Monday, April 26, 2010


In a few days the SHANGHAI WORLD EXPO will start. From May 1st until October 31st 70 Million visitors are expected. Since weeks the "Shanghai Expo excuses"are wonderful:
HK trucking from China to HK is disrupted heavily because some Beijing customs officials are at Lok Ma Chau border crossing to check the procedures of customs clearance to HK - because of the Expo. What has this to do with the event more than 2,000 kilometers away ?
Suppliers trying to use Expo as an excuse for late shipments - no idea why.
Lets see how the CHINA VISA situation will work out during the EXPO.

Here some useful seminar will be hold in Shanghai by the AMCHAM:

Shanghai Exit-Entry Administration Bureau Briefing on Up-to date Visa and Residence Permits
May 06, Thursday, 15:00-17:00. Grand Hyatt Shanghai
The Shanghai 2010 World Expo is expected to draw 70 million visitors to Shanghai, creating concerns about entry and exit access for AmCham Shanghai members and member companies. AmCham Shanghai is pleased to invite you on Thursday, May 6 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, to a Chinese government briefing on exit-entry visa resolutions.
Mr. Cai Baodi of Shanghai’s Exit-Entry Administration Bureau (Shanghai Municipal Public Security Bureau) will share up-to-date policies and procedures for visa service and residence permit applications. Mr. Cai will also share and answer your questions on how the Exit-Entry Administration Bureau will implement its management plans for the 2010 World Expo.
We hope you join us for this timely and informative session.
About the Speaker:

Mr. Cai Baodi is deputy director of the Visa and Residence Permit Division of Shanghai’s Exit-Entry Administration Bureau. He has more than 10 years of experience with exit-entry management and an in-depth understanding of exit and entry policies.

15:00 Check-in and networking
15:30 Speech and Q&A
17:00 Event ends
May 06, Thursday, 15:00-17:00

Grand Hyatt Shanghai
88 Century Boulevard

Member (RMB): 180.00
Non-Member (RMB): 280.00

RSVP: All AmCham events require confirmation of attendance (RSVP). If you attend an event without prior notification you will be charged a RMB 50 "walk in" fee.

RSVP Cancellation: If you need to cancel your RSVP please notify AmCham Shanghai's Events Department at (86 21) 6279-7119 no less than 12 hours in advance.

Shanghai Centre, Suite 568 1376 Nanjing Road West Shanghai, China 200040
Phone: (8621) 6279-7119 Fax: (8621) 6279-7643
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

One more on Bob Dylan

Please read this link - maybe this time it wasn't the CULTURAL DEPARTMENT - but nobody knows:

Monday, April 5, 2010


Hope as many people can see this - esp on the MAINLAND - enjoy some Bob Dylan here (including 2x Hendrix version of "All along the Watchtower" - I am afraid Hendrix also would have been banned to perform in China. Millions of Bob Dylan Fans feelings are hurt by the decision of the China Government (isn't this the standard reply of China officials .......?):


What a shame - the so-called CULTURAL department decided not Mr Bob Dylan have the 2 concerts in China. How dangerous it seems Bob Dylan is ? Like this you can never be GREAT. Upfront the WORLD EXPO in Shanghai - your cadres are doing something like this ? What is your WORLD you have in mind ?
Please see below link for further info: