunming?
Now, having said that, The big China Mobile store in town near Mao Zedong still did not have the Galaxy, and the manager said when they get it soon, it would be set up for the Chinese market! ( translating this I take it to mean it could be a fake or maybe real and maybe not all the bells and whistles) Let the Buyer Beware!s All of you know. I have been fooled enough in my 5 years in China, but I am still here. She check it out and make sure it works right before walking out of the store. They told 4400 price about from the China Mobile