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What happens when my business visa expires while I am in China?

By Pietro Mincuzzi / 7 May 2020 / 0 Comments

On 27 February 2020, the Chinese government introduced the 60 day extension rule. Visas that expired before 28 February were automatically extended until 27 April 2020. Visas issued before 27 February which expire after 27 February are automatically extended 60 days from the normal expiration date. Visas issued after 27 February do not enjoy the […]

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What happens when my 60-day automatic visa extension expires?

By Pietro Mincuzzi / 30 April 2020 / 0 Comments

A 30 day visa extension was issued yesterday by the Shenzhen Public Security Bureau to one of our members. It’s the maximum extension the Shenzhen PSB can issue for a business M visa. The officer advised to return to the PSB at nearly expiry time to figure out the proper arrangement. Apparently there is no […]

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Is TroubleMaker open again?

By Trouble Maker / 5 April 2020 / 0 Comments

Yes! TroubleMaker is open for members and visitors. Visitors, please make an appointment before dropping in because some visiting rules apply. See you soon! Click here to provide feedback on this answer.

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Can I enter China with my valid visa or residence permit?

By Trouble Maker / 1 April 2020 / 0 Comments

From 28 March 2020, access to China is limited to people holding a diplomatic visa or a courtesy C visa. People coming to China for “necessary economic, trade, scientific or technological activities or out of emergency humanitarian needs” may get access as well. The Chinese embassy in your country of residence will decide this. However, […]

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Can I send a few thousand dollars to China within an hour?

By Trouble Maker / 27 March 2020 / 0 Comments

There is a proven efficient way to send a relatively small amount of money to a private person in China, and it is absurdly fast. TransferWise is a financial operator specialised in international transfers, and it’s very suitable for this task. One of our team members started the registration process with TransferWise at 19:42 and […]

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Can we use an “iron lung” to help patients breathe?

By Trouble Maker / 24 March 2020 / 0 Comments

The “iron lung” is a negative pressure ventilator. The traditional version is a chamber around the patient’s body while leaving the head of the patient in the open air. A modern variant is a jacket-like device worn by the patient. By lowering the air pressure inside the chamber to less than the air pressure outside […]

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Can CPAP or BiPAP machines be used instead of a ventilator?

By Trouble Maker / 24 March 2020 / 0 Comments

CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. It is a form of non-invasive ventilation in which mild, consistent air pressure is applied through a mask to keep the airway open and maintain oxygenation. BiPAP stands for Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure. This is similar to CPAP but alternates periods of higher and lower pressure to make […]

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Are 3D printed parts sterile?

By Trouble Maker / 24 March 2020 / 0 Comments

3D printing often results in more porous surfaces than other production methods, making it easier for microbes to stick to the product. Sterile 3D printing exists, but it takes highly specialized procedures. Because of this, it is often only found in hospitals and research laboratories. When not produced with already sterile material and under sterile […]

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Can I reuse / recycle masks?

By Trouble Maker / 23 March 2020 / 0 Comments

For the general public masks offer a generic protection to the one wearing the mask, but more importantly to those around, if the bearer is unknowingly infected. For this level of protection and considering a limited use of the mask (one hour or less), then it makes sense to extend its use adopting some simple […]

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Should I wear a mask?

By Trouble Maker / 23 March 2020 / 0 Comments

Read here for a more complete description Although for the general public wearing a surgical mask or similar does not provide protection from the possible exposure to the virus of COVID-19, It provides some level of protection to the bearer, but most importantly it protects others from possible emission of virus particles by the bearer […]

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