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Taiwan
Sitting pretty as one of Asia’s best-kept travel secrets, the spicy, scenic island of Taiwan (tái wān 台湾) makes a habit of smashing visitor preconceptions. Outsiders tend to see it as somewhere notable only for its technological prowess, an image consistently reinforced by the global prominence of “Made in Taiwan” stickers. The fuller picture, however, is a destination that serves up awe-inspiring panoramas, a rainbow of different cultures and a startlingly rich history.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 August 2012 18:35
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Philip: The Cantonese Can Just Get It Done
Impressed by the practical and highly efficient production environment and lured by the local cuisine, the 49-year-old says that Guangzhou will always hold a special place in his heart. 
 
Philip Richardson
Take a moment to imagine this scene. 
 
A man. A water buffalo. The man is using the beast to till the earth on a patch of farmland in Panyu District. The year? Some time around 1998 or 1999. The man is, at the same time, talking on a cell phone. An ordinary farmer? Perhaps, but unlikely. Parked nearby is a Mercedes-Benz SL500 into which the man, upon finishing his work, throws various tools and equipment before getting himself in and driving off. 
 
This was one of 's earliest memories of China and Guangzhou. He muses that the man may have been a stock trader who just enjoyed farming as a therapeutic outlet, a way to relax and connect with the land. It would certainly explain the expensive car and seems to embody the image of a quickly modernizing China that, at the same time, does not wish to forget its roots. 
 
Last Updated on Monday, 02 December 2013 11:23
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Procedures for foreigners working in China
Foreigners who want to work in China should first get in touch with a valid Chinese employer who has an employment license for foreigners issued by related labour administrative bureaus.

Foreigners with permission to work in China should apply for
employment visas at the Chinese embassies.

Employers of foreigners should get employment permits for their
foreign employees within 15 days after their entry into China by  providing related documents.

Foreign employees who have received their employment permit should, within 30 days after their entry, apply for a residence permit from local public security bureaus. The term of validity of the residence certificate may be determined in accordance with that of the Employment Permit.

Chinese employers and their foreign employees should conclude a contract in line with law. The term of the contract should within five years and such a contract can be renewed.

The employment permit of the employed foreigners shall cease to be effective upon the expiration of the term of the labour contract between the foreigner and employer
Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 September 2008 16:45
 
Beijing University of Chemical Technology

Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT) was founded in 1958 and is affiliated to the Ministry of Education. As one of China's key institutions of higher learning, BUCT has developed from an institution of scientific specialties to a comprehensive university with a core curriculum of science, economic management, languages and other liberal arts.

The university, covering an area of 64.4 hectares, is composed of three campuses. The main campus is conveniently located on the eastern section of the North Third Ring Road, southeast of the Asian Games Village, with a quiet and attractive environment. The west campus near the Shangri-La Hotel enjoys an advantageous location on the central section of the West Third Ring Road, and the north campus is near the Ming Tombs, a famous scenic spot.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2008 15:59
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Mount Emei

   Mount Emei
Mount Emei
(é méi shān 峨眉山) is located in Leshan City (lè shān shì 乐山市) of Sichuan Province (sì chuān shěng 四川省). It is one of the four Buddhist holy mountains in China, as the other three are the Wutai Mountain (wǔ tái shān 五台山) in Jiangxi Province (jiāng xī shěng 江西省), Mount Putuo (pǔ tuó shān 普陀山) in Zhejiang Province (zhè jiāng shěng 浙江省) and Jiuhua Mountain (jiǔ huá shān 九华山) in Anhui Province (ān huī shěng 安徽省). Because the shape of the mountain is like the eyebrow of a beautiful girl, the mountain is called Emei. The rich Buddhist culture connotation and the unique natural scenery make the mountain enlisted in the world heritage by the UNESCO in 1996.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 December 2009 21:16
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