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Reverse Engineering Money S01E08 - China fun

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by healzer, Jul 27, 2017.

  1. healzer

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    Hi guys :)

    I have been in Beijing for 1.5 weeks now,
    sometimes I am desperate to go home.

    There are so many factors that trigger me:
    food, accommodation, people, the air, the f*cking smog, the smells, the noises, ...

    But overall it's a great experience.
    Compared to Europe, and Belgium in particular... China is so much more advanced when it comes to smartphones. Almost nobody pays with debit/credit card nor cash, everyone is using eWallets (such as alipay, WeChat) and QR codes. Such a thing is just unthinkable in Belgium, even in 5 years from now.

    There are thousands of bikes you can just "pay for" by scanning the QR code and then drop them off anywhere you want. This costs 1RMB (= $0.13) for an entire ride.

    But from a business perspective, Chinese people really love using American and European concepts.
    They are so obsessed with western culture, and you see it everywhere.

    Here's a picture of "WuMart", the Chinese WalMart
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    If I encounter anything worthwhile, I'll put it in the comments below.
    Have a great summer everyone! :) :)
    healzer
     
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  2. laur.laurix

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    leaving belgium for china...wtf...i like my air fresh and not being trampled by a hoard of chings when walking down the street.
     
  3. healzer

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    haha exactly my thoughts when I arrived.
    I'm not staying here for long though, it's just a trip.
     
  4. guillaumemcom

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    And the beers...
     
  5. laur.laurix

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    China was the worst country I visited. I was there for one week to visit some like farms, they are really good at building this farms. After I came back home, it took one month to forget the smells and the taste of polution in my mouth.
     
  6. healzer

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    The propaganda is real...
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    go to shanghai thats much nicer and you can see the sky there ... at least if there is wind form the see ;)
     
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    yea, going there tomorrow :)
     
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    China welcome you, if you need air is good, you can choose to go to Shenzhen, take care, Lijiang, where the air is very good.
     
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    The smog is full of toxic chemical, the food is cheaper but you don't know how they cook it and what's inside it. It is fine because you just stay there for a few days, living in a communist country is the worst thing on earth now. So I believe they block all Google,Facebook,IG.... but they didn't block BHW???
     
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    China is at a border face off with India as we speak and have stepped up propoganda for the same from what I can gather. War mongering and shit.

    i personally think we all should just sit over tea and sort it out lol

    How common is it for folks there to be able to converse in English?
     
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    On my go to list this year :)
     
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    Do you speak Chinese ? How surprised are Chinese people to see you ?
     
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    As a chinese, I highly recommand you to visit southwest and northwest China. Based on my experience, the define of "travel" between west countries and China is huge different. When I lived in Rostock, I saw many people from all over EU travel in Rostock and stay on the beach with two beers for entire day. But in China, due to the past days of poverty, many people like city life very much, even in traveling. That's one of the reasons why Beijing , Shanghai, Guangzhou... are very famous in China.

    If you want to travel in china, there are many good places to visit. Yunnan, Xizang and Gansu are good choice, rent a car, get a phone with a ewallet, there is no place in China you can not go(places with dangerous,of course, are not on you list). And don't be worry, a car and a phone(4g) are pretty much enough.
    Under the government's efforts, even in remote areas, the road and signal are good enough.
     
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    How were the prostitutes? Are they prettier than average ones?
     
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    I live in China, in Shenzhen and it is good enough for leaving. It depends on where you stay. I wouldn't like to live in Bejing either, but in SHenzhen near mountains, sea and beautiful parks you can be more than satisfied
     
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    looking forward to more updates.
     
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    Had any orgies with multiple Chinese ladies yet? Like foursome? If not, you disappoint us!
     
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    There's a fine line between being funny and being racist. Yours wasn't even a tiny bit funny at all. Not even 1%. Not even 0.01%. Not even an atom. Reported.

    And as a pre-emptive strike against your predicted reply, "I'm joking" isn't a good defense and excuse to your racist remark.
     
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    Wait what? From Pakistan to China now? I think all countries (Russia, U.S, India, Israel, Palestine, Pakistan, Iran, North Korea, .etc) should sit down, chill the fuck up, get high, have pizzas and beer, and work it out. I agree.
     
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