2020, Tue



National Meteorological Center predicts that on August 4, howling winds and rainstorm will grip Jiangsu, Zhejiang, and Shanghai. Heavy rain to rainstorm will pound southeastern Jiangsu, Shanghai, and central-eastern Zhejiang. Heavy downpour will lash northeastern Zhejiang. Scale will reach 6-8 in eastern Zhejiang, southeastern Jiangsu, and Shanghai. Gust can reach scale 9-10 in coastal regions of Zhejiang, southern Jiangsu and Shanghai, Hangzhou Gulf, and western East China Sea.


via sohu.com

From August 4 to 7, eastern Northwest China, central-southern North China, and Huanghuai Region will usher a heavy rainfall process. In the next 3 days, shower or thunderstorm will frequent Northeast China, western Sichuan Basin, and South China. There will be severe convective weather like short-range heavy rainfall. (Aug.4)



China’s national observatory issued a blue alert for Typhoon Hagupit, which is expected to bring gales and torrential rains to south China.

Some reasonable measures against typhoon.

1. Remember keeping windows and doors closed;

2. Check electronic equipment if they are in good condition;

3. Bring in the objects that may easily fall;

Stay safe!

Content via China Meteorological Administration and iSuzhou

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2020, Tue



Last week the Ministry of Education announced in a draft that foreign teachers employed in China can now take up part-time work legally.

That’s great news for all the English teachers out there that have been wanting to take up some extra hours but haven’t because they’re honest law-abiding citizens…


But of course, it’s never as easy as just finding a second job. A signed agreement must be made between the foreign teacher, employee and part-time employer, before being submitted to the Exit and Entry Administration Department that we all know and love.


the draft [Chinese]: http://www.moe.gov.cn/jyb_xwfb/s248/202007/t20200721_474014.html

It’s also worth noting that your part-time hours cannot exceed the hours contracting by your current employer.

As well as this change, there will also be stricter system in place to punish and dismiss foreign teachers who commit crimes whilst employed, but also reward good teachers by establishing a foreign credit system.

The State Council listed crimes including taking drugs, sexually assaulting or abusing minors, sexually harassing students that could result in immediate dismissal.

The draft also stated that the education institute will need to conduct a minimum 20 hours of training to teach foreign teachers of China’s laws.

These regulations announced in the draft have been published for ‘public feedback’ until August 21st, then authorities will have the option to revise the draft before formally adopting it.

What do you think about these new regulations? Let us know in the comments!

Government website link [Chinese]:


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2020, Mon



New Arrivals

Curry Can & Beef Paste Can

@ Wine, Beer & More


Have you ever checked out 

the Wine, Beer & More shop on Sherpa’s?




It’s our very own, carefully-curated,

selection of great wine, beer, spirits, ice,

 soft drinks, and now – food products!

We’ve just added a couple of new food products to help you eat good at home when you don’t feel like delivery from a restaurant. 
Check them out!



Aromatic Beef Curry Can

浓香牛肉咖喱罐头                        —–  ¥29 / Tin

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A delicious Japanese-style curry loaded up with beef, carrot, potato, onion, and green beans. Serve it with rice for a quick, healthy, and delicious meal. 



Mellow Chicken Curry Can

醇香鸡肉咖喱罐头                        —–  ¥29 / Tin

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Another delicious Japanese-style curry loaded up with chicken, carrot, potato, and onion. Again, goes great with rice.



Classic Italian Beef Paste Can

意式经典牛肉酱罐头                        —–  ¥29 / Tin

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In the mood for some pasta? This classic beef bolognese sauce comes with minced beef, celery, onion, garlic, and red wine. Toss it on top of your favourite pasta – spaghetti, penne, ravioli – it’s all good.



1 Tin of Each Flavour (3 Total)

三种口味各1罐                               —– ¥85


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Is there anything else you’d like to see Sherpa’s offer in the Wine, Beer & More store? Let us know in the comments below!


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2020, Wed



In order to ensure healthy and safe international travel and mitigate the risks of cross-border transmission of COVID-19, passengers taking flights bound for China are required to present their negative results of COVID-19 nucleic acid tests before boarding. Specific arrangements are as follows:


1. Chinese and foreign passengers on China-bound flights shall complete COVID-19 nucleic acid tests within 5 days before boarding. Tests shall be carried out in facilities designated or recognized by overseas Chinese Embassies or Consulates.


2. Chinese passengers are required to take photos of and upload their negative results of COVID-19 nucleic acid tests using the international version of the health QR code mini program on WeChat.


3. Foreign passengers should apply with the Chinese Embassies or Consulates for the Health Declaration Letter with negative test results of COVID-19.


4. Relevant airlines are responsible for checking passengers’ health QR codes and Health Declaration Letter before boarding. Passengers will be denied boarding if they fail to meet relevant requirements. All airlines shall strictly follow the checking procedures.


5. Passengers who provide false documents and information shall undertake corresponding legal liabilities.


6. Chinese Embassies will carefully evaluate the nucleic acid testing capabilities of the countries of their residence and issue specific implementation measures as appropriate.


content via CAAC.GOV.CN

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