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I write blog to help visitors and expats in Shanghai. I write daily, but sometimes I am lack of topic (not surprisingly). If you think there is any topic that I should write about, please post it here. Whenever I am out of topic, I will look at this page. This is also a central page to capture all topic suggestions. Otherwise, they will be randomly posted under unrelated posts.

Thanks.

27 Comments

  1. Hi Jian Shuo,

    Topic suggested: bi-lingual schools for children of expatriates, without the high costs of international schools. You being single and still child-less, you may not have direct experience searching for schools but perhaps your friends or readers could post suggestions on good local bilingual schools in Shanghai.

    Other suggested topic: good local hospitals or medical centers to go to, again without the high cost of expatriate medical centers.

  2. He is married, not single.

    I like to hear about people’s thoughts on the currency exchange rates between the USD and the Chinese Yuan. The rate was at Y8.28 to $1 the last time I visited. It is Y7.90 to $1 today. Do people still hold on to dollars like what I remember from the 1980s?

  3. Wang JianShuo, I am curious as to why Chinese feel they have to use a Western name, even in China. My wife is Wang ChunMei, but is known as Cindy here in the UK. Her reason is that Westerners find Chinese names difficult. This may be so, but why the need for a Western name in China? I hope you find this a worthy topic. I look forward to hearing your view.

  4. Best place to eat for locals.

  5. few topics

    best International school at the cheapest prices …

    why shanghai is considered one of top expensive city in Asia, when since China is not Sh shall be more cheaper…

    Pollution, from the latest report, either by satellite sulfur and CO2 cheks, as from water testing, and mycrodust test, SH is after BJ one fo the most polluted metropolis on earth, any discussion to indicate how to help and prevent pollution for a better enviroment for every body ?

    SH car plate, the outrages prices, till when the auction will go on ?

    Dine and Wine.. where best Chinese ( Si Chuan, Cantonese, etc) food, Western ( pls avoid junk, food such papa jhons, mkdonald, pizza hut or similar they just rubbish items sold as food, that make only bad to human body and mistify the understanding of western food)

    Shanghai Universities, Fudan e more which one the best

    SH Man Power, why there is seriosu shortage of qualified man power in the middle and lower level

    more next time

  6. some movies, books and so on.

  7. More tech stuff! :)

  8. Thanks everyone. These are all very interesting topics. I will pickup a topic one by one in the future. After I have an entry about the topic, I will post links to it in the comment.

    Jian Shuo

  9. Good morning :)

    I’m curious about how to get information on Shanghai buses. Each time I go there, I get lost trying to ride the bus, because the map only has random bus numbers on it, not routes. Is there a central guide or book for reference that I can buy?

    Thanks a million!

  10. What use English name in China?

    Of course, you are right, there is no functional need. It’s a fashion, stupid :-)

    Anything western is still considered fashion, and it will probably remain so for the next 2-3 decades.

    Those cool dudes in American movies would surely reinforce this “fashion”.

  11. why use English name in china?

    the English name is easy to remember for the foreign people .

    chinese name is pronunced difficult.

    shirley

  12. Why do Asians have western names?

    First, a lot of asians (especially) are also Christians, hence their western names. e.g. In countries like India and Phillipines, Christians even have western names as their last name. Second, when Chinese are abroad, its just easier to have western names coz we don’t want people to massacre our names. Finally, when Asians have western names at home, we VERY rarely use it among ourselves. Its only for foreigners and again see above reason why.

  13. I have to dispute that.

    Chinese celebrity such as Yao Ming, Zhang Ziyi etc, do you think English speaking Caucasian have any difficulty to pronounce their names? or do you see any government official carries a Christian name when addressing the foreign dignatories. It is due to many Chinese are too ‘shy’ to put forward their Chinese name especially when they try to subculture into Western society.

    How often do you see a Japanese bears a Western name? because they have deep respect of their culture and heritage.

  14. lol Stephen, first you should change your name. Second, you think caucasians pronounces Zhang Ziyi’s name correctly??? You may be right, people are shy thats because when you are in Rome, do as the Romans do. Chinese is not easy to pronounce for Caucasians than say Indian names and Japanese name. You will be shy too if everyone distorts your name and call it something completely different. Take the example of Polish, Czechs etc in Russia. They have all changed their names to make it easy for local Americans to pronounce.

  15. Interesting discussion. I think if I am ever so fortunate as to be able to visit Shanghai, I will have to ask Jian Shuo to suggest a good Chinese name for me to use while I am traveling in your country! :-)

  16. My suggestions

    – Intl schools in Shanghai ( Why so costly?, procedure to set up a new one etc). As suggested by many others

    – A review of http://live.shanghaidaily.com/

    – How to electronic goods on-line?

    – How to get a credit card? ( with english statement :-)

    – How to get and use GPS in english in Shanghai? Does shanghai have an english GPS map?

    – How to check the mobile usage points and encash the same for new phones!!!

    more later

    :-)

    Loks

  17. TAXI SAFETY

    SOME TAXIS TELL US TO FASTEN SEATBELTS, BUT THE BUCKLE BELT HAS BEEN PUSHED DOWN UNDER THE SEAT IN THE BACK OF THE TAXI.

    THE POINT I MAKE IS THIS……

    WHY DO THE TAXI COMPANIES & DRIVERS MAKE THIS DECISION REGARDING OUR SAFETY? LEAVE THE SEATBELT AS IT IS AND LET US MAKE OUR DECISION.

    THESE SMALL POINTS REMIND ME THAT CHINA IS STILL A DEVELOPING COUNTRY, A FACT WHICH I OFTEN FORGET WHILST IN THIS SPLENDID CITY.

    PERHAPS SOMEONE CAN FORWARD MY OPINION TO A TAXI COMPANY

  18. Foreign Consulates in China

    Chengdu

    United States of America

    Add: 4 Lingshiguan Road, Section 4, Renmin Nanlu, Chengdu, Sichuan

    Tel: 028-5583992

    Dalian

    Japan

    Add: 6 Bao He Street, Zhongshan Ward

    Tel: 0411-2712005-7

    Guangzhou

    Australia

    Add: Room 1401, Level 14, Main Building, Gitac Plaza, 339 Huan Shi Dong Road

    Tel: 020-83312738

    Canada

    Add: China Hotel Office Tower, Suite 1563/4, Liu Hua Lu, 510015

    Tel: 020-86660569

    Japan

    Add: Garden Tower, Garden Ho Tel, 368 Huanshi Dong Lu, 510064

    Tel: 020-83343009/3090

    Poland

    Add: 63 Shamian Dajie, 510130

    Tel: 020-88862872

    United States of America

    Add: 1 South Shamian Street, 510016

    Tel: 020-86677842

    Qingdao

    Korea

    Add: Huiguan Dynasty Hotel, 3/F, Nanhai Road #9, 266003

    Tel: 0532-2888900

    Shanghai

    Australia

    Add: Suite 401, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, 200031

    Tel: 021-62798098

    Austria

    Add: Qihua Bldg, 1375 Huaihai Zhong Lu

    Tel: 021-64712572

    Brazil

    Add: 10B, Qihua Bldg, 1375 Huaihai Zhong Lu

    Tel: 021-64370110

    Canada

    Add: American International Center, West Tower, Suite 604, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, 200040

    Tel: 021-62798400

    Chile

    Add: Rm. 305A, Equatorial Hotel, Yanan Lu

    Tel: 021-62494933

    Cuba

    Add: Rm. 501, 55 Loushanguan Lu

    Tel: 021-62753078

    Denmark

    Add: 701 Shanghai Int’l Trade Center, 2200 Yanan Xi Lu

    Tel: 021-62090500

    France

    Add: Rm. 2008, 20/F, 205 Maoming Nan Lu

    Tel: 021-64723631

    Germany

    Add: 181 Yong Fun Lu

    Tel: 021-64336951

    India

    Add: Rm. 1008, Shanghai Int’l Trade Center, 2200 Yanan Lu

    Tel: 021-62758885

    Iran

    Add: Rm. 1110, Jindu Bldg, 277 Wuxing Lu

    Tel: 021-64721389

    Italy

    Add: 127 Wuyi Lu

    Tel: 021-62524373

    Japan

    Add: 1517 Huaihai Zhong Lu

    Tel: 021-64336639

    Korea

    Add: 4F, Shanghai Int’l Trade Center, 2200 Yanan Lu

    Tel: 021-62196417

    Mexico

    Add: 20B, Qihua Bldg, 1375 Huaihai Zhong Lu

    Tel: 021-64379585

    Norway

    Add: 8A Qi Hua Tower, 1375 Huaihai Zhong Lu

    Tel: 021-64712986

    Poland

    Add: 618 Jianguo Xi Lu

    Tel: 021-64339228

    Russia

    Add: 20 Huangpu Lu

    Tel: 021-63242682

    Singapore

    Add: 400 Wulumuqi Zhong Lu

    Tel: 021-64334150

    Sweden

    Add: 6A Qi Hua Tower, 1375 Huaihai Zhong Lu

    Tel: 021-64741311

    Swiss

    Add: 302, West Tower, Sun Plaza, 88 Xianxia Lu

    Tel: 021-62700519

    Thai

    Add: 7 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, Wai tan

    Tel: 021-63219371

    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Add: 3/F Shanghai Center, Nanjing Xi Lu

    Tel: 021-62797650

    United States of America

    Add: 1469 Huai Hai Zhong Lu

    Tel: 021-64336880

    Shenyang

    Japan

    Add: 50 Shishi Wei Lu, He Ping Qu, Shenyang, Liaoning

    Tel: 024-3227490

    United States of America

    Add: No. 52, 14th Wei Road, Heping District, Shenyang, Liaoning 110003

    Tel: 3221198

    http://www.china-tour.cn/China_Travel_Essentials/Foreign_Consulates_In_China.htm

  19. Traveling in China during Chinese New Year.

  20. I will visit Shanghai soon. Can you give me some information where to buy some baby clothes and other stuff ??

  21. Can you please tell me if the Chinese food in the USA is at all like the kind you eat back in China? I thought I have heard that US Chinese food is not as realistic.

    Thanks……….Christine

  22. maybe you can write a bit about air polution in shanghai, as now many foreigners are coming to working there, and of course would like to obtain the information. Hope this help.

  23. maybe more information about shanghai historical sites.

  24. Hi there,

    I am an expat in Shanghai who just moved here and have enjoyed reading your blog.

    Is there any dried seafood market in Shanghai (preferably in Pudong) or is it just me that I am unable to find any dried seafood market/shop that carries stuff like bird’s nest, dried scallops or even dried shrimps /anchovies for cooking. Is there a wholesale centre or a place that you know of?

    It seems like people whom i asked all replied that there aren’t many seafood imports that they know of.

    Thanks for your help on this.

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  26. Best places to eat local food and western food! Make a comparison! Food always works :)

    Another one – immigration topics or insurance ones!

    Cheers and good Luck!

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