5 Results in category China Hacks


The following articles share tips and tricks to living in China


Why You're Using VPN All Wrong and How to Fix it.

on 11/27/2017 - 01:08 pm

With China blocking many popular foreign websites, VPN software has become an almost essential tool for foreigners wishing to enjoy life and conduct international business in the country. Constant crackdowns on VPN providers, moments of internet tightening, and bad connections; mean that even while using VPN, the Internet can still seem unbearably slow and difficult to use.

We've asked various VPN providers for suggestions and have been testing a popular solution, including during the week of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China; and we've found a solution that has kept us happily surfing the web; even during the crackdowns.

NOTE: This article is intended for non- ...

Watch out for Hands-Free Pickpockets!

on 10/08/2016 - 10:37 am

There's no indication that this is happening in Shekou yet; however, considering the tech drive in this city it's best to be on the look out.

Luckily, a quick search online leads you to many methods to protect yourself from unwanted RFID scanning. My favorite is this video from Tekzilla.

Emergency Numbers in China

on 09/08/2016 - 06:21 pm

Throughout Mainland China, the following emergency numbers can be used.
In most cases there is assistance in both English and Chinese:
 * Ambulance - 120
 * Police - 110
 * Fire Department - 119
 * Traffic Accident - 122

For emergency medical services, the nearest full service hospital is:

The Shekou People's Hospital 蛇口人民医院:36 Gongye 7 Road 工业7路36号Telephone: 2669-2314

For a list of other hospitals and clinics in Shekou, click here.

Other useful numbers:

* Noise Pollution Complaints: 12345
* Management and Service Center for Expats: 2667-8381

How to Pick the Right Courier Service in China

on 08/31/2016 - 05:37 pm

A report by China's State Post Bureau confirmed that last year China overtook the United States with the highest express delivery volume in the world. It's not surprising considering the quantity of business and the speed it's taking place at.

To keep up with the demand for express delivery, China also has more delivery companies than most other countries. While there's a handful in the U.S., there are over 10 available to us right here in Shekou.

If you're wondering which is the best express delivery company to handle your needs, check out this recent post by TLI on "HOW TO CHOOSE A COURIER COMPANY IN CHINA."

How to Play Pokémon Go While in China

on 08/07/2016 - 01:44 pm

The new Pokémon Go app, released in the U.S. on July 7th, quickly became the biggest mobile game in U.S. history... in terms of daily users. Unfortunately (or fortunately), the game isn't available in mainland China (or is it?).

The first Monday after the game's release there were over 21 million active users in the United States alone according to Survey Monkey; with usage peeking at 25 million active users on July 14th. Some worry this may be a fad as daily active users are dropping; however, latest numbers show it's still over 20 million. This only includes U.S. iOS and Android users, and not the 27 other countries currently playing the game. ...