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In the north-northeastern part of Chinas North East China lies the city of Ningyin. Its name, translated in Chinese, means calm and quiet. The northern area of Ningyong River is washed by the waters of the Haining Yue Bay. The eastern part of the city lies on the coast of the East China Sea.

In 1522, the first Europeans to arrive in Ningin were the Portuguese. After the end of the First World War between Great Britain and China, Ninaina was one of the five ports with the right to trade. In the old days, the local people made their city famous for the production of tea servery and great furniture in the Chinese tradition. The port, through which most of the goods produced by industries in the city and Hanoi were transported, played a major role in this. The citys streets continue to see active construction of buildings of various purposes. In recent years, they have seen the emergence of new commercial hotels and shopping malls. Many missionaries have come to these lands to do their work. Christianity has a great influence in the city. At the same time, the close proximity of the sacred islands of Poojochena adds to the importance of Buddhism. There are numerous religious buildings, including more than 560 Buddhist monasteries and temples, as well as nearly 300 Christian cathedrals and churches.

The port area in Ningyin terminates at the end of the railroad line that connects the city to Shanghai and Hanzhou. There are two modern automobile routes that start in the city, leading to Wenyungheu and Hwangcheu. There is a regular ferry service between Yingyang and Huu Cheng.

In the dawn of the 21st century, Lishui Airport has been in operation. From its territory there are flights to major cities in China. In 2008, the tanker bridge across the Han Yong Bay connected Han Yong and Shanghai. The current structure is the longest bridge in the world, 36 kilometers long.

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  • Air quality: 96 US AQI Moderate. Air quality is acceptable. However, there may be a risk for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 1,600,000 people
  • GDP: $8,126 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 2 Mbps Internet in Ningbo is fast averaging 16 Mbps but the Great Firewall slows down speeds to foreign websites by 8x to 2 Mbps.
  • Best wireless: China Mobile
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners because WeChat is very hard to set up
  • Tipping: Tipping in China is generally uncommon and can even be considered rude or embarrassing in some circumstances. Seriously. Leaving money on a table in an authentic restaurant may confuse a staff member or cause them stress. … Even worse, gratuity is illegal in airports and some establishments.
  • Apartment listings: Ganji
  • Apartments: Airbnb
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  • Best taxi: Didi
  • Best coworking space: Regus
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Hainan
  • Best intl air carrier: China Southern Airlines
  • Monthly costs for expat: $1300
  • Monthly costs for family: $2800
  • Monthly costs for local: $800
  • Meal: $3.5
  • Small Cola: $0.6
  • Beer 1 Pint: $3.5
  • Coffee: $4

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