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Xining Airport T1 International terminal

Qinghai, a remote province in northwest China, opened its first regular direct international air route on Friday, linking the provincial capital of Xining with Bangkok, Thailand.

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Flights from Xining to Bangkok starting on Dec 5, 2014

Good News for Qinghai friends wanting to spend time in warmer Thailand. A direct flight from Xining to Bangkok will be possible with China Eastern from Dec 5th onwards.

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Subcribe now to AmdoCraft WeChat account

Support Qinghai Amdocraft. We are a social enterprise helping several Tibetan families making handicrafts。Help us help the Tibetan nomads. Subscribe to our WeChat account.

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20 China travel tips that will make your journey easier

20 China travel tips that will make your journey easier:
It’s a huge country with enough languages and dialects to leave even many native Chinese flummoxed at the thought of communicating away from home. But traveling away from the big cities isn’t scary, and it’s not unmanageable. Traveling for the past few years from my home base in Shanghai, I’ve picked up a lot of tips — both from my own experiences and from others — that make life on the road in China a little bit easier and a lot more rewarding.
Here are 20 of them to get you started.

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Altitude of Qinghai’s counties.

Altitude of Qinghai’s counties in meters.

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Things I Learnt NEVER TO DO IN CHINA

From: http://bbs.chinadaily.com.cn/blog-1362846-16119.html

My Dearest and ever articulate readers,
This is a new week and I think I should write something here in order to brighten-up your week, sit tight,relax and open your inner minds as you read my first article of the week.

In China, if you want to make more Chinese friends as a foreigner, It gives you important tips on what not to do if you really want to win friends and make a good impression with your Chinese friends .
There are some ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ which you must follow accordingly and judiciously , on this article, I will talk about the Don’ts. Reading this article may save you from certain embarrassment and humiliation one day. . Please, follow these tips and learn from it:

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China Focus: Butter sculpture shows power of faith on Tibetan plateau

China Focus: Butter sculpture shows power of faith on Tibetan plateau

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Video by CCTV 9 about Gansu Gannan Tibetan area

Video by CCTV 9 about Gansu Gannan Tibetan area

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Good update on new visa regulations July 2013

Jul. 25 – The Chinese government released the “Administrative Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on the Entry and Exit of Foreigners (Order No.637 of State Council, hereinafter referred to as ‘Regulations’)” on July 22, which updates the current visa system and introduces several changes to the application of the residence permit.

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Great Map of Xining

English map of Xining. The map is in English and is very useful for foreigners living and visiting Xining, the capital of Qinghai province in China. Courtesy of Bowman’s Ice Cream.

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Schedule of Qinghai Lake Cycle Race July 2013

Schedule of Qinghai Lake Cycle Race July 2013

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Chinese New Year 2013 – we have holiday too

Due to Chinese NewYear celebrations, Amdo Craft will be closed from 2013 Feb 2-20. Wish you a happy Chinese NewYear.

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Forming A China WFOE. How Long Will That Be Going On?

Forming A China WFOE. How Long Will That Be Going On?
My law firm does a considerable business in forming China WFOEs. Unlike forming a company in the United States, which costs very little in out of pocket costs (always less than USD$1000) and takes almost no time at all (a few days at most), forming a company in China can be a long and expensive process. We typically start the procedure by sending out an email with the following LONG list of questions and document requests

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Qinghai Opens First Direct Tourist Bus Route to Qinghai Lake

September 2 marked the official opening of the first direct tourist bus from downtown Xining to Qinghai Lake’s Erlangjian Scenic Area (西宁-青海湖二郎剑景区). Eight buses depart daily from Xining’s Bayi Lu Bus Station (八一路汽车站). The trip takes about 2.5 hours, and cost 37-40 RMB depending on the bus model.

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Foreign Devils or Angels?

Top News Evolving attitudes to foreigners Foreigners take pictures sitting on a replica “dragon seat” in Jingshan Park. Photo: CFP More… Pause Foreign Devils? NZ teacher loses his cool A New Zealand teacher aged in his 60s made a splash at a swimming pool in Jinan, Shandong Province when he threw a discourteous 5-year-old girl […]

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