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WeChat payment for foreigners

As we already mentioned in a post from last week, Wechat is becoming a great platform for online payment. But unfortunately there are always uncertainties about online shopping for foreigners in China. Chinese customers use Taobao and Wechat payments, but for the creation of the bank account they provide their own Chinese ID.  That becomes an issue for foreigners that plan to stay longer in China, and blocks them from all the benefits of cheap online shopping.

We can inform you that there is a way around this. For WeChat payment a foreigner can create account in some banks and enjoy the freedom that this creates. Not all banks allow people from abroad to sign-up for WeChat payment. Some of them require a Chinese ID and the process gets you stuck. Here are a few options that will allow this procedure:

Chinese Merchants Bank – for both debit and credit cards

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Agricultural Bank of China – credit cards only

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These are the banks that we know of so far. We are certain that in the future this operation will increase as China becomes more open towards the foreign markets and many foreigners come to live here.

As mentioned in our earlier article, a person can add his credit or debit cards through the “Wallet” menu in WeChat. Simply press the “Add Card” option and follow the procedure.

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The next menu will just ask for your card details and then if needed it will require the Chinese ID. But for the banks that we suggested there won’t be a requirement for Chinese ID.

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WeChat offers a lot of extremely convenient functions which benefit everyone. After the credit/debit card is set up, a person can get access to each of these features:

  • Mobile Top Up – top up your credit for the phone. Very convenient and easy.
  • Wealth – Track your spending and savings in the account.
  • Lottery – who feels like some gabling? It’s on the tip of your fingers.
  • Order Taxi – Easy way to get a taxi if you are in a big city.
  • Specials – Online shopping mall for any kind of products.
  • QQ Coins – buy currency for your QQ account with an ease.
  • Lucky Money – Send and receive money from friends or contacts.
  • Group Buying – special offers for meals in restaurants. Reduced prices and promotions.
  • Credit Card – send money to another card or account.
  • Tencent Charity – Donate money for charity.
  • Movie Tickets – Buy tickets for the cinema.
  • Go Dutch – find a dining place, choose how much you would like to pay and meet new people on that table using the same program.
  • Air Ticket – Buy plane tickets.

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All these awesome features are easier and easier to access. Tencent is creating a dominant platform for online shopping and is challenging Alibaba on its own territory. But this struggle between giants benefits only us the simple customers, because we receive more special offers and reduced prices. Hopefully this article was helpful for every foreigner that plans to stay for a longer period of time in China.

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Visiting a Chinese Family

It is becoming more and more popular for foreigners to stay at a Chinese host family while being overseas for studies or work.
Visiting a Chinese family invariably provides a deeper insight into Chinese culture and local life, but in order to get the most out of it, there are some do’s and don’ts   related to culture and traditions you should bear in mind.

When entering the house…

Offer your gifts. They will probably be placed on the table or taken away unopened (as it is the Chinese custom). Fruit is a very popular gift, though confectionery or souvenir products from your own country would also be welcomed.

Greet all members of the household (most senior first), or as many as you can see from the door. A simple “ni hao”, or “hello” if you would rather stick to English, would be fine.

Take your shoes off and change them for a pair of slippers waiting for you by the door or offered to you by the host. If you have an umbrella, hand it to your host to store.

Once inside you will usually be asked to sit down. If you have bags or a coat you want to take off they will be given a seat too. Putting bags on the floor is a no-no (the floor is considered unclean, though it may seem fine from a Western perspective) and coat racks are uncommon in China. Sit where you are instructed to sit. Certain seating arrangements are followed by Chinese as a matter of tradition.

You will then be offered something to drink and eat (whether you want it or not).

Plain hot water is very popular. The alternative is usually Chinese tea. It is impolite to request a drink or an alternate beverage. The first food offered will probably be fruit, with peanuts and candy if it’s a festive time of the year. Accept these and drink/eat, or put them down on a table in front of you if you don’t want to have them immediately.

During the meal, try to follow the lead of your host. If your hosts slurp, feel free to slurp a little to create a harmonious atmosphere.

(Your hosts will probably continuously urge you to eat more, and only be satisfied that you’re full on the third refusal)

Then the conversation begins…

Your host will try to keep you entertained and ask you a few questions first.
Expect to be asked about your family, work, and income (which you can politely decline to answer even if the host tells you theirs). You are also bound to be asked where you come from.
The Chinese love to talk about the prices of things: the prices of property and land, rent, cars, commodities like rice and fuel, meat, fruit, and vegetables.
Enter into this conversation and you’ll have your host’s interest.

Questions for Various Hosts

If they have children ask about their education. If you have children too it can be very interesting to compare school in China to school life in your country.

If you visit older people you may want to ask how China has changed. Keep in mind that many still hold Chairman Mao in high esteem, despite his failings, so avoid getting into criticism, or negative questioning.

Questions to Avoid

In China it is considered best to avoid politics and one’s views about the government.
Questions on statistics like local population, distances, areas, etc. may be better directed to a guide, as locals may waffle on or give vague or best-guess answers, rather than say directly that they don’t know.

Avoid questions that will cause your host to lose face. In China it is customary to avoid embarrassment at all costs, and maintain dignity. Chinese are generally not as open as Westerners. If it seems that your host is having difficulty with a particular question, move on to something else, rather than pressing the issue…

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Networking Part Two

Okay, so today we are looking at how to attack a networking event. In my last blog we saw the cultural importance when dealing with Chinese people in a networking/business situation… if you missed it, catch up here! In this blog, we will look at some general tips on how to work a room at a general networking event and how to make some new business acquaintances.
Some of these points are obvious but worth mentioning because of their importance..
– Make sure you have easy access to your business cards… nothing more embarrassing than fumbling around trying to prize one out of your battered wallet!
Best practice would be to keep a stack in your breast pocket positioned so that when you produce one, it will be face up and writing towards the receiver. Slick.
– Usually these events have nice spreads of food but limited tables… don’t be tempted to pile up a plate of sushi in the one hand and a big glass wine in the other…. Why? Because you wont have any hands free to shake or take business cards! AND because you’ll have to nuzzle your food off your plate using just your mouth. I know its free but have some dignity!

InternChina - Hands free
InternChina – Hands free

Best practise would be to eat a huge dinner before you go. Problem solved.
– Body language: NEVER cross your arms, try to maintain good amounts of eye contact, nod at what people say (a good bit of head tilting never goes amiss either). Don’t forget your feet either… the feet always subconsciously point where we want to go so plant them firmly facing your new friend. When you want to end the conversation, ‘open up’ the chat by placing a leg facing out, this will invite others to join in.
Best practice would be to give them your full attention, don’t be peeking over their shoulder to scout the room! When you want to leave, have a good excuse… my favourite is to suggest going to get food, then they always ‘get lost’ at the buffet.

InternChina - Body Language
InternChina – Body Language

– Have a pen handy, its always useful in case you need to jot down a number or tit bit..
Best practice is to jot down a couple of quick notes about the person you just met on the back of their card so that you know who’s who when you come to write to them in the future.
– Follow up! Its said that you have a 72 hour window from when you meet a person until they forget about you. So in this time you need to send them a quick follow up email just saying it was nice to meet them and how you’re looking forward to meeting them again etc etc.

– Target loners… most people go to networking events alone and most of them are just like you.. craving to chat to someone! Find someone on their own (even if they are ‘texting’ on their phone) and talk to them. They will be grateful and will open up to you for noticing them.
Best practice is not to leave them on their own when you want to move on, make sure someone else has joined the conversation first then slip away 😉

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InternChina – Loner

– If you would like to join a group of people, DON’T just jump in.. hover nearby and make eye contact with everyone in the group first, then wait for the group to open. (body language)
You CAN join two people who are talking but you need to wait for them to ‘invite’ you in first. If they are facing each other (feet too!) with lots of animated chatter then move along.
– ASK QUESTIONS! Only talk about yourself if someone asks. People love to chat about themselves, they will purr if you ask them questions. Try to steer clear of the clichés for the opening questions though, be original! (Not ‘So, what do you do?)
Try; + What brings you here?
+ Do you know many people here?
+ Hows the food?
+ Tell them you’re new then they may give you a breakdown of the people in the room and tell you the local wierdos to avoid 😉
Best practice, don’t try to sell anything or yourself to the other person. You’re only making a connection today, business can come later!
I hope this guide helps you, networking is nothing to be scared of, everyone is in the same awkward boat.. just some people have been floating around longer!
The only way to get better at networking is to follow this guide and practice, practice and…. don’t get drunk off the free booze!

Try networking in China and make contacts from all over the world. Apply now for a great adventure in Chengdu, Zhuhai or Qingdao 

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Things to Know Before You Visit China

If you are interested in China, your friends may have asked you all kinds of strange questions but without fail the conversation always turns to “Do they eat dogs and cats?”.
The answer is: Eating dogs and cats is becoming unpopular.

Having the second largest economy and some of the most developed cities; in China people are starting to prefer to keep cats and dogs as pets. There may be some restaurants selling dog meat, but if you ask local Chinese people where to get dog meat, they may be surprised or offended.
The Chinese government and also several animal rights activists as well as animal rescue teams are trying to ban the dog meat festival held in China.

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InternChina – Chinese kids and their dog
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InternChina – chinese animal rescue
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InternChina – Man with his dog

I’ve often heard about foreigners who were, so to say, pressured by their Chinese host family, coworkers or friends to eat a lot and to try lots of different dishes.
BUT what you need to know about Chinese culture is…

No matter how much they may be eager to accept food, drink or gifts, proper Chinese etiquette prevents them from doing anything that makes them appear greedy or overly eager to receive them, so if you should politely refuse a couple of times before taking it. The same goes for compliments.

The next step is to never drink alcohol without offering a toast! This not only shows your gratitude toward the host and your regard for the other guests, but it also prevents you from drinking too much too quickly. If someone toasts you with a Ganbei be sure to watch out, Chinese know how to put a foreigner under the table in no time.

Also don’t worry about accessing your favourite websites here in China, as you can always rely on a VPN to surf the net.

InternChina - Yes you can!
InternChina – Yes you can!

When you arrive at the airport in China, don’t be surprised because you won’t necessarily be the tallest person in the room. Chinese people are getting quite tall these days, due to diet and advances in nutrition.

And last but not least: Do you REALLY think every Chinese person do these sorts of Kung Fu moves?

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InternChina – Everybody was Kung Fu fighting

Trust me, this kind of thing does not happen (often).

But I’m sure you will enjoy your stay in China as much as I am!!!

Rebecca

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Chengdu Office visits International Food and Drinks Fair

Last Friday we visited one our interns at work – we went to the “Chengdu Food and Drinks Fair”. It is the largest fair of its kind in China and brings together hundreds of different wine dealers, beer/spirit companies and food chains here in Chengdu. It was also a very good opportunity for Western beer and spirits companies to enhance their visibility on the Chinese market. The fair was really, really big and for us, from the Chengdu office, it felt that something was definitely going down in the city. The streets were much busier than usual.

InternChina - International Food and Drinks Fair
InternChina – International Food and Drinks Fair

Luckily, Niels invited us to his company’s stall at the “Chengdu Food and Drinks Fair”. Niels comes from the Netherlands and he is currently doing an internship with a German wine producer, selling German wine in Chengdu. He’s obviously learnt a lot during his internship as he could explain to us what kind of wine we were drinking, how it was produced, and why it was special and so on. So here we are in front of his company’s stand.

InternChina - Niels' Stall
InternChina – Niels’ Stall

Having tasted some really enjoyable wines with Niels, we decided to walk around the fair. There were quite a few different foreign wine and beer companies from France and Germany. Although the beer they offered was rather standard, we were able to have a sip of each beer at mostly every stall we passed, so it was quite a pleasant visit!

The most interesting part for us was checking out the Chinese companies and how their alcohols differed from European wines and spirits. At one stand, there was a company that sold rice wine which tasted of cheese (well, it reminded us of cheese anyway). So that was actually a rather strange experience…. In yet another hall there were only baijiu companies. From my experience, I only know people who love baijiu or plainly hate the stuff. I am actually from the minority of (young Western) people who enjoy drinking baijiu whilst having Chinese dishes in the evening. So I had a decent sip of Moutai, which is considered to be one of the best baijius of China.

InternChina - Tim drinking cheese mijiu
InternChina – Tim drinking cheese mijiu

Finally, we let Niels continue with work at the wine stand and headed back home. It was a really nice experience to see both “Western” spirits as well as Chinese drinks all in one place, and to see the differences between them – both in terms of presentation and taste. The next “Chengdu Food and Drinks Fair” is held in spring next year – so if you are interested in doing an internship with a company that is also joining “Chengdu Food and Drinks Fair”, we are happy to arrange an internship for you! Apply Now!

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InternChina Come Together 2013 – Charity event in Zhuhai!

 
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On the 16th of October 2013, the Come Together 2013 Organisers and CPAZ (Charity) went to visit the town of PingSha (平沙镇) and handed out the money and Goodie Bags over to the student representatives and head teachers of 8 schools from the Zhuhai area, which covers the educational fees of 141 students.
2013年10月16日, Come Together慈善派对2013的主办方珠海爱心会去了平沙镇把筹集到的善款和爱心包交给了8所学校的学生代表和校长,这支付了141名学生的教育费用。

Contents:

  1. Thank you and Closing notes from the Come Together 2013 Organisers
  2. Timeline
  3. Links to published media
  4. What’s next? How can YOU help? Email: info@internchina.comjj@deltabridges.com

目录:

  1.  -主办方致谢词和2013 Come Together 慈善派对事记
  2.  -时间表
  3.  -媒体报道链接
  4.  -下一年,你能为这个活动做些什么?Email: info@internchina.comjj@deltabridges.com

 

This event has only been possible because of the incredible generosity from our Sponsors, Organisers, Volunteers, Partners and last but not least the Awesome Bands; which all Came Together to make such an event possible, rock the house and raise funds to help the underprivileged children of Zhuhai. Thank you so much!!
今年活动的成功归功于我们可爱的赞助商,组织者,志愿者,合作伙伴和乐队,他们的热情慷慨让活动走向了成功。卖力演出,筹集善款,以帮助解决来珠海弱势外来务工人员子女的教育问题。 再次感谢你们!

This is not a one-time event. We have now successfully organized a Come Together 2012 and 2013 and we look forwards to COME TOGETHER 2014.
这不仅仅是一场慈善活动,去年和今年我们成功的举办了两场国际慈善派对。我们期待2014年的!

We have succeeded in creating a fully transparent (thanks to Chief Accountant Mark Clayton from China 2 West) Charity event for the foreigners and Chinese of Zhuhai . Enabling us to give back to our local community in cooperation with the Zhuhai people, a licensed Charity (CPAZ), the support of the Chinese government, our local schools and communities.
我们已经成功地为珠海人的中外友人创建了一个完全公开透明的慈善派对,这要感谢活动的总会计师,来自China2West的Mark Clayton。以此更好的回馈给我们的地方社区,珠海友人,爱心会,还有政府,学校和合作商的支持。

 

We are extremely proud and again A big THANK YOU to everybody for Coming Together and helping our local community at the Come Together 2013 charity event held on Sunday 8th September 2013.
此次活动的举办是令人自豪的。再次感谢为了帮助本土弱势群体参与我们2013年9月8日活动的朋友们。

 

 

The Representatives from Come Together 2013:

InternChina, Deltabridges , China2West, CPAZ, ODM and  MindSparkz

2013 Come Together慈善派对的代表们

InternChina, 珠三角纵横 , China2Wes,t爱心会, ODMMindSpark

 

www.InternChina.com: Philippe Touzin, Sunny Sui, Jack Everett, Pia Faulhaber, Monika Wilamowski

www.DeltaBridges.com: Jean-Jacques Verdun, Kelly陈枚. 珠三角纵横

www.China2West.com: Mark Clayton

www.Cpaz.org.cn: Chen Ying (陈鹰) and Volunteers

www.TheOdmGroup.com: Joseph Fry

wwwMindSparkz.com: Luke Niederhofer 

 

 

Timeline of the day

活动时间表

Depart CPAZ office at 8:00am withOrganisers, CPAZ and volunteer cars. We brought with us the money and also the “love bags”.

8:00从爱心会办公室出发,主办方和爱心会带着筹集到的善款和爱心包前往平沙镇小学。

Pingsha Town

CPAZ Office

CPAZ(珠海市爱心促进会) Office in Zhuhai, address: 珠海市拱北水湾路223号

9:30: Arrived at CPAZ PingSha office- the PICC building
9:30分, 到达爱心会平沙办公室,PICC大厦

Group Photo

 

 

9:40; Presentation and speeches
Speeches were made thanking CPAZ and ComeTogether2013 for having organized such an event and providing financial support to the underprivileged Children and Families.
Speeches were made thanking the Children and Teachers for having come and asking them to study hard!
9:40;演示和演讲
感谢爱心会和ComeTogether2013举办这样好的活动,为弱势儿童和家庭提供财政支持。
感谢孩子和老师们的参与,希望学生们能专注于好好学习!

Vice-general manager of Zhuhai
From left to right : Mr He(PICC vice-general manager of Zhuhai, Mr Chen(Secretary of Youth League Committee of Pingsha), Mr Li (party committee members of Pingsha town), Mr Philippe Touzin (Come Together organizer and InternChina) and Mr Chen Ying 陈鹰 (Founder of CPAZ).

9:50; official opening of CPAZ office ceremony
9:50;爱心会办事处开幕仪式

CPAZ opened their first satellite office in PingSha town to help the local community, the event correlated nicely with the Come Together donations to give a good head start to the humanitarian undertakings
爱心会在平沙镇开设了他们的第一间办公室,以帮助当地社区有需要的群体。刚好Come Together活动的善款筹集为他们打响了头炮。

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From left to right: Mr Xie(PICC Manager for Jinwan district), Mr Philippe Touzin (Come Together organizer and InternChina), Mr ChenYing (陈鹰) (Founder of CPAZ), MR Li (party committee members of Pingsha town), Mr He (PICC vice-general manager of Zhuhai, Mr Chen(Secretary of Youth League Committee of PingSha.
左一、人保财险金湾支公司经理谢团, 左二、InternChina代表和COME TOGHTER 组织者代表Philippe Touzin, 左三、珠海市爱心促进会会长陈鹰,左四、平沙镇党委委员李享贤’ 左五、人保财险何雄副总经理,  左六、平沙团委书记陈少辉委员

Ms Li

Ms Li , One of the PingSha town schools (平沙实验小学) Teachers-giving a Thank you speech
李老师做感谢讲话,平沙实验小学教师

10:00, Come together 2013 representatives present the CT2013 event and amount raised for Tuition, Food, Transport and Love Bags for 141 students
10:00 Come Together 活动代表介绍了CT 2013活动和目前筹集到的金额将用于114位学生的学费,餐费,交通费和“爱心包”。

Philippe Touzin

Mr Philippe Touzin – Come Together organizer and InternChina
菲力浦-Come Together慈善活动组织者之一,来自InternChina

10:10; Ceremony of handing out the money and Love bags: to students and head teachers representing 8 schools in the local area.

A handful of student per school attended with their head teachers to receive the envelopes and bags for themselves and the other underprivileged students in their schools. These envelopes and bags will be handed out to the students on our list. The head teachers we met will all personally go to the families of the children to hand out the money and take the signatures as proof of receipt which will be available in the InternChina office for any who wish to see (this will take about 1-2 weeks to collect from the 16th of October onwards)

10:10: 典礼上移交了善款和爱心包给在当地8所学校的学生和班主任。

每所学校中的学生代表在他们的班主任和校长的陪同下,为自己和同学校的其他弱势学生领到的装有善款的信封和“爱心包”。这些信封袋和“爱心包”将通过学生代表交给我们名单上的学生。校长和班主任将上访受帮助学生的家庭,将善款交到学生家长手中,并在收据证明上签名,这将是任何人所希望看到的。(从10月16日起,大约需要1-2周来收集签名)

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!!!Come Together representatives handed CPAZ a BIG Cheque for 87768.7.-RMB!!! Come together 2013 活动代表爱心会移交了价值人民币87768.7元的支票。

From right to left: CPAZ volunteer, Ms Pia Faulhaber( InternChina), Monika Wilamowsky (InternChina), Ms Sunny Sui (InternChina), Mr Chen Ying 陈鹰 (founder of CPAZ), Mr Philippe Touzin (Come Together organizer and InternChina), Mr Joseph Fry ( The ODM Group representative) and Mr Luke Niederhofer ( The MindSparkz representative)

Love Bags

Handing out of Love Bags. Contents: school Bag, new uniform, pens, educational material and a Globe
分发爱心书包。包括:书包、新校服、笔、学习材料和一个地球仪

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The student representatives from 8 schools in the PingSha town area
这些学生代表平沙镇的8所小学

handling out of envelope containing

Handing out of envelope containing 550.-RMB: covers the cost of Tuition, Transport to school and food fees. The envelopes were then handed to the Head Teacher representatives so they could distribute it to the Parents and receives signatures as receipt.
分发爱心信封内有550元人民币。用来支付学杂费、交通费和餐费。信封发给各个校长,由他们转交费学生家长,家长收到后签字。

10:20; Photography session
10:20 合影留念

Everyone Come Together!

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Student representatives, head teachers, CPAZ, Come Together Organisers, P.R.C PingSha government officials, PICC managers
学生代表、校长、珠海市爱心促进会、Come Together慈善活动组织者、平沙镇政府代表、中国人民财产保险公司经理

10:30; Play games and mingle with students, teachers and gvt representatives. Transferring all the bags to cars for delivery to schools.
10:30 学生,老师,政府人员与活动代表玩游戏。将所有爱心包送往学校。

IC Interns

Sunny Sui, Monika Wilamowski and PiaFaulhaber

InternChina - Come together 2013
InternChina – Come together 2013

 Joseph Fry and Luke Niederhofer

InternChina - Come together 2013 - Kids opening their Love Bags
InternChina – Come together 2013 – Kids opening their Love Bags

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Philippe Touzin

10:40: went to visit 平沙实验小学

IC Staff

From left to Right: Monika W., Pia F., Philippe T, Joseph F and Sunny S.

1st Year students

1st Year students doing Exercise
小学一年级学生上体育课

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Come Together Organisers and CPAZ chatting with students
Come Together 组织者、珠海市爱心促进会和学生们交流

11:10-12:10; went to visit 2 families (with their children) in 2 different villages who received aid through CT-2013

11:10-12:10: 跟随两位获得CT2013捐助的学生去他们家中探望。

– 1st Village: we met the Grandparents of Student He XiaoQing(何小琴). Her Mother passed away when she was 3 years old, her father ran away a couple of months later and she has since been cared for by her Grandparents.
– 第一条村子:我们遇见了学生何小琴的祖父母。获知在小琴她3岁的时候母亲就已经去世了,两三个月后她的父亲也离家出走,现在,她跟祖父母一起生活。

Grandfather

From Left to Right: Grandfather/Legal guardian of student, Mr Chen Ying 陈鹰(CPAZ), and student
从左到右:学生的爷爷/监护人、陈鹰(珠海市爱心促进会)、学生

2nd Village: three students lived in this house with their mother (the father ran away several years ago). The two brothers are sick with haemophilia(血友病) and need weekly medication. They were not in school that day due to having a fever. The mother was very kind and hospitable. We chatted and introduced to the children where were from. It was the first time they had met foreigners, not counting 5 nationalities! They were quite shy but very nice. The CPAZ volunteers decided to give a on the spot additional donation for this family, which led to emotions swelling high, and tears on both sides.
– 第二条村子:三位孩子和他们的母亲一起住(父亲几年前离家出走了)。其中两兄弟都患有血友病,需要每周用药。今天由于发烧所以没上学。母亲非常善良好客。我们给孩子们介绍我们来自哪里。这是他们第一次遇见外国人,还是来自5个不同国籍!他们很害羞,但非常友好。爱心会志愿者决定,当场为这个家庭给予额外的捐款,他们母亲当即流下了感激的泪水。

2nd Village

2nd Village
第二个村落

Group Photo

from Left to Right: 1stStudent, 2nd Student (brothers), Philippe T., CPAZ Volunteer, CPAZ volunteer, PiaF.
从左到右:学生、学生(兄弟)、菲力浦、珠海市爱心促进会志愿者、珠海市爱心促进会志愿者、Pia F.

 

12:30: Lunch in local restaurant with CT-2013, head teachers, gvt officials for Pingsha and PICC managers

12:30: CT-2013和校长,平沙政府人员代表和PICC经理在当地餐厅就餐

 

14:00: Event officially over and everyone returned home

14:00:活动正式结束了,返回珠海市区。

 

 

Remember to keep September 2014 free in your calendar for Come Together 2014!!!

请在您的日程上为20149Come Together慈善活动留下空位

 

 Links to published media

媒体报道链接:

 

-News Articles on Come Together 2013 – 16/10/2013

 

CPAZ websites:

爱心会网站:

 

DeltaBrides珠三角纵横 website for Come together 2013

 

 -InternChina

 

-Where to find pictures?

如何获取活动照片?

http://www.deltabridges.com/news/zhuhai-news/come-together-charity-2013-visiting-pingsha-town

 

 

What’s Next? How can YOU help?

下一届?能帮助些什么?

 

Email: info@internchina.com & jj@deltabridges.com

 

 

Come Together 2014 is currently in the process of being organized so that we can effectively lobby and secure bigger donations for next year’s event. But WE NEED YOUR HELP! How? Easy:

 

1)      Donations pledged to the Charity

2)      Prizes for the lucky draws

3)      Cash Sponsorships to cover the costs of the event (even though the actual costs are pretty low, it would be great if all could be covered so that all the profit from the drinks could directly go to the charity fund)

4)      Alcohol Sponsorships (to be sold during venue-to raise funds)

5)      Band to perform!

6)      Volunteers to help with the above and with the event itself.

 

 

2014年国际慈善派对目前正在计划筹备当中,为了在下一年的活动中能更有效的宣传和筹集到更多的善款,我们需要你的一臂之力,怎么帮?很容易:

1)承诺捐款

2)捐赠奖品用于抽奖环节

3)现金赞助活动经费(即使实际成本非常低,但如果可以覆盖所有酒水的费用,那更多售卖出的酒水利润可以直接捐至慈善基金)

4)酒水赞助

5)乐队演出!

6)志愿者帮忙上述或活动当天

 

Email: info@internchina.comjj@deltabridges.com

 

 

Remember to keep September 2014 free in your calendar for Come Together 2014!!!

请在您的日程上为20149Come Together慈善活动留下空位!

If you want to come join us and spread the love while also gaining valuable experience abroad, then apply now!