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 on: August 21, 2018, 10:14:37 AM 
Started by paulaulm - Last post by computer_says_no
Two of the best maternity hospitals are First Affiliated Hospital of Anhui Medical University (安医附院) and Hefei City Women and Children's Hospital (合肥市妇幼保健院). There are private maternity hospitals which are very beautiful, but the best medical expertise and equipment are at the big public hospitals.

 on: August 17, 2018, 12:22:35 AM 
Started by paulaulm - Last post by Aussie Mike
They have women's hospitals here but foreigners don't always agree with procedures and don't have a lot of good comments but at the same time I've never heard of any serious problems.

 on: July 28, 2018, 04:29:52 PM 
Started by paulaulm - Last post by paulaulm
Dear expats,
My husband has been offered a position to work as ESL teacher in Hefei, China. But, before we accept this offer, to relocate as a family from England, I would like to ask on here whether anyone has come across or may have any advise to give an expectant mother on giving birth in China. I know there are various discussions online, but I would like it to be more specific to hospitals in Hefei.

I will welcome any suggestions or recommendations. Thank you so much in advance!

Kind regards,

 on: June 10, 2018, 04:06:55 PM 
Started by That one guy - Last post by Dr.inHefei
Those drugs are ILLEGAL in China. Do not do those drugs.
Even though it is not in the routine physical/health check/exam, we do have the tests to check the drug levels if it is needed.

 on: June 04, 2018, 11:29:06 AM 
Started by Aussie Mike - Last post by AnaBe
Dear Expats in Hefei,

We've just moved here with our three-year old daughter from Australia as my husband is working in Hefei. We'll be staying for about five months and we're living in Rose Garden nr. Emerald Lake.

One priority is finding a gym...I need somewhere with free weights, preferably really close by and affordable. If they have a creche that would be fantastic but not sure they have those here. I'm also interested in nearby yoga classes.

Also, if anyone knows of any suitable childcare/pre-school options in our area, that would be great.

Any other tips would be welcome...thank you!

 on: June 03, 2018, 01:06:54 AM 
Started by Elishai - Last post by Elishai
Thank you.
I sent you a PM

 on: June 02, 2018, 07:50:28 AM 
Started by Leon75 - Last post by Aussie Mike
Hello Leon.

For the readers
This is not a scam, It's something I'm interested in for the HFConnect APP.

 on: June 02, 2018, 07:47:06 AM 
Started by jmad33 - Last post by Aussie Mike
Hi Jason,
Yes we can help.

My WeChat is my mobile number.

 on: June 02, 2018, 04:03:43 AM 
Started by jmad33 - Last post by jmad33
Hi All,

I am new to the forum and will provide a bit of an introduction before I dig in to my questions.

My name is Jason, I work as a consultant for the construction of a specific type of building; one of which is being constructed in Hefei.  I am currently living in Singapore, and will be "moving" to Hefei soon, to concentrate on that project.  I am single, and trying to live a minimalist lifestyle, but still find it hard to part with some things that tend to get dragged along with me.
I will remain working directly for my small company in the US, our contract is through a company that has both Chinese and US divisions.  This company is supposed to provide my living and travel accommodations, but are failing at this (more about that soon). 
I am trying to learn Mandarin, but struggle to grasp some aspects and frankly do not spend enough time currently.  I am a constant language learner (not perfecter), so this will always be at the front of my mind, and hopefully my efforts.

I keep adding "" around "moving", because I will not be permanently living here, I have a 60 day visa, and will be traveling for work and/or personal trips much more frequent than that duration anyways.
The company we are contracted through has rented an apartment for me that is near the work site, I guess it may be the Changning area - well, it is quite a bit West of the city center and by my standards, a bit rural.  There are very few restaurants around, one tiny market, and one mall a few miles away.  I mentioned that I do not speak Mandarin yet, and I find it very hard to stay here on my short trips so far.

I am hoping that somebody could help me to identify some areas that would be a little more expat friendly, and hopefully have the ability for me to find a suitable market, gym, restaurants/bars, etc.  I know the language barrier will be constant, but feel like the establishments is other areas are more able to briefly communicate in English.
I do not want to stay in a hotel for the next 7 months, but if I cannot find a middle ground, then this might by my only option.

Thanks in advance for any info.

Jason M.

 on: June 02, 2018, 01:01:57 AM 
Started by Leon75 - Last post by Leon75
Hey everyone.. this post is to see if there is interest in a quality of life improvement for us expats living,working or traveling here in China and East Asia.

Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Juan Leon. I have been living in Hefei almost as long as Mike has lol, landed here in 2002.
I have worked in the teaching industry, expanded into small business and now am in payment processing. I am Peruvian-Chinese Canadian.

Currently I am working closely with Alipay and wechat, we are developing a platform to help Forgeiners coming/are in China to be able to tap into their domestic funds and use them easily in China, through wechat, cellphone App to purchase, send etc. RMB in the same manner local chinese are able to pay via there phones using the QR code scan.

For some of us getting a Chinese Bank account is a royal pain and if our Chinese skills are poor and have no help, even worse.

This is going to be a smart phone App similar to what locals already use, the main difference is that loading funds can be done from an international source and deposited back to your international source. While allowing you to use your funds locally here in China.

Paying-transfering- accepting funds in RMB and then if needed sending funds back to your source account back into you own currency.

Last month I went to thailand for a holiday and also saw that Ali-pay QR network for payments is spreading through out S.E. Asia allowing Chinese users  further security while traveling and preventing the possibility of credit card fruad by using QR direct payments from bank to bank.

In essence, once we confirm there is an interest in this and finish developing, Future users of our App can also benefit and use this method of payment-transfer where ever Ali-pay is present.

To obtain the App and register it is all done Via your phone.

I am here to see whether or not Expats actually really need this kind of improvement?
Personally I would..

I am also here to see what kind of functions real users would like to see? How you would intend on using this App?
Or any suggestion you may have to help improve the functions, stability, useability of this new platform.

Look forward to seeing any feed back, so I can make a difference in the Expat community in improving our quality of life while traveling/working/living in S.E. Asia

If you do have interest in being a beta tester, please also let me know.
I can provide further information, testing may be ready between 3-6months depending on our current negotiations with Chinese Payment Networks.


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