Living in TEDA--- A Guidebook for Expats
Complied by the Foreign Affairs Bureau of TEDA 2009 Edition
Words from the Compiler Dear foreign friends, The TEDA Foreign Affairs Bureau would like to extend warm welcome to all of you and express our appreciation for the support you have given us while you are staying in TEDA. The purpose of compiling this guidebook is to provide more information to facilitate a more comfortable and convenient stay in TEDA. It includes the following information: basic facts of TEDA, everyday life information, dealing with emergencies, procedures for entry and exit of expats, education, medical services, paying tax, expat-related associations and organizations of TEDA, practical information, commonly used hotlines and hotlines of expat-oriented governent departments, etc. The TEDA Foreign Affairs Bureau also would like to take this opportunity to give thanks to those relevant departments and foreign friends who offered great support and assistance to us during the process of compiling this guidebook. We believe that this guidebook will serve as a channel to facilitate our acquaintence with more friends and hope that we will gain more support in our future work. This guidebook of the 2009 edition is the first one compiled by us. Our inexperience might result in certain deficiencies and suggestions and advice from both our associates and foreign friends will be cherished for
the improvement of this guidebook and service of higher quality for foreign friends. Once again, many thanks for your support.
TEDA Foreign Affairs Bureau
Part One Basic Facts of TEDA----------------------------------------------6 1. Basic Facts 2. Geographic Location 3. Administrative Jurisdiction 4 .Climate 5. Future Prospects Part Two Everday Life Information--------------------------------------10 1. Residence 2 .Shopping 3. Catering 4 .Entertainment 5 .Culture and Sports 6 .Pets 7 .Traffic 8. Postal and telecommunication Services 9 .Employment 10 .Financial Services
11 .Religious Belief 12. Interpretation and Translation Services 13 .Legal Service 14 .Chinese Etiquettes 15 .Life Tips Part Three How to Deal With Emergencies?---------------------------86 1.How to Make Emergency Calls？ 2. How to Report a Criminal Case? 3. How to Report a Fire? 4. What to Do In Case Of Traffic Accident?
5 .How to Perform First Aid? Part Four Procedures for Entry and Exit of Foreigners and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Citizens------------------------------------------95 1 .Application of Various Visas 2 .Accommodation Registration
3 .Registration for Marriage, Divorce, Birth and Death Part Five Education--------------------------------------------------------107 1 .Nursery 2. Kindergarten 3. Primary 4 .Secondary school
5 .University 6. Community college
Part Six Medical Services-------------------------------------------------119 1. Health Insurance 2. Hospitals Prevention Part Seven Paying Tax-----------------------------------------------------136 1. What Stipulations Do Expat-related Tax Laws Contain? 2. How Should Expats Pay Tax in TEDA? Part Eight Expat-related Associations and Organizations of TEDA----------------------------------------------------------------------------142 1. TEDA Internatonal Chamber of Commerce Service Volunteers Association Home 2. TEDA Community 3. Common Diseases and Their
3. Tianjin TEDA International Rest
4 .TEDA Charity Association
Part Nine Practical Information ----------------------------------------149 1. Holidays 2. Foreign Embassies in China 3. Chinese and Foreign 6 .Public
Banks in TEDA 4 .Traffic Timetables 5 .Star Hotels Utilities 7. Commonly Used Websites
Part Ten Commonly Used Hotlines & Hotlines of Expat-Oriented Government Departments--------------------------------------------------174 1 .Commonly Used Hotlines Government Departments 4 .Community Hotlines Part Eleven Hotlines of Government Department-------------------178 2. Hotlines of Expat-Oriented
3. Hotlines for Public Services
Part One Basic Facts of TEDA 1.1 Basic Facts 1.2 Geographic Location 1.3 Administrative Jurisdiction 1.4 Climate 1.5 Future Prospects
Part One Basic Facts of TEDA 1.1 Basic Facts On Dec. 6th, 1984, Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area was set up as one of the first batch of China’s national-level development Zones, upon the approval of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China. TEDA is the abbreviation of its English name and Taida is the Chinese transliteration of that name.
Now TEDA has become the best development zone with the largest scale, fastest growth, and the best economic returns as well as a manufacturing center and a high-tech application base in North China. 1.2 Geographic Location Situated at the center of the Circum-Bohai Economic Circle and the East Terminus of the Eurasian Continental Bridge, TEDA serves as the gateway to the two supercities of Beijing and Tianjin, a pivot connecting to the Northeast of China. Adjacent to Tianjin Port, TEDA is 142 km away from Beijing, 180 km away from Beijing Airport, 40 km away from Downtown Tianjin and 38 km away from Tianjin Binhai International Airport. 1.3 Administrative Jurisdiction Covering an area of 40 km², TEDA is divided into the Living& Administrative & Business Estate (11.3 km²), Industrial Estate(26.4 km²) , a university town and a forest park (3.1km²). TEDA also has set up such three subzones as the Yat-sen Scientific and Industrial Park in Wuqing District, the Microelectronics Industrial Park in Xiqing District, and the Chemical Industria Park in Hangu District as well as the West Zone. The Yat-sen Scientific and Industrial Park in Wuqing covers an area of 10 km²and the Microelectronics Industrial Park in Xiqing 2.32 km². The first phase of the Chemical Industrial Park in Hangu covers 8 km², and will be expanded to 20 km² for mid-term and 30 km²for long term. The West
Zone will occupy a total area of 48 km²according to planning. Altogether, the three subzones plus the West Zone cover an area of 80 km². As local economy keep growing, more and more businesses will be set up and TEDA will go on with its expansion. 1.4 Climate TEDA’s climate is that of temperate continental monsoon climate and residents here can enjoy the pleasure brought by the four seasons of spring, autumn, summer and winter. In summer, the temperature is as high as above 25-30 centigrade. In winter, it is usually dry and can be as cold as ‐2 to ‐10 centigrade. When it snows, sometimes traffic
problems occur. It is windy and sometimes a sandstorm strikes this area in spring and in autumn usually it is clear good weather, suitable for outdoor activities. The average temperature throughout the whole year is 12 centigrade, average precipitation 602.9 millimeter, average
evaporation 1909.6 millimeter and average air pressure 1016.4 millibar. Sunshine time is 65%. Usually a southwest wind blows in this area, with the average wind velosity at 4.5M/S. 1.5 Future Prospects Along with the vigorous growth of Tianjin Binhai New Area and the initiation of the Sino-Singapore Eco-city project, a new wave of development will surely occur in TEDA, the kernal zone of TBNA. According to the general planning of TEDA, in the future several years, a
batch of infrastructure facilities will be built in TEDA, such as the TEDA Opera House, Green Belt along the TEDA River, west section of the Jin-bin Light Rail, Sports and Leisure Park of the TEDA Promonade, the second phase of the Binhai International Convention and Exhibition Center, etc. As a result, TEDA’s living environment will be further improved and the needs of the expats living in TEDA will be satisfied in a better way.
For more information, please log on to the following websites. www.teda.gov.cn (TEDA government) www.tedaysp.com.cn (Yat-sen Scientific and Industrial Park) www.teda-mip.com (Microelectronics Industrial Park) www.teda-cip.com (Hangu Chemical Industrial Park) www.teda.gov.cn/cms/html/32/index.html (West Zone of TEDA)
Part Two Everday Life Information 2.1 Residence 2.2 Shopping 2.3Catering 2.4Entertainment 2.5Culture and Sports 2.6 Pets 2.7 Traffic 2.8Postal and Telecommunication Services 2.9Employment 2.10 Financial Services 2.11 Religious Belief 2.12 Interpretation and Translation Services 2.13 Legal Service 2.14 Chinese Etiquettes 2.15Life Tips
Everday Life Information
After over two decades of development, TEDA has built a beautiful living environment with complete supportive facilities, rich functions, and good social order. In the 11.3-km2 living estate of TEDA live nearly 3,000 people from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and over 30 countries and regions. The co-existence of different languages, people of different skin colors, and life styles bring about a unique multi-cultural environment of TEDA. Continuous efforts have been made to organize series of events in TEDA, such as the selections of candidates for TEDA Outstanding Contribution Award and TEDA Honorary Citizen, Happy Community Party for foreign families, etc. All these activities have facilitated TEDA in building itself into an international area, improved its exchanges with the outside, and helped expats adapt themselves to TEDA more rapidly.
2.1 Residence (including housing lease and purchase) One may rent or sell a housing through a real estate agency or a real estate developer. Certainly a real estate agency charges a certain amount of commission, which usually equals to the rents of one or two months. In TEDA well-equipped communities and hotel apartments are available to expats and people from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan.
2.1.1 Housing Lease In general housing lease may involve the following processes:
126.96.36.199 Information Collection You may collect information on housings for rent from internet media, paper media, promotion materials, recommendation of friends and real estate agencies. Generally most people prefer the recommendation of real estate agencies. There are many such agencies in TEDA. After consulting several such agencies, you may have a lot of information on housings available in communities of TEDA.
Some foreign-related real estate agencies for your reference: Tianjin Binhai Shunxi Real Estate Agent Co.Ltd. Address: F1, Jiade Garden, No.21, the Second Avenue, TEDA Tel: 65290070
Tianjin Century Home Service Relocation Consulting Co., Ltd. Address: E7A503, East Wing Binhai Financial Street, No. 20, Guang Chang Dong Road, TEDA Tianjin 300457 Tel: 66239596
For more one-line real estate information, you can log on:
www.bh-estate.com http://tj.soufun.com http://tj.focus.cn
With regard to paper media, one may read magazines like Tianjin House, Housing, Magazine U, High Class, Home, etc. which are available at restaurants, tea houses, coffee bars, and other public places.
188.8.131.52 Housing Tour In view of his expectation and collected information on housings, you may decide the conditions and location of the housing to rent, and visit the housing either with the companion of a real estate agent or after direct contact with the house owner.
184.108.40.206 Agreement Signing If you are satisfied with the layout, exposure, location, and rent for the housing, and reach a consensus on renting the housing with the house owner after the housing tour, you and the house owner will sign an agreement on housing lease, which is an important document to stipulate the rights and obligations of both parties. Once it is signed, the agreement should not be abolished randomly even if there are complaints. Therefore, you’d better not sign the agreement until you fully understand it. If you
find the housing through a real estate agency, the agency is obliged to be present during the signing of the agreement, sign and stamp the agreement, and give the agreement to you and the house owner. If you find the housing through direct contact with the house owner, you’d better have the third party to witness or a public notary office to notarize the agreement. A leasing agreement generally contains the following information:
220.127.116.11.1 The lessor and lessee 18.104.22.168.2 Time limit of the lease It should be decided upon the consultation of the lessor and lessee. 22.214.171.124.3 The rent, date and terms of payment In principle rent does not contain the daily fees for water, electricity, heating, cable TV programs, property management, etc. but only refers to the rent for the housing. The rent should be paid by month. Generally rent of the next month should be paid before the end of each month. Therefore, when the contract is signed in month A, both the rent of month A and the next month should be paid. In general rent is either paid directly to the house owner in cash or transferred to the designated account of the lessor at the end of each month. 126.96.36.199.4 Deposit and its return As a guarantee against default on payment of rent or possible damages to
the housing or its facilities, a deposit usually equals to the rent of two or three months. During the leasing period, the house owner holds the deposit. After the expiration of the leasing agreement, the house owner gives the deposit back to the lessee if no damages are made to the housing or its facilities. The amount of deposit is decided by both parties through negotiation. 188.8.131.52.5 Daily expenses Daily expenses contain fees for water, electricity, gas, heating, cable TV programs, property management, etc. The two parties may discuss which party covers daily expenses. In general the lessee shoulders daily expenses. 184.108.40.206.6 Rights and obligations of both parties The agreement should stipulate that during the leasing period the lessor should not interfere with the lessee’s normal use of the housing or raise the rent randomly, and the lessee should take care of the facilities of the housing and avoid any damages to them and should not sublease, lend, or transfer the housing to others for their use or illegal activities. 220.127.116.11.7 Expiration and renewal of the agreement If he wants to continue to live in the housing after the expiration of the agreement, the lessee should take the related procedures to renew the agreement one month before the expiration of the agreement. Both parties may rediscuss the rent and other related issues.
18.104.22.168.8 Special article The agreement should contain a special article as follows: If such situations as the change of work place, health recuperation, care of families or relatives, etc. make the lessee unable to continue to use the housing, he may apply for the termination of the agreement one month ahead. In that way the lessee may avoid the losses brought by his failure to terminate the agreement when he faces force majeure in the leasing period. 22.214.171.124.9 Return and Recovery of the housing To avoid unnecessary disputes during the return of the housing, special articles are also needed to specify the extent of the recovery of the housing and the proportion of the rent which should be paid. 126.96.36.199.10 Disputes Negotiation is the common practice to solve disputes.
The available standard format of the leasing agreement may be downloaded from internet.
188.8.131.52 Moving After signing the agreement and moving to the housing, the lessee should check if all the facilities in the housing are intact. If the facilities are partially damaged or don’t meet the description in the agreement, the
lessee may either require the house owner to repair the damaged ones or supply the facilities as described in the agreement or ask the house owner to confirm the damages in writing. After moving to the housing, the lessee should first record the readings on the meters of electricity, water, gas, etc. for future reference.
2.1.2 Housing Purchase According to Chinese laws, an expat or a citizen from Hong Kong, Macao, or Taiwan who has lived and worked in TEDA for over one year and holds a residence permit of more than one year may purchase a commercial residential housing for him to use or live. When buying such a housing for him to use or live, the buyer should offer his real name and effective certificates (including his passport, residence permit, and certificate of employment) and register the land use right and the housing ownership at Tianjin Municipal Administrative Bureau of Land, Resources and Housing. RMB is the only currency acceptable in housing purchase. Therefore, the buyer needs to convert foreign currency into RMB at a designated bank before he pays for the housing. If the buyer pays for the housing directly in RMB, he needs to provide the competent authority with the proof of the legitimate source of his RMB. As to the exchange settlement, the buyer should take relevant documents
(about which he may consult banks since requirements vary among banks) to apply for exchange settlement at a designated bank engaged in foreign exchange business. After it examines and approves the truthfulness of the application, the designated bank will settle the exchange and transfer the money to the RMB account of the real estate developer. For more information, please consult Tianjin Administrative Bureau of Land, Resources and Housing and banks in TEDA .(Please refer to the the list of domestic and foreign books in Part Nine.) Tianjin Administrative Bureau of Land, Resources and Housing Address: No. 84, Qufu Avenue, Heping District, Tianjin Telephone: 23316187 Website: http://www.tjfdc.gov.cn
Can a loan be issued for housing purchase? An expat or a citizen from Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan may purchase a housing with a morgtgage loan issued by a Chinese or foreign bank in TEDA. However, banks have different regulations on the procedures of application, ways of issuance, amount of the loan, and required certificates. Generally the following documents are needed for the application for a loan: First, the proof that shows the housing is the first housing the applicant purchases in China and will be used by himself,
Second, the proof that shows the applicant has been living in the region for over one year, Third, the applicant’s passport, certificate of residence issued by the local police station, contract on employment, certificate of income, that of marital status, a square-shaped seal with his full name engraved in regular script, etc. Since the requirements vary among different banks, the applicant should consult with following banks for further information.
A. Binhai Subbranch, Tianjin Branch, Bank of China Limited Firstly, the applicant should continuously live in China for over one year. Secondly, the applicant should apply for a loan with his passport, temporary residence permit issued by the local police station, the certificate of residence issued by the local public security bureau, and the certificate of income. An applicant with a spouse should provide the identification document of the spouse and the certificate of marital status. Address: Tower A and B, Building 5, West Area, Binhai Financial Street, the Third Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 66226016
B. TEDA Branch, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited The applicant should apply for a loan with his passport, certificate of
marital status, square-shaped seal, and work permit issued by the labor and personnel bureau. He may obtain the approval document on his application for a loan in five work days. Address: E5AB, Binhai Financial Street, TEDA Telephone: 66283488
C. Binhai Subbranch, Tianjin Branch, China Everbright Bank Co., Ltd. Firstly, the housing should be the first residential one the applicant purchases in China for himself, and the applicant has been living in the region for over one year. Secondly, the applicant should apply for a loan in the bank with his passport, the certificate of residence issued by the local police station, the certificate of income, that of martial status, and his square-shaped seal with his full name engraved in regular script. Address: No. 27, Dongting Road, TEDA Telephone: 66293067
D. TEDA Subbranch, Tianjin Branch, China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. The applicant should apply for a loan in the bank with the proof (issued by the Tianjin Administrative Bureau of Land, Resources and Housing) which shows it is the first residential housing he buys as well as his
passport, visa, contract on employment, and certificate of income. Address: No. 7, the Second Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 65298053
E. Binhai Subbranch, Tianjin Branch, Hua Xia Bank Co., Ltd. While applying for a loan, the following documents are needed: First, the original and duplicate copies of the applicant’s passport; Second, the certificate of his regular residence (to prove that the applicant has lived in China for over one year); Third, the original and duplicate copies of his certificate of marital status issued by the embassy; Forth, the proof of over one year of working and living in the region (namely the certificate of income and the contract on employment); Fifth, the certificate of marital status of the applicant and the notarized contract on loan; Sixth, the information on his local contact person or guarantor; Seventh, the original certificates of income of the borrower and the person who repays the loan together with the borrower. Note: The applicant who is self-employed needs to provide the following certification document: the business license, organization code
certificate，tax registration certificate (state taxation and local taxation), capital verification report, constitution of the company, financial
statement, enterprise loan card, etc. Eighth, the certificate of education (graduation certificate) of the applicant; Ninth, the certificates of the assets (housing property ownership certificate, motor vehicle registration certificate, deposit certificate, etc.) of the applicant; Tenth, the original and duplicate copies of the invoice of the first payment for the housing he buys. Address: 1st Floor, Fortune Plaza, the Third Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 59823990
F. Puhui Subbranch, Tianjin Branch, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank The applicant’s passport, certificate of income (which should more than double that of the monthly repayment) as well as the ID card and certificates of marital status and income (which should more than double that of the monthly repayment) of the local guarantor are needed. The bank examines and approves the application for housing loan in three to five working days. Address: 114-116, TEDA Telephone: 65771807 Cuiheng Plaza West, No. 39, the Third Avenue,
G. Tianjin Binhai Branch, China Bohai Bank Co., Ltd. First, the applicant should buy a residential housing for self use. Second, the applicant needs to provide the proof of over year of residence in Tianjin, the Registration Form for Temporary Accommodation of
Foreigners, and passport. Address: No. 9, Shengda Street, TEDA Telephone: 59823800
H. Tianjin Binhai Subbranch, Tianjin Branch, Citibank (China) Co., Ltd. The applicant needs to provide his passport, Pass to and from Hong Kong and Macao, ID card, certificate of residence (of over one year in China), certificate of overseas residence, and certificate of marital status and that of income. The bank will examine and approve the application in six to seven working days. Address: No. 21, the Third Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 66209229 (Please refer to the attached list of TEDA branches of Chinese and foreign banks for more information.)
2.1.3 Public Service Rates and Payment
Public service charges comprise those for water, electricity, gas, heating, cable TV programs, property management, phone calls, etc.
184.108.40.206 Water For one who has purchased a residential housing in TEDA, if there is a water meter with a magnetic card in his housing, he needs to buy a water purchase card at the service window of Water Company by presenting his housing property ownership certificate（or housing purchase contract）, copy of his passport, and the certificate given by the property management company in the community which his housing belongs to before moving into the housing. After that he can purchase water at the service window with the card. If there is a remote reading water meter in his housing, the water charge will be deducted from his personal banking account, and all other related procedures will be handled by the related property management company. For one who rents a housing, he needs to obtain the magnetic card from the lessor or take all other related procedures when he signs a leasing agreement with the lessor. Water rate: 3.40 yuan/ton (Only for reference, please take the rate announced by the Tianjin Municipal Price administration as the authority.)
When the water meter shows the purchased water remains less than
one ton, it will stop water supply so as to remind the user of the shortage. And it will resume water supply after the magnetic card is inserted into the water meter. Therefore, timely purchase of water is required to avoid water outage. For more information, please consult TEDA Water Company. Address for the payment of charges: Small hall in the south, Floor 1, Section B, Investment Service Center, No. 19, Hongda Street, TEDA Telephone: 25202528
220.127.116.11 Electricity For one who has bought a residential housing in TEDA, he should buy an electricity purchase card at the window of the TEDA Power Company by presenting his housing property ownership certificate (or housing purchase contract), passport, and the certificate given by the property management company in the community his housing belongs to. For one who rents a housing, he should obtain the electricity purchase card from the lessor when he signs a leasing agreement with the lessor. After that he may buy electricity with the card at the window or business counter. Special notice: When the electricity is less than 10 kwh, the Sent Meter will stop electricity supply to remind the user of the shortage. The Sent Meter will resume supply after the magnetic card is inserted. Therefore, timely purchase of electricity is required to avoid electricity outage.
Electric rate: 0.49 yuan/kwh (Only for reference, please take the rate announced by the Tianjin Municipal Price administration as the authority.)
Please consult TEDA Power Company for more information. Address of the service window : Small hall in the south, 1st Floor,
Section B, Investment Service Center, No. 9, Hongda Street, TEDA Address of the business counter: Hall, 1st Floor, Customer Service Center of Tianjin TEDA Power Company, Ruiyuan, No. 25-12, the Second Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 25202527 25202531 66251012 Telephone for the repair of the electricity meter of each household: 13702186532 66208476
18.104.22.168 Gas For one who has purchased a residential housing with a smart gas meter in TEDA, he should buy a gas purchase card (paper card) and a IC card at Gas Company (at No. 25, Nanhai Road, TEDA) by presenting his housing property ownership certificate (or housing purchase contract), passport and the certificate given by the property management company in the community his housing belongs to. After that he may purchase gas at the service window with the gas card (paper card) and the IC card. For
one who has bought a residential housing with an ordinary gas meter in TEDA, a collector will collect the charge for gas at his home (or notify him with a written notice to provide the reading of the gas meter to pay the charge at Gas Company if nobody is in the household). For one who rents a housing, he should obtain the magnetic card when he signs the leasing agreement with the lessor. Gas rate: 2.20 yuan/m3 (Only for reference, please take the rate announced by the Tianjin Municipal Price administration as the authority.)
For more information, please consult TEDA Gas Company. Address of the business counter: No. 25, Nanhai Road, TEDA Address of the service window: Small hall in the south, 1 st Floor, Section B, Investment Service Center, No. 19, Hongda Street, TEDA Telephone: 25202534 24-hour hotline of the Emergency Assistance Center: 59816000 25326936
22.214.171.124 Heating For one who has purchased a residential housing in TEDA, the related real estate developer should collect and pay the charge for heating on his behalf in the first year after the completion of the housing. In the second
year, he should pay the charge for heating by himself by presenting his housing property ownership certificate (or housing purchase contract), passport, the certificate given by the property management company in the community his housing belongs to after he signs a heating supply contract at the service window of Heat & Power Company. In the following years, he pays the charges at the service window of Heat & Power Company (before Dec. 30). Delayed payment will cause detention charge. From Nov. 1 and Mar. 31 every year, the heating period lasts five months in TEDA. For one who rents a housing, he and the lessor should notify clearly in the leasing agreement as to who will shoulder the charges for heating to avoid any disputes in the future. Heating rate: 25.00 yuan/m2 34.6 yuan/m2 for commercial users (Only for reference, please take the rate announced by the Tianjin Municipal Price administration as the authority.)
Please consult TEDA Heat & Power Company for more information. Address for the payment of charges: Small hall in the south, Section B, 1 st Floor, Investment Service Center, No. 19, Hongda Street, TEDA Telephone: 25202523
126.96.36.199 Cable TV Programs Installation of cable TV equipment and the rates of programs
Four varieties of cable TV programs are available to TV users in TEDA, including the basic 55 channels, the charged customized 36 channels, the basic and customized TV programs for non-residential users, and other customized TV programs provided through some other value added services. Installation Procedure An applicant should dial 25204666 or go to the service window for TEDA cable TV programs and submit an application. After his qualification is verified, he should fill an application form, show or fax the related certificates and the TV programs he applies for, and pay for the programs in cash at the window. The maintenance staff should install the related equipment at his home within seven days, and he should sign for the completion at the end. Installation Rate: 100 yuan for the installation of the Cost Installation of first set-top box, 50 yuan for the installation of the second set-top box Initial Rate 300 yuan/user for the for the yuan/household Initial Rate 600 Maintenance Rate 20 yuan/month/first set-top box, 6 yuan/month/second set-top box
Individual User Rate to
Non-residenti al User Cost of 580 yuan/each, 780 yuan/each
Reopen Services Cost of
50 yuan/user/time Set-top Box
120 yuan/card Smart Card TV Program Rates Basic programs: 20 yuan/month (55 channels) Cable TV programs: 30 yuan/month (7 channels) Films: Phoenix Movie Channel 20 yuan/month STAR MOVIES 20 yuan/month HBO 50 yuan/month CINEMAX 20 yuan/month Japanese programs: 28 yuan/month (NHK World Premium) Korean programs: 28 yuan/month (KBS-World） European programs: 5 yuan/month (TV5) News, finance and economy: 30 yuan/month (3 channels) Southeast Asian programs: 5 yuan/month (4 channels） Science programs: 40 yuan/month (2 channels) Special TV programs: First Cinema 36 yuan/month Music, geography, movies, sports, etc. (12 channels） 28
Application for Foreign Programs Some foreign programs can only be available to expats, employees of companies with foreign investment and hotels which accommodate foreign guests. When one applies for foreign programs, he should provide the original and duplicate copies of his passport or overseas ID card as well as the original and duplicate copies of his housing property ownership certificate (in which the name of the owner should be the same as that on the ID card). For one who rents a housing, he should provide the original and duplicate copies of the housing leasing contract (in which the name of the lessor should be the same as that of the house owner). An employee of a company with foreign investment should provide proof of his identification, the original and duplicate copies of housing property ownership certificate (in which the name of the house owner should be the same as that in the proof of his identification), and the certificate given by his company. Address of the service window: Window 10, Hall, 1 st Floor, Section B, Investment Service Center, Hongda Street, TEDA Address of the business counter: TEDA TV Station, No. 2, the First Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 25201185
Service hotline: 25204666 25204777 Website: www.tedacatv.cn Property Management Expenses Because of different living environment, services, and service quality, property management rates vary in communities. In communities with better conditions, property management rates generally stay between two to four yuan/m2. Therefore, one should have some idea about the related property management rate when choosing a residence. As to the terms of payment, property management companies collect the property management expenses in each household, or inform residents through phone calls, notices, etc. to pay the expenses in the property management office of the community.
There are many malls and chain stores in TEDA and the neighboring Tanggu District. Besides, chain stores and convenience stores are available around communities. All these meet the demands of various social strata. If you don’t speak Chinese well, it is advisable to have a Chinese friend or an interpreter accompany your shopping since most salespersons cannot speak foreign languages. Malls and other shops offer preferential treatments such as discounts, coupons, etc. during in and off
seasons, anniversaries, holidays, etc. (For more information, please refer to the attached map of the Guidebook or log on to the yellow page website of Tianjin Binhai New Area at http://www.bh-yellowpage.com/ or the website of TEDA Life at www.tedalife.com)
TEDA boasts many restaurants which offer regional Chinese cuisine, western food, Japanese or Korean cuisine, or food of special style. To taste authentic Chinese food, there are cuisine of Sichuan, Guangdong, Shandong, northeast, etc. As the saying goes that “people prefer sweet food in the south, salty food in the north, spicy food in the east, and sour food in the west”, the tastes of regional cuisines are different from each other. One may select restaurants according to his liking. For more information, please refer to map of the Guidebook, please log on the yellow page website of Tianjin Binhai New Area at www.bh-yellowpage.com or the website of TEDA Life at
www.tedalife.com, or call 59821000 for TEDA Network Call Center (which provides services in English and Japanese).
There are various entertainment facilities in TEDA, such as bars, Karaoke bars, night clubs, fitness centers, etc. Most of them are located along the Second Avenue, the Third Avenue, and Huanghai Road. They offer many choices to spend spare time and enjoy colorful life. (For more information, please refer to the map of the Guide, or visit the yellow page website of Tianjin Binhai New Area at www.bh-yellowpage.com or the website of TEDA Life at www.tedalife.com)
2.5 Culture and Sports
Equipped with complete service equipment, cultural and sports events are frequently organized in TEDA. Each year there are a large-scale youth arts festival, a sports meeting, etc., which welcome expats, people from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan, and their families to participate. During festivals and holidays, the Administrative Commission of TEDA organizes enterprises and invites some expats who live and work in TEDA to exchange greetings, attend various parties and celebrations. TEDA Community Service Volunteers Association and the Charity Association which will soon be established will also host many charity events. The annual Happy Community Party for expats has become a grand gathering of over 500 people. Please consult Trade Union Federation of TEDA & TPFTZ for the arts festival and sports meeting,
TEDA International Chamber of Commerce for Spring Festival greeting exchanges, parties and celebrations, and TEDA Community Service Volunteers Association for the Happy Community Party (Please refer to the expat-oriented associations and organizations in latter parts of the Guide.). ●Trade Union of Tianjin Binhai New Area Address: No. 6, Huanghai Road, TEDA Telephone: 25203911 24-hr hotline: 25203981 Website: www.tjkbgh.com ●TEDA International Chamber of Commerce Address: No. 19, Hongda Street, TEDA Telephone: 25201062 25201063 25201128 Service Telephone for European and American Affairs: 25201743 Service Telephone for Japanese and South Korean Affairs: 25201060 Service Window of TEDA International Chamber of Commerce: 25202761 Website: www.tedaonline.com Besides, there are sports facilities for playing basketball, soccer, badminton, and tennis as well as golf courses and fitness centers in TEDA. Many entertainment facilities like Taifeng Park, TEDA Forest Park, TEDA Botanic Garden, Haihe Bond, Aircraft Carrier Theme Park,
etc. ●TEDA Library An important component of the investment environment of TEDA, TEDA Library is located in the administrative, financial and cultural center of TEDA. With a construction area of 22,600 m2, it contains a public reading area, a children’s reading area, a professionals’ reading area, a convention area and an exhibition area. With 1,200 seats, , the library is capable of collecting 1.5 million books and receiving 5,000 person times of readers each day. TEDA Library aims to provide all-around and multi-level document and information services to the local government, enterprises, schools, communities, and individuals. In Section B on the 3 rd floor, there is a non-Chinese publication room. Most books are original editions of books imported from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and foreign countries. Books involve politics, economy, culture, science and technology, and most books, of which nearly 3,800 books focus on economy, language, and industrial technology. Any reader may read ordinary books on book shelves without a reader’s card and borrow books with his reader’s card. Most foreign reference books are written in English, and most are series of reference books published by authoritative European and American publishing houses. Language-related books cover Russia, Spanish, French, etc. In the reading room of foreign books, there are five
computers for readers to search information, 15 seats, and a training classroom which can accommodate 40 persons. Readers may not only copy books but consult the staff of the library for information at any time. Moreover, the library provides bilingual reading guidance to readers. An expat or a person from Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan who lives and works in TEDA may apply for a reader’s card with his passport and a recent full-faced photo (25mm×35mm) on the 1st floor of the library. Address: No. 21, Hongda Street, TEDA Telephone: Office 25203122 E-document Processing Center 25203208 Service Desk for Book Borrowing: 25203113 (1st floor) 25203117 floor) 25203159 (3rd floor) Service Time of TEDA Library TEDA Library is open from 14:00 to 22:00 on Monday and 9:00 to 22:00 from Tuesday to Sunday between April and October, and 14:00 to 21:00 on Monday and 9:00 to 21:00 from Tuesday to Sunday between November and March. Please log on to www.tedalib.gov.cn for more information. (2nd
●TEDA King Buyer Movie House The five star movie house is equipped with the world’s leading facilities including American Dolby Digital (SRD), American JBL Sound Boxes, Metal Screens imported from Britain, German CAISI cinemascopes, and
projection rooms with customer focused designs. Therefore, the audiences will have audio and visual enjoyment. The movie house has six luxurious projection rooms with a total of 820 seats. Different up-to-date movies can be shown at the same time. Opening hours: 24 hours Membership Card: The cost of making a card is 18 RMB yuan. A user may prepay 800 RMB yuan and recharge the card after the money is used up. A 65% discount is offered for the whole day on every Tuesday and Sunday. A 50% discount is offered before 12 o’clock every noon and after 9 every evening.
VIP Card: For groups (more than 10 people) only. The cost of making a card is 18 RMB yuan. A user is supposed to prepay 300 RMB yuan for 10 movies and recharge the card after the money is used up. (The VIP card users may enjoy a discounted price of 30 RMB yuan for any movie.) Address: Floor 4, King Buyer, Third Avenue, TEDA Tel: 66295366 ●Tianjin Tanggu Theater With a floor area of 19,212 square meters, the Theatre has such four parts as the projection halls, great theater, conference and exhibition center, and auditorium. There are five five-star luxurious movie rooms with a total of 1,113 seats. The latest Chinese or overseas movies are shown at the same
time as the other cities, regions or countries. Opening hours: 12:00 to 20:30 Membership Card: An ordinary membership card costs 50 RMB yuan. The bearer of membership card of the TEDA Trade Union may enjoy the preferential price of 30 RMB yuan and a discount of 40% for all the movies. VIP Card: The bearer of a VIP card needs to prepay 1,000 RMB yuan and then enjoys a discount of 50% for all the movies. Address: 7 Zhongxin Road, Tanggu District, Tianjin (Opposite to the Gym) Tel: 25862713 25862653
●Tianjin Binhai International Convention and Exhibition Center Located to the east of TEDA Promenade, BICEC has a two-story building as its main structure. The first phase covers an area of 169,000 square meters, with a floor area of 61,000 square meters. Funded by the Administrative Commission of TEDA, BICEC is a modern exhibition hall, which is Tianjin’s largest and most specialized exhibition facility with diversified functions. As a landmark and tourist attraction of TBNA, BICEC serves mainly as the venue of commodity exhibitions, trade fairs, grand conferences, banquets, meetings, and ceremonies. The second phase will be completed in July of 2008 and the exhibition area of BICEC is therefore expected to total 40,000 square meters by then.
There will be an underground parking lot of 37,000 square meters. Address: Tianjin Binhai International Convention and Exhibition Center, Fifth Avenue, TEDA Tel: 65302593 ●TEDA Soccer Stadium With an area of 75,000 square meters and a total floor area of 61,000 square meters, TEDA Soccer Stadium is designed in line with the standards of FIFA. It has many not only China’s best but also world’s first-rate facilities. The grandstand has four levels and can hold 37,000 spectators. Totally 70% of the seats have ceilings above. The Stadium serves as the venue of not only high-level soccer games but also grand shows. Address: Northeastern Side of the Cross of Beihai Road and TEDA Avenue, TEDA Ticket Office Hotline: 66220610 ●TEDA Stadium Covering 22,016 square meters, TEDA Stadium has 400-meter plastic tracks, one standard turfed football field, one standard basketball court, and three non-standard basketball courts. The Stadium has body-building equipment installed for the free use of the public and opens from 6:00 to 22:30 (23:00 in summer). With a grandstand for 1,700 spectators, the Stadium is suitable for various sports meetings and assemblies. People
can also do morning exercise or take a walk after supper in the evening in the Stadium. Address: at the cross of Huanghai Road and Third Avenue, TEDA Tel: 13920412634 ●TEDA Club Gym The gym has a table tennis hall and badminton hall. The fees are charged based on hours. The fee for playing table tennis is 25 RMB yuan per hour and badminton 50 RMB yuan per hour. The opening hours are from 9:00 to 21:00. Address: 13 Huanghai Road, TEDA Tel: 66299405 ●TEDA Club Swimming Center TEDA Club Swimming Center has both indoor and outdoor pools. With eight lanes, the indoor swimming pool is 1.4-1.6 meters in depth and 25 meters in length. The outdoor pool, which has 12 lanes, is 1.4-1.6 meters in depth and 50 meters in length. The Center opens from 9 am to 9 pm. Users may buy morning exercise cards. A 12 month card costs 1500 RMB yuan, a six month card 1000 RMB yuan, and a one month card 210 RMB yuan/30 times). There is also a kind of Lingtong card. (450 RMB yuan/30 times) Address: 49 First Avenue, TEDA Tel: 25326666 ext. 6622
●TEDA International Club Swimming Center TEDA International Club Swimming Center has a standard swimming pool, 25 meters in length and 12.5 meters in width, and a heart shaped fun pool. There are also huge umbrellas and wave creating equipment. The swimming center opens from Monday to Friday. The fee is 300 RMB yuan each person, covering such various services as swimming, baths, Finnish bath, Turkish bath, SPA, fitness equipment, movies, and massages (requiring extra charges). For every Saturday and Sunday, the fee for each person is 150 RMB yuan (no time limit; same services as weekdays). Moreover, TEDA International Club has hired A-level national athletes as standing coaches and gives swimming classes. Both regular classes and single classes are offered. As for regular classes, it costs 300 RMB yuan to have 15 one-hour classes. A single class costs each person 40 RMB yuan each hour. Address: 8 Second Avenue, TEDA Tel: 25325856 ●TEDA Powerhouse Gym Located in the TEDA Soccer Stadium, Powerhouse Gym at TEDA Promenade, enjoys the proximity to a lake and beautiful scenery. With an area of 4,000 square meters and super-high shared space of 20 meters in height, TEDA Powerhouse Gym has a full range of world class equipment.
Opening Hours: 9:30 to 22:00 A 12 month card costs 2588 RMB yuan (personal coaching of five times included) or 2288 RMB yuan (no personal coaching). Another kind of card is designed more for groups. For the card of over 100 RMB yuan, the user pays 25 RMB yuan each time. Address: Floor 2 of Section A and Section M, TEDA Soccer Stadium, TEDA Tel: 66282008 ●Tianbao Business Center Mainly providing services related to catering, recreation, and body building, Tianbao Business Center boasts an indoor standard swimming pool with six lanes and a length of 25 meters, a 12-lane bowling alley, indoor tennis court, fitness center, squash court, table tennis room, and room for playing chess, cards or mah-jong. The Center also enjoys a nice environment. It opens from 9 :00 to 24:00. The sauna and massage services are available from 9:00 to 21:00. Besides, the Center has a multifunctional hall for 100 people and a Japanese restaurant featured with elegant environment. There are membership cards valued at 10,000, 30,000, and 50,000 RMB yuan respectively. The guests owning cards of different values are entitled to different discounts and preferential treatment. Also, the Center hosts various large scale cultural activities and galas from time to time.
Address: 368 Jingmen Road, Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone Tel: 25761588 (Telephone Exchange) ●Taifeng Park Located on the Fourth Avenue of TEDA, Taifeng Park has been built on the previously deserted salt ponds. Featured with artificial scenes, Taifeng Park, large and open, is currently the most distinctive landmark of TBNA. With over 100 kinds of plants, the Park covers a total area of 216,000 square meters, including 161,120 square meters of green patches, a 40,256 square meter man-made lake, and 17,000 square meters of square paving, roads and sculptures. As a major public place for leisure and recreational sports, the Park opens day and night for the local residents, who may stroll around or jog in it. As for the terrain, the Park is designed to have heights in the north and seven man-made lakes in the south. Lying from the west to east, the seven man-made lakes vary from one another in size, shape, and depth. There are three large stretches of land between lakes and heights. Twelve squares are evenly distributed in the Park. Centered on sculptures and fountains, every square, displaying modern garden styles, presents different themes and scenes that not only show beauty individually but also integrate into a whole wonderful picture. Address: Fourth Avenue of TEDA (Please refer to the daily life map for details.)
●TEDA Tropical Botanical Garden With a total area of 24,700 square meters and a floor space of 5,365 square meters, TEDA Tropical Botanical Garden is composed of two pyramids linked together by a glass channel, one big and the other small in size. With succulents, sand plants, and subtropical plants, the Garden is an indoor exhibition of the flowers and vegetation of four seasons as well as an attraction for sight seeing. Opening hours: 9:00 to 17:00 Tickets: A ticket for each adult costs 10 RMB yuan. Students and Servicemen show their certificates for discount. Upon showing certificates, the disabled and senior citizens over the age of 70 do not have to buy tickets. The children shorter than 1.2 meters are not required to buy tickets either. Address: 20 Huayuan Street, TEDA Service Hotline: 66202557 ●TEDA Forest Park Sitting on the northwestern corner of TEDA and covering 33,000 square meters, the Forest Park boasts a variety of trees including dragon spruces, Chinese white poplars, Chinese hawthorns, crape myrtles, Chinese ashes, Chinese honey locusts, and Acer mono Maxims. With such a huge ocean of trees, the Forest Park stands as a green heart built with the care and hard work of TEDA people. Hills of varied sizes, together with trees and
flowers, build a splendid picture. In the near future, a 3,000-meter TEDA River will be developed and flow around the Park. There will also be elegant and exquisite bridges, pavilions, rockery, and queer rocks of rugged beauty, for the sake of leisure of visitors. Furthermore, some wild animals will be raised to create a paradise for children. The Park opens 24 hours to the visitors for free. Address: West to Bohai Road and North to the 11th Avenue of TEDA ●Tianjin Binhai Aircraft Carrier Theme Park With a planned land and sea area of 7 square kilometers, Tianjin Binhai Aircraft Carrier Theme Park is located on Baguatan, Hangu District, TBNA. Focused on the Kiev Aircraft Carrier, the Park is a large military theme park featured by such services as tours, role play, survival training, leisure, education for national defense, conferences, activities, and film shooting. Tickets: A full price ticket costs 110 RMB yuan. Half price tickets, 55 RMB yuan each, are available for the children 1.2 to 1.4 meters in height, soldiers on active service (showing identification certificates), disabled (showing certificates of the disabled), and senior citizens over 65 years old (showing ID cards). The children shorter than 1.2 meters (need to be accompanied by adults) and retired cardres (showing certificates of retirement) are free from charge. The tickets with tour guidance services cost 75 RMB yuan each.
Address: Baguatan, Yingchengzhen, Hangu District, Tianjin Information Hotline: 59918888/59918007 Hotline for Group Tours: 67288888/67288000 Website: http://www.binhaipark.cn/ ●Haihe Bund Park With a reputation of “Mini Shanghai Bund”, Haihe Bund Park, adjacent to TEDA, is a place for sightseeing, leisure, tourism, and holidays. Near the Jin Street of Tanggu District, on the southern bank of Haihe River, the 130,000-square-meter Haihe Bund Park is composed of four parts: Cultural and Recreational Area, Business and Leisure Area, Green Sights Area, and Platform View Area. The Cultural and Recreational Area, which sits at the westernmost tip, contains such places for public activities as a center for prominent ceremonies, aquarium, and open-air theatre. As a transition from the public gala venues in the first area to the areas of sights and leisure, the second area, Business and Leisure Area includes the Children’s Playground, Moon Square, Grand Beach, Culture and Arts Center, and commercial facilities. The third area, the narrowest part of the whole Bund, is featured with greening work and natural ground paving. It is a quiet transition area for the visitors to take a rest. The fourth area is characterized by roof gardens and traditional gardening designs. There are fountains, the highest and longest in China, in the square of Haihe Bund Park. The main fountain is 170 meters in height,
stretching 360 meters from west to east. A total of 27 patterns of fountains can be formed and a special view of “fire on water” is presented. The fountains can be counted as the most spectacular water view of China. The Park opens for free to the visitors day and night. Address: Near the Pedestrian Street of Shanghai Road and Jiefang Road and on the Southern Bank of Haihe River ●Tianjin Warner Golf Club Located in the core zone of TEDA, the Warner Golf Club borders on Huanghai Road, Nanhai Road and Second Avenue. It is an international standard 18 hole golf course with an area of 430,000 square meters and also the first golf course of TEDA. Address: No.1, Nanhai Road, TEDA Tel: 25326009 ●Tianjin Longhai International Golf Country Club Adjacent to the Yingcheng Lake, Hangu District of Tianjin, Tianjin Longhai International Golf Country Club is a 18-hole international standard wetland golf course with Scottish Beach Links-style. Utilizing the natural scenery of Bohai Bay and large pieces of marshes of the neighboring reservoirs, the golf course presents a view of European beach golf courses, which is very special in China. It can be reached in 15 minutes from TEDA by car and within one hour from other major districts of Tianjin.
Address: In the Yingcheng Lake Area, Hangu District, Tianjin Tel: 67201818 ●Tianjin International Hot Spring Golf Club Adjacent to Tianjin Airport, Tianjin International Hot Spring Golf Club is quite close to TEDA and can be reached in 40 minutes by car. It is an 18-hole international standard golf course with a total playing area of 675,000 square meters. Address: South to Guanzhuangcun, Huamingzhen, Dongli District, Tianjin Tel: 24890391 24896801
●Jingjin Golf Club Situated in Jinnan District of Tianjin, Jingjin Golf Club is also fairly close to TEDA and can be reached in 50 minutes by car from TEDA. It is a 18-hole par 72 course stretching 1 million square meters. Address: Northern Side of Jingang Road, Balitai Town, Jinnan District, Tianjin Tel: 88523388-609 ●Dijing Golf Club Dijing Golf Club enjoys a superb geographical location because it lies in the Jingjin New Town of Baodi County of Tianjin and the converging region of Beijing, Tianjin and Tangshan. It takes about one hour and a half to drive from TEDA to the Club, which owns an international 28751908
standard 27-hole golf course stretching 1800 mu. Address: 1 Zhujiangnan Road, Jingjin New Town, Baodi County, Tianjin Tel: 83191994/29669266 ●Tianjin Yangliuqing Golf Resort Covering 3,000 mu, Tianjin Yangliuqing Golf Resort is centered on a large 36 hole golf course that is qualified to hold international tournaments. Address: North to the Interchange of Yijinglu, Yangliuqing, Xiqing District, Tianjin Tel: 27922792 ●Aluoma (Tianjin) Golf Club Covering 2,640,000 square meters, Aluoma (Tianjin) Golf Club is an international standard 18-hole par 72 golf course. Address: Greening Base of Guangang Forest Park, Dagang District, Tianjin Tel: 63285000/6000 (for Reservation) Services) ●Tianjin Songjiang Tuanbohu Golf Club Lying in proximity of the 52-square-kilometer Tuanbo Lake, this Golf Club boasts beautiful views rare in China. The Songjiang 36 hole golf course (A to D) is designed by Peter Thomson, the Australian golfer who has won the British Open five times. 63285757-241 (Member
The course is unique in designs and worth a try. Address: Tuanbohu Resort, Jinghai County, Tianjin Tel: 68505299 ●Tianjin Tian’ehu International Golf Club Located in Wuqing Development Zone of Tianjin, Tianjin Tian’ehu International Golf Club is a standard 9 hole par 36 course with 50 two floor bays. With the only driving range for use with floating balls in the north of China, this golf course boasts automatic tee-up machines and other training aids, so it can meet varied demands of golfers with different focuses. Address: Wuqing Development Zone, Tianjin Tel: 82175261 2.6. Pets According to Tianjin’s regulations concerning raising dogs, the foreign expatriates and Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao citizens who are living in TEDA are allowed to keep dogs, as long as the following requirements are met. 1. He or she has a permit of residence or proof of any other legal identity; 2. He or she has full capacity for civil conduct. 3. He or she lives in a single house or apartment.
According to relevant regulations, a dog keeper shall go through registration procedures at the local police station to obtain a Dog Raising Registration Certificate of Tianjin and a tag for the dog. In the first year, to apply for the registration certificate, the foreign expatriates in TEDA shall go to the Detachment Nine of Security Administration Division of Tianjin Public Security Bureau. Starting from the second year, the dog owner may go through the annual registration procedures at TEDA Branch of Tianjin Public Security Bureau. The following documents shall be provided. 1. Dog Raising Registration Form 2. Passport or other ID certificates 3. Certificate of living in a single house or apartment 4. Four color photos of the dog 5. Dog Immunization Status Certificate
It takes 25 days to issue the approval since the registration.
As for a dog keeper that has completed the registration, he or she should take his or her dog to the animal quarantine institution or veterinary clinic authorized by the animal husbandry authorities to have the injection of rabies vaccine and obtain the Dog Immunization Status Certificate for the year. The annual registration later will require the injection proof and the
Dog Immunization Status Certificate. The period from May 8 to June 30 every year is the time for the annual registration. A dog keeper shall pay a dog management fee to the Public Security Bureau. For the first year, the dog keeper needs to pay the fee at the Detachment Nine of Security Administration Division of Tianjin Public Security Bureau. From the second year on, the dog keeper may pay the fee at TEDA Branch of Tianjin Public Security Bureau. The fee is 1,000 RMB yuan for the first year and after that 500 RMB yuan each year.
According to relevant regulations, the Public Security Bureau will punish the dog keeper who fails to go through annual registration procedures in due time.
As stipulated in the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Entry and Exit Animal and Plant Quarantine, each traveler is allowed to bring with him or her only one dog when entering China via Tianjin. In the meantime, the dog bearer shall provide a valid immunization status certificate issued by an official animal quarantine agency of the region or country where the dog comes from. A valid vaccination certificate should also be provided. The inspection and quarantine institution of Tianjin will examine the quarantine status of the dog on the spot and those who pass the exam should be kept in quarantine for 30 days in the place designated
by the port authority for quarantine of animals and plants.
The following departments are in charge of dog raising registration. ●Detachment Nine of Security Administration Division of Tianjin Public Security Bureau Address: 77 Zijinshan Road, Hexi District, Tianjin Tel: 88292269 (Foreigners Only)
●TEDA Branch of Tianjin Public Security Bureau Address: Juridical Service Center, the First Avenue, TEDA Tel: 25209876 (24 hours)
2.7. Traffic (I) What’s the Difference Between the Traffic Rules of China and Those of Foreign Countries?
The traffic rules, signs and habits vary significantly from one country to another. For example, in China and USA, the steering wheels are on the left side but in the Commonwealth Countries and Japan, the steering wheels are on the right side. In China, a car does not have to stop if it wants to turn right at a cross, but in some other countries the driver has to stop the car at the cross first before he turns right. In China, usually the
driver shall stop at a red light and go at a green light, while in many countries, the rule is that “pedestrians have priority over drivers.” Therefore, the overseas citizens living in TEDA should adapt themselves to the traffic rules of China and those who walk or ride bikes should pay attention to the traffic. When you cross the street, you need to watch the traffic lights and also check the traffic around to make sure of your safety.
In daily life and work, attention should be paid to the following rules, so that the chance of accidents can be reduced. 1. In China, either motor or non motor driven vehicles should all keep right. This rule is different from those of some western countries. So, people from abroad should keep alert on this. 2. Pedestrians should walk in the sidewalks and for the roads without sidewalks pedestrians should walk near the side of the road. 3. Cyclists should use the non motor vehicle lane. 4. Pedestrians should pass the street via crosswalks, underpasses or pedestrian bridges. At the crosswalks with traffic lights, pedestrians should stop at red lights and cross the street not until the green light is on. As for the crosswalks without traffic lights, pedestrians should look out for the vehicles in the street. Pedestrians shall not chase around or rush across the street. As for those streets without crosswalks, pedestrians should pass the street straight and they should
not suddenly cross the street when vehicles are coming close.
(II). How to Obtain a Driver’s License in China? Since China did not sign the Geneva Conventions, neither the driver’s license of other countries nor the international driver’s license is valid in China. A driver’s license issued by China is requried.
How to Change the Original Driver’s License Into a Chinese Driver’s License? An expatriate or citizen of Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan who lives or works in TEDA and holding an overseas driver’s license or international license should go to the Vehicle Administrative Department of Tianjin Public Security Bureau to apply for a Chinese driver’s license. The applicant should bring with him or her the original driver’s license, its copy, its translation, passport, a one-inch bare-headed color photo, and permit of residence. (The applicant is required to have a permit of residence valid for over one year. The applicant with a permit valid for more than three months and less than one year should apply for a temporary driver’s license.) Also, the applicant will not obtain his or her driver’s license until he or she passes the traffic rules exam held by the Vehicle Administrative Department. (The exam paper is written in Chinese. An interpreter is allowed to accompany the applicant in the
exam.) As for the applicant with less than three years of driving experience, even if he or she passes the traffic rules exam, the driver’s license will not be issued until the applicant passes the road test.
How to Obtain a New Chinese Driver’s License? If an expat or a citizen of Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan does not have a driver’s license issued overseas or an international license, he or she needs to provide aforementioned documents and will obtain a Chinese driver’s license only after he or she completes training courses and passes the road test.
How to Extend a Driver’s License? The following documents are required: 1. The extended permit of residence and its copy 2. Original driver’s license 3. A one-inch bare-headed color photo
For more information, please contact: ●Vehicle Administrative Department of Traffic Administration of Tianjin Public Security Bureau Address: Zhenli Road, Hedong District, Tianjin Tel: 26021100 24561100
(III) How to Buy a Car? When buying a car, an expat does not have to go through special procedures, unless the car is bought with a loan. If a foreigner buys a car with a loan, the down payment will be 10% to 20% higher than what is needed for a Chinese. Please consult auto agents for further information about specific procedures of loaning, loan line, and documents needed for loans. Generally a buyer will have to go through the following steps to buy a car.
Choosing a Car: First, go to the car market to search for a car you like and then go to the 4S car shop to buy the car. Don’t forget bargaining. In the car market, there are many different types of cars, the buyer may make comparisons between different cars in terms of performance, needs, price and other features. Once the buyer likes a specific type of car, he may go to buy the car in the 4S shop. Usually the price of the 4S shop is higher, but it is still negotiable. In such negotiations, the buyer is advised to refer to the price set in the car market as the benchmark.
Signing the Contract: The buyer who buys a car with a loan needs to sign a loan contract with the bank and sign a notary letter and a certificate
of guarantee with the notary office.
Payment: The buyer who buys a car with loans needs to bear the cost of notarial affairs and guarantee, in addition to the down payment.
Industrial and Commercial Check of the Receipt: The buyer needs to go to the Vehicle Administrative Department for the industrial and commercial check of the receipt.
Vehicle Purchase Tax and Vehicle and Vessel Use Tax: The buyer pays the vehicle purchase tax at the Vehicle Purchase Tax Collection Department of the Traffic Administration, and pays the vehicle and vessel use tax at the bank outlets authorized by the Local Taxation Bureau.
Car Check: The buyer should go to the testing plant designated by the Traffic Police Brigade for car checking and pay the fee for checking.
Car Insurances: The Third-party Liability Insurance is a compulsory insurance. As for the other insurances, you may choose to buy or not. If you buy a car with a loan, you need to pay the credit insurance fee and management fee, in addition to the various insurances.
Road Toll: The buyer pays the road toll at the bank outlets authorized by the Road Toll Collection Department.
Auto Moving Certificate: The buyer should go to the On-the-spot Office of the Traffic Detachment to obtain the Auto Moving Certificate.
Vehicle Registration Certificate: It should be obtained from the Vehicle Management Department.
Record Keeping: The Security Committee is in charge of record keeping.
Filing: The Additional Charge Office is in charge of filing.
Upon the completion of the above formalities, you may drive your car home. It is true that the formalities needed to buy a car in China are complicated, but you may choose to authorize an auto dealer or specialized agent to complete all the steps for you. You will just have to pay extra service charges. In TEDA and its neighboring regions, there are many agents of selling world famous brand cars and several large centers of showcasing and selling cars.
●International Auto Center of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone
It is 10 minutes’ drive from TEDA. Address: Inside Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone Tel: 25762850 Website: www.bae-auto.com/
●International Auto Park of Tianjin Airport It can be reached in 30 minutes by car from TEDA. Address: The Airport Processing Zone of Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone Website：www.tjautoland.com/
(IV) How to Rent a Car? TEDA offers good car services. There are taxies everywhere in the street. Some taxies wait for customers in front of high class residential areas or hotels. If you want to rent a high class car (including self drive), you may consult the specialized car rental companies or the high class hotels in TEDA.
●TEDA Bus Call Center: This Call Center provides a full range of car rental services. If you call 66231666, you are entitled to the one-stop service related to buses, shuttle buses, Binhai Tourist Agency, Nanhai Gas Station, and etc.
Address: 60 Haitong Street, TEDA (Go straight down Nanhai Road to the north) Tel: 66231666
●Tianjin Lianghao Car Rental Company Address：The first floor shops of the Fanglinyuan Community, Second Avenue, TEDA Tel：26353765 26352999（24-hour） Website：www.lianghao.com/
●TEDA Wanhua Car Rental Company Address: Seventh Avenue, TEDA Tel: 27632221
2.8．Postal and Telecommunication Services (1) How to Send a Letter or Parcel? In TEDA mail drops can only be found inside or at the gate of a post office rather than on the roadside. Mail and parcel services need to be handled at a post office.
Letters fall into ordinary ones and registered ones. Envelopes and stamps can be purchased at any post office. To send an ordinary letter, you just
need to stamp it and drop it into a mail drop. To send a registered letter, please turn to a post office clerk at the counter.
Parcels To send a parcel, first you may bring your own package (cannot be sealed until a post office clerk has checked it) or buy one at the post office. You can ask for a waybill, fill it, hand it back with the items to be sent to a post office clerk, and pay postage according to weight and distance. You may have your parcel insured.
International Mail To send an international mail, you can choose EMS, air mail or other international express companies. Please insure precious or important items so as to be compensated in case of loss.
Domestic Mail To send a domestic mail, you can go to a post office, or call an express company to have your mail picked up at home. For more information about local express companies please check the Binhai Yellow Page at www.bh-yellowpage.com/.
● TEDA Post Office (Shengtai Apartment)
Address: Ground-floor of Shengtai Apartment, the corner of the Third Avenue and Dongting Road, TEDA Tel：25290297 Open Hours：09：00—17：00 Business Scope: Domestic and international letters, parcels and EMS services ● TEDA Post Office（Huanghai Road） Address: No.139 Huanghai Road, TEDA Tel：25290292 Open Hours：09：00—17：00 Business Scope：Domestic and international letters, parcels and EMS services ● TEDA Post Office(TEDA Investment Service Center) Address：Inside the TEDA Investment Service Center Tel：25202740 Open Hours：09：00—17：00 Business Scope：Domestic and international letters, parcels and EMS services. Express companies, who offer door-to-door pick-up and delivery services, are a more convenient choice for your parcels. Just give them a call, and wait at home.
● EMS Address：No.139 Huanghai Road, TEDA Tel：25290292 ● DHL Address：No. 45 Wanlian Apartment, No.2, the Second Avenue, TEDA Tel：25322975 24304988 ● UPS Address：No.54-101 Wanlian Apartment, No.2, the Second Avenue, TEDA Tel：25323291 25323292 ●TNT Express Address：Room 4-711 Jiadeyuan Community, No.21, the Second Avenue, TEDA Tel：25323657 ● DTW Address：No.19, the Fourth Avenue, TEDA Tel：25320931 ● RSP Civil Aviation Express Address：No.26 Jieda Road, the Third Avenue, TEDA Tel：65298816 For more express service providers, please turn to
(2) How to Apply For fixed Telephone, Internet or Mobile Phone Services? Telephone services fall into fixed ones and mobile ones. To apply for fixed telephone or Internet services, you can visit a telecom outlet of China Telecom or China Netcom in TEDA. To apply for mobile phone services, you can visit a telecom outlet of China Mobile or China Unicom in TEDA.
To apply for fixed telephone services, foreigners or Chinese citizens from Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan should bring his/her passport or other valid identity certificates, fill in an application form at a telecom outlet of China Telecom or China Netcom in TEDA, and pay certain amount of deposit. Door-to-door installation shall be finished and local and domestic long-distance call services shall be opened within seven working days since the date of application. To open international call services, the telephone owner needs to bring his/her passport or other valid identity certificate and apply at a telecom outlet of China Telecom or China Netcom.
To apply for Internet services, the applicant (if he/she is exactly the phone owner) shall go to a telecom outlet with his/her passport. Otherwise the
phone owner needs to bring his/her own valid identity certificate to a telecom outlet and submit an application. Door-to-door installation will be provided within five working days since the date of application. For detailed Internet rate standard, please consult a telecom outlet of China Telecom or China Netcom at TEDA.
Mobile phones and SIM cards can be purchased at a shopping center, franchised store or any telecom outlet of China Mobile or Unicom. To purchase a SIM card, you need to bring with you passport or other valid identity certificate. To get international services for your mobile phone, you need to go through additional procedures. For more details please consult a telecom outlet of China Mobile or China Unicom at TEDA.
Dialing Method: To make a local call, just dial the number you want directly. To make a domestic long-distance call, you need to dial domestic area code before entering the number. To make an international call, you need to dial number 00, country code, area code, and the number.
● Telecom Outlet of China Telecom Address: E5C2 Financial Street, the Third Avenue, TEDA Open Hours: 09：00—17：30
Consultation Tel：10000 Repair Services： 59810112 （Manual） /10000 （24-hour automation, please follow voice prompts.） ● TEDA Branch, China Netcom (Group) Co., Ltd. Address ： the corner of Xinchengdong Road and Shengda Street, TEDA/i.e. the corner of the Fifth Avenue and Huanghai Road Open Hours：08：30—18：00 Consultation Tel：10060 Repair Services ： 10060 （ 24-hour automation, please follow voice prompts.） ● TEDA Telecom outlet of China Mobile Address： F1, E5C1, Binhai Financial Street, No.20, Guangchuangdong Road, TEDA Open Hours：08：30—18：30 Consultation Tel：10086（Please follow voice prompts and dial 0 to connect to manual services） ● TEDA Telecom Outlet of China Unicom Address：No.27, Nanhai Road, TEDA Open Hours：08：30—18：30 Consultation Tel：10010-1-5 Repair Services ： 193112 （24-hour automation, please follow voice
2.9．Employment Get Your Work Permit Ready. To work in China, you need to follow the Provisions of Administration on the Employment of Foreigners in China and other related rules and regulations. To work in Tianjin, a foreigner or a Chinese citizen from Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan needs to get a work permit. To be specific, to get legally employed in this city, you shall enter China with an employment visa (if the applicant is from a country that has signed visa-exemption agreement with Chinese government, the agreement shall prevail), and obtain an foreigner work permit (to be issued by Tianjin Labor and Social Security Bureau) and an foreigner residence permit (to be issued by the Entry & Exit Administration Office of Tianjin Public Security Bureau) after entry. Foreigners without residence permit in China (i.e. the F.I.C.G visa), foreigners staying in China as student or intern, or accompanying family members are not allowed to work in Tianjin. Under special circumstances, the employer may apply for work license for a foreign employee and the employee shall, with the permit, go to local public security agencies to change his/her identity certificate, obtain work permit and residence permit before getting legally employed. Those who fit in certain
requirements (e.g. foreign professional technical and managerial personnel employed directly by Chinese government) can be exempted from work permit. To get employed in Tianjin, you must meet the following requirements. （1）18 years of age or older and in good health （2）with professional skills and job experience required for the work of intended employment； （3）free of criminal record； （4）a clearly-defined employer; （5）with valid passport or other international travel document in lieu of the passport.
A foreigner work permit is only valid for employers located within the territory of Tianjin and recognized and approved by foreigner employment management authorities. To change employer within the territory of Tianjin, the permit holder needs to get approval from the issuing authority and go through alternation procedures. To leave Tianjin for other Chinese provinces and cities to get employed, you need to update employment declaration and get new work permit. You should, according to the law, conclude a labor contract with your employer, the term of which shall not exceed five years. Your work permit terminates
upon the expiration of your labor contract. To renew your labor contract, your employer shall apply for the extension of employment term at labor agencies 30 days prior to the expiration of the labor contract. Once approved, the employer shall proceed to get your work permit extended.
(1) A foreigner employed without a work permit or an employer who hires foreign employees without license will be penalized once detected. If the circumstance is especially serious, the foreigner involved will be ordered to leave China within a specific period. (2) Labor disputes arise from a foreigner who gets employed in Tianjin without a foreigner work permit shall be heard at a people’s court as an ordinary civil case. To get a work permit, please handle the procedures at the Tianjin Service Office for Foreigners’ Employment. Add. No 58, Jiulong Road, Hexi District, Tianjin Tel. 23263958 Website: www.cnthr.com About the foreign expert certificate: (1) A foreign expert certificate is granted to senior foreign professional technicians or management personnel; (2) A foreign expert certificate can be used to apply for foreigner residence permit. But it is of a status higher than an employment
To get a foreign expert certificate, please apply at Tianjin Foreign Expert Affairs Bureau (an affiliation of Tianjin Labor and Personnel Bureau). Foreign experts working in TEDA can have the procedure handled at TEDA Human Resource Service Center (an affiliation of TEDA Labor and Personnel Bureau).
For more information, please contact: ● Tianjin Labor and Social Security Bureau Address：No.18 Jianshe Road, Heping District, Tianjin Tel：23030918 Website：www.tj.lss.gov.cn ● TEDA Human Resource Service Center Address：No.69, Nanhai Road, TEDA Tel：25295909 25295933 ● Entry and Exit Administration Office of Tianjin Public Security Bureau Address：No.19, Shouan Street, Hebei District, Tianjin Consultation Tel：24458825 Supervision Tel：24459641 Website：www.e110.info
2.10．Financial Services How to Open a Personal Bank Account? Generally speaking, residents from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan and foreign citizens residing within and outside the Chinese territory may open an individual bank account with their valid identity certificates (which shall be identifiable by their real names).
While applying for bank accounts, residents from Hong Kong or Macao SARs need to present their Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macau Residents. Residents from Taiwan shall present their Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents or other valid travel documents.
While applying for bank accounts, foreign residents shall present their passport or Permanent Resident Permit for Foreigners (Border inhabitants shall present passports or Cross-border Entrance & Exit Permit for Border Inhabitants.).
Requirements differ from bank to bank. For more information, please consult the bank you are applying to. How to Deposit and Withdraw Money at a Bank? According to Chinese laws and regulations, a foreigner or a Chinese
citizen from Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan must use his/her real name to open a bank account. (1) Foreigners are subject to the same requirement as Chinese mainland citizens on the deposit and withdrawal of RMB. According to Circular No. 816  of the People’s Bank of China, any individual who withdraws more than 50,000 yuan from any saving deposit account within one day needs to show his/her valid identity certificate. (2) Deposit and withdrawal of foreign currency are subject to related regulations of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) Deposit of foreign currency of 5,000 US dollars or less in cash within the same day can be handled at a bank counter. Deposit of more than the above mentioned sum requires the valid identity certificate of the depositor, Entering and Exiting Passengers' Declaration Form of Luggage of the People’s Republic of China(to be signed and stamped by the customs agency), or the original bank form for withdrawal of foreign cash of the original bank. Withdrawal of foreign cash of accumulatively 10,000 US dollars or less within one day can be handled at a bank counter. Withdrawal of more than the above mentioned sum requires the customer to present certificate of his/her valid identity certificate and withdrawal purpose to local foreign exchange administrative agency for registration. The bank will, after checking valid identity certificate of the customer and the
Registration Form of Foreign Cash Withdrawal (to be signed and stamped by the foreign exchange administrative agency), pay the required sum of foreign cash to the customer.
How to Use a Foreign Currency Card? Due to the current restriction of the issuing bank of foreign currency cards, foreign customers can only withdraw cash in RMB from their foreign currency cards at the counter of Chinese banks. To handle business at a Chinese bank with foreign currency card, the applicant need to make sure the Chinese bank has the authorization of the foreign issuing bank.
How to Get a Credit Card? Currently many Chinese banks have issued international-standard dual-currency credit cards. Customers may choose to open RMB account and US dollar account simultaneously. To get such a card, you need to ask for service contract via bank outlets, on-line banks, or credit card service hotlines and present the following documents: (1) Valid passport; (2)A copy of your Foreigner Residence Permit, or of the Foreigner Residence License stuck on the visa page of your passport, or of the Foreigner Permanent Residence Permit;
(3)Documents that can prove your income or financial status
How to Remit to a Foreign Country? (1)To send remittance via a foreign currency deposit account requires the valid identity certificate of the remitter only. (2) To remit foreign cash of 10,000 US dollars or less within one day requires the valid identity certificate of the remitter. To remit more than the above mentioned sum requires the Entering and Exiting Passengers' Declaration Form of Luggage of the People’s Republic of China(to be signed and stamped by the customs agency), or the original bank form for withdrawal of foreign cash of the original bank.
How to Make Financial Investment？ Currently, you may invest in the Chinese A-share market via a Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (QFII), or, according to Measures for Strategic Investment by Foreign Investors upon Listed Companies, acquire A-shares of listed companies as a strategic investor by means of promoting, contracted transfer, or issuing of new shares.
Note: To get more information about the handling of the above mentioned businesses, you may consult a Chinese or foreign bank at TEDA or the TEDA agency of SAFE. ( Please refer to the list of Chinese and foreign
● Tanggu District Sub-branch of SAFE Address ： E8A East Section of Binhai Financial Street, No.20, Guangchangdong Road, the Third Avenue, TEDA International Payment Division：66239191 Capital Account Division：66239197 Current Account Division：66239173 TPFTZ Office：25763833 Complaint Hotline：66239194 Website：www.tedaonline.com/safe
2.11.Religious Belief： China protects religious freedom. In TEDA you can find foreign residents of different color, language and religious beliefs from over 30 countries and regions. Christian, Catholic, Islamic, Buddhist and other religious groups can also be easily found in this diversified and dynamic area. In its neighboring Tanggu District and in the downtown area of Tianjin there are also churches, mosques and Buddhist temples.
● Tianjin Tanggu District Church Address： corner of Guangzhou Road and Hebei Road, Tanggu District, the
Tianjin ● Tianjin Cangmenkou Christian Church Address：No.134, Guloudong Street, Hongqiao District, Tianjin Tel：27274669 ● Tianjin Wanghailou Church Address：No.292, Shizilin Street, Hebei District, Tianjin Tel：26351172 ● Tianjin Xikai Church Address：No.9, Xining Road, Heping District, Tianjin Tel：27811929 ● Chaoyin Temple： Address：No.2, Xiguqian Street, Tanggu District, Tianjin Tel：25312929 ● Dabei Buddhist Monastery Address：Behind the Jingang Bridge, Hebei District, Tianjin Tel：26261768 ● Jianfu Kwan-yin Temple Address：No. 27, Dazhiguzhong Road, Hedong District, Tianjin Tel：84111444 ● Jianfu Nunnery： Address：Liuwei Road, Hedong District, Tianjin Tel：24386518
● Tianjin Matzu Temple Address：No.80 Ancient Cultural Street, Hongqiao District, Tianjin Tel：27356424；27275074 ● Tianjin Tanggu District Mosque(Tianjin Tanggu District Islamic Association) Address：No. 10, Zhongxinbei Road, Hangzhou Road, Tanggu District, Tianjin Tel：25346630 ● Huangquan Mosque Address：Huangquan Village, Tanggu District, Tianjin Tel：25330395 ● Tianjin Islamic Association Address：No.32, Liangdian Street, Xiaohuo Lane, Hongqiao District, Tianjin Tel：27271056 ● Tianjin Nanmenwai Mosque Democratic Administrative Commission Address：Clothing Street, Nankai District, Tianjin Tel：27272280 ● Tianjin Hexi District Mosque Address：Jiujiang Road, Hexi District, Tianjin Tel：23240668 ● Tianjin Beichen District Tianmu Residential Quarter Mosque
Address：Tianmu Village, Tianmu Town, Beichen District, Tianjin Tel：26344501 ● Tianjin Hebei District Chenjiagou Mosque Democratic Administrative Commission Address：the corner of Shengli Road and Kunwei Road, Hebei District, Tianjin Tel：24454046
2.12.Interpretation and Translation Services： In TEDA you can find a number of interpretation and translation service companies. For language services and trainings, feel free to contact them: ● Tianjin Learned Translation Co., Ltd.: Address：D.D.Center Hotel, the Third Avenue, TEDA Tel &Fax：65299261 ● Tianjin Brilliance Translation Agency Address：A-2, Zhaotong Office Building, No.3 Xiaoyuan Road, the First Avenue, TEDA Tel：25288410 Website：www.tbsatranslation.com ● Total Translation Co., Ltd. Address: B-401, Haowei Building, the Third Avenue, No.8 , TEDA Tel：62006682
● Tianjin TEDA Haicheng Translation Center Address：No.17-3 Dongting Road, TEDA Tel：66205132 13802175519 Fax：25323527 ● Tianjin Omar Translation Co., Ltd. Address：Room 210, Haijing Building, The Second Avenue, TEDA Tel：65290489 25293851 2.13. Legal Service: Foreigners who live and work in TEDA can turn to the TEDA Legal Aids Center for free legal services. ● TEDA Legal Aids Center Address: F15, TEDA Administrative and Legal Affairs Building, the Second Avenue, TEDA Tel: 25329148/25321666
Professional Legal Service Agencies at TEDA: ● Mingzhou Law Firm Address: Room 2103, TEDA Central Hotel, No.16 the Third Avenue, TEDA Tel: 25206211/25206210 ● Winner Law Firm Address: Room 2307, TEDA Central Hotel, No.16, the Third Avenue,
TEDA Tel: 25206271 ● Magna Law Office Address: 19-B, Hongda Avenue, TEDA Tel:25323394 /25321039 ●Hanyang Law Service Address: No.2109, Dalian Road, Tanggu District, Tianjin Tel: 60668733 ● Wang Jing & Co. Law Firm, Tianjin Branch Address: Room 2007-2008, TEDA Central Hotel, No.16 the Third Avenue, TEDA Tel: 25323818/25323819
2.14．Chinese Etiquettes Dialogue for Daily Use When meeting someone for the first time, you can say, “Jiu Yang.” ( I’ve long heard of you.) When meeting a long-parted friend, you can say, “Jiu Wei.”(Long time no see.) When asking for advice, you can say, “Zhi Jiao.” ( May I have your opinions please?)
When making an apology, you can say, “Bao Han.” ( Please forgive me.) When asking for help, you can say, “Lao Jia.” (Please do me a favor) When asking for conveniences or try to clear the way in a crowd, you can say, “Jie Guang.” (Excuse me.) When you bother somebody, you can say, “ Da Rao.” (Sorry for the interruption.) When congratulating someone, you can say, “Gong Xi.”
(Congratulations！) When asking questions, you can say, “Qing Wen.” (May I ask …?) When asking for guidance, you can say, “Ci Jiao.” ( May I have your guidance?) When asking others to do something for you, you can say, “Bai Tuo.” (Would you please do me a favor?) When expressing appreciation to other’s opinion, you can say, “Gao Jian.” (What a smart idea.) When visiting someone, you are actually Bai Fang him/her. When someone come to visit you, you should use “Guang Lin” to appreciate his/her visit. When seeing a visitor off, you can say,“Man Zou.” (Watch your steps./Get home safely.) When parting with someone, you can say, “Zai Lai.” (Please do come again.)
When accompanying a friend, you can say, “Feng Pei.” (I’ll keep you company.) When leaving a friend for a while, you can say, “Shi Pei.” (Excuse me.) When expecting a guest, you can say, “Gong Hou.” (I’m expecting you with honor.) At time of departure, you can tell the host, “Liu Bu” see me out.) To welcome a customer/shopper, you can say, “Huan Ying Guang Gu.” (Welcome to our shop.) To return something to its owner, you are actually Feng Huan it. (To return something with respect) ( Don’t bother to
2.15. Life Tips： Dirnking Water In China, running water is filtrated but still not directly drinkable. You need to boil it first. Electricity Quite different from many other parts of the world, China’s rated voltage is 220V/50Hz. Thus many foreign-made home appliances can not be directly plugged in a Chinese outlet. You may need a transformer or adapter. Don’t Forget to Ask For Invoice.
When you are shopping, dining, going to entertainment venues or gyms, or taking a taxi or a bus, don’t forget to ask for your invoice as an evidence in case you need to lodge a complaint or find you lost objects afterwards. Safeguarding Your Rights as a Consumer When you are shopping, dining, going to entertainment venues or gyms, or taking a taxi or a bus, please go to a licensed operator so that your rights as a consumer can be guaranteed and possible disputes can be solved through legal channels. It would be difficult to safeguard your rights if you choose to deal with an unlicensed taxi, bus or shop.
Part Three How to Deal With Emergencies? 3.1How to Make Emergency Calls 3.2 How to Report a Criminal Case? 3.3 How to Report a Fire? 3.4 What to Do In Case Of Traffic Accident? 3.5 How to Perform First Aid?
Part Three How to Deal With Emergencies? Police：110 Fire：119 First Aid：120 Traffic Accident：122
TEDA Call Center: 25201114 3.1 How to Make Emergency Calls Don’t panic in case of emergency. What you need to do is to timely call the police and clearly report whether it is a fire alarm, criminal case, traffic accident or first aid and describe the location of the accident and the surrounding environment. If necessary, please cry out loud for help to get other’s assistance.
The above numbers are all available 24 hours a day for free. The number 110 receives not only criminal cases but also fire reports, traffic accidents, first aid and civil disputes. How to dial 110,119, 120 and 112? ● Fixed Lines (Home or Company Telephones) While using a direct line, just pick up the receiver and dial 110, 119,120 or 122 directly; while using an extension line, please convert to an external line before you dial the number. ●Mobile Phones Please dial 110,119,120 and 122 directly. ● Paid Phones (IC Card or Coin-operated Phones) Just pick up the receiver and dial 110,119, or 122. For these emergency calls, you don’t need to insert IC cards or coins. Notes: It is dangerous to make phone calls while driving. Please dial the number after parking. Please keep your phone on for confirmation calls. Guidance for Emergencies To facilitate the life and work of foreigners in Tianjin, 110 is now available in Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean and Spanish. The 24-hour service hotline (25201111/25201114) of TEDA Call Center also provides foreign language services. In case of emergency, please call the police via 110, 119, 120 or 112 or contact the TEDA Branch of Tianjin Public Security Bureau via the TEDA Call Center. The following
departments and contact numbers are also available to you for help and assistance: ● TEDA Foreign Affairs Bureau
The TEDA Foreign Affairs Bureau is a government agency handling foreign, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan-related affairs at TEDA. Acting according to the foreign-related laws and regulations of China and Tianjin, it is answerable to major foreign-related issues of TEDA (e.g. assisting foreign, Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan citizens to obtain residence permit in China, etc.) Address: A-3, TEDA Investment Service Center, No.19, Hongda Street, TEDA Tel：25201391 ● Tianjin Public Security Bureau TEDA Branch Address: Judicial Center, the First Avenue, TEDA (NO.10, Xincheng Road, TEDA) Tel: 25209876（24-hour service line） ● TEDA Hospital (24 hour first aid hotline) Address: No.65, the Third Avenue, TEDA Tel: 65202000 (24/7 non-stop services) Outpatient Department of International Dispensary Center: 65202105 Mon-Fri: 8：30——16：30 ( 12：00——13：30 Lunch Break) ● TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital (24-hour
cardiovascular first aid services) Address: No.61, the Third Avenue, TEDA First Aid Tel：65209999 Foreign Patient Reception Tel：65208250/65209871/65208252 Foreign Patient Reception Time：Mon-Fir 8：30-17：00 ● At night time you may also contact TEDA Administrative Commission’s night-watch office via 25325110/25201471/25201470 for emergency assistance.
3.2 How to Report a Criminal Case? Please contact Chinese police immediately for help via 110 to report robbery, homicide, lost children or adults, any suspicious criminal activities, explosion or gunshot. Pay attention to the following details while making your call: ① Get the right number. Better confirm with the operator whether you are calling 110. ② Be sure don’t expose yourself to the criminal suspects while
calling the police. Keep yourself safe in the first place, don’t startle the suspects, and wait until the police arrive. ③ Don’t panic and report the condition clearly. If possible, please inform the police of the location of crime scene, number of criminal suspects, their transportation vehicles and weapons. In this way, you can help the
police to work out their counter measures most effectively. ④ case of theft, please contact the police timely and report your name, In address and detailed situation. In particular, remember to notify the issuing agencies of lost cards and certificates and apply for payment suspension immediately.
3.3 How to Report a Fire? Call the fire department swiftly in case of fire and follow these procedures: ① Dial 119 immediately at the sight of fire. ② Report the location of fire, especially the name of road (or nearby roads), lane, and door number. ③ Briefly describe the location of fire and its surrounding environment and traffic. ④ Report the cause of fire. 3.4 What to Do In Case Of Traffic Accident? Call 110 or 122 immediately after a traffic accident and make sure you do the following: For Parties Involved in the Accident Stop the Vehicle Immediately The vehicle must be stopped immediately after an accident. When the vehicle is stopped, put on the hand brake, power off the electricity, and
turn on the danger light as provided in traffic code. If the accident occurs at night, turn on the width light and tail light, too. If the accident occurs on highways, put danger signs behind the vehicle. Report the Accident Timely After an accident, you need to report the time, location, vehicles involved and casualties by him/herself or via passing vehicles or passengers to public security departments or traffic police nearby. You are not supposed to leave the accident scene or cover up the case. After calling the police, you can report to hospitals and emergency centers for help. If there’s a fire at the scene, call the fire department. Please don’t hang up the phone before you receive a clear answer from the operator. When you have called the police, please go back to the scene for help or police investigation. Rescue the Wounded When the condition of the wounded is confirmed, please try your best to save him/her if you can (e.g. haemostasis, enswathement, fixation, moving and CPR) and try to send him/her to a nearby hospital for further treatment. Please keep an eye on items scattered on the accident scene to prevent looting. Protect the Scene Protect the accident scene (including vehicles, personnel, livestock, and trails) and make sure scattered items remain in their original position.
You may cordon the scene with ropes to prevent man-caused or natural destruction or irrelevant personnel and vehicles from entering before the police arrive. In case you have to move vehicles or wounded at the scene, remember to mark their original positions. Never deliberately destroy or forge a scene. Prevent Fire or Explosion At the accident scene, you also need to ward against fire and explosion. First, turn off the vehicle engine to eliminate potential risks. Never smoke at the scene in case there are inflammables or explosives at the scene. If the vehicles involved in the accident are carrying hazardous materials, you need to inform the police and fire department of the toxicity, combustibility and explosibility, causticity, load and leakage volume of the materials for preventive measures.
Assist Evidence Collection at the Scene During scene investigation and evidence collection, you need to report to the traffic police on the process of the accident according to facts and shall not hide any true information. For Passing Vehicles and Passengers According to traffic code, passing vehicles and passengers shall offer assistance when encountering a traffic accident. If you just pass by an
accident scene, you are in the position to report to relevant agencies, assist to maintain order at the scene and proactively rescue the victims. If you have witnessed the whole process of the accident, you are supposed to report the facts to traffic departments. If you have witnessed a hit-and-run accident, please record the license number and direction of escape and report the information to the police. Tips for First Aid While rescuing accident victims, please don’t do it hastily. You should prioritize your rescue process and follow medical instruction, otherwise you may aggravate the wound or even endanger the life of the victim. Procedure of On-the-spot Rescue In case of massive haemorrhage, hemostasia should be the first priority. Clear the airway to avoid shock. Under emergent circumstances, you can use a clean hankerchief or shirt to press the wound before you wrap. If the victim shows no sign of breathing or heartbeat, you should perform artificial respiration and CPR immediately. If the victim losses consciousness, use hankerchief or your fingers to clear the earth or vomit in his/her mouth and nose, let him/her lie on his/her side or stomach to avoid choke. In case of limb fracture, you can use materials available at the scene such as wooden sticks, panels or cloth stripes to fasten the fractured limb. Prevent Subsequent Injuries
Whenever you often need to move a victim on or off the vehicle, make sure you move him/her with special attention to avoid secondary injuries such as back bone dislocation and spinal cord injury.
3.5 How to Perform First Aid? Please do as follows: ① Please don’t panic when emergency occurs. Just call 120 immediately for help. ② Before the ambulance arrives, perform out-hospital care to the wounded and sick if you can. ③ Brief the medical workers on the health history and currently used drugs of the patient so as to help them accurately diagnose and treat the symptom.
Part Four Procedures for Entry and Exit of Foreigners and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Citizens 4.1 Application for Various Visas 4.2 Accommodation Registration 4.3 Registration for Marriage, Divorce, Birth and Death
Part Four Procedures for Entry and Exit of Foreigners and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Citizens 4.1 Application for Various Visas Ordinary visas issued by the Chinese government are categorized by corresponding capital Pinyin letters according to the purpose of applicants: (1)Visa D is issued to those who come to China for permanent residence. (2)Visa Z is issued to those who come to work in China and their accompanying family members.
(3)Visa X is issued to those who come to China to study or practice as interns for more than six months. (4)Visa F is issued to those who come to China to visit, teach, do business, or for cultural, scientific or technological exchanges for less than six months. (5)Visa L is issued to those who come to China to travel, visit friends and relatives or to deal with some private matters. (6)Visa G is issued to those who need a stopover in China. (7)Visa C is issued to the crews of airplanes, trains and ships who are on regular visits to China. Their accompanying family members are issued with the same type of visa. (8)Visa J-1 is delivered to foreign resident journalists in China, and Visa J-2 to foreign journalists who visit China temporarily to gather news. The following applications can be handled at the Entry& Exit Administration Division of TEDA Branch, Tianjin Public Security Bureau or the Entry & Exit Division of Tanggu Branch, Tianjin Public Security Bureau. （1）Visa F （2）Visa L （3）Residence Permit （4）Change of Residence Permit （5）Reissue of Visa (upon loss of passport) or Residence Permit
（6）Child Fosterage （7）Separate Application for Group Visa （8）Registration of Foreign-related Enterprises （9）Exit& Entry Pass for Taiwan Residents at Chinese Mainland （10）Applications for the Establishment of Companies and Offices ● Entry &Exit Administration Division, TEDA Branch of Tianjin Public Security Bureau Address: F1, Certificate Application Hall, TEDA Sub-branch of Public Security Bureau, Judicial Center, the First Avenue, TEDA (No.10 Xincheng Road, TEDA) Tel：25209913 Fax：25209918 Working Hours：Mon to Thur Morning: 8：30 to 11：30 Afternoon: 13：30to 15：30 Fri Morning 8：30 to 11：30 Afternoon: For Special Reservation Only Time Required ：6 Working Days ● Entry & Exit Administration Divion, Tanggu Branch of Tianjin Public Security Bureau Address：No. 608 Yingkou Road, Tanggu District Working Hours：Mon to Thur Morning: 8：00 to11：30 Afternoon: 13：30 to 17：00 25209915
Fri Morning: 8：00 to 11：30 Afternoon: For Special Reservation Only Time Required：6 Working Days Information Hotline：65300945 Complaint Hotline：65300896
For other types of visas or determination of nationality, please turn to the Entry＆Exit Administration Office of Tianjin Public Security Bureau. ● Entry＆ Exit Administration Office of Tianjin Public Security Bureau Address：No.19, Shouan Street, Hebei District Working Hours：Mon to Thus 9：00 to 17：00； Friday 9：00 to 16：00
Time Required：6 Working Days Information Hotline：24458825 Complaint Tel：24459641 Reservation Tel：24459714 To better serve foreign friends working and living in Tianjin, the Tianjin Public Security Bureau has launched an on-line reservation service through which overseas people (including those from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) can make on-line reservation for their various request. Foreign applicants for visa or residence permit can send their request to the Entry & Exit Administration Office via the Internet, fill in downloaded application forms, and directly go to the service windows of
the Entry & Exit Administration Office at the reserved time with all the required documents. Hope this can help you save more time. If you have any questions about the application procedures and documents and time required, please contact the Office via 24458825 or log on to www.e110.info for further information. The Tianjin Public Security Bureau has also launched new measures to facilitate the development and opening-up of Tianjin Binhai New Area (TBNA). （1）The restrictions on applicants of F Visas are now loosened to facilitate foreigners who come to Tianjin for business visit or technological cooperation. Foreigners who come to Tianjin for technology guidance or business negotiations with short-term L visas will be allowed to, according to the true situation of the inviting organization, obtain F visas with appropriate valid period and times of entry. （2）Foreign citizens or Chinese returnees who come to Tianjin for private business or market investigations will enjoy visa, entry and exit facilitations. Foreign citizens who come to Tianjin to conduct investment environment or market investigation and Chinese returnees who come back to start up businesses or get employed can be granted visas and residence permits with appropriated valid period and entry & exit
facilitations. Overseas students under the age of 18 who are studying in Tianjin will not be required to present notarized documents. They can get visas or other necessary certificates with the Letter of Guarantee for Liabilities issued by their schools in Tianjin. （3）Foreigners who entered China with non-Z visas, if necessary, can be allowed to amend their identities according to Chinese laws and regulations. Foreigners who entered China with non-Z visas and employed by China’s first batch of agencies eligible for VIP entry & exit services will be allowed to, according to the demand of their employers, amend their identities inside Chinese territory rather than leaving the country for Z-visas. They can be granted a one-month employment-purposed residence permit by the entry & exit agencies and later obtain a long-term residence permit when they get their Foreign Expert Certificate or Foreign Work Permit ready. （4） Restrictions on the valid period of F-visas for foreign applicants who need to entry and exit Chinese territory for professional needs will be loosened. Foreign employees of China’s first batch of agencies eligible for VIP entry & exit services will be allowed to enjoy extra valid period of their F-visas, which is now valid only for one year at most. Those with particular demand can be granted multi-entry F-visas valid for three to
five years. Their spouses and children (under 18 years old) can enjoy the same treatment. （5）Senior executives can be granted long-term foreigner residence permit. Foreign employees of China’s first batch of agencies eligible for VIP entry & exit services will be allowed to enjoy maximum valid period of their residence permits, which is now valid only for two years at most. Those with particular demand can be granted residence permits valid for three to five years. Their parents, spouses and children (under 18 years old) can enjoy the same treatment. （6）Close relatives of foreign employees of China’s first batch of agencies eligible for VIP entry & exit services will be allowed to enjoy visa facilitations in Tianjin. Close relatives of foreign employees of China’s first batch of agencies eligible for VIP entry & exit services will be granted corresponding visas in Tianjin according to their actual demand. (7) Complete visa reservation system facilitates the entry and exit of foreigners. Foreign employees of China’s first batch of agencies eligible for VIP entry & exit services may make port visa reservation at the Entry & Exit Administrative Bureau with their letters of invitation and copies of passports before entry. The Bureau shall therefore issue Return Receipt
for Port Visa Reservation to qualified applicants. The applicants can board flights with the Receipt and obtain their entry visas at the port visa agencies at the time of arrival. (8)Application procedures simplified. China’s first batch of agencies eligible for VIP entry & exit services, while applying for visas of various types, are no longer required to submit copies of business licenses and approvals. Spouses and children (under 18 years old) of foreign employees will only be required to submit certificates of marriage and family relations during their first application. To contact specific responsible departments, please contact the Entry & Exit Administrative Office of Tianjin Public Security Bureau. (9) Entry&Exit Service Department: TBNA Foreign Service Corp. Add. Service counter of Foreign Affairs Bureau, Section B, No 19 of Hongda Street of TEDA Tel. 25201781/1395/1727 Website: www.tjwf.com Fax: 25202584
4.2 Accommodation Registration According to Chinese laws and regulations, foreigners or residents from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan shall register at the local police station. Short-term visitors without residence permits can stay in hotels
and are not required to register. According to this regulation, foreigners or residents from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan planning to live and work in TEDA shall go through temporary registration procedures at the local police station within 24 hours after arrival. If the actual address is different from the one on the resident permit, they should go to the visa office of the TEDA Public Security Sub-branch to go through alteration procedures within 10 days. Note: Exit& entry people who fail to go through accommodation registration procedures or Chinese citizens who host entry & exit personnel without valid passports are subject to administrative penalties by the Entry＆Exit Administrative Office of the Public Security Bureau. Address: F1, Certificate Application Hall, TEDA Sub-branch of Public Security Bureau, Judicial Center, the First Avenue, TEDA (No.10 Xincheng Road, TEDA) Tel：25209913/25209915
4.3 Registration for Marriage, Divorce, Birth and Death Registration for Marriage According to Chinese laws, Chinese citizens who decide to marry foreigners in Chinese mainland, or Chinese mainland residents who decide to marry residents from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan or overseas Chinese in Chinese mainland, both sides of the marriage shall go
to the marriage registration agencies, which shall be stationed in the locality where the Chinese citizen has his/her permanent residence registration, for official registration of marriage. Registration for Divorce According to Chinese laws, Chinese citizens who decide to divorce foreigners in Chinese mainland, or Chinese mainland residents who decide to divorce residents from Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan or overseas Chinese in Chinese mainland, both sides of the marriage shall go to the marriage registration agencies, which shall be stationed in the locality where the Chinese citizen has his/ her permanent residence registration, for official registration of divorce. Couples who work and live in TEDA, as long as one side of their relationship is not a Chinese mainland citizen, shall go to Tianjin Civil Affairs Bureau for registration of marriage or divorce. ● Tianjin Civil Affairs Bureau Address： No.1 Cangqiong Road, Weijinnan Road, Nankai District, Tianjin Tel：23412040/23411211 Website：http://www.tjmz.gov.cn/default/ Registration of Birth：
According to the Nationality Law of the People’s Republic of China, babies who were born in China with one or both sides of their parents as Chinese citizens shall acquire the Chinese nationality. To register the birth of foreign babies who were born in China, birth certificate, passports of both parents, and residence permits of both parents (if applicable) shall be presented. In addition, if the child has got an independent passport, the passport shall be presented as well. Foreign children under the age of 16 may share the same foreigner residence permit with their parents as accompanying persons if they share the same passport with one of their parents. They can also apply for independent foreigner residence permits if they hold independent passports. Foreign babies born in TEDA, if willing to obtain Chinese nationality, may register at the police station which oversees the residence of either side of their parents (the one who possess Chinese nationality). Death Certificate: According to Article 27 of Rules Governing the Implementation of the Law of the PRC on the Entry and Exit of foreigners, when a foreigner dies in China, his/her family members or guardian or agent shall, within three days, report to the local public security bureau with the death certificate
and hand in the deceased's residence certificate, passport, or visa for cancellation. If the deceased possesses a registered Chinese residence account, the account shall be cancelled at the police station which oversees his/ her permanent residence. If the deceased doesn’t possess a Chinese nationality, relevant death certificate shall be provided by a Chinese hospital and public security agency.
Part Five Education Like other elementary and secondary schools in China, schools in TEDA adopt a nine-year compulsary education system. According to the Chinese laws and regulations, children and adolescents with the Chinese citizenship shall enjoy the right and fulfill the obligation of receiving compulsary education, regardless of sex, religious belief, ethnic identify, and the amount of family assest they own, as long as they reach the age stipulated by law. The TEDA International School and Maple Leaf International School have beem granted the approval by the educational authority to admit foreign students. Schools other than these two in TEDA have no right to admit foreign students in principle. Notwithstanding, some schools admit foreign students into classes made up mainly of Chinese students and the relevant government authorities are also exerting efforts to help government-owned schools to gain approval of admitting foreign students. Foreign children are admitted to all the nurseries and kingdergartens of TEDA. In actuality, some foreign children are staying in these institutions right now. What we would like to remind the expats is that if your children want to apply for studing in shools other than those two ones, they must possess certain degree of the Chinese language proficiency, otherwise their study might be retarded. Please consult the school which you are interested in
for more information on qualification, procedures and tuition fees. TEDA International School TEDA International School was set up in 1995, upon the approval of the Administrative Commission of TEDA and it is one of those allowed to admit foreign students. The International Department of the school and its campus in Downtown Tianjin adopt the American educational model and standard. IB courses are available at its campus in Jinnan District of Tianjin. It is a member of the EARCOS and has acquired the WASC International Certificate. It is also a member of the ACAMIS and ISCOT of Tianjin and regularly takes part in the sports and cultural exchanges of those organizations. TEDA International School is open to all students residing in Binhai. Simulating the American system, the school provides classes for children of different age up to grade 12. Courses mainly cover English, Mathmetics, Natural and Social Sciences. Computers, sports, fine art and music are also available to all the students. Extensive programs are also provided for those who need to build proficiency in ELS. Foreign teachers are available and all the Chinese staff are multi-lingual and they provide a varity of services for students and their parents. Address of the TEDA International School: No. 72, 3 rd Avenue,
TEDA Tel: 86-22-6622-6157 Fax: 86-22-6200-1818 86-22-6622-6158
Webpage: www.tedainternationalschool.net E-mail: email@example.com Downtown Tianjin Campus: Add. Weishan Road, Jinnan Development Zone, Shuanggang, Tianjin Hotline: 28592001
Elementary and Secondary Education) Tianjin TEDA Maple Leaf International School provides a full range of courses from elementary, junior high to senior high. Its elementary and junior high school progarms put priority on English and developing students’ special skills. In its senior high school program, a bilingual and double certificate model is adopted and certified by both the Chinese and Canadian educational authorities, providing smooth access to the world-renowed univerities for students both from home and abroad. Occupying total area of 98,709.86 m² and floor area of 35,656.53 m², TEDA Maple Leaf International School boasts a beautiful
environment (green area of 35,440 m²), advanced and complete facilities such as gyms for playing basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis, gymnastic training, an outdoor basketball playing ground, tennis court, soccer play field, eight lane 400-meter plastic race course and an art center. Qualifications for Admission: 1. Elementary Programs: An international student shall present previous academic record and the average score shall reach B or above. 2.Junior High School Programs: Requirement for Academic Performance An international student shall present documents confirming his/her previous educational experience and the orignial copy of the previous academic record. In addition, an interantional student needs to score at least above 140 points for an English test, a math test and a writing test (the total score being 200 points). Moral Requirement Moral conduct will be taken into account in the evaluation of a student’s qualifications. No admission for those with a criminal history or legal offence or for those who was expelled from school or dropped out. 4. Senior High School Programs
1.When applying for admission into the grade one of senior high, the applicant shall present the junior high graduation test result (average score being above 85% and score for the English test being over 90%) or certificate . The applicant shall also pass the Canadian English and Math Exam and have an interview with the Canadian principal. 2.An applicant for the ESL program must present junior high graduation test result or certificate and score above 80% on average in the junior high gradation exam ( over 80% for the English test). The applicant also needs to take the ESL rating test and will be enrolled according to the ratings. 3. An international student applying for senior high or ESL program shall present the previous academic record. It is required that the applicant shall score above A for English, math and science (A for English). The applicant also needs to take the Entrance English Test. (International students usually take the same tests as the ones taken by the Chinese students.) Programs for Children of Expats: An applicant who have finished grade three of elementary education (with the exception of applicants whose mother tongue is English) shall take exams first and then be arranged into different classes based on the applicant’s English test result. Tests can be taken during the winter holiday or after the Canadian principal returns from Canada to China.
Address: No. 71, the third Avenue, TEDA (by the TEDA International Cardivascular Hospital) Hotline: 62001919 62001920
Internet: www. Mapleleaf.net.cn
TEDA Kingdergarten TEDA Kingdergarten is catogoriezed as an A-level one in Tianjin and honored as the excellent pilot base for science and technology education, a base for health education and a Montessori base. 10 classes of the TEDA Kingdergarten provide day care to children aged three to six. Now it is providing service for more than 300 children, including a dozen of foreign ones from South Korea and Japan. It is equipped with top-notch facilities like the 1200-m²plastic racetrack, large sports facility for the use of more than 80 children, a mini botanic garden, a mini zoo, science palace, multi-media classroom, a sensory integration training room, and rooms for traing of dancing, electrical musical instrument, traditional Chinese plucked musical instrument, fine art, a reading room, an audio-video room and so on for developing chidren’s intelligence and language talent as well as cultivating their interest in science in order to improve their overall quality. Add. Cuihengcun, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Tel. 66290955
TEDA No. 2 Kingdergarten Occupying a total area of 2,300 m²and floor space of 2,570 m², the TEDA No. 2 Kingdergarten mainly adopts multi-media teaching to cultivate chidren’s interests and skills. 50% of the teachers of this kingdergarten hold senior professional qualifications and foreign teachers are hired to teach English. It has a beautiful environment and complete facilities and curriculum ranging from electrical musical instrument, dancing, science experiment, fine art to sensory integration and Montessori traing. It also provides large plastic coated steel game equipment, 1,100-m² plastic track, 160 m² green patches, rock-climing equipment, mini botanic garden and zoo, etc. It aims to be a kingergarten loved by children and winning the satisfaction of their parents. Add. 40 of Xunyuanli, 2nd Avenue of TEDA Tel. 66201134
TEDA No. 3 Kindergarten The three boarding classes and six day care classes of the TEDA No. 3 Kindergarten provide services for 270 Chinese and foreign children (including 10 foreign ones), most of whom from South Korea. It occupies a total area of 5,000 m² and floor space of 3,300 m². It is equipped with
first-rate class rooms, bed rooms and culture&sports facilities (gym room, music room, reading room) and large outdoor multi-functional recreational and sports equipment, in addition to facilities assisting teaching in language, creativity, Montessori classes, fine art, sensory integration and music. Add. No.3, Rongtai Street, 4th Avenue, TEDA Tel. 66221732
Kindergarten) Occupying a total area of 5,500 m² and floor space of 3,500 m², the True Love kindergarten have opened 11 classes for 300 children. The classrooms are contructed by following the provincial-level grade A standard and equipped with advanced teaching facilities. It employs seventy teaching staff, among whom, forty hold university degrees, seven possessing special skills and one foreign teacher. It provides services to children aged one and a half years to six years. It admits foreign children, actually now 10 foreign boys and girls are there. Teachers pay particular attention to communication with foreign children and try their best to help them to adapt to their new life. Add. No. 15 ,Jieda Street, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Tel &Fax: 66289041
TEDA No. 1 Nursery School Occupying a total area of 1,700 m²and floor space of 1,250 m², the TEDA No. 1 Nursery School boasts recreation room &sleeping room for babies and rooms for them to play music, engage in sports. Outdoor playing ground is also available in the summer and and children can play in a sheltered playground in winter. The catering and kitchen facilities are all automatic and a computer system is installed to produce manus for children’s health. A special computer system is available at the principle’s office in addition to a closed monitering system to supervise children’s condition. What’s more, first-class projectors, cameras, large amusement equipment and a Montessori lab are also available. The kindergarten employs two teachers holding senior professional titles, five teachers holding intermediate professional titles and two holding primary ones. It provides day care service to children at the age of a half year to three years.Classes are divided into four types: Yingying Class (for children of 0.5-1), Youyou Class (for children of 1-1.5), Beibei Class (for children of 1.5-2.5) and Baobao Class (for children of 2.5-3). Add. No. 45, Xiaoyuanxincun, TEDA Tel. 25327280
TEDA No. 1 Elementary School
TEDA No. 1 Elementary School occupies a total area of 20,000 m² and floor space of 15,600 m². There are 1,300 students aged between six to twelve, who are divided into 36 classes in five grades and 103 teaching staff. The school is owned and run by the government and does not provide boarding. The school is equipped with advanced teaching facilities such as audio-video room, bio lab, information technology classroom, library, gym, choir room, environmental protection classroom, sketch room, etc. Add. No. 37, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Tel. 66291994 66291984
TEDA No.1 Middle School Occupying area of more than 50,000 m² and floor space of more than 30,000 m², the TEDA No.1 Middle School is equipped with physics, chemistry and biology labs of international standard, computer rooms and multi-fuctional classrooms, a library, a terrace classroom, a gym and 400-m plastic race track and a campus television station. There are more than 1,800 students, 170 teaching staff, including five teachers holding the title of “expert teachers”. Students are divided into 46 small classes. In addition to the courses required by the government, the school also provide special classes teaching students body building, calligraphy, reading, oral English (by foreign teacher), pshchology, etc. A variety of
selective courses and interest groups and students’ society are also available. Add. No. 21, Xiangshi Road, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Tel. 66219739
TEDA Polytechnic School Add. No. 9, 13th Avenue, TEDA Tel. 60662222
TEDA Campus of Tianjin University of Science and Technology Add. No. 29, 13th Avenue, TEDA Tel. 60273320
TEDA College of Nankai University Add. No. 23, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Tel. 66229400
TEDA Community College Founded in 2007, the Community College has provided all sorts of training to about 1,000 residents of TEDA. Following the priciple of setting up a lifelong education system and meeting residents’ demand for education, the college is committed to provide study opportunities for
residents of various ages and cultural levels and employees for the purpose of promoting lifelong education and building a study-oriented society in TEDA. Add. Tower B, TEDA General Corporation Office Building, 2nd Avenue, TEDA Tel: 25204413 25204411
(For detailed information about procedures, please consult the college.)
Part Six Medical Service 6.1 Medical Insurance 6.2 Hospitals 6.3 Common Diseases and Their Prevention
Part Six Medical Service 6.1 Medical Insurance China is not yet offering social insurance to foreign citizens. So, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and foreign citizens now staying in TEDA are not entitled to Chinese social insurance. However, the Chinese government is striving to set up an international healthcare center within this year to cater to healthcare demands for Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and foreign citizens in China. If a foreign, Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan citizen who works in TEDA wants his or her medical bills covered by insurance, the best way
is to apply for commercial medical insurance services at a foreign insurance company in Tianjin because the system and claim settlement procedures offered by a foreign supplier are more familiar and acceptable to them. Many local insurance companies are also offering commercial insurance business to foreigners according to various demands. This is also feasible for foreign, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan residents in TEDA. According to the policies of various insurance companies, foreigners who stay in China from six months to one year can, with their passports and residence address certificates, buy Chinese commercial medical insurances. Typical commercial medical insurances mainly refer to personal accident insurance plus medical accident insurance. Insurance coverage can be decided according to customer demand. Indemnification Procedures: You need to go to hospitals designated by your insurer for medical treatment and than apply for indemnity at the insurer’s with effective medical documents and bills. In Tianjin, there are several domestic and overseas insurers available. Following are some major commercial insurance companies. They may have different application requirements. For more detailed information, please consult insurance professionals or log on to the websites of these companies.
● China Pingan Life Insurance Company Ltd., Tianjin TEDA Branch Available only to foreign, Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan residents stay for over one year in TEDA. Address: Haowei Building, the Third Avenue, TEDA Tel：59835305 Website：www.pingan.com ● Hengan Standard Life Insurance Co., Ltd., Binhai Marketing & Service Department Available only to foreign, Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan residents stay for over six month and with fixed residence and employer. Address: E4-C-211, Binhai Financial Street, No.20,
Guangchangdong Road, TEDA Voice Service：400-818-8699 Tel：66283652 /66282840 Website：www.hengansl.com ● China Life Insurance Company Limited, Tianjin Tanggu Branch Address： No.24, Jiefang Road, Tanggu District, Tianjin Tel：25873837 25862365 Website：www.e-chinalife.com ● China Pacific Insurance(Group) Co.,Ltd., Tianjin Tanggu Branch To apply for accident insurance, you need to present your passport. To apply for other insurances you need to present passport, residence and
employment documents. Address: No.1744, No.102, Shanghai Road, Tanggu District, Tianjin Tel：25861621 25861614 Website：https://www.cpic.com.cn/cpic/cn/index/ ● Xinhua Life Insurance Co., Ltd. Tianjin Branch Tanggu Sales Department To apply, you need to live for more than six month in TEDA and present your passport and employment certificates. Address: Floor 6, Jubao Mansion, No.969 Jiefang Road, Tanggu District, Tianjin Tel：25863188 Website：http://www.newchinalife.com/NCL/ ●Sun Life Everbright Life Insurance Company Binhai Sales Branch Address: 501-502 ， Shenghe Mansion, Xuexiao Street, Tanggu District, Tianjin Tel：62037286 62037283 Website：http://www.sunlife-everbright.com/ Foreign Insurers： ● Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd. Tianjin Representative Office Address：Room 1703, Tianjin International Building, No.75 Nanjing Road, Heping District, Tianjin
Tel：23304987 ● Tokyo Marine and Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. Tianjin Representative Office Address：Room 2201, Tianjin International Building, No.75 Nanjing Road, Heping District Tel：23307387 ● Aioi Insurance Co., Ltd. Address： Room 1103, No. 75 Nanjing Road, Heping District, Tianjin Tel：23320060 Website：www. Aioi.com.cn ● TransAmercia Life Insurance Co., Ltd. Address： A-29-D, Hechuang Building, Nanjing Road, Heping District, Tianjin Tel：27217115 6.2 Hospitals Apart from TEDA Hospital and TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital (the two major local hospitals), there are still a number of well-equipped and well-staffed specialty hospitals at your service. TEDA Hospital and TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital have arranged for foreign, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan citizens special treatment and inpatient departments where bilingual medical workers will guide you to go through all hospital procedures in a one-stop way.
①TEDA Hospital TEDA Hospital is a big general hospital with superior medical team and state-of-the-art equipments such as full-body CT, MRI, ECT machines, all kinds of fiber scopes, color Doppler ultrasonic apparatus, etc. It also offers a whole-process first-aid mechanism made up of wholly purified surgeries, intensive care centers and long-distance consultation centers (under construction). Getting Medical Treatment To see a doctor, you need to register first and ask a hospital guide to lead you to special-demand outpatient departments (A28 on the second floor of the Hospital) to go through all the necessary procedures there. All medical workers have bachelor’s degree or above. They are all bilingual and professional. You can enjoy VIP wards here. Main Departments 1） Otorhinolaryngology： Stomatology, Ophthalmology, E.N.T (Ear, Nose, Throat) 2 ） Internal Medicine ： General Traditional Medicine, Internal Secretion, Neurology 3）Surgery 4）Orthopedics 5）Obstetrics and Gynecology 6）Pediatrics
7）Others: TCM(Traditional Chinese Medicine), Pains, Dermatology 8）ICU Opening Hours：7×24 all-weather service Opening Hours for International Medical Center: Mon-Fri 8 ： 30——16：30 (Lunch Break: 12：00——13：30) Address：No.65, the Third Avenue, TEDA Tel：65202000 Tel for International Medical Center：65202105 ②TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital As a non-profit 3A public hospital, the TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital possesses 600 beds, 16 well-equipped modern surgeries, 80 ICUs, five modern catheter rooms with air purifiers, and 40 CCUs. The Hospital is also equipped with dual gradient MRI machines, multi-detector-row CT machines, the latest E-speed electro beam CT machine(the third one in the world and the first one in Eurasia), ECT machine, flat-panel DSA( Digital Subtraction Angiography) cardiac catheter machine, real-time 3D imaging color cardiac ultrasound machine, magnetocardiography machines, and high-resolution
transmission electron microscope. Getting Medical Treatment Go to the VIP clinic with your passport. Medical workers there will handle all the procedures for you (one-stop service).
Clinical Departments Cardiac Surgery, Cardiac Medicine, Emergency Treatment, Health Services Metabolism Department: Radiology, Electronic Physiology,
Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, Examination, Pharmacy Others: Surgery Department, Intervention Center, ICU Nutrition Department, Inpatient Department The Hospital offers VIP clinics and VIP wards for foreign patients and keeps bilingual (Chinese and English) e-medical records for them. Opening Hours：7×24 all-weather service Outpatient Hours for Foreigners: Mon-Fri 8： 30-17： (Please contact 00 the Emergency Department for needs out of our normal hours) Address: No.61, the Third Avenue, TEDA Foreigners’Outpatient Tel：65208250 65209871 65208252 Reservation Tel：65208888 First Aid Tel：65209999 ③Tianjin International SOS Clinic The Clinic offers 24-hour emergency aid and alarm center, international clinic and /or offices. It has regular cooperation with over 250 highly professional and experienced foreigner-oriented hospitals throughout
China. Its services range from healthcare, alarm call reception, international liaison and emergency aid. Address: Sheraton Hotel, Zijinshan Road, Hexi District, Tianjin Tel：+86-22-2352-0143 ④Tianjin Medical University General Hospital The largest medical university in Tianjin with a construction area of around 76,756 square meters, the Hospital covers medical treatment, education, science, research, and disease prevention. It has 33 clinic departments, 12 medical technique rooms, and Tianjin Neurology Research Institute, Tianjin Radiology Treatment Research Institute, Tianjin Internal Secretion Clinic Department, Tianjin Sex Transmitted Diseases Research Institute. The university also has one mobile post-doctoral station, seven doctorate-granting programs, 23 master’s-degree-granting programs and six key disciplines. It now employs 2,363 people, including one academician of CAE (Chinese Academy of Engineering), 14 tutors for doctoral degree candidates, 121 tutors for master’s degree candidates, 12 government-nominated experts, and 327 people with vice senior titles or above. It offers 1,000 medical beds and treats 800,000 outpatients and 15,000 inpatients annually. Address: No.154, Anshan Road, Heping District, Tianjin Tel：27813550；2781554 ⑤Tianjin No.1 Central Hospital
The Hospital consists of the Central Section, East Section and the Binhai Hospital, covering 68,000 square meters of land and 141,000 square meters of floor area. It is a 3A general hospital featured by organ transplant, first aid and ENT and perfectly combining medical treatment, education, research and prevention. It now offers 1,100 beds, 35 clinical departments, six master’s degree programs, and six research institutes. It was authorized by the State Ministry of Personnel as a clinic medicine post-doctoral working station. It is also home to the city’s medical imaging, nursing and medical record quality control centers. Address: No.24, Fukang Road,Nankai District, Tianjin Tel：23626600 International Healthcare Center Tel：23626360 ⑥ The No.1 Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine With a total floor area of 75,000 square meters and 1,300 medical beds, the Hospital has a non-stop ward utilization rate of over 100% for 12 years and a daily inpatient population of over 1,800(1,902 at peak days). It has 29 medical and technical departments including internal medicine, hematology, gout, tumor, cardiac internal medicine, rheumatism, surgery,
TCM-WM, cardiac surgery, psychiatry and medical psychology, pediatrics, ophthalmology, gynecology and obstetrics, ENT, dermatology,
stomatology, kidney internal medicine, pain relief, incretion & metabolism, emergency cases, anaesthetics, nutrition, pharmacy, central laboratory, function examinations, CT, MR, radiology, etc. Its International Medical Rehabilitation Center, featured by acupuncture, orthopedic treatment and massage, is equipped with digestion, brain surgery, and brain disease departments. It offers a complete network of medical treatment and rehabilitation. Address: No.314, Anshanxi Road, Nankai District, Tianjin Tel：27432222 ⑦Tianjin Children’s Hospital As a 3A general pediatric hospital and one of China’s major pediatric health care centers, it comprises medical treatment, teaching, R&D, prevention, health care and rehabilitation. It covers a total floor area of 49,973 square meters (including 39,438 square meters of
medical-purposed area) and is made up of 11 clinical departments and nine medical technique departments. It offers 521 beds and treats 20,000 inpatients and 1.2 million outpatients annually. With well-equipped clinical and medical technique departments, the hospital covers all major medical disciplines with each internal or surgery department having secondary sections. Internal medicine departments range from respiration, heart, kidney, incretion, brain, blood, neonatology, digestion, immunity to first aid and its surgery departments range from first aid, general surgery,
urology, heart, neonatology, brain surgery, chest surgery, plastic surgery, minimal-invasive surgery, orthopedics and disease prevention. In addition, its also has ENT, TCM, ophthalmology, stomatology, dermatology, psychology, rehabilitation, anesthesiology, health care
departments, TCM rehabilitation and language training departments. As a hospital featured by pediatric medical services, it boasts strong capacity in the diagnosis of new-born baby diseases, cardiovascular (both internal medicine and surgery) diseases, pediatric first aid, and ENT endoscopy. Address: No.225, Machang Road, Hexi District, Tianjin Tel：23351118 6.3 Common Diseases and Their Prevention Cold Home Prevention Tips Prevention is the key for colds. You need to do more exercises, keep a regular life, supplement work with entertainment, eat healthily, and dress according to the season. Keep your feet, knee, and back warm, wash your face and nose with cold water in the morning, don’t give up sports activities, and have a stable mental mood. Pay attention to indoor air freshness, and open your windows for at least 15 minutes every morning to let in fresh air. If any family member catch a cold, sterilize air timely. Diet When you catch a cold, eat easy-to-digest, light and soft food with high
vitamin and protein. Eggs and soybeans are better protein options than meat, fish, and shrimp. Eat more mildly cooked or boiled vegetables and fruits and don’t eat raw or cold food. Have some honey to moisten your lungs and expedite feces excretion. If you cough and have aching muscles, here is a recipe: boil an egg with pear, date, ginger and sugar candy in water and take this in the morning and before sleep. Eat more zinc-rich foods. Zinc is an indispensable microelement for human body. Just 50 to 100 mg of zinc can effectively prevent flue. Seafood, lean meat, coarse food grain and beans are rich in zinc. Also you should eat more VC-rich food or take VC pills to reduce the permeability of capillary vessels so as to prevent virus from entering your body. Green vegetables, tomato, cauliflower, green pepper, oranges, strawberry, kiwi fruit, watermelon and grape are all rich in VC. Better eat these food raw because VC is easily lost during the heating process. Heat Stroke If you have low-grade heat stroke, drink more salty cold drinks. If you feel dizzy, sick or vomit, take some Rendan or HuoXiangZhengQi liquid. People who suffer from severe heat stroke should be moved to shady and cool place for first aid and be immediately taken to hospital. Prevention 1. Guard yourself against the hot sunshine with sun-proof products; 2. Ensure enough sleep;
3. Take more warm bath to lower body temperature; 4. Eat more vegetables and fruits, drink appropriate amount of salty water, green-bean soup, sour plum juice. Prevention of Bowel Diseases Symptoms The most common symptom is acute diarrhea (acute gastroenteritis, bacillary diarrhea, cholera, food poisoning, etc.) Patients may suffer from vomit, diarrhea, bellyache and fever. Prevention 1. Ensure good sanitation and exterminate mosquito, fly, rat and cockroach so as to reduce the chance of intestinal infectious diseases; 2. Strengthen diet sanitation management. Separate cooked food from uncooked ones. Ensure the quality of refrigerated and processed food. Always select fresh food for cooking; 3. Ensure cooking and dining utensils are disinfected. Strengthen food sanitation management. Cooked food and leftovers must be heated long enough before eating. 4.Take more vinegar, garlic, onion, leek and other antibiotic food to improve immunity. 5. Don’t drink unboiled water. Don’t eat spoiled food. 6.Before eating any raw fruit, soak it in clean water and sterilize it with cleanser.
Prevention of AIDS 1.Safe Sex Precautions Any sex activity with HIV carriers may cause the spread of AIDS. To protect your family against AIDS, please make sure you do as follows: ①Don’t try casual sex: The more sex partners one has, the greater the chance to get infected. ②Use latex condom during each sexual intercourse if you are not sure whether your sex partner is a carrier or not. Pay attention to the quality and instruction of condom to prevent infection. ③Avoid alcohol and drug abuse. Alcohol and drug may deprive you of reason and discretion and have a negative impact on your sex activities. 2、Avoid Sharing of Needles. ①Stay away from drugs. ②Never share a needle with anyone for medical injection. 4. Avoid Contacts with Blood. Many diseases, such as HIV AIDS and hepatitis B are transmitted through blood. So, be careful whenever you deal with a wound. ①Avoid contacts with other’s blood through your skin, eyes and mouth. ②Wear disposable latex gloves before dealing with wounds for others, 5. Prevent Mother-to-Infant Transmission.
To avoid transmitting the deadly virus to the infant, the mother must confirm she is not infected in the first place. If a couple cannot confirm whether they are infected or not, they are supposed to take a HIV antibody test before pregnancy. Emergency Response to Tellurism While traveling outside your hometown, you may feel stomach and intestine discomfort, sick, dizzy, or suffer from vomit, excretive disorder or tetter. These all could be symptoms of tellurism. Try the following solutions. Solution One Drink some honey before sleep. Honey can nourish spleen and stomach, calm down mind and soothe the nerves so as to help your sleep. In addition, moderate amount of honey can also help treat coprostasis, in which the disorder of intestinal flora caused by the change of living environment is to blame. Solution Two Drink tea regularly. Tea leaves are rich in various microelements, which may supplement the scarcity of certain microelements in local food and water. This diuretic drink can refresh your energy and accelerate blood circulation and thus help the discharge of allergy-caused substance from your body to prevent and reduce urticaria. Solution Three
Just taste moderate amount of local specialties each time. Drink more yoghurt, the lactobacillus in it may help balance intestinal flora and prevent, to the maximum extent, bellyache and diarrhea caused by stomach and intestine disorder. Solution Four Many may suffer from excessive internal heat such as sore throat, stomatitis, nose bleeding, coprostasis, etc. Try to keep your original living habits, live a regular life and eat according to your old menu. Don’t eat too much spicy food and have more light fruits,vegetables and crude-fiber food. Drink more water. If your tellurism symptoms are severe and lasting, take some targeted medicine. Small amount of sleeping pills for a short period of time can help your sleep. Bao He Wan (literally, Digestant Pill) may improve digestion disorder and boost appetite. Wei Fu An (metoclopromide) and Norfloxacin can treat vomit and diarrhea. Astemizole can treat skin itch.
Part Seven Paying Tax
7.1 What Stipulations Do Expat-related Tax Laws Contain? 7.2 How Should Expats Pay Tax in TEDA?
Part Seven Paying Tax 7.1 What Stipulations Do Expat-related Tax Laws Contain? According to Chinese laws and regulations, individual income tax shall be levied on individuals who have domicile in China, or though without domicile have their income derived from sources within China. Chinese citizens, expats and compatriots from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan who work and gain income from sources within China are obligatory payers of individual income tax and shall pay their individual income tax. Taxpayers include resident taxpayers and non-resident taxpayers. Individuals who are domiciled in China, or who are not domiciled but have resided in China for one year are defined as resident taxpayers. Resident taxpayers have full obligation to pay individual income tax. Individual income tax shall be levied on their income derived from
sources within and outside China. Individuals who are neither domiciled nor resident in China, or who are not domiciled and resided for less than one year in China are defined as non-resident taxpayers. Non-resident taxpayers have partial obligation to pay individual income tax. Individual income tax shall be levied on their income derived from sources within China. Individual income contains income from sources within or outside China, which involves wages and salaries, income from
production or business operation earned by individual industrial and commercial households, income from contracted or leased operation of enterprises or institutions, income from remuneration for personal service, income from royalties, income from interest, dividends and bonuses, income from lease of property, contingent income, and other incomes.
Stipulations of Tax Laws (1) For expats who reside inside China consecutively or accumulatively for over 90 days, or have sources of income inside China, they shall register at tax authorities and undertake the obligation to pay individual income tax. For citizens from countries which have
signed treaties on bilateral taxation with China, such as citizens from the U.S., France, or U.K., the 90 days may be extended to 183 days.
(2) For expats, overseas Chinese, and compatriots from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan who reside within China and have left China for over 30 days at a time or for over 90 days at several times in a tax year, they are not regarded as people who resided within China for a whole year but non-resident taxpayers, and shall pay individual income tax only on their income from sources within China. (3) For expats who are employed and resided over one year in China, they shall pay individual income tax on income derived from sources worldwide. However, those who resided in China over one year and no more than five years may be exempted from paying individual income tax on their income derived not from Chinese enterprises but other sources outside China. For those who resided in China over five years, they shall pay individual income tax on their income derived from sources worldwide. ④ Under common circumstances, one’s taxable income is the remainder of one’s monthly salary minuses 2,000 yuan. However, people fit in the following situation are entitled to another 3,200 yuan of deduction from their taxable base.
A. expats who work in and earn wages and salaries in foreign-funded enterprises or foreign enterprises within China, B. foreign experts who are employed by and obtain wages and salaries
from enterprises, public institutions, organizations, or government departments within China, C. individuals who have domicile in China but have income derived from appointment or employment outside China, D. other people with income from wages and salaries who are ascertained by the Ministry of Finance. (4) As to income derived from sources outside China, individual income tax paid outside China is allowed to be deducted from taxable income. However, the deduction should not exceed the payable tax for their income derived from sources outside China in accordance with Chinese tax laws. (5) For those who donate money through organizations and government departments inside China for education and other public welfare undertakings as well as areas stricken by poverty or serious natural disasters, the amounts of their donations which are no more than 30% of their taxable income may be deducted from their taxable income.
7.2 How Should Expats Pay Tax in TEDA? According to the above-mentioned stipulations, expats and people from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan who are employed, have incomes, and reside in TEDA consecutively or accumulatively for over 90 days (183 days for people from countries which signed bilateral tax treaties with
China) have full obligation to pay tax. And they shall register at the taxation authority of TEDA and undertake the obligation to pay tax. Procedure of Paying Tax Expats, people from Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan shall register at the Local Taxation Bureau of TEDA for taxation within 30 days since the day of their appointment, employment, or implementation of their contracts. First, they shall log on to the website of the Local Taxation Bureau of TEDA (www.teda.gov.cn/cms/html/60/index.html), find Taxation Service Center and Form Download, and download the Expat Taxation Registration Form. After filling out the form as required, expats shall submit the forms at the counter of the bureau, together with the following document: (1) the original and duplicate copies of their pay lists derived inside and outside China or certificates of verification given by certified public accountants who are certified in China, among which the duplicate copies will be kept by the bureau; (2) the original and duplicate copies of appointment certificates, visas, residence permits, employment certificates or foreign expert certificates, passports, part-time appointment certificates, etc., of which duplicate copies will be kept by the bureau; (3) other document required by the bureau. Upon the examination and verification of the bureau, expats may obtain
the proof for declaration from the bureau and pay tax online at the website (www.teda.gov.cn/cms/html/60/index.html) of the Local Taxation Bureau of TEDA. If taxpayers leave TEDA and return to their countries or the conditions for tax payment change, the related procedure of the registration for taxation shall also be undertaken. The procedure is also applicable to the change and cancellation of registered information for taxation.
Competent Department: Local Taxation Bureau of TEDA Address: Floor 3, Section B, Investment Service Center, No. 19, Hongda Street, TEDA Telephone: 25201084 25202544
Part Eight Expat-related Associations and Organizations of TEDA
8.1 TEDA Internatonal Chamber of Commerce 8.2 TEDA Community Service Volunteers Association 8.3 Tianjin TEDA International Rest Home 8.4 TEDA Charity Association
8.1 TEDA International Chamber of Commerce The TEDA International Chamber of Commerce (TICC) is the only non-governmental organization in TEDA which was supported by the government and is comprised of members from business, economic and trade circles, linking the business community with the government. The secretariat of the TEDA Chamber of Commerce acts as the TEDA International Chamber of Commerce, the TEDA Federation of Industry and Commerce, the TEDA Private Enterprise Association, the TEDA Trade Promotion Association, the TEDA Entrepreneurs Association, and the TEDA Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment. The TICC aims at building up a platform and creating business opportunities. As a regional chamber of commerce, the TICC is a link, a
coordinator, and a service provider. It targets registered enterprises in TEDA, offers quality services to member enterprises and protects enterprises’ rights and interests. Moreover, the TICC organizes events to promote economic and trade development, facilitate the communication between member enterprises and the government, and enhance the mutual understanding and friendship between Chinese and foreign businessmen. With all these efforts, the TICC propels economic and trade exchanges between TEDA and the outside world and creates business opportunities for member enterprises. The TICC was founded in March of 1989. Now it provides information services to over 8,000 member enterprises and boasts over 1,000 key member enterprises, of which over 50% are foreign-funded enterprises. The TICC has become the mainstay in serving foreign-funded enterprises in TEDA. TEDA International Chamber of Commerce Address: No. 19, Hongda Street, TEDA Telephone: 25201062 25201063 25201128 Service Hotline for European and American Affairs: 25201743 Service Hotline for Japanese and South Korean Affairs: 25201060 Service Window of TEDA International Chamber of Commerce: 25202761 Website: www.tedaonline.com
2. TBNA Foreign Service Corp. Similar to its parent company Tianjin Foreign Service Corp, the TBNA Foreign Service Corp. is affiliated to the Foreign Affairs Office of Tianjin Municipal Government. It was set up in 2001 and has been engaged in professional foreign-related consultation services to enterprises,
institutions and individuals in the TBNA.
Service Scope: Application of passport, visa, and travel permit and stamp for validity for Hong Kong and Macao; private visa & legalization procedures, business travel and meeting arrangement of inbound and outbound delegations, overseas study, immigration, exchange of faculties and students from home and abroad, international and domestic air ticket booking, interpretation and filling-in of visa application forms, presenting expense certificates and expedition certificates, offering letters of invitation to inbound foreign delegations. ● TBNA Foreign Service Corp. Address: 19-B, Service window of TEDA Foreign Affairs Bureau, Hongda Avenue, TEDA Tel: 25201781/1395/1727 Fax: 25202584 Website: www.tjwf.com
8.2 TEDA Community Service Volunteers Association Established in Jan. 16, 2004, the TEDA Community Service Volunteers Association (TCSVA) is a non-governmental organization registered in TEDA. The TCSVA was once selected as one of the volunteer organizations in ten Chinese cities to promote volunteer service on the International Volunteer Day of 2007. Now TCSVA has 14 volunteer service stations, which include seven in communities like Cuiheng Community, etc., five for the blue collar workers in Tianhai Apartment, TEDA’s West Zone, etc., one in the University Zone, and Warner International Volunteers Group. Among its 1,091 members, 1,045 are Chinese and foreign individual volunteers (from 14 countries and regions), and 46 are organization members. In the past four years, the TCSVA has offered over 300,000 hours of volunteer services and solicited over 1.5 million yuan of donations. TEDA boasts a large number of foreign-funded enterprises and expats as well as a large migrant population. In view of this situation, the TCSVA organizes a series of community services and long-term English, Japanese, and Chinese language courses. For these courses foreign teachers teach free of charge, and everyone enjoys happy learning. The annual Happy Community Party organized by the TCSVA for expats’ families has grown from a 200-person party to a 500-person grand
assembly. As its reputation grows, the TCSVA absorbs increasingly more foreign volunteers, promoting the cultural exchanges among Chinese and foreign residents and co-development of communities in TEDA. TEDA Community Service Volunteers Association Address: Floor 3, Public Apartment, Haiwangyuan Community, No. 6, Tengfei Road, TEDA Telephone & Fax: 022-66299221 Website: www.tcsva.org E-mail：firstname.lastname@example.org
8.3 Tianjin TEDA International Rest Home Tianjin TEDA International Rest Home is a large rest home which was co-established by the Administrative Commission of TEDA and TEDA Social Security Company. With a total construction area of 7,676 m2, 66 standard rooms, the Rest Home is equipped with three-star hotel facilities such as private bathrooms, central air conditioning system, 24-hour hot water supply, air humidifiers, two low-speed elevators, an emergency call system, oxygen inhalation devices, etc. Moreover, entertainment facilities are available in the Rest Home, including the fitness center, billiards room, multi-function hall, computer room, chess and bridge room, etc. With an outstanding location and a fine environment, the Rest Home is a good place for elderly Chinese and foreign people to live and enjoy life.
Now its occupancy rate has reached 78%. Before moving into the Rest Home, elderly foreign people need to present the proof of their identification. For more information, please consult the Rest Home. Tianjin TEDA International Rest Home Address: No. 2, Taifeng Road, the Fourth Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 25326619 25322662 25327373 25329966 Fax: 66293320 Website: www.tedaresthome.com/
8.4 TEDA Charity Association Registered upon the approval of the Working Committee of TEDA & TPFTZ and the Administrative Commission of TEDA, the TEDA Charity Association (TCA) is a non-profit charity organization composed of entities and individuals which care and support charities. The TCA is expected to hold its unveiling ceremony and organize various charity events this year. It will raise funds, organize charity events to assist the disadvantaged, offer disaster and emergency relief, conduct exchanges and cooperation, and promote the philanthropic spirit. The funds of the TCA comprise the donations of individuals, legal persons, and other social organizations, government financial aids, earnings gained from conducting activities or providing services upon the official approval, and the increment of charity funds.
TEDA Charity Association Address: No. 19, Hongda Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 400-651-4343
Part Nine Practical Information
9.1 Holidays 9.2 Foreign Embassies in China 9.3 Chinese and Foreign Banks in TEDA 9.4 Traffic Timetables 9.5 Star Hotels 9.6 Public Utilities 9.7 Commonly Used Websites
Part Nine Practical Information 9.1 Holidays: （1）Public Holidays and Anniversaries: January 1st: New Year’s Day (One day off) February 14th:St. Valentine’s Day March 8th: International Women’s Day (A half day off) March 12th: Chinese Arbor Day April 1st: April Fool’s Day May 1st: May Day (One day off)
May 4th: Chinese Youth Day The second Sunday of May: Mother’s Day May 31st: World’s Non-smoking Day The third Sunday of June: Father’s Day August 1st: Army Day September 10th: Teacher’s Day September 10th: Teacher’s Day October 1st: National Day(Three days off) November 1st：All Saint’s Day The fourth Thursday of November: Thanks-giving Day December 1st: World’s AIDS Day December 25th: Christmas （2） Traditional Chinese Holidays(According to Lunar Calendar) December 8th:Mid-winter Festival December 30th: New Year’s Eve January 1st: Spring Festival (Three days off) January 15th: Lantern Festival April 4th to 6th : Tomb-sweeping Day May 5th: Dragon Boat Festival (One day off) August 15th:Mid-autumn Festival(One day off) September 9th: The Double Ninth Festival October 1st: Ancestor Worship Day
9.2 Foreign Embassies in China： （1）American Embassy Address： No.3, Anjialou Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing Tel：010-85313000 （2）Australian Embassy Address：No.21, Dongzhimenwai Street, Beijing Tel：010-51404111 （3）Austrian Embassy Address：No.5 Xiushuinan Street, Jianguomenwai, Beijing Tel：010-65322061 （4）Brazilian Embassy Address：No.27, Guanghua Road, Jianguomenwai, Beijing Tel：010-65322881 （5）Canadian Embassy Address：No.19, Dongzhimenwai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing Tel：010-65323536 （6）Danish Embassy Address：No.1 Dongwujie Street, Sanlitun, Beijing Tel：010-85329900 （7）Egyptian Embassy Address：No.2, Ritandong Road, Beijing Tel：010-65321825/65322541
（8）British Embassy Address：No.11, Guanghua Road, Jianguomenwai, Beijing Tel：010-51924000 Fax：010-65321937 （9）Finnish Embassy Address：F-26, South Tower, Carry Center, No.1 Guanghua Road, Choayang District, Beijing Tel：010-85198300 （10）French Embassy Address：No.3 Dongsanjie Street, Sanlitun, Beijing Tel：010-65321331 （11）Philippine Embassy Address：No.23, Xiushuibei Road, Jianguomen Wai, Beijing Tel：010-65321872 （12）German Embassy Address：No.17, Dongzhimenwai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing Tel：010-85329000 （13）Holland Embassy Address：No.4, Liangmanhenan Road, Beijing Tel：010-65321131 （14）Indian Embassy Address：No.1 Ritandong Road, Beijing
Tel：010-65320793 65324486 （15）Indonesian Embassy Address：Tower B, Diplomatic Office, Sanlitun, Beijing Tel：010-65325488 （16）Italian Embassy Address：No.2 Sanlitun, Chaoyang District, Beijing Tel：010-85327600 （17）Japanese Embassy Address：No.7 Ritan Road, Jiangguomenwai, Beijing Tel：010-65322361 （18）Embassy of the Republic of Korea Address：No.20 Dongfangdong Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing Tel：010-85310700 （19）Malaysian Embassy Address：No.2 Liangmaqiaobeijie Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing Tel：010-65325374 （20）Embassy of New Zealand Address：No.1 Ritandongerjie, Street, Beijing Tel: 010-65322731 （21）Norwegian Embassy Address：No.1, Dongyijie Street, Sanlitun, Beijing Tel：010-65322261
（22）Russian Embassy Address：No.4 Beizhongjie Street, Dongzhimen, Beijing Tel：010-65321381 010-65322051 （23）Singaporean Embassy Address：F-27, North Tower, Carry Center, No.1 Guanghua Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing Tel：010-85296256 （24）Swedish Embassy Address: No.3 Dongzhimenwai Street, Sanlitun, Beijing Tel: 010-65329790 （25）Swiss Embassy Address：No.3 Dongwujie Street, Sanlitun, Beijing Tel：010-65322736 （26）Thai Embassy Address：No.40, Guanghua Road, Jiangguomenwai, Beijing Tel：010-65321748 9.3 Chinese and Foreign Banks in TEDA Tianjin Binhai Branch, Bank of China Co., Ltd. Address： Tower A & B of No.5 Building, West Zone,Binhai Financial Street, No.51, 3rd Avenue,TEDA Tel：66282088 TEDA Branch, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Co., Ltd.
Address：E5AB, Binhai Financial Street, TEDA Tel：66283488 TEDA Branch, Agricultural Bank of China Address：Tower A&B, No.4 Building, West Zone, Binhai Financial Street, No.51, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Tel：66239323 TEDA Branch, Construction Bank of China Co., Ltd. Address： E3AB1-4, Binhai Financial Street, No. 20, Guangchangdong Road, TEDA Tel：66280911 TEDA Branch, Bank of Communications Co., Ltd. Address：No.88, Huanghai Road, TEDA Tel：25324033 Binhai Branch, CITIC Bank Address：F-1, TEDA Central Hotel, No.16, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Tel：25206832 Binhai Branch, China Everbright Bank Co., Ltd. Address：No.27, Dongting Road, TEDA Tel：25323370 TEDA Branch, China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. Address：No.7, 2nd Avenue, TEDA Tel：65298053
Tianjin Binhai New Area Branch, Huaxia Bank Co., Ltd. Address：F-1, Fortune Plaza, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Tel：59823990 Puhui Sub-branch, Tianjin Branch, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Address：No.114-116, West of Cuiheng Plaza, No.39, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Tel：66290265 Binhai Sub-branch, Tianjin Branch, Shenzhen Development Bank Address：No.39-18, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Tel：62003286 TEDA Branch, Industrial Bank Address：F1-2, No.5 Building, West Part of the Financial Service Zone, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Tel：66280858 Binhai Sub-branch, China Minsheng Banking Co., Ltd. Address：W2-ABC-1, No.51, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Tel：66239511 Binhai Branch, Bank of Tianjin Address：F-1-3, Tower E2ABC,Binhai Financial Street, No.20, Guangchangdong Road, TEDA Tel：66222601
Tianjin Binhai New Area Branch, Bohai Bank Co., Ltd. Address：No.9 Shengda Street, TEDA Tel：59823800 TEDA Branch, HSBC Address：E4B1F, Binhai Financial Street, No.20, Guangchangdong Road, TEDA Tel：59810666 Tianjin Binhai Branch, Shinhan Bank Co., Ltd. Address： F-11, Tower B, No.3 Building, West Zone, Binhai Financial Street, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Tel：66281234 Tianjin Binhai Branch, CitiGroup Co., Ltd. Address：No.21, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Tel：66209229 Tianjin Binhai Branch, Standard Chartered Bank Address：No.7-8, F1, Zone 2, No.32, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Tel：59828188 Tianjin Binhai Branch, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Address：E2B8, East Zone, Binhai Financial Street, TEDA Tel：66226677 Tianjin Binhai Branch, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. Address：F-3, Tower A, No.2 Building, Binhai Financial Street, 3rd
Avenue, TEDA Tel：59828855 Mizuho Corporate Bank, Ltd, Tianjin Branch Address: F-5, AB of Tower E2, Binhai Financial Street (East Section), Xichengdong Road, TEDA Tel: 66225588
9.4 Traffic Timetables Airplane Please consult the following agencies for specific timetable of Tianjin Binhai International Airpot. Ticket： 24901111(06:30-22:30) Ticket Service at downtown Tianjin：27305888(08:00-20:30) Ticket Service at TEDA： 66203410/11/12 Complaint Hotline： 24399704 Beijing Capital International Airport： http://www.bcia.com.cn/ Tianjin Timetable ：
http://www.tedalife.com/web/piaowu/index.asp Airport Time ： Tianjin—Beijing Airport Shuttle Bus： Tianjin—Beijing Airport： Time Schedule：
4am/5am/6am：Every hour 6:30am to 18：00pm: Available every half hour Ticket Price：70 yuan / ticket Tel：23110782 Address：Junction of Nanjing Road and Shanxi Road AirChina Tianjin Office Beijing Airport—Tianjin： Time Schedule： 7am, 8am, 9am: Once every hour 9am to 23 pm: Every half hour Price：70 yuan/ticket TEDA—Beijing Capital International Airport： Time Schdule： 6：00am——16：00pm，once every hour Ticket Price：90 yuan/ticket Tel：65299922 Address：Junction of No.3 Avenue and Dongting Road( F-1 of Shengtai Apartment) Train: Tianjin—Beijing Inter-city Express Train Timetable： On August 1st, 2008, the Tianjin-Beijing Intercity Railway, China’s first high-speed intercity railway with independent intellectual property rights and internationally first-class capacity, became operational. The line shortened the trip between the two cities to 30 minutes at a maximum
interval of 15 minutes. Fare for first-class compartments is 69 yuan and for second-class ones is 58 yuan. This temporary pricing (valid for one year) is subject to further readjustment by railway authorities based on actual passenger volume. 24-hour Information Hotline: 022-60536053, for consultation and complaint only. Booking Hotline: 022-24250263 Booking service is available from 8:30AM until 6:00 PM. No ticket delivery service is available yet. Tickets for trains within the Tianjin Railway Station can be booked three to four days ahead (including the current day). On-line tickets for trains setting out from Beijing to other regions can be booked 12 days ahead.
Tianjin——TBNA Light Rail Timetable： The East Section of the Jinbin Light Rail starts from the Zhongshanmen Station of Downtown Tianjin and ends at the No.8 Avenue of TEDA. Covering 19 stops and a total length of 45.409 km, it includes 39.915 km of high-elevated track (or 87.9% of the total) and 5.494 km of ground track (12.1%). With a designed speed of 100km/hour, the full journey will take you 53.5 minutes. At rush hours, the Light Rail can transport 30,000 passengers every hour. It is the fastest, safest and most convenient transportation means between Downtown Tianjin and TEDA.
Zhongshanmen First Last 6:30 21:00
Donghai Road 7:23 21:00 6 yuan 6 yuan
Notes: The starting and ending hours and intervals may vary for weather or season factors, for more detailed information, please log on to the website of the Light Rail at www.ctbmt.cn/, or call 65701111 for human service. Buses Bus No. 503 Downtown Tianjin TEDA Ergong (No.2 Worker’s Culture Palace), Zhongshanmen, Start End Pass-by
Erhaoqiao’zhangguizhuang, Junliangcheng, Dawufeng(TPCO), Tanggu Railway Station, (Tianjin
Commodities Road &
Market), the First
Avenue, Dongting Road & the Second Avenue, TEDA Customs House, the Ninth Avenue & FAW Toyota 605 Dongbeijiao(North-east Corner of Downtown Tianjin) TEDA Dongbeijiao(North-east Corner of Downtown Tianjin), Tianjin
Railway Station, Dazhigu’houtai, Ergong (No.2 Worker’s Culture Palace),Zhongshanmen, Yihaoqiao, Zhangguizhuang,
TEDA Bus Station, the Second Avenue, Dongting Road 651 Nanshi Food Street TEDA Nanshi Food Street,
Baihuo’dalou(Tianjin Department Store),Tianjin Ergong(No.2 Palace), Yihaoqiao, Railway Worker’s Station, Culture
Junliangcheng, Dawufeng(TPCO), Tanggu Railway Station, ,
Yanghuo’shichang(Tianjin Foreign Commodities Market), Dongting Road & the First Avenue,
Dongting Road & the Second Avenue, Dongting Road & the Fourth Avenue, Dongting Road & the Seventh Avenue 805 Tianjin Station Railway TPFTZ Tianjin Railway Station, Ergong (No.2 Worker’s Cultural Palace), Zhongshanmen Zhangguizhuang, Dawufeng(TPCO), Railway Yanghuo’shichang( Foreign Dongting Commodities Road & & Erhaoqiao,
Junliangcheng, Tanggu Station, Tianjin Market), the First
Avenue, Dongting Road & the Second Avenue,Huanghai Road & the Third Avenue, TEDA
Administrative Commission 815 Downtown Tianjin TEDA Tianjin Ergong(No.2 Railway Worker’s Station, Culture
Juliangcheng, Dawufeng (TPCO), Tanggu Railway Station, (Tianjin Market), TEDA
Yanghuo’shichang Foreign TEDA Commodities Bus Station,
Administrative Commission 835 Tianjin Station Railway TEDA Tianjin Ergong(No.2 Palace), Erhaoqiao, Junliangcheng, Railway Worker’s Station, Culture
Zhongshanmen, Zhangguizhang, Dawufeng
(TPCO), Tanggu Railway Station, Yanghuo’shichang Foreign Dongting Commodities Road & (Tianjin Market), the First
Avenue, Dongting Road & the Second Avenue, Huanghai Road& the Third Avenue, TEDA
Note: A taxi ride between TEDA and downtown Tianjin may cost 100 to 200 yuan.
9.5 Star Hotels TEDA International Hotel & Club Address: No. 8, 2nd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 25326000 Renaissance Tianjin TEDA Hotel & Convention Center Address: No. 29, 2nd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 66218888 Tianjin Mayfair Hotel Co., Ltd. ★ ★ ★ ★ Address: No. 10, Huanghai Road, TEDA Telephone: 25281000 Tianjin East Harbour Hotel Ltd. ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Address: No. 31, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 25291111 25299989 TEDA Central Hotel ★ ★ ★ ★ Address: No. 16, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 25206666 TEDA Dadi Centre Hotel（Service Apartment） ★ ★ ★ ★ Address: No. 26, Jieda Road, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 25320088
Holiday Inn Binhai Tianjin
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Address: Citizen Plaza, No. 86, 1st Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 66283388 Tianjin Mayfair Hotel ★ ★ ★ ★
Address: No. 10, Huanghai Road, TEDA Telephone: 25281000 Tianjin Elegance Hotel ★ ★ ★ ★
Address: No. 3, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 59811111 Tianjin Golden Sail Hotel ★ ★ ★
Address: No. 49, 1st Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 25326666 Tongya Hotel ★ ★ ★
Address: No. 9, Mingyuan Road, TEDA Telephone: 62000036 62000088 62000037 The Huahai Hotel ★ ★ ★
Address: No. 9, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 65292222 Hotel Ibis Tianjin TEDA （economy business hotel） Address: No. 30, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 59815100 9.6 Public Utilities
Tianjin TEDA Hospital (a general hospital) Address: No. 65, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 65202000 Telephone for International Medical Service Center: 65202105 Hospitals TEDA International Cardiovascular Hospital (a
specialty hospital) Address: No. 61, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Telephone for Appointment: 65208888 Telephone for First Aid: 65209999 Telephone for VIP Consulting Room: 65208250 TEDA International School Address: No. 72, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 86-22-6622-6157 / 8 Tianjin TEDA Maple Leaf International School: Address: No. 71, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Education Telephone: 62001919 62001920 Facilities TEDA Kindergarten Address: Cuihengcun Community, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 66290952 Fax: 66290951 TEDA No. 2 Kindergarten：
Address: No. 40, Xunyuanli Community, 2nd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 25325526 TEDA No. 3 Kindergarten Address: No. 3, Rongtai Road, 4th Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 66290955 Realove Kindergarten （ the original Yujia
Kindergarden）: Address: No. 15, Jiada Road, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 66289041 TEDA No.1 Nursery School Address: No. 45, Xiaoyuanxincun Community, TEDA Telephone: 25327279 25327280 TEDA No. 1 Elementary School Address: No.37, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 66291994 66291984 TEDA No. 1 Middle School Address: No. 21, Xiangshi Road, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 66219739 TEDA Polytechnic School Address: No. 9, 13th Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 60662222
TEDA Campus of Tianjin University of Science and Technology Address: No. 29, 13th Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 60273320 TEDA College of Nankai University Address: No. 23, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 66229400 TEDA Community College Address: Building B, No. 9 (the original office building of TEDA Investment Holding Co., Ltd.), 2nd Avenue, TEDA Information Hotline: 25204413 25204411 Tianjin TEDA International Rest Home Address: No. 2, Taifeng Road, 4th Avenue, TEDA Rest Home Telephone: 25329966 TEDA Library/Archives Address: No. 21, Hongda Street, TEDA Library/ Archives Telephone: Office: 25203122; E-document Processing Center: 25203208 Borrowing Service Counter: 25203113（1st floor） 25203117（2nd floor） 25203159（3rd floor） 25326619 25322662 25327373
Convention and Exhibition Center/ Exhibition Hall
Binhai International Convention & Exhibition Center Address: Binhai International Convention &
Exhibition Center, 5th Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 65302593
TEDA Stadium Address: No. 13, Huanghai Road, TEDA Telephone: 66299405 Stadiums TEDA No. 2 Stadium
(gymnasiums Address: located between 2nd Avenue, Beihai Road, ) Beihaidong Road, Guangda Avenue Gymnasium of TEDA Club Address: No. 13, Huanghai Road, TEDA Telephone: 66299405 TEDA Soccer Stadium Soccer Address: to the northeast of the intersection of Beihai Stadium Road and TEDA Avenue Swimming Center of TEDA International Hotel & Swimming Pools Club Address: No. 8, 2nd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 25325856
Swimming Center of TEDA Club Address: No. 49, 1st Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 25326666 extension 6622 Natatorium of Taifeng Community Address: Inside Taifeng Community, No. 99, 4th Avenue, TEDA Tianjin TEDA Powerhouse Gym Co., Ltd. Fitness Centers Address: 2nd Floor, Area M and Area A, TEDA Soccer Stadium, TEDA Telephone: 66282008 The Shida Yoga Place (TEDA) Address: No. 103, Tower A, Guoxin Building, 2nd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 66218108 Tianjin Shan Yun Shui An Yoga Center Yoga Clubs Address: 3rd Floor, Citizen Plaza, 1st Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 59815288 Tianjin TEDA Haiyi Yoga & Book Bar Address: B1, Fortune Plaza, No. 21, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 66218987 Movie House TEDA King Buyer Movie House
Address: 4th Floor, Hongtai Street-Mall, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 66295366 Tanggu Great Theater Address: No. 7, Zhongxin Road, Tanggu District, Tianjin Telephone: 25862713 25862653 Tianjin Learned Translation Co., Ltd. Address: TEDA D.D. Centre Hotel, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Telephone & Fax: 65299261 Tianjin Brilliance Translation Agency Address: 2nd Floor, Tower A, Zhaotong Building, No. 3, Xiaoyuan Road, 1st Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 25288410
Translation Website: www.tbsatranslation.com Companies Tianjin Total Translation Co., Ltd. Address: 401, Tower B, Haowei Building, 3rd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 62006682 Tianjin TEDA Haicheng Translation Center Address: 3rd Floor, No. 17, Dongting Road, TEDA Telephone: 66205132 13802175519
Fax: 25323527 Tianjin Omar Translation Co.Ltd. Address: 210, Haijing Building, 2nd Avenue, TEDA Telephone: 65290489 25293851 For more information on public utilities, please log on to the yellow page website (www.bh-yellowpage.com ) of the Tianjin Binhai New Area. 9.7 Commonly Used Websites Name Website
TEDA Governmental Affairs www.teda.gov.cn Website Tianjin Website Tianjin Binhai New Area www.bh-yellowpage.com Binhai New Area www.bh.gov.cn
Yellow Page Website TEDA Investment Website TEDA Online TEDA Website TEDA Life Website www.tedalife.com Trade www.investteda.org www.tedaonline.com Promotion www.tradeteda.org
Part Ten Commonly Used Hotlines & Hotlines of Expat-Oriented
Government Departments 10.1 Commonly Used Hotlines 10.2 Hotlines of Expat-Oriented Government Departments 10.3 Hotlines for Public Services 10.4 Community Hotlines
Part Ten Commonly Used Hotlines & Hotlines of Expat-Oriented Government Departments Commonly Used Hotlines Police First Aid Time China Mobile 110 120 Inquiry 117 10086 Postcode 184 EMS 11185 Fire Directory 114 Weather 121 119 Traffic Accident 122
China Unicom 10010
China Netcom 10060
Hotlines of Expat-Oriented Government Departments
Environmental Foreign Affairs 25201391 Protection Bureau Economic 25201908 Development 25202725 Bureau Construction Education and Development Bureau Bureau Investment 25201123 Promotion 800-818-2699 Bureau Resources TEDA Entry-Exit Administration Center: TEDA Call Center: 25201114 25201111 25295560 Binhai Foreign Service Corp. 25201781 Hotline on Night Duty of Administrative Commission of TEDA: 25325110 25201471 25201470 Hotline for Environmental Protection in TEDA: 25201003 25201410 TEDA Consumers’ Association: 25320315 TEDA Branch of Tianjin Public Security Bureau: 25209876 Brigade: 25325310 Binhai Meteorological Forewarning Center: 66200121 66201041 Investment Service Hotline of Binhai New TEDA Traffic Management for Human 25201243 Station 25204777 Service Center TEDA TV 25204666 25202179 Public Health 25202293 Public Office TEDA Notary 25202738 Bureau Culture, Personnel 25201235 Center 25202650 Bureau Labor and Social Security 25204567 25202775 Bureau 25202544 Local Taxation 25201084
TEDA Investment Service Hotline: 800-818-2699 Area:96667 Hotlines for Public Services Heating Supply Electricity Supply Water Supply Gas Supply Water Company 66200001 Hotline Power Company 25202526 25202526 25202526 (for industrial users) Maintenance: 13622105504 (for Hotline: Gas Company 25326936 Hotline: Heat and Power Company 25320761 Public Works Company Bus Company Environmental Hygiene 25328862 (9:00-17:00) 25328442 (17:00-8:00) Company Service Supervision of 25201297 25202500 (for complaints) TEDA Investment Holding 25202502 25202505 industrial users) Complaints: Maintenance: 25295500 66208494 25202519 (for complaints) 25328864 25202512 (for complaints) Complaints: residential users) 25326936 (for 25202535 Maintenance: 62018890 Complaints: 13702186532 (for residential users) 25202502 (9:00-17:00) 25323931 (17:00-8:00) 25202503 (9:00-17:00) 25328937 (17:00-8:00) 25202537 (9:00-17:00) 25320346 (17:00-8:00) 25202505 (9:00-17:00) 25326936 (17:00-8:00) Hotline: Complaints: Maintenance: 66200001
Co., Ltd. Voice Help Desk of TEDA 25201600 Investment Holding Co., Ltd. Community Hotlines Hotlines for Community Services: 25202215 25202216 Residents’ Committee of Taifeng Community: 66221737
Residents’ Committee of Cuiheng Community: Residents’ Committee of Yayuan Community: 66290420 25320855
Residents’ Committee of Kangcui Community: Residents’ Committee of Ziyun Community: 66203650 Residents’ Committee of Warner Community: Service Hotline of Fanglin Community: 66282355 25322161 Service Hotline of Tianhai Community: Service Hotline of Tianjiang Community: 66230230 66200440 Service Hotline of Guoxiang Apartment: Service Hotline of University Community: 66237050 25327475 25288685
Hotlines of Government Departments
Correspondence and Office 25201122 （ Floating General Affairs Population Office） Section Section General of Section Administrative General Commission of Services TEDA Supervision Public Section Emergency 25201110 Command Affairs Office Section Service Supervision Policy Research Legislation 25201865 Department Affairs General Office 25201145 of 25201000 E-government 25201198 of & Relations 25201100 Public 25202025 of Section of of 25201099 Office Vehicle Service Affairs Secretarial 25201113 of Visitation Section of 25201088
Division Research 25202197 Division One Research 25201631 Division Three Section Commodity Price Center Investment Development Project Planning Bureau General Office 25201271 Assessment and Examination Section Planning Investment Promotion Bureau Economic Development Bureau Section of Section Domestic Investment of 25202723 Hotline 25201123 of 25202136 25202572 for of Section 25202145 Statistics of 25202142 Division Two Research 25201632
Information & 25201342 Archives
Section Foreign Investment Section
of Industry & Corporation Commerce) Services
of & 25202683
Advertisement Detachment of Section of Fair Economic Inspection Section General Office Trade Development Bureau Section Trade Services Real Exchange Comprehensive Construction Affairs Development for Bureau Engineer Section Survey Party 25201647 General of 25202179 Chief Office 25202762 Planning Section of 25202195 Estate 25299758 Section of Land 25201533 of in 25202232 25202247 Enterprises Section Trade Promotion of 25202233 of 25201652 25202679 Trade 25202680
Services Section Construction Management Section Section Intellectual Property of 25202141 Quality, Measurement, and Standardization Special Equipment Metrological Science Technology Institute Development Bureau Section Hi-Tech Industry Code Office 25201148 Promotion (Information Technology) General Office 25201311 Association for 66211173 25202163 of Station and Verification 66211181 Supervision Safety 66211065 25201383 of of 25201518
Science Technology Section of Food Section and Drug 25201903 Administration Culture, Education Public Bureau Education Promotion Center Division Government Asset Administratio Financial Bureau n Small and 25201260 of 25202302 and Health General Office 25202293 Section Cultural Public
of Health 25201469
Development of 25201130
Development Section Education Development Government Procurement and Investment 25201212 Management Center of 25202311
Medium-sized Enterprise Credit Guarantee 66211058 General Office 25201228
Center Budget 25202606 Division Division of 25201582 Division Division General Services of 25201216 of 25202610 Infrastructure 25222622
Administrative Finance Division Corporate Finance Section of
Labor Dispute 25201251 Arbitration
Section Section Labor Personnel Bureau Section of and Social Security Services of 25201230 General
Service Center for Human 25202052
Public Servant 25202258 Administration
Resources, Section of HR Development
Foreign Affairs Section Bureau General
Comprehensive Section Affairs for Environmental Engineer Protection Environmental Bureau Protection 66201043 Monitoring and Inspection Station Audit Division General Office Audit Bureau Audit Division 25202159 Two Section Energy 25202855 Conservation Public Utilities Promotion Bureau Section General Services Section of 25202854 of 25202852 Street Lamp 25321309 Energy of Section of 25202857 Three Audit Division 25202151 25202162 One 25202158 Supervision 25202175 Detachment of Office 25202176 Chief Services General 25202775 of
Municipal Works Section Section General Work Safety Services Administration Section Supervision Section of City 25202280 Appearance Administrative Inspection and Urban Management Bureau Law Enforcement Brigade Section of Civil Section Affairs Family Affairs Planning Department of Post of General 25201951 Translation and Services Interpretation of Section Two 25201810 Section One 25201950 and 25202216 Community 25202212 of 25328437 Section General Services of 25201190 Enforcement Section of Law 25202201 of 25201209 Supervision of Hazardous 25201625 Chemicals 25201361 of
Administrative Commission of TEDA Section Corporation General Office Services of West Zone of Section of Land TEDA Requisition and 25205116 Resettlement Telephone the Park Wuqing Branch Yat-sen of Scientific Public Security (security) Industrial in District Company Water 82130017 Company Microelectronics Telephone Industrial in Park Corporation Xiqing Services for 83965588 82129947 Park Bureau Wuqing Power 82110245 82110251 protection) Tianjin 82122572 29342093 (fire of 82116666 82129637 Construction Development 25205113 Section of Services of 20205120 Section General of 20205121
District Chemical Industrial in District Park Telephone Hangu 67161818 Environmental Protection Department of Safety and 67162696