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Old 04-23-2013, 06:07 PM
 
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One also needs to show identification documents to buy train tickets in China. If you are foreigner your train ticket will have your passport number on it.
This is a relatively new policy.
The only reason is that in busy seasons, some people bought all the tickets and re-sold them with higher prices. Therefore now they required IDs.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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One also needs to show identification documents to buy train tickets in China. If you are foreigner your train ticket will have your passport number on it.
Yes you need your passport just to go to another city...our passports are already wearing out because they are constantly being used.
In short, everything is complicated for foreigners !

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Old 04-24-2013, 04:29 AM
 
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China is the wave of the future. It offers an alternative economic development model for the developing world.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:34 PM
 
Location: City of Angels
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has over 1.3 billion people and an economy about the size of Germany's (over 82 million people).
the world economy is not stable and when a major crisis hits (big increase in food, oil prices) an overpopulated country with a very low gdp per capita could go through a very hard time. over a fifth of Chinese exports go to the US and that's where most of the world's economic problems are coming from.
chinas nominal gdp 2007: $3.495 trillion
germanys nominal gdp 2007: $3.320 trillion

chinas nominal gdp 2012: $8.416 trillion
germanys nominal gdp 2012: $3.577 trillion

what a difference 5 years makes, huh? unfortunately people like you will be saying the same old crap 5 years from now.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:44 PM
 
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Many westerners cannot comprehend how fast China develops.
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