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Getting Closer to Going...
#1
I've been slammed with all the work needed to get the paperwork ready for an application for my Chinese work visa.  I haven't been able to do much as far as rocketry as of late (other than pick up a few from Ebay).  Now if I could only convince USPS not to crush, or impale my packages (Yes... They impaled one Angry  ), I might be able to build a little before my new expected departure date (late October, Lord Willing).

All The Best!
Jim
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#2
Good luck with the packages and the Visa. How long will you be gone? Off and on? Permanently?
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#3
Jim while in China i have 1 piece of advice...... DON'T drink the water, eat the food or breath the air!

seriously be careful!


Bill Clune L3 | NAR#88583
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#4
Just re-discovered this thread...

Still in the States.

With a Z Type Chinese Work Visa, you have a lot of hoops to jump through. I'm convinced that I'm the very first employee of the school to have been recruited from the states. My recruiters both were in China working at other jobs before they went to work for the school, and the principal is learning about the differences between an in-country applicant, and getting one from outside China.

My latest guess has me in China after Thanksgiving, but before Christmas.

Oh, I'll be on the coast, so the air is frequently tremendously better than what is found around Beijing.
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NAR #100544

"The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack." 
"The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

Launching is Optional... Landing? That Depends on Trees.

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#5
Man, and I thought getting the Type M (going over for meetings) was a pain. Sounds like a royal pain. I was in Shanghai a couple of weeks ago, and the air was none to clean or clear.
Bill Cooper
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L2: Oct. 2015, Wildman Interceptor A.A.D. 98
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#6
Status Update: I've been informed that my Work Permit, Visa Notification Letter, and Invitation letter are in the mail to me (from China). With those items, I'll be able to complete the Visa application to get to China, probably early to mid-December.
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas (will be in China).

Now where are all my wool socks?
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NAR #100544

"The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack." 
"The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

Launching is Optional... Landing? That Depends on Trees.

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#7
Got my Invitation letter today, and a package from China is waiting for me to pick it up tomorrow.

Looks like I'm a LOT closer to hopping on a plane.


感恩节快乐/感恩節快樂

I won't be having 火雞肉 (Translation: Fire Chicken Meat (Turkey)) in China for 感恩节 (Thanksgiving), but it's looking increasingly like I'll be having "Chinese Turkey" for Christmas.



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NAR #100544

"The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack." 
"The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

Launching is Optional... Landing? That Depends on Trees.

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#8
Don't forget to pack Pepto Bismal tablets (a whole boxfull) or Malox or Tums or whatever....
Remember, you can't carry liquids in your carry-on through security, so tablets are better.
Pack that bottle or two of stomach relief in your big bag though...
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#9
I truly hope you enjoy your time in China K'Tesh.
But what is there, that is not here as far as work goes?
I think you will find out quickly you will be treated like an outsider.
They are not like Americans, welcoming with open arms.
As stated, be careful, very careful.
Happy Thanksgiving!
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#10
Ok... my Visa application has been submitted... I expect it back by the middle of next week.

Newest departure date looks to be 12/15 or 12/16

Nice thing about being on the coast... it should be easier to breathe there than in Beijing.
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NAR #100544

"The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack." 
"The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss."

Launching is Optional... Landing? That Depends on Trees.

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