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Anyone here from China?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Dj Co2, May 7, 2013.

  1. Dj Co2

    Dj Co2 Elite Member

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    Hey guys, I have plans of visiting China in June and I was wondering if anyone here lives there? It'd be great to meet some fellow members. Also, I intend on building a network of suppliers over there to use them for dropshipping or importing stuff over here. So if anyone could guide me on that I'd really appreciate it.
     
  2. nethead01

    nethead01 Regular Member

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    i thought about moving there until i heard if you get busted with weed you get the death penalty.. so scratch that idea lol
     
  3. Dj Co2

    Dj Co2 Elite Member

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    Lol I don't think I need to worry about that as I'm not a big weed fan :p
     
  4. steelballs

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    Send a PM to GeorgioB and unclemike they both spend a lot of time in China...
     
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  5. GoldenGlovez

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    Yea.. that's not true. As a foreigner (and even Chinese, but especially foreigners) at most you'll pay a fine or get deported from the country for five years. Now if you're caught with smuggling levels of marijuana, that's a different story. I lived in China for years, and spent enough time around the expat scene where lots of people smoke freely on the streets. The police are not very privy to what marijuana smells like as its not a common drug there. They're on the lookout for Ketemine mostly. FWIW, you need to be seriously fucking up to get stopped by the police in China.

    I'm not currently living there, but feel free to shoot me any questions you may have. I've spent a few years living in the southern province of Guangdong.

    For dropshipping, you'll find Guangzhou and Shenzhen markets are slightly more targeted for clothing and electronics. While Yiwu (about an hour west of Shanghai) will be the spot to go for a huge selection of nick nacks. Don't get suckered into an agent offering to find the products for you, as they'll take a 10-15% cut off already ultra slim margins. You need to hit the ground with your own translator and negotiate your own deals.
     
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  6. Dj Co2

    Dj Co2 Elite Member

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    How badly do I have to fuck up to get into trouble with the cops? :p Like Hangover 2 fuck up? :p

    Yea, one other guy also mentioned Guangzhou and Putian, calling them the "biggest replica market cities".

    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll definitely get in touch with you a week or two before leaving.
     
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    was gonna recommend both of them glad you did pete :)
     
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  8. GoldenGlovez

    GoldenGlovez Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    It really depends on where you are, how deep your pockets run, and who you know (like most places I guess). As a foreigner, you'll certainly have a bit of extra leeway when it comes to getting into trouble. Unfortunately, a lot of expats use this to their advantage far too often. I can give some real examples of situations and their outcomes.

    Friend of mine got into a fight with a local and ended up breaking the persons nose. Cost him a few hours at the police station and 7000 RMB (little over $1,000 USD).

    Another expat was a perpetual fuck up and was nabbed buying K in the clubs a few times, paid fines each time. Eventually this guy got so bad (various reasons; fucking people over), the expat community came together and petitioned to the local police to deport him. Finally, after another run in with the cops they gave him the 5 year boot.

    Overstay your visa a few days? You'll pay a hefty fine. Overstay 15+ days? You'll get the 5 year no-entry stamp.

    I had a run in at a night club that ended with me throwing a few punches and getting my ass hauled out by no less than 7 security guards. Since I lived around the corner, I made a clean escape. However, the police showed up and rounded up a few foreigners, brought them in, and questioned them for 6+ hours as to who I was. They made them cough up 500 RMB for 'supposed' damage that happened on the way out. Not sure what would of happened if they found me, but more than likely it would be additional money xD

    I know one south american expat who did 30 days in jail making license plates for being found in the middle of an intersection with his car parked and extremely drunk.

    All in all, unless you're bringing in 20kg's of heroin, I don't think you'll find yourself center stage of a Bejiing stadium public execution :p
     
  9. Dj Co2

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    Lol, Wow! Those are some crazy stories! Me and my friends are certainly not as crazy as those guys so I guess I don't have to be worried about getting a death penalty! :p

    I've also sent you a PM about something I heard from a guy.
     
  10. GiorgioB

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    As long as you don't organise pro-democracy or pro-tibet demonstrations in the street, you'll be fine... its like everywhere, if you go looking for trouble, it will find you. I've been living in China 2 years now and the worst thing that happened to me was letting my visa expire 2 weeks... just paid some money, and all the problems went away.

    If you drop by shanghai, send me a pm, we can go for a beer or smthg..
     
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  11. Dj Co2

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    Yeah that will be great! Will let you know.
     
  12. seowarrior008

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    Good to see u here, and hope to see u in China as well:)

    Yeah, I am in China, and if u plan to Shandong province where i am, sure,
    i am happy to show u something here.

    Have a good Chinese journey, mate:)
     
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