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No one will care. Last year, I walked all over the Beijing tourist sites (Tienanmen Square, Olympic sports complex, etc.) carrying a book on Free Speech. I had to, because I was reading it for a class. No one even asked me about it. Before I went, I asked my professor, do you think this will be a problem? She responded by showing me a picture of her ...


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I will tell you unambiguously: No. If you have a valid visa you will be able to travel to, from and through China with no impediment (with exceptions in Tibet and Xinjiang). You will not face any consequences for liking things on Facebook, Twitter, using a VPN or even making public statements and having discussions about politics. These are in fact normal ...


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No, not yet Other answers focus on how China is probably not capable of profiling every single person in the world. But digital footprints don't fade - they may not yet be able to generate a profile on you, but that says nothing about their ability to do so in the future. Your tweets, likes, and perhaps ad profile are permanent and outside your control; we ...


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I think your trip will be certainly secure. In fact, it's too expensive for the China Gov to check whether every foriegners in China to be associated with South Park, Winnie-the-Pooh, or other banned memes which the authorities don't like. If you don't take locations politicaly sensitive in China like Xinjiang or Tibet as your destination, traveling in China ...


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No, I don't think you need to worry at all. I have traveled to China many times over the last 20 years, and I have never been asked any questions at all by anybody in an official capacity. From what I have seen and experienced, the paranoia in Western media is wildly exaggerated. Think of it like this: China wants tourists from the rest of the world, since ...


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That was a celebrity and China had a lot to gain from publicly making this statement. Unless you're a celebrity I doubt they'll ever go through the mountains of online activity you've accumulated over a lifetime (assuming they - or anyone other than the NSA - even have access to all this)


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Note that at the time of this post, to the best of my knowledge, there has been no palpable proof that the celebrity was indeed banned from entering China, or that the purported ban is related to him "liking" a post on Twitter. This uncertainty is reflected by a number of online news sources that use such ambiguous words as "says" or "claims" to describe the ...


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there is a lot of misinformation going on. It used to be anyone can leave and they would not know when you left until you declare it yourself on the paper form when flying in or crossing land border. Things are much different these days since we know have computers and unlimited databases to store everything. By Plane or Cruise ship they know when you left ...


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Yes. It is legal. I be living here and we do it with my children in the park many all times


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This is one rule that is never enforced in China, it only matters if you plan to apply for work permit and visa in China as the temporary residence address paper is required so unless you are applying for visa or work permit you can skip this, if you get caught which is harder than winning the lotto you simply have to pay a 300 rmb fee and go to the police ...


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If the accident involved a hire car, the hire company will have enough information about you for the police to trace you in your home country, eventually. One of my work colleagues in the UK took a vacation in Australia, and unknowingly was picked up by a speed camera for exceeding the limit in a hire car. He received the paperwork requesting payment of a ...


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IANAL but: If your boyfriend had the appropriate driving licence and insurance to drive the car, whether through eg 3rd party cover on a private car via the owner’s insurance, or rental company insurance, and he has a) notified the owner and insurer/rental company of the incident; and b) exchanged contact and insurance details with the driver of the ...


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It'll depend on first, whether or not they raise an issue. If not, all good. If they do, however... Some countries work with each other if you've broken the law, so leaving may not help you avoid it, and may just make it worse for you. You'd also potentially have trouble if you ever wanted to come back to Australia. Also they can share the black mark ...


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Deutsche Bahn confirm here (and in other answers on their community site) that it is permitted: Man kann die Probebahncard bestellen so oft man möchte. Aber auch eine Probebahncard ist ein Abo und muss spätestens 6 Wochen vor Gültigkeitsende gekündigt werden. ("One can order the Probe Bahncard as often as one likes. But even a Probe Bahncard is a ...


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