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“Most people love the beach. I hate the beach. Everyone has tan skin and white teeth. I’ve got tan teeth and white skin.” – Bill Hicks Spring is here. Spring! Spring I’ve missed you! Spring!!! And you’ve brought sunshine, and flowers, and an unending death swarm of mosquitoes.

designed by Wang Shu, the first Chinese person to win the Pritzker Prize, and it’s pretty awesome. Stand on the bridge between the two valleys and contemplate the context of urban change and how you fit into this great puzzle called life. Don’t like contemplating? Go to museum, get Frisbee. Drink beer.

I love our city, I really do. But why settle on a swamp? Seriously. A friend of mine used to say, “We’re blessed with rain. Ningbo is blessed with rain.” However, she never said, “We’re blessed with mold. Ningbo is blessed with mold.”

2) Go to the Shanghai Alleycat. This is going to be a seriously huge party. They expect 500 racers and over 700 people at the party. Bring your bike, sign up and race for free. You could win some of the 150,000 RMB they have in prizes.

I probably shouldn’t make fun. Everyone in the city seems to be in a way better mood than usual thanks to our five minutes of Spring that have just begun.

Don’t like bike riding? Go to Boxing Cat and drink great beer while watching people who love bike riding.

“What should I do with those five minutes?”, you ask. Live it up. It won’t last. Here’s five for your five. How you should go about living it up in April: 1) Go to the Ningbo Museum in Yinzhou. It was

4) Go to the Tulip Festival. It’s on all month long at Dong Qian Lake. There are over 500,000 tulips there. It’s not anything like being in Holland but let’s pretend that it is. Don’t like tulips? Go to Dong Qian Lake anyway, think about how you can try and get a boat, and drink beer. 5) Go to the Ai Meng Dog Shelter. If Mother Teresa and Cesar Milan were a Chinese woman from Ningbo, this would be Ms. Yu. She has over 300 dogs who receive regular medical care, have plenty of room to live it up, and will never be put down. It’s like dog heaven on earth. Go there and try to help her, she needs it. Don’t like dogs? You should work on that.

3) Go to The Rock Tigers on Friday the 13th. It’s an ominous day and therefore you better be ready to rock out. This South Korean rockabilly powerhouse is awesome. They made up a phrase called Kimchibilly. They are sexy, loud, and fun. Don’t like rockabilly? Go to Lobster Bar and ask Diane and Vlad to sing jazz standards while drinking something from the top shelf.

That’s enough to get you started. There’s plenty more to do this month and it’s a good idea to get at it before the sun decides to move in and turn our city into a concrete sauna. “I love summer, I love the sun, I love it! I! Love! It!” Yeah ok, the sun is pretty good.

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Insight Shanghai Alleycat




Dog Days


Wang Shu

The Dowry


Factory Five


The Rock Tigers






Rock You haven't tasted Seoul until you've had a taste of Kimchibilly.


Friday April 13th, Laowaitan

"You haven't tasted Seoul until you've had a taste of Kimchibilly."


ailing from South Korea, The Rock Tigers are here to show you that there ain’t nobody but nobody that can take them. All stabs at K-Pop aside, there’s a special place in so many hearts for it, it’s awesome to have a chance to see something other than an endless parade of jeggings. Don’t get me wrong, parades of jeggings have a special place as well.

But this something other is exactly what the doctor ordered. The Rock Tigers have been burning an entirely new Indie scene in South Korea since 2001, and they just keep getting hotter and hotter. This is not K-Pop. The Rock Tigers are the party that K-Pop’s mom (more specifically their corporate drivel mongers) won’t allow them to go to. Thank god. The Rock Tigers are also aptly named. They rock, like tigers. Their EP Electric Travel is smokin’ hot. Their tight, sexy, and badass, all the things you want in rockabilly.

They’ve been described as a truly live band that has to be seen live to really be appreciated. That’s our kind of band people. The lead singer Velvet Geena (the other members being Tiger, Roy, Eddie Tarantula and Jack "The Knife") is brash, loud, and has a voice like an angel. They reminded me immediately of The Detroit Cobras meets Stray Cats. You can listen to them online at therocktigers Finally Ningbo is ready for some ol’fashion boot-stompin’ nobody’s watchin’ dance off and rock out. This is one not to be missed kiddies. So be there or be square.

By the Book

an afternoon with Wang Shu by Nick Jumara and 王文燕 Wang Wenyan photography by 吕恒中

"If I weren't an architect, I'd have been a writer." That was the answer to the last question I asked at the press conference, which incidentally was the last question of the conference. Even in a room full of reporters, we could all see something of Wang Shu from the start. There wasn’t an uneasiness with being in the spotlight, it was more like a disregard for it. Remaining eternally respectful and pleasant, there was simply a tedious and weary air to the man as he was bombarded with questions about architecture. And then it happened, my colleague asked about books. His demeanor shifted and we all listened as the man dressed more like a member of the traditional Chinese literati than a modern architect lifted his head along with the corners of his mouth to tell us about his favorite poems, his love of calligraphy (Jiu Cheng Gong Li Quan Ming to be exact), and how the one kind of book that he refuses to read is a book on architecture.

This is a man steeped in his discipline, so much so that it doesn’t seem like talking about architecture is really necessary. Talking about a poem, talking about other forms of language and how we converse in them, talking about how a building is a kind of language, that seemed to be infinitely more interesting to the man that is heralded for incorporating environment into his work. But there is already a flaw with the semantics of that last sentence. Wang Shu doesn’t believe that the building is any more important than the environment, or vice versa, he regularly reiterated that they were, and always are, in dialogue. 14

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Much like a poem, he talked about his buildings as such, with rhythm and timing being as important as the words themselves or the way they are arranged on a page. The reasons why he has now become the first Chinese person to receive the incredibly prestigious Pritzker Prize are myriad and beyond my understanding of architecture. But, I can’t imagine that Wang Shu would think that was important anyway. There is something incredibly egalitarian about the man.

entire campus is designed by Wang Shu. Many of them are stunning and dramatic in an austere way, but he took us to a room filled with drawings with a jagged hole cut out of the wall. Through the opening we came to his version of a traditional Chinese courtyard with sweeping roofs that resembled epic waves of water and long vertical lines that seemed to go to the vanishing point. He answered a few more questions, seemed content that he had done his duty in regards to allowing us to follow him around for the afternoon and abruptly left.

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We returned to Ningbo and the next day I went back to see the Ningbo Museum yet again, and from there I walked to see his work in Yinzhou Park. Much like the man, there is something approachable about the buildings he has in Ningbo. The Ningbo Museum is a treasure amidst the rapid expansion of the CBD. It may be new and even a bit monumental for what Wang Shu likes to call “housing,” but its dialogue is completely different from the skyscrapers surrounding it. Not only does it hold its own in the skyline of Yinzhou, it reminds us of so much more. Wang Shu spoke freely about how his design inspiration often comes from a poem or a painting. When he designed the Ningbo Museum, the famous painting “Wind in Pines Among a Myriad Valleys” (painted by Li Tang, North Song Dynasty) flashed in his brain. Therefore, some aspects of the Ningbo Museum look like valleys, and much like the painting there is a platform between two valleys. Standing on the platform, through the gap of the two valleys, people can watch the skyline of the city, a place where old history is talking with the modern city. Wang Shu hopes this museum platform will leave people the space to think of the past and the future. We hope that everyone in Ningbo will take the chance to do so.

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Alleycat April 6th marks the kickoff of one of the largest free bicycle races in the world, and it’s all happening in our neighbor to the north. 2012 is the third year for the Shanghai Alleycat bike race. With each year, the number of participants, sponsors, coverage, and prizes has grown exponentially into the behemoth that it is this year. We caught up with Tyler Bowa, the front man for Factory Five and People’s Bike who are all part of the organizing efforts needed for Shanghai Alleycat. From the website People’s Bike, which has become one of the largest bike sites in China, to Factory Five, Shanghai’s first fixie boutique and club, Tyler has not only seen the bike scene evolve in Shanghai over the past few years, he has actively shaped it. We talked with him about this year’s Alleycat, what his favorite place to ride in China is (spoiler: it’s Ningbo), and how to get one of our very own custom built Factory Five bikes.

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we're pushing the party to make it more accessible for everyone to join – even if you're not into the biking community just come and hang out!

Can you give us a taste of the prizes you will have this year? Well, I did the math the other day and everything adds up to over 150,000RMB. . Which is pretty insane. Some of the highlights include (but are not limited to): 4 custom track frames, 3 custom trick frames, 8 complete bikes, tons of rims and components, bags, shirts, accessories, headphones, and enough gift cards to fuel a one man army for an entire year.

How long is the race? It won't be more than 25KM, but it won't be less than 20 KM. It really depends on what route you take.

What are the requirements to enter the race? For those who don’t know, what is an Alleycat? Let me explain it like I'm talking to a 6 year old: All you have to do is ride around the city, collect something from each of the 'checkpoints' and make it back to the finish line before everyone else. Think of it as a scavenger hunt! It can be as competitive or as non-competitive as you want it to be. Refer to Wikipedia for the full proper description.

When did the Shanghai Alleycat begin? The first Shanghai Alleycat was held in November of 2009.

How many participants did you have in the first race? In 2009 we had just under 150 people race, and maybe 200 at the party. In 2010 we had just over 300 people race and maybe 400 at the party.

How many do you expect to have in the 2012 race? We're expecting about 500 competitors and around 700 at the party. The scene has developed quite a bit since the race in 2010, and this year

All you have to do is sign up online, or on the day of – you must have a bike, and that's it! Helmets encouraged.

Where are you from and how long have you been in Shanghai? I'm originally from Canada, and went to school in Waterloo, Ontario. I've been in Shanghai for over 3 years now and have loved every minute of it.

What is Factory Five? Can you give us a brief history of it? Factory Five is Shanghai's first community bike shop / fixed gear boutique / clubhouse for local riders. We started in 2011 with a small room in an old lanehouse, and in one year have grown into a fantastic warehouse space with a full on workshop and retail store.

How have you seen the bike scene in China evolve over the years? Since I arrived in 2009 I saw the local scene grow from just a handful of fixie riders into over 500 hundred. It's going to continue to grow for sure, until it reaches some kind of saturation point like NYC or London.

Best ride in the world?

Best ride? Hmm. . . Probably Japan – the streets are paved with butter!

Best ride in China? Ningbo, hands down. A ton of bridges, great trails along the edge of the water and big roads with minimal traffic.

Where would you have your last ride before you die? Racing down Mount Royal in Montreal with a massive poutine waiting for me at the end of the ride.

If you could race any cyclist dead or alive, who would you race and why? I'd love to race against any of the riders from MASH SF, just to see if I have what it takes to win.

What are some of the logistical issues with putting on a race this size? Obviously the big ones: enough space to host everything, and enough permission to let it happen. Beyond that it's just a matter of making sure everyone knows the game plan so that there's no confusion and people don't get upset.

Can you tell us about People’s Bike? What is it? When did it start, and where do you see it growing? People's Bike is a website that I've been running for over 2 years now – China's first website about urban cycling. It grew from a small blog I used to run about bike polo in Shanghai, and now is one of the most popular cycling sites in China. I see it growing into more of an open forum where topics are posted and anyone can voice their opinion.

You have some great sponsors for the race. Did you expect such overwhelming support for this year’s race? To be honest, I was expecting a lot – but not this much. We got to a point that had to start turning away sponsors. First world problems man, first world problems.

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related things you run in Shanghai? Are they open to the public? Everything we run is free, and it's always open to anyone who wants to join. We do night rides, beer bashes, bike polo, weekend trips and even movie nights!

Where is Factory Five and when is a good time to drop in and get a bike? Do you keep builds at the shop or are they mostly custom orders? We're located at 876 Jiangsu Lu, Building E, near Huashan Lu. We're here Tuesday through Saturday, almost all day, but we can come in for appointments too. We've got a few builds kicking around that are for sale, but almost all our orders are custom and fit to order.

What is the general price range of most of your bikes?

The cheapest bike we build is 3,600 for one of our custom Chinese re-builds. From there everything goes up, depending on what frame and components you want. Our TIG weld aluminum frame builds start at 4,400, our lugged steel builds start at 5,500 and our smooth weld aluminum builds start at 5,800!

This year’s race is spread over 3 days; can you give us a quick breakdown of each day? Easy. Friday night we've got a group ride where we'll ride to the last 2 secret checkpoints. Afterwards there's a party at Shanghai Tattoo – get to know the community and welcome riders from out of town into Shanghai! Saturday we've got the alleycat race at 1pm, a few things afterwards and a big party Saturday night. Sunday we've got a BBQ, gold sprint races, trick competition and a few other surprises. Basically it's a 3 day party on wheels – and it's all free. Come join us!

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Dog Days Sometimes dogs need a best friend

Located on the outskirts of Ningbo is a place that is not only rarely seen anywhere in China, it’s hard to find anywhere in the world. The Ai Meng Dog Shelter is tucked away. You would never know it was there until you edge closer to the entrance and the sound of all the dogs can be heard. By all the dogs I mean over 320 of them. They live in a place of comfort and love in a way that many shelters would love to be able to do. The total area for the dogs is over 1500 square meters with indoor and outdoor facilities, and walking in is a dog lovers dream come true. We caught up with Ms. Yu, the proprietor of the dog shelter for a tour of her facilities and a peek into her daily life. This woman exudes a quiet love for all of the animals at her shelter. She moves with ease and comfort around the swarms of dogs looking for attention and a possible snack. She stands with authority, patience, and love over her pack of 320 plus dogs like a doppelganger of Cesar Milan. She’d never heard of him when we talked but she liked the idea of anyone who would strap on rollerblades and let a dog run to its hearts content. However, not everything is roses at the shelter, many of the dogs need medical attention and came to her from being homeless, malnourished, and otherwise mistreated. Lucky for them, Ms. Yu takes them in, gets them the medical attention they need and offers them up for adoption. Here is where the shelter differs from so many. Due to means, most shelters have to euthanize dogs after they aren’t adopted for a certain amount. Ms. Yu has never and will never put a dog down (save serious medical issues but as a side note, she brought a large Tibetan Mastiff back from distemper) and all the dogs are welcome to live out the rest of their days at Ai Meng. Some fundraising activities have already started in Ningbo and you should expect to see more. If you are interested in donating to the shelter keep an eye out for upcoming fundraisers, use the contact information provided for adoption, or contact us anytime at 20

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Contact Information for Ai Meng Dog Shelter Ms. Yu // 13805849037 (Chinese language only please) Xian Huang // 18815275355 (Chinese and English ok!)

How long has the dog shelter been open? The shelter has been open for around two years now. We started in this space in July 2010.

How many dogs currently live in the shelter? At the moment we have over 320 dogs including puppies.

Where do the dogs come from? We get dogs from all over really. Mainly the dogs are brought to us by the dog lovers of Ningbo. They send us homeless dogs and dogs in need of medical attention.

After a certain amount of time, are the dogs euthanized? The dogs are never euthanized unless they are extremely suffering. All of the dogs are here because they are disabled, ill, old aged, and/or homeless. Whatever their condition we accept them. Many of the dogs are seriously ill and need comprehensive medical attention which we are happy to give to them.

Are the dogs available for adoption? After the dogs have undergone medical treatment and show good behavior in the pack and with people, we offer them for adoption as pets. We do not allow any dogs to be taken for food. Ever, period, never, no way.

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and we go through a series of questions about their home life, what kind of dog they would like, why they want to adopt this type of dog, etc. After spending so much time with our dogs, we know their temper and habits so it’s important to find the right dog for the right owner. It’s also important to find the right owner for the right dog. Second, we need the person adopting to bring a copy of their ID and a deposit of 200 RMB. Then the dog must be brought back to the shelter after three months. If the dog is happy and healthy, we will return the 200 RMB deposit. If the dog is not healthy or not returned for a checkup, we will not return the deposit. This measure is mainly so that people take adopting a dog seriously. We want all the dogs to find happy homes to live in and we want to make sure that people know adopting a dog is a commitment, a wonderful joyous commitment but a commitment. Third, we do not allow the dogs to be adopted by any children under 14 years old, an adult family member must adopt the dog for any children under that age. And, we prefer that those adopting live in Ningbo and not on the outskirts of town.

How did the dog shelter begin? How was it started? I have been helping and adopting dogs personally for years but it was never on a very large scale. One day, one of my friends showed me pictures of the dogs at another shelter in Ningbo. The pictures were disheartening and horrifying. I went home. I couldn’t sleep. I couldn’t get the dogs out of my head, living in horrible conditions, packed together, miserable, and not taken care of. I spoke with my husband about rescuing all the dogs from there and building a new shelter where they could get medical attention, love, and live a happy life. I also remember reading a story at that time about a young man in Ningbo that was from France. He had a dog that was incurable but he never gave up to save the dog’s life. This inspired me and I knew what I had to do. I invested 300000 RMB and the shelter was


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How much land do you have for all of the dogs? This shelter is 1667 square meters including living quarters and play area.

Do you treat the dogs for medical issues? Yes of course, we treat the dogs for all medical issues and have been lucky enough to work with some kind veterinarians in Ningbo that help us with some of the more complicated issues. Whatever the issue, we treat them until they are better. We never give up.

Are the dogs de-sexed? We neuter all the male dogs but we do not spay the females.

What are some of the challenges working at the dog shelter? We receive all sorts of dogs and with that, we have some that come to us that have been mistreated. They are hostile, aggressive, and ready to attack and bite. This is always sad to me because regardless of breed, all dogs can be taught to behave well without the use of violence on them. Training a dog that has come from violence is always a challenge but I love seeing them become the true dog they can be after spending time at the shelter.

What is your favorite thing about working at the dog shelter? The dog shelter is a joyful struggle. I work here 365 days a year with my wonderful team of volunteers and money can definitely be short. But all of that goes away. The best thing is seeing dogs that need attention and love when they come to the shelter blossom into happy and healthy animals. There isn’t anything more satisfying.

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onquered by Alexander Great and later the Mongols under Genghis Khan, Uzbekistan is also home to Timur the Great and Babur, who founded the Moghul Empire. This is the land where the well known ancient Silk Road passed and the “Great Game” between Great Britain and Russia was played out for almost a century. Perhaps the best way to experience Uzbekistan is by traveling through the Karakum Desert, visiting the three medieval Khanates (kingdoms) – Khiva, Bukhara, and Samarkand. Khiva is more than 2500 years old. It is located on the territory of Kyzyl-Kum Desert. A living museum, Khiva is the richest in monuments of the once powerful Khanate of Khorezm. Khiva consists of a huge network of buildings in brick and tile work. It is the best preserved among the Central Asian cities and is divided into an inner city and an outer city. Ishan-Kala, the inner town of Khiva, is


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protected by brick walls about ten meters high. It contains impressive buildings such as Kalta Minor, Madrassah Amin Khan, Kunya Ark, Devon Begi, Juma Mosque, and the Abdullah Khan Madrassah and Minaret. Ishan-Kala displays medieval architectural forms, delicate woodcarvings, and intricate ornamentation. The silhouettes of its tower and minarets, surrounded by huge clay walls, give a clear idea of a typical Central Asian feudal city. If Khiva is the best preserved city, Bukhara has the most charming atmosphere. This is Central Asia’s most holy city. The old city is replete with medressas (places of learning), royal fortresses, and colorful bazaars. The architecture reflects its tumultuous history which spans over 1500 years. Clear blue skies framed by sandy domes and minarets are what greet visitors today. For the visitor, Bukhara is a place to enjoy authentic Central Asia. At the covered bazaars of Taqi Sarrafon and Taqi-Telpak Furushon, you can find carpets, hats, and hand woven

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Travel silk fabric or admire architectural highlights such as Lyabi-Hauz Plaza, Ulugbek and Abdul Aziz Khan Medressas, Kalon Minaret (the tallest in Central Asia), and the Ismail Samani Mausoleum. Perhaps the best is saved for last. Among the cities of the world, one of the most ancient is Samarkand, whose history dates back 2500 years. It is arguably one of the most glorious and beautiful cities in Central Asia - perhaps one of the greatest Islamic cities of all time. Samarkand, an important center of power throughout its history, was home to Timur the Great (known as “Tamerlane� in English) - a fourteenth-century conqueror of Western, South and Central Asia. The glory of this time is best depicted in Registan, the medieval commercial center of the city. Three majestic medressas (Ulugbek, Sher Don, and Tilla Kari) encircle a well-designed public square. Samarkand is a treasure trove of stunning architecture. Shah-I-Zinda Ensemble, also referred to as Avenue of Mausoleums, is lined on either side with the mausoleums of the Timur period. They form a fantastic spectacle of majolica (colorful ceramic) barricades and tile mosaics. The facing of the portals is done with blocks of superbly carved glazed terracotta in combination with majolica. The walls of the Bibi-khanum Mosque are faced with polished brick, which serve as a backdrop for the blue enameled bricks used for a large geometrical decorative pattern. Such monumental ornamentation is characteristic of the buildings constructed for Timur. Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, is over 2000 years old. Now, it is a modern metropolis, and after your journey through the land of Khanates, it probably feels like New York or London. The city of 2.3 million people is surprisingly green, thanks to its beautifully laidout parks and glistening fountains. The history and sites of Uzbekistan, which sound like chapters from One Thousand and One Nights, are what lures travelers looking for a truly exotic trip. Chang Theng Hwee is the Director of Country Holidays Travel. To find out more about travel around Asia and China, visit

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This is a patent infringement case handled by Xiaoyong HU (patent attorney & attorney-at-law). Dan, Sams & Associates, as a representative on behalf of complaint Ningbo Yuexiang Equipment Machine Co., Ltd, won the litigation. ★

Summary of the basic situations

At the beginning of 2011, Ningbo Yuexiang Equipment Machine Co., Ltd (hereinafter referred to as Yuexiang Company) found that a company named Shanghai Changyi Machiney Manufacture Co. Ltd (hereinafter referred to as Changyi Company) was selling a sports leisure product named “Space Scooter” on net. However, the product probably infringes a series of patents of Yuexiang Company. After contact, Yuexiang Company decided to entrust us to safeguard patent right. After a comprehensive analysis for various aspects such as contents of patent right, entity of the infringing product, situations of infringing act, and situations of the opposing company, we determined a safeguarding solution, and began to implement the safeguarding solution. Finally, a court verdict was received at the end of December, 2011. According to the verdict, infringement of Changyi Company is established, and Changyi Company is ordered to stop the infringing act immediately and compensate for losses of RMB 300, 000 Yuan suffered by Yuexiang Company. ★ Summary of the handling process The handling of the present case has the


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following three stages: the first stage is a case investigation and evidence collection stage; the second stage is a stage of drafting legal documents and filing cases of the court; and the third stage is a trial and sentence stage. During the first stage, that is, from the beginning of 2011 when we were entrusted to August of 2011, we conducted an official search for the existing ten patents of Yuexiang Company in order to select reliable patent rights suitable for prosecution and prevent the opposing party from arguing with the prior art. Meanwhile, we established the patent register of respective patent rights. On the other hand, in order to prevent financial fraud of Changyi Company, we didn’t adopt the manner of evidence preservation of the court to obtain evidence; instead, we conducted preservation of evidence for the sales act of Changyi Company through a notary public. It has been proved by facts that the above manner produces the expected effects. During the second stage, we took a finallydetermined invention patent and a design (handled in another case) as the basis of rights, and began to draft filing documents from the beginning of August. In accordance with relevant legal provisions, we can select an administrative organ or a court for accepting www.n i ngb ogui d

Statement Regarding the Case of Prosecuting Shanghai Changyi for Patent Infringement by Ningbo Yuexiang Summit F. GAO, Managing Partner of DAN, SAMS & ASSOCIATES

the present case. After a tentative contact with administrative organs, we deem that the specialty and enforceability of administrative organs are not sufficient enough to handle the present case. Therefore, we selected the route of the court, and finally filed the case to Shanghai Second Intermediate People's Court at the beginning of September. During the third stage, we received the Evidence Exchange Notice and official Notice of Trail in succession even since the case was filed in September. Based on the evidence and arguing materials provided by Changyi Company, we conducted a focused preparing work, stated our major opinion and proposition while exchanging opinion with the court during and after the session, and retorted the arguing reasons of Changyi Company with reasons and evidence. Meanwhile, we submitted a supplementary written observation to the court again, which stated the logical analysis and judging method of infringement in detail. Finally, the court issued a verdict at the end of December, affirmed our infringement analysis, and judged that infringement of Changyi Company is established.

is achieved during the session. 2. Selection of the manner for safeguarding rights According to the laws and regulations of China, where a patentee finds any infringing act, it or he may handle through local patent administrative organs (e.g. Shanghai Patent Office) or local intermediate people’s courts (e.g. Shanghai Second Intermediate People's Court). The characteristic of administrative organs is that the handling speed is very fast, and usually there will be a result within a month. The disadvantages of administrative organs are as follows: administrative organs have no compensation ruling right, instead, administrative organs only have a ruling right of stopping the infringing act; in addition, administrative organs prefer to settle a lawsuit in a manner of mediation; besides, with respect to means for investigating and obtaining evidence, the enforceability of administrative organs is less stronger than the court. At last, considering that it is impossible for the patentee and the infringing party to mediate, we finally selected the court. 3. Comparative analysis of patent infringement

Analysis on the main points of the case

1. Selection of means for obtaining evidence As to cases of patent infringement, the court usually judges in accordance with illegal earnings of the infringing party or losses of the patentee. If neither the illegal earnings of the infringing party nor the losses of the patentee can be determined, the court will decide within a range of one million. However, it is in fact very difficult to obtain evidence of the illegal earnings of the infringing party. Firstly, picking up to read an account book of a corporation is very difficult; besides, the account book of many corporations cannot reflect the actual situation except for some large corporations or listed corporations. Even if measures of evidence preservation are adopted through the court, the obtained financial account book is usually false. Therefore, we utilized the manner of telephone records notarization, through which the relevant sales evidence of the opposing party is obtained. A good evidence effect www . ningb o g u i d e . c o m

The present case relates to two legal difficult points in the comparative analysis of patent infringement. The first point is to determine the scope of protection of a claim comprising features defined by functions, and the second point is to identify equivalent technical features, and solving the first problem is a premise of solving the second problem. In addition, the complexity of the above first problem is that the occurrence of the problem is originated from a new judicial interpretation issued by the Supreme People’s Court in 2010. However, the principle of the judicial interpretation is opposite to the interpretation of the State Intellectual Property Office of P. R. C towards the problem. In reality, using the interpretation of the State Intellectual Property Office of P. R. C. is usually more advantageous to the patentee, and different judges may act differently while understanding the spirit of the above judicial interpretation. Therefore, we firstly adopted the interpretation of the State Intellectual Property Office of P. R.

C. for explaining the first problem with respect to the above problems, and then converted a strategy and pleaded with respect to the above problem when the judge has definitely stated that the conservative interpretation of the Supreme People’s Court will be used for judging the problems. Finally, we still managed to persuade the judge. ★


During the process of contacting with many corporations, we find that there are a large number of corporations that doubt the patent legal system of China no matter they are Chinese or foreign corporations, wherein three kinds of corporations are included: first, corporations which have even been involved in legal disputes while safeguarding patent rights but end up in failures; second, corporations which begin to have doubting attitudes after knowing cases of the above first kind of corporations; third, corporations which have doubting attitudes for the legal system of China, and have no confidence for the patent legal environment of China. It is found that the first kind of corporations failed in safeguarding rights generally because they are not professional in legal procedures, or because the patent right itself has deadly defects although professional patent attorneys have been employed. The above analysis shows that although the patent legal system still has deficiencies and needs to be improved after less than 30 years of development, it generally ensures the basic legal principle that a reasonable right can be reasonably protected through reasonable manners. Therefore, we should continue to have expectance and confidence for the patent legal system and environment of China. The Above information are provided and supported by DAN, SAMS & ASSOCIATES, a professional patent and trademark law firm in Ningbo with bilingual capability for IP services. If you have any question pertaining to this article or patent and trademark, please do not hesitate in contacting us and/or (0574)8773-9520



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Writing Your Scope of Business in China By: Chris Devonshire-Ellis, Dezan Shira & Associates

Having your scope of business written correctly can attract tax and customs treatment benefits Establishing a business in China does not necessarily mean you can engage in any kind of business activity, as is the case in most Western countries. Companies can only operate within a business scope approved by the registration and licensing authorities, and if you breach these, your company can either be fined, or in serious cases, have its license withdrawn. Accordingly, it is vital to determine what you want to do right from the start. Generally speaking, “normal” business activities are fairly easily defined in China and you’re unlikely to find problems. However, certain activities are linked to an increase in the registered capital requirements, and even to the specific qualifications and numbers of employees you have. In certain fields, the business itself must prove that it has the required professional experience prior to a business scope being granted in the desired industry. The scope of business must in fact be well defined, and leave no large room for interpretation. Lazy, or deliberately disingenuous, business scopes – such as only using the phrase “production of (product)” – will not even necessarily qualify you as a production company in the eyes of China’s regulations, even though it apparently suggests you are. This is because registering a business in China involves several government departments. A clerk who doesn’t spot a cheeky scope of business, and issues the license anyway, doesn’t mean you are home free. Indeed, we have encountered numerous problems of this nature, all requiring a scope of business change on the license. The issue here is that businesses involved in manufacturing require different tax treatments than say a consulting business, and this is why there is usually a link between the scope of business and finance. In fact the most common challenge to dubious scopes of business generally comes from the local Chinese tax bureau. If


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they are not satisfied with the scope of business written on your new business license, they can refuse to process your tax registration – a vitally important document when going through the complete licensing process in China – which will leave you hanging, unable to operate. The tax bureaus in China are often far sharper and pay greater attention to the implications of your scope of business than the business license issuing departments. You do need to satisfy the tax bureau‘s inspection, and this means ensuring your business scope is accurate. Attempts to fool the tax bureau into thinking you are one thing, while in fact you are another – even if you can get it past the approvals process – will inevitably end in failure. Play the game the right way and say what it is you are really doing. If not, you are only saving up trouble for later. Writing your scope of business in China usually requires assistance from a professional firm familiar with China’s business laws and, for foreign investors, the “Foreign Investment Catalogue.” This document, which is usually redrafted every four years, outlines exactly what investors in China may and may not do, which areas require additional licenses or permission, and the circumstances surrounding these. Accuracy is the watchword here. But attention to detail by your advisors isn’t just about ensuring your scope of business is accurate. There can be positive aspects to this too, as in certain encouraged industries tax treatment towards companies in your defined scope of business can improve, and this is obviously good news. An example is the recent announcement by Chinese customs that grants tax exemptions to foreign investors in encouraged industries. Of course, this advantage needs to be applied for – and it too is cross referenced with your scope of business on the business license, as well as your tax bureau

registration to ensure your company qualifies. That said, businesses of course evolve and mature, and at a later stage you may wish to increase your scope of business to include other activities. Often, but not always, this can mean an additional investment into the business is required in terms of registered capital status, however in all cases an application to amend the business license can be made with your original licensing authorities. The procedure involves submission of the original license, redrafting of the desired scope, and proof of any additional requirements that may need to be met. If completed properly, an enhanced scope of business – and the license to go with it – can be issued within four to six weeks. The lessons over writing a scope of business in China are simple: Be honest, and be accurate. It is advisable to take professional advice and use a firm with a strong China presence that knows what it’s doing. Their advice might not just help you write a good scope of business, but may also help you obtain other benefits that China often provides to foreign investors in select areas or industries. For instance, having the correct scope of business not only clears away uncertainties, but may also help you obtain better and improved tax and customs treatments. Dezan Shira & Associates is a specialist foreign direct investment practice, providing business advisory, tax, accounting, payroll and due diligence services to multinationals investing in China, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and Vietnam. Established in 1992, the firm is a leading regional practice in Asia with twenty offices in five jurisdictions, employing over 170 business advisory and tax professionals. To contact the firm please email or visit

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The Dream of Daughters: the Ten Mile Red Dowry by Guan Erjia and Yu Xuyan The region of Ningbo, Shaoxing is the birthplace of various kinds of traditional Chinese folk customs. Among them, the Ten-Mile Red Dowry has been listed as a national intangible cultural heritage. Why have the Ten-Mile Red Dowry? Hoping their daughters would have a happy marriage, the bride’s family would try their best to show their prosperity so that the newlywed bride would not get bullied in her new home. Meanwhile, the bride's side would receive the dowry fee from the groom’s side and did not want to appear as if they were selling their daughter, therefore wealthy families would purchase more furniture to marry off a daughter, and to keep up with the Joneses. The Ten-Mile Red Dowry not only stands for the prosperity of one family, but also for a daughter’s dream of her own wedding. The components of the red dowry involve every basic necessity of life as well as needlecrafts made by the bride herself.

What is the Ten-Mile Red Dowry? In ancient times, the wedding day was the show off day for the bride’s family. Led by a band playing loud music, eight men would carry a red sedan, which was heavily decorated with carvings, glided patterns, and colored beads hanging from its top. Behind the leading sedan was a long procession of red dowries such as a wedding bed, cabinets and wardrobes, wash basins and foot basins, all wrapped up in red and green silk. The first dowry arriving at the groom’s home is the reincarnation tub, which was sent early in the morning, indicating that there would be lots of offspring. The complete range of furniture was meant for the whole life of the bride. Sometimes, the procession could stretch for ten kilometers from head to end, hence the name the Ten-Mile Red Dowry.

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In addition, the color red is the symbol of life, which also means the extension of life. Red is the lucky color in Chinese wedding customs so the dowry was called the red dowry, especially in the Ningbo, Shaoxing region. Traditional Chinese people love those red clothes with embroidery as well as dowries made of vermilion.

Where to See the Ten-Mile Red Dowry? The Ten-Mile Red Dowry Museum is located in Ninghai, one hour’s drive from downtown Ningbo. The museum is peaceful and elegant, showcasing the splendid time-honored wedding culture. If you want to know more about the Ten-Mile Red Dowry, take a trip to Ninghai, or check the website:





DIRECTORY Our guide to Ningbo, in list format.

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Eat / Drink BAKERY / DESSERT 烘焙坊 Cheer Bakery DIY cakes and baked goods.

Professional and fun classes, one on one or in groups. Room 2-6, Yinyi Times Square, 8 Lengjing Jie, Haishu District (0574-8808-8939) 辰之烘焙 海曙区冷静街8号银亿时代广场 2楼2-6号

Dairy Queen 冰雪皇后

1. B1 Heyi Avenue Shopping Mall, Hai Shu 海曙区和义大道ZONE C地下1 2. 1F GUGO,Tian Yi Square,152 Yaohang Jie, Haishu 海曙区药行街152号天一广场国购商城1楼 3. 1F Intime Department Store, Jiangxia Jie, Haishu. 海曙区江厦街23号宁波银泰百货1楼 4.1F Wanda Plaza,Yinzhou. 鄞州区四明中路999号万达广场1号门1层 5.1F Century Oriental Business Plaza, Zhong Shan Dong Lu, Jiang Dong 中山东路1083号世纪东方商业广场内银


泰1楼 6.Sangtian Lu, Jiangdong. 江东区桑田路

Haagen-Dazs 哈根达斯

1.No.1037 Zone B, Heyi Avenue Shopping Mall,Haishu District. 海曙区和义大道B区1037号 2.1F Intime Department Store,Tianyi Square,Haishu District. 海曙区银泰百货1楼 3.Wanda Plaza,Yinzhou District. 鄞州区四明中路999号鄞州万达广场

La Maison A small and competent French bakery in the Moon Lake outdoor shopping complex. Solid baguette, decent truffles, and other more elusive non-sweet breads. They have coffee as well. 35 Shengyuan Xiang, Moon Lake Garden, Haishu District (0574-8732-3677) 乐美颂 宁波市海曙区月湖盛园盛园巷35号 Mochi Sweets On the first floor of Gugo in Tian Yi Square is this purveyor of yummy treats,

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some of which are made with the Japanese sweetened rice cake called Mochi. 1F, Gugo, Tianyi Square 摩提工房 天一广场酷购商场1楼

CAFES 咖啡馆 Better Cafe & Cake Three stories of nooks and cranny’s, this is a great place to hide away for an afternoon. The spaces are comfortable and semi-private and it has great natural light. 144 Fuqiao Jie (0574-8736-5694 / 130-0899-9499) 倍得客 府桥街144号

pasta, sandwiches. Zone B 2024/2034/2022-23, Heyi Avenue Shopping Center (0574-8389-9538) 达达咖啡 和义大道购物中心B座二楼

E Café A revolving restaurant on the 36th floor right next to Ningbo's scenic Sanjiangkou. 35-36F, Zhongnongxin Building, 181 Zhongshan Dong Lu (0574-8771-7777) 意卡菲中山东路181号中农信大厦35-36楼 J'Adore Coffee shop next to Moon Lake, a patio with landscaping made from hundreds of Blue Nun wine bottles. Only open at night. 71 Gongqing Lu (158-6720-0225) 我的真爱 共青路71号

coffee you'd expect. 1 Baishui Xiang (0574-87060256) 白水巷1号

Janet's Joint Chilled out, run by Janet, hence the name. Coffee, tea, food and comfort. Enjoy the artwork from Showsy gallery. 69 Huayan Jie (139-5749-4970) 修山画艺 华严街69号

Dada Café Modern cafe in Heyi Center. Pizza,

Pabala Cozy and quaint shop run by the ever

Costa Coffee This chain from the UK has the

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friendly Mao Mao. No.85 Lane 659 Siming Zhong Lu,Yinzhou, Near Gelan Yuntian (158-6756-1816) 帕芭菈休闲吧 四明中路659弄85号 格兰 云天一期东门


Warm and comfortable, serving Illy Coffee, and they have movie nights throughout the week. No.68 Renmin Lu, Lao Wai Tan, Ningbo (1866-8888-824) 景咖啡 宁波老外滩人民路68号

Slowly Café

Bright, arty, and kitsch all at the same time, check out the wacky cookies. No.66 Renmin Lu, Lao Wai Tan, Ningbo (057487658503 13685852308) 慢时光 宁波外滩人民路66号

Starbucks 星巴克

1. Tian Yi Square, 88 Zhongshan Dong Lu (0574-8725-1851) 中山东路88号天一广场2B区 2. 42 Caihong Bei Lu, Portman area (0574-87375886) 彩虹北路42号 3. 123 Waima Lu, Lao Waitan (0574-8738-3090) 外马路123号老外摊 4. 1F, Gugo, Tian Yi Square, 152 Yaohang Jie (0574-8727-3680) 药行街152号天一广场国购商城1楼 5. 999 Siming Zhong Lu, Wanda Plaza, Gate 3 (0574-8305-7666) 四明中路999号,万达广场3号门右边

Xiao Fei Yang Hot Pot 小肥羊火锅

One of the more popular hotpots in town, this chain satisfies but purists say its lacking. Hours: 10:00-02:00 1. No.287,Jiefang Nan Lu, Haishu District. (0574-8732-3777) 海曙区解放南路287号 2. No.333,Jingjia Lu, Jiangdong District. (0574-5615-6998) 江东区惊驾路333号 3. No. 627 Siming Zhong Lu, Yinzhou District. (0574-8813-8378) 鄞州区四明中路627号

Xiao Mian Yang Hot Pot 小绵羊

1. 23 Ying Feng Jie, Jie Fang Nan Lu, HaiShu (0574-8726-6666) 海曙区解放南路迎风街23号 2. 353 Huan Cheng Xi Lu Nan Duan, Haishu (0574-8722-9178) 海曙区环城西路南段353号 3. 69 Xing Ning Lu, Jiangdong (0574-5668-5111) 江东区兴宁路69号(易买得对面)

HUNAN 湖南菜 Xiang Ju Qing Chef is from Hunnan, famous for making local dishes. 352 Keji Lu,Yin Zhou (0574-8300-2002) 湘居情 宁波市鄞州区科技路352号

Stray Birds Coffee, tea, wine, just down the street from Sofitel in Yinzhou. 771-773 Jinyu Lu, Yinzhou (0574-8811-2112) 飞鸟 鄞州区锦寓路771-773号

Xiang Li Ren Jia Restaurant A small place

Zheli Nali Café One of the oldest coffee shops in town, it's completely relaxed, low-key, no pretension, personalized, coffee and tea in Ningbo. 218 Wangjing Lu (0574-8736-4337) 这里那里咖啡 望京路218号

Xiang Xi Bu Luo Nice and spicy food in Wanda




Bronze Sparrow Terrace Fine dining Ningbo, Sichuan, and Cantonese fare. Qilin Building 1511 Tiantong Bei Lu, Yinzhou (0574-2787-3333) 铜雀台-私房菜 宁波鄞州区天童北路1511 号 麒麟大厦

CANTONESE 广东菜 Chaoyongxuan Usual Cantonese with familiar

dishes like sweet & sour pork and fried rice. Some people swear by it. 121 Huaishu Lu (0574-87662688) 潮涌轩 槐树路121号

Daohua Yuan Porridge 稻花源砂锅粥

Porridge is hot in Ningbo. One pot serves 4 people, savory and piping hot. 1. 252 Mayuan Lu (0574-2786-0828) 海曙区马 园路252号 2. 64 Jicao Jie (0574-8775-3988) 江东区箕漕 街64号 3. 48 Qizha Jie (0574-8731-3218) 海曙区碶闸 街48号

DONGBEI 东北菜 Dong Bei Feng On the 2nd floor in Wanda

Plaza, pig knuckle reigns supreme. Great dumplings, tofu skin salad, etc. 2A-23, Wanda Plaza (0574-8808-6677) 东北风 万达广场银座2A-23号

Da Feng Shou Supreme Northern cuisine full of Notherners. Some of the best dumplings and fried pork ever. Arrrrrrrrrrr it's really good. 287 Jingjia Lu, Jiangdong (186-5746-8958) 宁波市江东区惊驾路287号

HOTPOT 火锅 Macau Doulao 澳门豆捞 They have normal dishes such as beef, seafood, chicken, goose, pig’s brain, and duck tongue, and more exotic dishes such as kangaroo tail, camel hump, crocodile meat, fish stomach, chicken kidney, cow bone marrow and much more. 1. 218-228 Siming Zhong Lu 四明中路218-228 号 2. 46-8 Portman Street 彩虹北路波特曼大街 46-8号 3. 36 Yaohang Jie (0574-8731-3688) 药行街36号 www . ningb o g u i d e . c o m

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in Yinzhou, two floors of noisy diners and great food. 202 Siming Zhong Lu (0574-8811-9718) 香里仁家湘菜馆 四明中路202号

Plaza. 2F, Wanda Plaza, Yinzhou (0574-8305-6139) 湘西部落 鄞州万达广场7号门2楼


Easter Celebration // Sofitel Enjoy Easter Dinner and Easter Brunch at Sofitel where there will be plenty of food and holiday cheer. We think there might even be an Easter bunny and some hidden eggs. April 6th, dinner, 228 net/pax April 8th, Sunday Branch 298 net/pax. Free charge for 1 child under 1.2m when accompanied by 2 adults.

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Gang Ya Gou 缸鸭狗

Famous local restaurant with over 100 years of service. 1. No.1 Gate Wanda Plaza, Yinzhou (0574-88221926) 鄞州区四明中路999号鄞州万达广场1号门 北侧 2. 3F Wanda Plaza, Jiangbei, (0574-8758-1926) 江北区江北大道188号江北万达广场3楼61号

The Grandma’s Ningbo Zhejiang flavor just like Grandma makes it. 4F, International Shopping Center, Tianyi Square,166 Zhongshan Dong Lu, Haishu (0574-8768-4068) 外婆家 海曙区中山东路166号天一广场国际 购物中心4楼

SICHUAN 川菜 Fei Teng Yu Xiang Sichuan Restaurant Add: 53 Leigong Xiang, Jiangdong Tel: 0574-87704399 沸腾鱼乡川菜馆 江东区雷公巷53号

Loushang Louxia The name of this restaurant is "upstairs downstairs" in Chinese, they serve two different styles. Home made cookies, egg tarts, and set rice. 81 Huayan Jie (0574-2787-8871) 楼上楼下 江东华严街81号

Easter Feast

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Weidao Jianghu Chinese opera masks and kung fu weapons on the wall, it's out of an ancient Chinese novel. The food is good and the place is fun. Fills up in the evenings, get there early. 129 Caihong Bei Lu (0574-8771-3380) 味道·江湖 江东区彩红北路129号

Nothing is better than colorful eggs and chocolate candy to represent Easter. April 8th, you can enjoy whole lamb BBQ, all kinds of bread and get a special Easter gift at Picanha Brazilian BBQ.

Wu Da Kitchen Next to Cafe de Maya

Please visit us, you and your family this Easter, and enjoy your sweet life at our place.

restaurant. Good price, not bad Sichuan dishes. 1F Century Plaza, 230 Jiefang Nan Lu (0574-87197059) 武大厨房 解放南路230号世纪广场1楼

April 8th, Dinner

Zi Zhu Lin Known for their delicious spicy

bullfrog. On Jingjia Lu in a row of about 40 other restaurants. 289 Jingjia Lu (0574-6617-2526) AP RIL 2012 / THE NINGB O G UIDE


紫竹林川菜 惊驾路289号

欣叶台湾美食 嵩江中路626-1号(和邦 大厦)



海鲜 Feast Modern Restaurant Ningbo

seafood in a beautiful, restored 200-year-old Qing dynasty house. The food is as good as the lovely woodwork. 87 Huaishu Lu (0574-87351111) 美宴摩登餐厅 槐树路87号

Ningyuan Hall, Yonggang Hotel An

unpretentious three-star hotel restaurant. Come here if you want to eat like a local businessman. 105 Baizhang Lu (0574-8706-0888) 甬港饭店宁园厅 百丈路105号

Shipu Grand Restaurant 石浦大酒店

The center of Ningbo's "Yong" cuisine. It serves traditional local dishes in an authentic atmosphere. Make reservations, and bring a camera to take pictures of the vast display of live seafood. It's better than going to the aquarium, and what aquarium lets you eat their fish? 1. Center of Tian Yi Square (0574-8727-1777) 天一广场中心 2. 60 Yanyue Jie (Moon Lake) (0574-8732-6777) 偃月街60号 3. Wanda Plaza, 999 Siming Zhong Lu (05748808-6777) 四明中路999号万达广场 4. 1118 Baizhang Dong Lu (0574- 8783-8888) 百丈东路1118号 5. 36 Nanda Jie, Zhenhai (0574- 8666-8888) 镇 海南大街36号

TAIWAN 台湾菜 Xinye Taiwan Restaurant Elegant

Taiwanese fare. 626-1 Songjiang Zhong Lu (0574-8816-9997)


云南 Ashima Courtyard Hidden on a side street

near Gu Lou, in a Qing Dynasty house built 329 years ago, with white walls and black tile. Inside the cool house, a sunny courtyard brings you authentic cuisine. 33 Yongshou Jie (0574-87262292) 阿诗玛庭院 永寿街33号(原文昌食堂)

Large pub-style bar and restaurant with outdoor seating, a pool table, plenty of TV's, and sports all day long. Bldg 5, Silver Walk, Ri Li Middle Road , Yinzhou (0574-89065933) SOL休闲酒吧 鄞州区日丽中路南部商务 区水街5号楼

Tasty's USA style Pizzas, roasted chickens,

huge burgers and everything else you miss. Tastes just like home. Zhongma Lu 83-85, Lao Waitan (0574-8772-8000) 老外滩 中马路83-85号





A Da Xi Xinjiang Restaurant Mutton is the star. Get a seat by the window and do some people-watching in Gu Lou. Great roast leg of lamb for four people. 2F, 20 Gongyuan Lu, Buxing Street (0574-8728-3787) 阿达西新疆食府 步行街公园路20号二楼

COMFORT FOOD / BRUNCH 快乐食品 Harley Bar & Restaurant Harley serves

decent Western food along with their great beer. On the west side of town, in tree-covered Haishu District. Pool tournament Saturday nights. 18 Mayuan Lu (130-0372-8695) 哈雷宝来纳德国酒吧 马园路18号

Sugar Plate Great waffles, pancakes, cake, and

coffee. South Korean style cafe. Gate 4, South side of Tianyi Square (0574-8732-3533) 天一广场南侧4号门

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SOL Sports Bar

Huan Tang Fusion Chinese and Western

fusion cuisine such as radish and minced beef soup, stuffed eggplant, and lamb chops. In the new Century Oriental Plaza shopping center. 1072, 1F, Oriental Century Plaza, 1083 Zhongshan Dong Lu (0574-8781-9022) 欢唐时尚餐厅 中山东路1083号东方世纪广 场一楼1072号

Lobster Bar and Grill With a selection of international delights including fresh seafood, grilled meats and pastas, Lobster Bar and Grill’s dishes feature recipes that have been honed to perfection for decades. 1F, Shangri-la Hotel, Ningbo (0574-8799-8888) 龙虾酒吧扒房 宁波香格里拉大酒店一楼 Shang Palace Headed by Chinese Executive

Chef, Alan Sun, Shang Palace offers authentic Cantonese, Ningbonese and local speciality culinary delights of the highest standards. 1F, Shangri-la Hotel, Ningbo (0574-8799-8888) 香宫 宁波香格里拉大酒店一楼

Wan Wan exudes sophistication in an elegant modern Chinese décor with seven luxurious

private VIP dining rooms. Canton, Shanghai and Ningbo cuisine. 5F, Sofitel, 899 Siming Zhong Lu (0574-2889-9888) 万字号中餐厅 四明中路899号索菲特大饭 店五层

GREEK 希腊菜 ZORBA'S Greek Restaurant 3 floors

of Greek Dining, cafe, private rooms, and bar. Check out the take-away souvlaki at the side window. No.24 Yangshan Lu,Lao Wai Tan.Open Time:11:00-23:00 (0574-8758-3700) 希腊餐厅 老外滩扬善路24号

INDIAN 印度菜 Ganesha Indian Restaurant Winter specials: hot Lamb soup , Tandoori Chicken, Lamb Roganjosh, Saffron Rice & Cheese Garlic Naan and more. 336 Zhenming Lu (8762-4696) 镇明路336号13884460106 Spices - Indian Heritage & Lounge

Masala, biryani, tandoori, and other specialty dishes. Great Indian food and a solid bar and cocktail list. 28 Yanshan Lu, Lao Waitan (158-6788-7224, 8767-9777) 香料印度餐厅酒吧 老外滩扬善路28号

ITALIAN 意大利菜 Amore's Great for families, dates, and friends. Comfortable and cozy Italian food that doesn't skimp of flavor or portion. 109 Jiangdong Nan Lu (0574-8783-8350 136-1574-0093)

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Da Bossi Ristorante Fine dining Italian

Inayama 79 Qianlong Lu, behind the Sheraton (0574-8795-3197) 稻山日本料理 波特曼中心裙楼东(潜龙 路79号)

cuisine in an elegant and relaxed atmosphere. Great wine selection. 139 Zhongma Lu, Lao Waitan (0574-8657-8777) 老外滩意大利餐厅 老外滩中马路139号

Sanal Italian Restaurant

Italian cuisine with Chinese bend. Comfortable and friendly. Portman Avenue 46-2 46-3, Caihong Bei Lu, Jiangdong District, next to Sheraton Hotel. (0574-8795-3577) 宁波市江东区彩虹北路波特曼大街 46-2,46-3号,喜来登大酒店旁

JAPANESE 日本菜 Ajisen Ramen 味千拉面

1.Gate 6,Tianyi Square,Zhong Shan Dong Lu,Haishu District.(Next to KFC)(0574-8727-6085) 海曙区中山东路天一广场六号门 2. 33 Xianxue Jie, Haishu (Near Cheng Huang Miao) (0574-8731-3886) 海曙区县学街33号(靠近城隍庙) 3. 11 Sheng Yuan Xiang, Moon Lake Garden, Haishu (0574-8709-8306) 海曙区月湖盛园盛园巷11号 4. 1F Wanda Plaza, Yinzhou (0574-8705-7405 鄞州区万达广场1楼

Akitaya 秋田家 Upscale Japanese with fresh sushi and decent all you can eat teppanyaki. 1. 2F, Sheraton Hotel, 52 Caihong Bei Lu (0574-8768-8688) 彩虹北路52号 2. 3F, Kylie Hotel, 76 Jicao Jie (0574-8705-7656) 箕 漕街76号 3. 1F, Haiju Hotel, 218 Mayuan Lu (0574-87076796) 马园路218号

Koko – Japanese restaurant Elegant

and high end Japanese dining experience, teppanyaki, Sushi and Sashimi bar or satisfy your appetite with the “All You Can Eat” specials. Lunch 11:30—14:30Dinner 17:00—22:00 5F, Sofitel, 899 Siming Zhong Lu (0574-2889-9888) 可可日本餐馆 四明中路899号索菲特大饭 店五层

Kyoto Japanese Restaurant 京都日本 料理 Popular among Japanese locals. The food is served a la carte or all-you-can-eat from the extensive picture menu. 1. 117 Leigong Lane, Caihong Bei Lu (0574-87716503) 彩虹北路雷公巷117号 2. 265 Liuting Jie (0574-8713-2636) 柳汀街265号 Nasubi Japanese Restaurant

Crisp, clean and precise traditional Japanese cuisine. 1. 2F North Bldg Crowne Plaza,No.129 Yaohang Jie,Ningbo(0574-5619-9277) Hours: 11:30~13:30 17:30~21:30 纳思比日本料理 凯洲皇冠假日酒店 北楼2F 宁波药行街129号

2. No.3 Silver Walk,Ri Li Middle Road,Yinzhou District,Ningbo(0574-8902-0077) Hours: 11:30~13:30 17:30~22:30 纳思比日本料理 鄞州区日丽中路南部商务 区水街3号

KOREAN 韩国菜 Koryowon Restaurant Authentic Korean

Daking Japanese Restaurant Located in Beilun, cozy envionment. 226 Gao Feng Lu, Beilun (0574-8683-2216) 大金日本料理 北仑区高凤路226号

food and popular with locals. Not only Korean BBQ, try the whole menu. In restaurant row on Jingjia Lu. 359 Jingjia Lu (0574-8779-1677) 高丽苑 惊驾路359号

Gekiuma Ramen Ramen noodle soup and Japanese fast food, gyoza, tempura, and curry rice. Across the street from the Sheraton Ningbo Hotel. 99 Caihong Bei Lu (0574-8770-5722) 激旨拉面 彩虹北路99号

Quan Yong Cheng 全雍城

Hefeng Rotating Sushi Decent sushi for the price, and it's goes around and around in front of you. 1F, Gate 6, Wanda Plaza (0574-8808-6199) 和风料理 万达广场6号门1楼

Helv Sushi 禾绿寿司

Rotating Sushi, reasonable price, they also have noodle soup. 1. 3F FM Buidling, 6 Yao Hang Jie, Haishu (0574-8765-0773) 海曙区药行街6号富摩尔食尚中心3楼FM美食 广场(近天一广场) 2. 3F Wanda Plaza, Jiangbei (0574-5501-0823)

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This Korean style BBQ is one of a kind in Ningbo, full buffet of items to cook. 1. 111 Huayan Jie (0574-8775-3777) 华严街 111号 2. 366 Cuibai Lu (0574-8722-3003) 翠柏路366号

LATIN/MEXICAN 拉丁/墨西哥菜 Casa Maya Basic Mexican fare. 39 Yangshan Lu,

Lao Waitan (0574-8703-9599) 墨西哥餐厅 老外滩扬善路39号



MALAYSIAN 马来西亚菜 Wtama Malaysia Restaurant

Malaysian curries are only part of the expansive menu, including the pink drink. No.36-38,Cangqiao Jie,Moon Lake Garden,Haishu District.(0574-87235757) 旺达马 马来西亚餐厅 海曙区仓桥街月湖 盛园36-38号

MEDITERRANEAN 地中海菜 Lavish – Fine-Dining A romantic dining

restaurant that is opulent in every way. Beautiful atmosphere and new dishes regularly. Dinner 17:30—22:30 899 Siming Zhong Lu (0574-2889-9888) 乐味轩-地中海摩登餐厅 四明中路899号索 菲特大饭店二层

MIDDLE EASTERN 清真 Lebanese Restaurant Authentic Lebanese

Pizza Hut 必胜客

1. 152 GUGO Tianyi Square (0574-8736-8021) 海曙区药行街152号天一广场国购 2. 1F Wan Da Plaza,Yinzhou (0574-8305-7101) 鄞州区四明中路999号万达广场1B-36 3. 1F Intime Department Store,Tian Yi Square,Haishu.(0574-8736-5053) 海曙区中山东路188号天一广场银泰百货 1楼 4. 1F Shen Yang Tai Department Store,Zhong Shan Xi Lu,Hai Shu.(0574-8725-3831) 海曙区中山西路57号升阳泰商场1楼 5. Near Auchan,160 Cuibai Lu,Hai Shu. 海曙区翠柏路160号欧尚旁 6. 298Kai Ming Jie,Tian Yi Square,Hai Shu, 海曙区开明街298号天一广场内 7. 1F Wan Da Plaza,Jiangbei. 江北区江北大道188号江北万达广场1楼

Pizza Pino Basic Italian style pizza from a chain

outlet in "modern" decor. 1041B, Zone C, Heyi Avenue Shopping Center, 66 Heyi Lu (0574-83899535) 和义路66号和义大道购物中心C区1041B

Tasty's USA style Pizzas, roasted chickens, huge burgers and everything else you miss. Tastes just like home. Zhongma Lu 83-85, Lao Waitan (0574-8772-8000) 老外滩 中马路83-85号

food that is a staple for those here from the Middle East. Being completely authentic, no alcohol is served. 320 Zhenming Lu (0574-8731-5861) 黎巴嫩餐厅 镇明路320号

PIZZA 匹萨 Papa John’s 棒!约翰

1. 9 Shen Yuan Xiang,Moon Lake Garden,Haishu District (0574-2766-2727) 海曙区月湖盛园盛园巷9号 2. Gate 5, Wanda Plaza Yinzhou (0574-2887-2727) 鄞州区万达广场五号门


THAI 泰国菜 Banana Leaf Thai Restaurant Banana

Leaf is a Thai restaurant chain that has taken China by storm, there's a roaming band and dancing girls to go along with the food. 238 Mayuan Lu (0574-8715-5833) 蕉叶泰国餐厅 马园路238号

Nancy’s Thai Fusion Nancy’s Thai is a Ningbo landmark. Open since 2003 serving authentic Thai food, very friendly to international guests, all major credit cards accepted. 103-2 Zhenming Lu (0574-8731-8266) 南茜泰菜馆 镇明路103-2号


Qing Lian Su Shi 47-1 Wen Chang Jie,Hai Shu District(0574-8712-6832) 清莲素食 海曙区文昌街47-1号 Vegetarian Life Style In this restaurant,

there’s no smoking, no alcohol, no meat, and no eggs. The food is immensely popular. 1-2F, 16 Liuting Jie (0574-8730-1333) 枣子树净素餐厅 柳汀街16号1-2楼

SPECIALTY FOOD / WINE 特色食品/酒 Jade Cellar

Good wine selection for varying budgets. B078 Floor B1 Century Oriental Plaza, No.1083 Zhongshan Dong Lu (186-574-54012 -Mary) 玉液琼浆精品酒庄 宁波中山东路1083号 世纪东方广场B1楼B078

Fuchang Grocery This nondescript convenience store across the street from Sheraton has a decent selection of cigars and other smoking accessories. The good cigars are in the back room, ask for them. 107 Caihong Bei Lu (0574-87720565) 福昌烟酒食品 彩虹北路107号


Green Coast Coffee Roasters Artisanal coffee roasting at its best. American owned coffee roasting company importing green beans and roasting in-house. Search them on taobao, call, or visit for delivery. 791 Jinyu Road (between the 1st and 2nd phase of Ge Lan Yun Tian) (0574-88227882) 宁波市鄞州区锦寓路 789-791

Authentic and traditional Turkish food in Laowaitan. No.112 Renmin Lu,Jiangbei,Ningbo(057488482112) 土耳其餐厅 江北区人民路112号(大时 代对面)

素食 Fa Yin Su Shi 61 Miaopu Lu (0574-8712-6832)

Picanha Brazilian BBQ All you can eat

Lotus Vegetarian A favorite of the Buddhist

法音素食 苗圃路61号

Brazilian BBQ in a warm atmosphere. Large buffet included with the great meat and pitchers of beer. A great stop for the meat eaters. 230 Jiefang Nan Lu (0574-8736-0077) 比卡亚巴西烧烤餐厅 解放南路230弄1-4号

monks of the nearby Qita Temple, this veggie restaurant has some great food in humble surroundings. 175 Baizhang Lu (0574-8737-1542) 莲花素菜馆 百丈路175号

SuperSteak 3F, Century Oriental Business Plaza,

Inside Xuedou Temple about 30 minutes outside downtown Ningbo. Authentic Buddhist vegetarian

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Mevlana Turkish Restaurant

Bull Fighter 61 Waima Lu, Lao Waitan (0574-8767-0408) 斗牛士牛排馆 老外滩外马路61号

1083 Zhongshan Dong Lu (0574-8723-3888)


超级牛扒 中山东路1083号世纪东方商业 广场3楼

The Sweetness Vegetarian Restaurant

Seven western-restaurant

( café,bar,live band) No.247, Minshan Road, Beilun District, Ningbo 0574-86838577 地址:宁波北仑岷山路247号

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Nightlife BARS 酒吧 Bund Bridge Bar Located on the second

barrels of Tiger draft and Western-style food . NO. 20 Hou Tian Yang Lane, Jiangdong (137-7713-0675) 12:00am-02:00am 坑吧 后田垟巷20号(十九中学北门对面)

floor, new bands pop up here all the time with a good mix of them being both international and local. The majority fare on the indie side. 142 Zhongma Lu, Lao Waitan (0574-8720334 / 13008979997) 老外滩中马路142号

CMK Music House Cheng Men Kou Music House books a lot of bands, both international and domestic. 18 Yangshan Lu, Lao Waitan 老外滩扬善路18号

Elsa's Pub Conversation with Englishspeaking ladies. Pool table and foosball as well. 55 Leigong Xiang, Caihong Bei Lu (135-67426896/138-8442-9898) 艾尔萨吧 彩虹北路雷公巷55号 Harley Bar & Restaurant Harley serves decent Western food along with their great beer. On the west side of town, in tree-covered Haishu District. Pool tournament Saturday nights. 18 Mayuan Lu (130-0372-8695) 哈雷宝来纳德国酒吧 马园路18号 Luna Live Bar Proudly presents the

international pop group live band from Philippines,"XZEL" and awesome DJ. Authentic international concoctions created by master bartender. Building 5, Silver Walk, South Business Area, Yinzhou District (0574-8901 8898) 璐娜酒吧南部商务区水街5号楼

Le Cargo Dance dance dance, the party

starts at 12 or so and tends to go to the next morning. 33 Yangshan Xiang, Lao Waitan (0574-8766-5552 ) 乐咖吧 老外摊羊山巷33号

Legends Bar The English-speaking girls are

friendly and service is quick. Two locations, near Sheraton and Laowaitan. 1. 141 Leigong Xiang (139-6786-0446 ) 冰点吧 雷公巷141号 2. 78 Renmin Lu, Lao Waitan (138-8446-9217) 旺蝶酒吧 老外滩人民路78号

The Office The hangout in LaoWaiTan. Down to Earth. Good Food, Happy People, foreign bartenders and an overall great place to chill or party. NBA TV, Premier League, AUSTRALIA TV, NHL TV, And UFC Fights shown. 86 Zhongma Lu, Lao Waitan (0574-8762-3237) 老外滩 中马路86号

The Old Ferryboat Pub

Add:147Zhongma Lu, Lao Waitan Tel:05748765-9879 老渡船酒吧 老外滩中马路147号

Yese Music Bar This little dive has got a


sound system and karaoke on the big screen TV. The owner is a funny, enthusiastic fellow who speaks some English. 68, Gongyuan Lu, 105 Nong, 2F Gulou Pedestrian Street (135-67894211) 夜色音乐休闲酒吧 公园路105弄68号,鼓 楼步行街二楼

Z Rocks Popular with the Russian community

and live music crowd. 43-47 Zhongma Lu, Lao Waitan (0574-8735-9063) 天禧酒吧 老外滩中马路43-47号

Le Club Wine and Cigars Bar The first

wine and cigar bar in Ningbo where discerning clientele enjoy the extensive range of first class wines and excellent cigars in a sumptuous surrounding. 18:00—01:00 1F, Sofitel, 899 Siming Zhong Lu (0574-2889-9888) 乐吧 四明中路899号索菲特大饭店一层

CLUBS 俱乐部 99 Club 2F, Gate 7, Tian Yi Square, 298

Kaiming Jie (189-5827-6508) 99酒吧 开明街298号天一广场7号门2楼

April 18th // Bund Bridge

A8 158 Kaiming Jie (0574-8729-7999) A8酒吧 开明街158号

Maibach Loungecoffee during the day and

cocktails with live music at night. Relax on their rooftop terrace and gaze on the quiet park and river nearby. Nianci Park, Zhong He Road, Beilun District (0574-8696-6996) 麦巴赫休闲小屋 北仑区中河路念慈园

Phoenix Bar Free pool, darts, foosball

and satellite TV every night. Just behind the Sheraton. 82 Qianlong Xiang (135-8684-3040) 凤凰吧 潜龙巷82号

The Pit Bar Ningbo's biggest little sports

Bourbon Street 5 Zhongma Lu 68 Nong,

Lao Waitan (0574-8738-3157) 波钵街 老外滩中马路68弄5号

Baidu 155 Feiyue Plaza, Caihong Nan Lu (0574-8795-2999) 百度酒吧 彩虹南路155号飞越广场

Club TNT 2F, 230 Jiefang Nan Lu (0574-87168999) 潮人会所酒吧 解放南路230弄5-10号,世 纪广场2楼

Ming Yao at Bund Bridge Bar on April 18th. Tickets are 80 RMB to witness this band. To be honest, there was no press release with this poster. None of us in the office could figure out what it was and we couldn't get ahold of the venue. You might be all like tsk tsk Ningbo Guide, but we just wanted to let you know what editing the arts and music section can be like sometimes. This band is here by known as Green Soup, they play cover songs of the Band Green Jello (Jelly) with an erhu.

bar has F1,football,and all other live spors.Enjoy

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LIVE MUSIC 现场演出 Bund Bridge Bar Located on the second

floor, new bands pop up here all the time with a good mix of them being both international and local. The majority fare on the indie side. 142 Zhongma Lu, Lao Waitan (0574-8720334 / 13008979997) 老外滩中马路142号

CMK Music House Cheng Men Kou Music House books a lot of bands, both international and domestic. 18 Yangshan Lu, Lao Waitan 老外滩扬善路18号

MOVIE THEATRES 电影院 Cinema Center Located in Tianyi square,

Adjacent to Heyi avenue 2 Zhanchuan Jie,Haishu District (0574-8734-8102) 宁波市海曙区战船街2号

Premiere International Cinema www. Frequent movies in English. 3F, Century Oriental Plaza, 1083 Zhongshan Dong Lu (400-622-2046) 海上国际影城 中山东路1083号世纪东方商 业广场三楼 MAGIN Photography

Professional photography organization, established in 2006, has a strong team of photographers. NO.286 Jiangdong Bei Lu (0574-87330651) 麦京摄影 宁波江东北路286号

Ningbo Movie Shine Cinema In Tianyi Square. Half Price TUESDAY. No.331,Kaiming Jie,Haishu District.(0574-87191965) 民光影城 开明街331号

Xin Yin Xiang Art Supply Shop

Ningbo Times World Film In Tianyi

A good selection of paints, pens, canvases, etc. Just Northwest of Gu Lou. No.31 Fayuan Lane,Zhongshan Xi Lu,Haishu 0574-8736-6679) 新印象美术用品 海曙区中山西路法院巷 31号(天宁大厦后面)

BOOKSTORES 书店 Ningbo Book City Next to the Yong River

opposite Lao Waitan, Ningbo Book City is an integrated mall to promote Ningbo's culture. They’ve got a decent selection of English books for sale at the Xinhua bookstore. 221 Jiangdong Bei Lu 宁波书城 江东北路221号

Square, comfortable and clean 8F Intime Shopping Mall 55 Dongdu Lu (0574-87093898) 时代影城 东渡路55号,银泰百货八楼

Wanda International Cinema (Jiangbei) Ningbo’s second and largest

IMAX. 4F Wanda Plaza,No.188 Jiangbei Da Dao. (0574-88086099) 江北店:宁波江北区江北大道188号江北 万达商业广场娱乐楼4层

Wanda International Cinema (Yinzhou) Big movie theatre and IMAX. Half

Price Days: TUESDAY and FRIDAY. 3F, Wanda Plaza, 999 Siming Zhong Lu (0574-8808-6688) 四明中路999号万达广 场(金座)三楼

MUSEUMS 博物馆 Ningbo Bang Museum Ningbo's Merchant Museum Siyuan Lu, Zhuangshi, Zhenhai (0574-2626-6878) 宁波帮博物馆 镇海区庄市街道思源路 Ningbo City Exhibition All about Ningbo:

past, present, and the plans for the future. 9am-5pm,Tuesday-Thursday, Tickets: ¥10. 195 Waima Lu (0574-8766-8586) 宁波城市展览馆 外马路195号

Ningbo Costume Museum Trace the history of Chinese fashion trends. Wandi, Xiaying, Yinzhou (0574- 8732-2728) 宁波服装博物馆 宁波鄞州下应湾底村 Ningbo Museum A comprehensive museum with geographical features, showing the history of humanities and arts. www. 1000 Shounan Zhong Lu, Yinzhou (574-8281-5533) 宁波博物馆 首南中路1000号 Ningbo Museum of Art The main art

museum, with regular exhibitions in both contemporary and more classical genres. Classes are also available. 122 Renmin Lu (0574-8764-3222-2504) 宁波美术馆 人民路122号

Ningbo Concert Hall Ningbo's professional concert hall, orchestra, solo and duet performances. 768 Lingqiao Lu (0574-8768-2330) 宁波音乐厅 灵桥路768号 Ningbo Grand Theater Designed by Frederic Rolland. It has multiple theatres, exhibition hall, boat dock, shopping mall, night club, and a restaurant. 1 Dazha Lu (0574-87661343) 宁波大剧院 大闸路1号 Yifu Theater This is the base of traditional Chinese opera in Ningbo. They show Yue Opera as well as Ningbo's own Yong Opera. 187 Jiefang Nan Lu (0574-8729-4454 ) 逸夫剧院 解放南路187号

Tattoo Studio 纹身工作室 Kiss of dragon Ningbo’s premiere tattoo

shop. Chief artist Zeng Le was the second student of Taiwan based Diau-An. If you know tattoos, you’ll know there’s some mingling with Paul Booth and Filip Leu in there. They are complete pros. No 5, 35 Cangqiao Jie, HaishuDistrict, inside Yinyi Times Square, Opposite to Moon Lake Garden (13957853133) 浙江省宁波市海曙区仓桥街35弄5号,银 亿时代广场内(月湖盛园对面)

The Money Guide Hall (Ancient Coin Museum) Once a financial center in ancient Ningbo, now it is the only coin museum with exhibitions of relatively complete sets of coins. 10 Zhanchuan Jie, Heyi Lu (0574-8724-1900) 宁波钱业会馆 和义路战船街10号

Tianyi Library This is the oldest private library in China. One of urban Ningbo's nicest tourist spots with great history behind why it's still here. 10 Tianyi Jie (0574-8729-3526) 天一阁博物馆 天一街10号 Xikou Museum The “Yutai Salt Shop”, otherwise known as the birthplace of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, has been converted to a museum about his life. 45 minutes outside Ningbo city. 33 Wuling Lu, Fenghua (0574-8885-0311) 溪口博物馆 奉化武岭路33号玉泰盐铺边


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The Kite Festival // Jiangbei “Villa Cup” Ningbo 2nd Kites Festival is Ningbo's biggest kite festival! Date: April 7 Venue: CiCheng, Jiangbei District Contact Info: 0574-8752-7999


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Life / Style APPAREL 服饰 Dada Meeting Point Design, fashion,

jewelry, books, food, music, beauty and art. Zone B 2024/2034/2022-23, Heyi Avenue Shopping Center (0574-8389-9536) 和义大道购物中心B区二楼

Fashion Bags Products range from office

lady’s handbag, business man’s leather bag, travelling bag, luggage, and so on. Decent quality products.75 Xihe Jie (0574-6611-8211) 时尚皮具 西河街75号


1. No.152 Yaohang Jie,Gugo Shopping Mall,Tianyi Square.Open Time:10:00-22:00 (0574-8727-7171) 海曙区药行街152号国购商城 2. No.1083 Zhongshan Dong Lu,Century Oriental Business Plaza.Open Time:10:00-22:00 (0574-8781-8400) 江东区世纪东方广场中山东路1083号

Hanma Shijia 汉麻世家生活馆

The store sells hemp-made products including clothes, bath towels and sheets. 1. 223 Huayan Jie (0574-8737-3890) 华严街 223号 2. 962-964 Siming Zhong Lu (0574-8305-6206) 四明中路962-964号

Marks and Spencer

No.1083 Central Oriental Plaza store,East Zhongshan Road, Jiangdong (+86 574 2795 5777) Mon – Thu9:30am –9:30pm Fri & Sun9:30am – 10:00pm 江东区中山东路1083号世纪东方广场

Shi Cao Tang A nice leather goods shop in

Gu Lou. No. 4-1, Lane 77, Walking Street, Drum Tower (0574-8728-4558 135-6603-7158) 食草堂 宁波鼓楼步行街公园路77弄4号-1

Uniqlo 优衣库

1.1F Wanda Plaza,Yinzhou 0574-8305-6016 鄞州区四明中路999号万达广场1楼 2.2F Yaohang Jie,Gugo Shopping Mall,Tianyi Square.(0574-8738-3070) 海曙区药行街152号国购商城2楼 3.1F Century Oriental Business Plaza,Zhong Shan Dong Lu,Jiang Dong (0574-8781-9023) 江东区中山东路1083号世纪东方广场1-2层

Zara 88 Zhongshan Dong Lu, Tianyi Square,

Haishu (0574-8768-4201) 海曙区中山东路88号天一广场内

BEAUTY 美容 1985 Nail SPA Club 1985手足SPA会所 Nail styles available from 1985 to present. 1. 52 Si Yan Qi Jie,Jiangdong (0574-2766-1985) 江东区四眼碶街52号(飞越时空对面弄 堂里) 2. 75-1 Xi He Jie,Hia Shu (0574-8747-1985) 海曙区西河街75-1(中央花园斜对面) Mannings

1. B1 Heyi Avenue Shopping Mall,Hai Shu Distric (0574-8722-3979) 海曙区和义大道2号和义大道购物中心负 一层 2. 1F Century Oriental Business Plaza,Zhong Shan Dong Lu,Jiang Dong District (0574-87752089)中山东路1083号世纪东方商业广场首层 F1066 3. Linksun Living All Shopping Mall (0574-28905368) 鄞州区联盛商业广场B区首层60-62 86-87 号商铺

Nailimpression Small but cozy, colorful nail products, clean display, skilled techinicians. 2F Lisi Mall, Siming Zhong Lu 0574-8901-0737) 指尖印象美甲鄞州区四明中路利时百货2楼 Ningbo Tanning Salon The first

professional indoor tanning salon in Zhejiang province, using a DR-KEN tanning machine www . ningb o g u i d e . c o m

imported from Germany. Room 4-7, Dushi Renhe Building (opposite Crowne Plaza Hotel) (0574-2783-9796) 日光岛美黑日晒沙龙 都市仁和中心4-7室

V.A.NAIL 薇奈儿美甲

Professional nail technicians that love to chat. 9:00-21:00 1. 51 Ying Feng Jie, Haishu (0574-8732-3321) 海曙区迎风街51号 2. 1F Auchan 160 Cui Bai Lu, Haishu (05748727-3709) 海曙区翠柏路160号欧尚超市1楼 3. Opposite of Auchan 145 Cui Bai Lu, Haishu (0574-8300-6563) 海曙区翠柏路145号欧尚超市对面 4. 1F Century Mart, Zhong Xing Lu, Jiang Dong (0574-2789-5355) 江东区中兴路世纪联华超市1楼

Watsons Personal Store

1. 1F, Chenghuang Miao,22 Xianxue Jie (05748729-6868) 县学街22号城隍庙商城1楼 2. 2F, Golden Center, 279 Zhongshan Dong Lu(0574-8773-9756) 中山东路279号金光百货2楼 3. 1F, Wanda Plaza (0574-8808-6311) 万达广场一楼

HAIR SALONS 发廊 Sunchild The latest in styling & hair techniques, personal service, top brand hair products ,consultations by highly trained designer, sophisticated & stylish surroundings. No.122, Changshou Rd.(S),East Lake Garden, Yinzhou District.(0574-8812-9891) 尚潮发姿宁波市鄞州区长寿南路122号 Toni&Guy Essensuals Salon TONI&GUY was founded in 1963 and has since grown from a single unit in Clapham, South London to a multinational comprising of salons and academies worldwide, a wide range of products, plus growing portfolio of associated companies. Unit 3015A, Zone C, Heyi Avenue Shopping Center (0574-8389-9868) 汤尼英盖发型设计 和义大道购物中心C 区3015A

鼓楼 府桥街

Cheng Huang Miao (Buddha Market) One of the highlights of Ningbo. Sample local food in a busy, authentic setting. Great for clothes, next to Tian Yi Square. Kaiming Jie 城隍庙 开明街

Erhao Qiao Market A low price everything market, we mean everything. 200 Ningchuan Lu (0574-8719-2329) 二号桥市场 宁穿路200号 Sanhao Qiao Furniture Market Huge

open-air building and very popular: chairs, beds, sofas, cabinets, tables, dinette sets, and office furniture. 432 Ning Chuan Lu 三号桥家私市场 宁穿路432号

Wanghu Market An everything market with everything in it. 30 Changchun Lu (0574-87328324) 望湖市场 长春路30号 Yipi Wanli Fabric Market After entering Ling Qiao market, walk through the shoe shops until you come to the stairs, Tons of raw fabric and tailors. 41 Yaohang Jie (0574-6687-0133) 灵桥日用品市场药行街41号

MASSAGE & SPA 水疗 Bali SPA and Foot Massage at Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, private rooms, shower & aroma steam rooms, soaking treatment and relaxation area, trained staff. 2F Howard Johnson Hotel 230 Liuting Street (0574-87179988) 宁波市柳汀街230号华侨豪生商务楼2

SPA at Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo

Professional therapists who have undergone intensive training in spa philosophy, techniques and care deliver all treatments, ensuring that spa guests receive the relaxation and luxury they expect. 4F, Shangri-la Hotel, Ningbo (0574-8799-8888) 宁波香格里拉大酒店SPA中心 宁波香格里 拉大酒店四楼

Dragonfly Massage treatments range from

Chinese finger pressure to Japanese Shiatsu, Aroma Oil massage and Oriental Foot massage. Nail Service, Waxing and Facial Treatment is also available. Rm 2-9 2F Yinyi Times Square, No

Life / Style

HOME / FURNITURE 家居 B&Q Home & garden improvement, the ultimate for DIY. All sorts of building materials, bathroom fixtures, curtains, etc. Wanda, 999 Siming Zhong Lu (0574-8808-6628) 宁波百安居建材有限公司 四明中路999号 万达广场1楼 HOLA Nicer home furnishings, everything from dishes to sheets to lamps. Wanda Plaza, 999 Siming Zhong Lu (0574-8808-6868) 特力屋 四明中路999号万达广场2楼 MUJINo.23 Jiangxia Jie,Haishu District.1F Intime Department Store.(0574-8720-0323) 无印良品 海曙区江夏街23号老银泰百 货1楼 SHE-BD 喜百度家居家纺连锁超市 Housewares store selling furniture, bedding, kitchenware, and more. 1. Wanda Plaza, 999 Siming Zhong Lu 四明中 路999号万达广场内 2. 5F, Jinhui Department Store, Beilun district 北 仑明州路与长江路交叉处,金汇百货5楼

MARKETS 市场 Antiques Market - Curio Bazaar An old traditional Chinese building with many small vendors, beware of fakes. 100 Zhongshan Xi Lu 宁波市范宅古玩集市 中山西路100号 Gu Lou A market and pedestrian-only area, undergoing renovation but plans to keep the unique clock tower. Cafes, shops, and bars. Fuqiao Street

The Tulip Festival You will see over 500,000 Tulips at the Dongqian Lake Tulip Festival. Head out to the lake just southeast of Yinzhou Park from March 28th to April 28th to see for yourself. Tickets are 60 RMB per person. AP RIL 2012 / THE NINGB O G UIDE


8 Lengjing Street at Jiefangnan Road, Haishu (0574-2768-2866) 宁波市海曙区解放南路银亿时代广场冷静 街8号 2楼2-9

Heyi Avenue Shopping Mall Luxury

shopping complex with high-end brands. 66 Heyi Lu 和义大道购物中心 和义路66号

Linksun Living All Shopping Mall 1288 Ningnan Bei Lu, Yinzhou 联盛广场 鄞州区钟公庙街道宁南北路1288号

Moon Lake Garden Ningbo's answer to

Shanghai's Xintiandi district, with shopping, food and drink and entertainment. Cangqiao Jie, Zhenming Lu 月湖盛园 镇明路仓桥街

Tian Yi Square Tian Yi Square is the center

of Ningbo. Upscale shopping and dining mixed with food courts, a kids play area, the digital market, and Starbucks. 88 Zhongshan Dong Lu 天一广场 中山东路88号

Tianlun Plaza It’s the largest shopping mall

in Jiangdong district. Clothes, shoes, makeup, digital products, etc. Located right next to Carrefour. 276 Zhongxing Lu 天伦广场 中兴路276号

Tianyu Foot Massage Foot and

sports massages. This is where the our local pro basketball team are treated. 714-716 Zhongshan Dong Lu (0574-8773-7272) 天御足道 中山东路714-716号

Wanda Plaza (Jiangbei) Ningbo’s second and largest IMAX, shops, food, etc. 4F Wanda Plaza,No.188 Jiangbei Da Dao.(0574-88086099) 江北店:宁波江北区江北大道188号江北 万达商业广场娱乐楼4层 Wanda Plaza (Yinzhou) Fully indoor,

complete with movie theatre, IMAX, dance clubs, and home furnishings. Wal-Mart, etc. 999 Siming Zhong Lu (0574-8808-6000) 万达广场 四明中路999号




超级市场 Century Oriental Business Plaza

Has an InTime department store, restaurants, and PIC international cinema. Plans exist for an open-air sports park on the roof, children's center, international gym, and more. At the intersection of Fuming Lu and Zhongshan Dong Lu 世纪东方商业广场 福明路与中山东路 交叉口

Auchan 欧尚

1. 160 Cuibai Lu (0574-8707-2987) 翠柏路160号 2. 1188 Baizhang Dong Lu (0574-2790-5864) 百丈东路1188号

Carrefour 家乐福

1. 246-248 Zhongxing Lu (0574-8777-1211)

中兴路246-248号 2. 28 Dashani Jie (0574-8386-2903) 海曙区大沙泥街28号 3. 1-192, Building No.3, Junlin Plaza, 857 Huangshan Lu, Beilun (0574-8685-2288) 北仑 区黄山路857号君临广场3号楼1-192号

E Mart 66 Xingning Lu (400-820-0222) 易买得兴宁路66号 Century Mart Just one block down the road from Carrefour, with a surprisingly large section of imported goods. 373 Zhongxing Lu (0574-8779-1266) 世纪联华 中兴路373号

7698) 江东区演武街22号(琴桥以东,丽江新都 小区正大门的对面)

Ziyue TailorA nice place to make Qipao,

various silk fabrics to choose. Moderate price, good quality. 40 Yanwu Jie (0574-8717-1097) 姿月服饰绸缎庄 江东区演武街40号

ELECTRONICS 电子产品 Chuangdu Computer Shop Office

Metro A wholesale supply store with

seemingly everything in it. A large range of imported food products. 1 Maidelong Lu (0574-8820-6246) 麦德龙 麦德龙路1号

computers, gaming systems, network gear, the shop owner Jackson can get everything for you, and he speaks English. EGO Computer Market, shop A321-B326 (134-8604-3416) 创都电脑 颐高数码广场A321-B326

Tesco 80 Rixin Jie (0574-5612-8899)

EGO Digital Technology Square

乐购 日新街80号

Wal-Mart Wanda Plaza, 999 Siming Zhong Lu

(0574-8808-6952) 沃尔玛 四明中路999号万达广场内

TAILORS 服装定制 Noble Lion Since 1898 in Shanghai, started by a tailor from Fenghua. All the tailors have at least 18 years experience, and some have 60. Professional service and high quality are praised by their customers. 218 Jiangdong Bei Lu (0574-8722-2799 / 8702-8337) 郡狮全手工高级私人定制服装 江东北路 218号 Best Royal Tailor High quality, in the lobby

of Sheraton Hotel Ningbo, 50 Caihong Bei Lu (0574-8768-8688-7165) 佰年隆华 彩虹北路50号宁波东港喜来登 大酒店大堂

Cheers & Enjoy Knitting Salon

Imported high-quality wool, alpaca wool, and mohair. Choose your own custom pattern from extensive catalogues. 22 Yanwu Jie, Jiangdong District (East side of Qin Bridge, Opposite the main entrance of Lijiang Xindu) (130-5678-

颐高数码广场 Everything computer, phone, and electronic. Plenty of shops selling parts, complete systems, and service. At the cross of Zhanhui Lu and Min'an Lu 朝晖路与民安路口

Huili Electrical Games Xbox 360, Wii,

Playstation. Hundreds of games and loads of accessories too. 551 Zhongshan Dong Lu 汇力电玩 中山东路551号(金鼎花园)

Tian Yi Digital Plaza Computers, cameras, phones, and DIY electronics. 88 Yaohang Jie (0574-8768-3188) 天一数码广场 药行街88号

PHOTOGRAPHY 照相馆 Samsung Photography Center They

can take your photo for passports, visas, or other government paperwork in five minutes. Next to the post office. 260-1 Zhongshan Dong Lu (0574-8726-4677) 宁波三星数码相机客服中心 宁波市中山东 路260-1号(东门口邮局旁)

Community / Health EDUCATION 教育


Highly qualified, experienced, international teachers nurture and challenge students from 2 - 18 years of age in an attractive, well resourced environment. Now the largest international school in Ningbo providing for boarding and day students from 34 different nationalities.151 Lamei Lu, Gaoxin qu (0574-8761-1005) 宁波国际学校 高新区腊梅路151号

Access International Academy Ningbo (AIAN) AIAN offers an

American based educational program for its internationally minded community from Nursery to Grade 12. AIAN is WASC accredited allowing its membership of EARCOS and ACAMIS. The multinational and well qualified faculty are recruited from around the world. Daily busing available across Ningbo. 1 Aixue Lu, Beilun District (0574-8686-9999) 宁波爱学国际学校 北仑爱学路1号

MANDARIN SCHOOLS Beyond Mandarin The first officially registered Chinese language and culture training school in Ningbo. Professional team, tailoredmade courses, personalized services and caring environment. A02, 23F Zhong Nong Xin Building, 181 Zhongshan Dong Lu (0574-8768-6061) 必扬汉语 中山东路181号中农信大厦23 楼A02室

MEA has International Baccalaureate PYP authorization pending. In September 2011 MEA will implement a Pre-IB Diploma course for senior students. With a current cohort of 200 students (aged 2-16 years) MEA has grown to 10 times its original size in 2 years due to its small class sizes, qualified international and local teachers and excellent facilities. No 2 YinXian DaDao, Ningbo (0574-88211160) 浙江省宁波市鄞县大道中段2号

Ningbo International School (NBIS)


Department Store) 鄞州校区:鄞州万达广场都市森林1幢2 单元518室

SHINE Professional Chinese Training School It belongs to Ningbo

UniversityEducation Group, offers Mandarin training courses. All the teachers are professional and experienced in teaching Mandarin. Some of them have worked in universities in Iceland and Ireland as the Mandarin teachers, authored text books on Mandarin and business. No. 3, Lane 569, Zhongshan Xi Lu (186-6785-1669/0574-87130101) 夏昂国际汉语培训学校宁波市中山西路 569弄3号


Hua Mao Multicultural Education Academy( MEA)

Accredited to offer Cambridge International Education courses to senior students leading to graduation to universities throughout the world.

International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Zhejiang Province. It offers both the IB Diploma Programme (DP) for Middle School graduates who intend to attend universities abroad and the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for Kindergarten age 3-6 students and Primary students in grades 1-6. #377 Jiangbei Road, Near Jiangbei Wanda Square (+86 (0)574 87564017) (+86 13806678855 / +86 18957485311) 宁波至诚学校 江北大道377号,近江北万 达广场

Ningbo Zhicheng School International (NZSI), only authorized

TH E N I N G B O G U I D E / A PR I L 2 0 1 2

Chinese House Specialized in teaching Mandarin Chinese as a foreign language to expatriates and international students. 1. Tianyi Campus: Suite 3115, 31F Zhong Nong Xin Building, Opposite to Heyi Avenue 天一校区:中山东路181号中农信商厦31 楼3115 2. Yin Zhou Campus: Suite 518,No.1 Dushi Senlin Building (Opposite to Wanda INTIME

KINDERGARTENS 幼儿园 Ivy School A member of the reputable

Ivy Education Group, offering nursery to kindergarten programs (age 2-6) in an immersive bilingual environment. Fully qualified native English teachers in every class. info-hh@ Inside Summit Residences, 45 Xinyi Lu, Jiangbei (0574-8386-2020) 艾毅实验幼儿园 江北新义路45号汇豪天 下小区内

KIDS FUN 幼儿世界 Children’s Park A free park with lots of playground equipment. 321 Xingning Lu www.n i ngb ogui d

(0574-8787-0200) 儿童公园 兴宁路321号

Fly High A sprawling video arcade and roller

skating rink in Wanda Plaza. 999 Siming Zhong Lu, Wanda Plaza, Gate No.2 (0574-8808-6111) 神采飞扬电玩城 四明中路999号万达广 场2号门

Li Ren Kindergarten

Offering nursery to Kindergarten program (age 2-6). Native English teachers in every class. contact: TEL: 86836965 or 北仑里仁童苑 宁波市北仑区爱学路2号( 里仁花园内)

HarborLand An amusement park in Beilun.

¥100/person, for details please visit their website at 728 Liaohe Lu, Beilun District (0574-2685-2685) 凤凰山主题公园 北仑区辽河路728号

Ningbo Youngor Zoo About 20km outside the city at Dongqian Lake. ¥80/person, half price for kids shorter than 130cm. Dongqian Lake (0574-8837-8378) 宁波市雅戈尔动物园 东钱湖 Ningbo Ocean World This aquarium park

has shows, swimming dancers, sharks, and a great underwater tunnel. 936 Sangtian Lu (0574-5615-5555) 宁波海洋世界 桑田路936号

Wang Jianguo, Magician Magician by trade, available for parties and events. No language is needed to be amazed by his close-up sleight of hand. His father has the most awesome beard ever. (130-9591-8120 130-0375-8929) 王建国

DENTISTS 牙科诊所 Cheery Dental Clinic Dr. John Zhou is an

English-speaking dentist in Ningbo, clean and modern. 34 Gaotang Lu (0574-8736-5770) 宁波中瑞口腔诊所 高塘路34号(高塘菜 场旁)

Vogue Dental An international clinic next to the Sheraton. 1F, Portman Tower, 48 Caihong Bei Lu (0574-8737-8333) 瑞阁齿科 彩虹北路48号波特曼大厦1楼

HOSPITALS 医院 Ningbo No.1 Hospital Includes

departments of gastroenterology, cardiology, orthopedics, hematology and iconography. 59 Liuting Jie (0574-8708-5588) 宁波市第一医院 柳汀街59号

Ningbo No.2 Hospital Includes

departments of ophthalmology, stomatology, urology, orthopedics, tumors, and the only burn treatment center in Zhejiang. 41 Xibei Jie (0574-8736-6901) 宁波市第二医院 西北街41号

Ningbo No.3 Hospital Includes departments of spinal surgery and cardiovascular medicine among its more than 50 specialist and outpatient departments. 247 Renmin Lu (0574-8703-5555) 宁波市第三医院 人民路247号 Ningbo No.9 Hospital Designated a

“II-A” level treatment center. It contains modern medical facilities and departments such as obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, internal medicine, surgery and intensive care. No. 68, 619 Nong, Xiejia Lu, Jiangbei (0574-8767-2961) 宁波市第九医院 江北区榭嘉路619弄68号

Li Hui Li Hospital Deals with

cardiothoracic surgery, valve replacement, valve formation, coronary artery bridging, and correction of innate heart defects. 57 Xingning Lu (0574-8701-8701) 李惠利医院 兴宁路57号

South Gate Inoculation and Immunization Clinic Located on the

fourth floor of the hospital, and it provides vaccinations for diseases such as hepatitis, polio, diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus, measles, encephalitis, influenza, and many others. 4F, South Gate Hospital, 58 Yinjiang Lu (0574-8748-0759) 南门医院预防接种门诊 尹江路58号南门 医院4楼

Women and Children’s Hospital

Departments of pediatrics, obstetrics, and gynecology. 339 Liuting Jie (0574-8708-3300) 宁波市妇儿医院 柳汀街339号

Yinzhou No.2 Hospital A new facility

that is very clean and comprehensive. It has inpatient and outpatient services as well as an emergency department. Top specialties include Trauma, Urology and Nephrology. Top rated in all of Zhejiang. 1 Qianhe Lu, Yinzhou District (0574-8303-9999) 鄞州第二医院 鄞州前河路1号

Foreigners Medical Clinic The

Foreigners Medical Clinic is the creation of Dennis Middleton of New Zealand. He or his two English-speaking nurses will advise you on the proper health care to get at the hospital. Clinic hours: M-F 8:30-11:30am, 1:00-4:30pm & Sat 8:30-11:30am. 5th Floor, Ningbo Development Zone Center Hospital, 666 Huashan Lu, Beilun District (0574-8683-7211) emergencies only (137-3218-1095) 涉外特需门诊 开发区中心医院5楼涉外特 需门诊北仑区华山路段666号

South Gate Inoculation and

Immunization Clinic Located on the fourth floor of the hospital, and it provides vaccinations for diseases such as hepatitis, polio, diphtheria-pertussis-tetanus, measles, encephalitis, influenza, and many others. 4F, South Gate Hospital, 58 Yinjiang Lu (0574-8748-0759) 南门医院预防接种门诊 尹江路58号南门


PHARMACIES 药店 Hangzhou People’s Pharmacy 15 Jiefang Nan Lu (0574-8729-5799-21) 杭州老百姓大药房 解放南路15号

Happy People Pharmacy 110 Xiaowen

Jie (0574-8768-0506) 开心人大药房 孝闻街110号

VETERINARIANS 兽医 Jiawen Pet Cllinic 佳雯宠物医院 Professional pet hospital treatment, vaccines, daily nursing. 155-157 Mayuan Lu, Haishu (0574-8736-2617) 海曙区马园路155-157号(近海俱大酒店) Kangbei Pet Clinic A full service pet

hospital, grooming, medical care (IVs and vaccinations) and kenneling for when you go out of town. The owners are huge animal lovers. 144 Min’an Lu (0574-87709807) 康贝宠物医院 民安路144号

Ningbo Love Pets Hospital

宁波爱心宠物医院 Complete pros. Some of the friendliest vets we've seen in Ningbo. 1. No.117 Huancheng Xi Lu (S),Haishu (0574-2789-0188) 宁波市环城西路南段117号靠近白云山庄 2. No.116-120 Yongda Xi Lu,Song Zhao Qiao,Yinzhou (0574-8821-6913) 宁波宋诏桥永达西路116号--120号 3.No.265,Houmiao Lu.Yinzhou (0574-8821-6913 189-6832-6913) 后庙路265号

Fitness / Sport BOWLING 保龄球 Mandarin Properous Hotel They have

6 modern alleys with automatic scoring, shoe rental (up to size 45). Open from noon-11:30pm. 4F, 2 Wenchang Jie, Zhongshan Xi Lu (0574-8726-8668) 文昌大酒店 中山西路文昌街2号

New Century Hotel 6 alleys and open

from 8am until midnight. 3F, 812 Baizhang Dong Lu (0574-8706-8888) 开元大酒店 百丈东路812号3楼

GYMS 健身房 Ningbo Swimming and Fitness Center A 30,000 square foot complex with

two Olympic-sized swimming pools, outdoor diving pool, yoga, fitball aerobics, dance lessons, rock climbing wall, and ping pong. 128 Zhaohui Lu (0574-5615-5066) / Phone: 0574-8726-6767 宁波市游泳健身中心 朝晖路128号

Power House Gym 宝力豪 Address: F5 Xinyuan Hotel,No.188 Jiefang Nan Lu,Haishu 江解放南路188号新园宾馆5楼 Reno Gym

Fully equipped for a hard workout with a little bit of luxury. The equipment is state of the art and numerous classes, from yoga and spinning to belly dancing and aerobics, are available. F6 Golden Center, Zhongshan Dong Lu (McDonald's Building) (15057444184) 里诺健身 中山东路金光百货六楼 


Bayi Fubang Basketball Center A

sports center concentrating on basketball sponsored by our local CBA team, the Ningbo Bayi Rockets. Join a pickup game or bring your friends and rent a half or full court. Amateur leagues with uniforms and referees play here. Inside Glass Factory. 109 Maiyu Lu (0574-87102996/8710-2997) 八一富邦篮球公园 海曙区卖鱼路109号玻 璃厂内

Dongqian Lake Paintball Shooting Center 宁波东钱湖小普陀景区彩弹射

击中心 东钱湖小普陀景区 Tel; Live-action paintball on a course at beautiful Dongqian Lake, about 25 minutes outside Ningbo city. Xiao Putuo, Dongqian Lake (0574-8849-0861, 158-0574-7564 Mr.Wang)

Dong Gang Wei Cheng Paintball Shooting Ground

About two hours outside the city, in the Zhoushan islands. Putuo District Dong Gang Tang Tou (135-1580-9888) 东港伟成彩弹射击场 舟山普陀区东港塘头

I.K.O MATSUSHIMA Kyokushin Karate 松岛派极真空手道宁波支部

Contact: Mr. Ye 15168165371 Mr. Xue 13738829441 1. 2F, Weider Club, Donghu Garden Second Phase, 126 Changshou Nan Lu, Yinzhou 鄞州区长寿南路126号东湖花园二期一兆 韦德东湖会所二楼 2. Zhongshan Square, 7 Henghe Jie, Haishu District 海曙区横河街7号中山广场体育馆( 中山广场篮球场旁)

Li Kun Tennis Hall The biggest tennis

complex in Zhejiang province. There are 6 outdoor tennis courts and 2 indoor courts, provides rackets, and tennis balls. 360 Zhongxing Lu (0574-8777-6669) 李坤网球馆 中兴路360号

Liuyang Salsa Dance Club Lessons twice

Fitness / Sport Fitness / Sport

a week on Wednesday 7:00-8:30PM and Sunday 4:00-5:30PM. (138-5781-4597 Christina)

Ningbo Xinxing Hotel Gym Center

Many activities available at a low price. It has a popular indoor basketball court on the 5th floor. 226 Zhongshan Xi Lu (0574-8707-2596) 宁波新兴大酒店康乐部体育中心 中山西 路226号

Ningbo B.L. Fencing Sports Club

Olympic Fencing in Ningbo, we would like to share the pleasure and self-fulfillment we achieve in this exhilarating sport. 303,168 Songjiang Dong Lu, Yinzhou (13867802781 Ms Zhang) 地址:鄞州区嵩江东路168号303 宁波巴勒击剑俱乐部

Zhongshan Square Basketball Court

Area for basketball amateurs on weekends. There are two inexpensive courts. 7 Henghe Jie (0574-6600-7773) 中山广场篮球场 横河街7号


Dong En Swimming Center

164 Lingqiao Lu (0574-8386-0779) 东恩游泳中心(东恩中学旁)灵桥路164号

Dong Qian Lake Tao Gong Island Swimming Center

This isn’t a pool, it’s the swimming area at Dongqian lake. Row a big dragon boat with your friends. Open during the summer, www. Dong Qian Lake Tao Gong Island (0574-8780-1229) 东钱湖陶公岛游泳中心 东钱湖陶公岛风 景区内

Nanyuan Hotel Swimming Center 2 Lingqiao Lu (0574-8709-5678) 南苑饭店游泳池 灵桥路2号

New Century Swimming Center 812 Baizhang Dong Lu (0574-8706-8888) 开元大酒店游泳池 百丈东路812号

Ningbo Swimming Club

847 Zhongxing Lu (0574-8787-0594) 宁波市游泳俱乐部 中兴路847号

Xin Xing Hotel Swimming Center 26 Zhongshan Xi Lu (0574-8736-3888) 新兴大酒店游泳池 中山西路226号

5F, 188 Jiefang Nan Lu (0574-87071818) 新园宾馆游泳池 解放南路188号5楼


Clean and spacious bike shop in Yinzhou. Selling only Cronus brand bikes, they have outdoor gear, repelling, and a bar upstairs 497-499 Song Jiang Middle Lu,Yinzhou (0574-82809828) 凯路仕 鄞州嵩江中路497—499号

Jin Da Fishing Equipment This is a rod &

tackle shop where recreational fishermen meet. #104, 15 Qianlong Yi Cun, Jiangdong (189-6828-5017) 金大渔具 江东潜龙一村15号104室

No.1 Camping Place Bicycle Club

Tel: 760 Zhongshan Xi Lu (0574-8727-3711 / 130-6586-6530) 一号营地自行车俱乐部风速店中山西路 760号

Xingguang Fishing Gear Shop 63 Xihe Jie (0574-8727-2221) 宁波星光鱼具商店 西河街63号

YOGA 瑜伽 Golden Pearl Yoga

15F, Ao Li Sai Buidling,Yinzhou 9:00-21:00 (0574-8303-3880) 宁波金珠瑜伽馆鄞州区奥丽赛大厦15楼

Jing Yuan Yoga Center

静缘国际瑜伽健身会所 9:00-21:00 1. 5F No.105 Caihong Bei Lu, Jiangdong (Near Portman) (0574 - 56179898) 宁波市江东彩虹北路105号五楼 2. No.361 Liyuan Bei Lu, Haishu (0574-87687138) 海曙区丽园北路361号 3. 2F Building A,Jingdu Yingjia,835 Lane,Fuming Lu,Jiangdong District (0574-8784-4500) 江东区福明路835弄晶都赢家A座2楼

Yoga Master Teacher

Certified advanced yoga teacher and yoga therapist from India. (134-8420-0289) www.

Xin Yuan Hotel Swimming Center

Specials // The Pit Bar Ok, so this is more like after you've had some fitness and sport. But balance is important in all things right? Monday :Pizza //Tuesday : Pizza, Special Pizza(mixed flavor pizza with draught beer 70RMB) // Wednesday : Lasagna // Thursday : Pizza , Special Pizza(mixed flavor pizza with draught beer 70RMB) // Friday : Kebab // Saturday : Lasagna // Sunday : Pizza From the 1st of April, Everyday special of Hamburger and Sandwiches.


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Travel / Service HOTELS 酒店 5 STAR HOTELS 五星级酒店 Crowne Plaza City Center

129 Yaohang Jie (0574-5619-9999) 宁波凯洲皇冠假日酒店 药行街129号

Howard Johnson Plaza Ningbo 230 Liuting Jie (0574-2786-6666) 华侨豪生大酒店 柳汀街230号

50 Caihong Bei Lu (0574-8768-8688) 宁波东港喜来登酒店 彩虹北路50号

Sofitel Wanda Ningbo

899 Siming Zhong Lu (0574-2889-9888) 宁波万达索菲特大饭店 四明中路899号

Smile & Natural Hotel Ningbo

99 Jiangbei Da Dao, Jiangbei District (0574-8822-8228) 宁波远洲大酒店 江北区江北大道99号

The Regent Ningbo


The Westin Ningbo

4 STAR HOTELS 四星级酒店 Beilun Lebanner Hotel

789 Mingzhou Lu, Beilun Xinqi (0574-86885888) 北仑老板娘新光大酒店北仑新碶明州路 789号

Ningbo Mandarin Prosperous Hotel Zhongshan Xi Lu, 2 Wenchang Jie (0574-87268668) 宁波文昌大酒店 中山西路文昌街2号

Ningbo New Century Hotel

812 Baizhang Dong Lu (0574-8706-8888) 宁波开元大酒店 百丈东路812号

3 STAR HOTELS 三星级酒店 Best Western Kylie Hotel Ningbo Address: 188, Dayan Road, Dong Qian Lake, Ningbo 315123, People’s Republic of China Phone: +86 574 2888 1234 Website: 宁波柏悦酒店 宁波市东钱湖大堰路188号

Fully serviced apartments available on a daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly basis. Five star quality. No.95 RiXin Road.(next to Westin Hotel,TianYi Plaza) (400-000-2043) 汉·酒店公寓 宁波海曙日新街95号(威 斯汀酒店旁)

890 Xinda Lu, Beilun District (0574-8683-5399) 宁波丽晶酒店北仑区新大路890号 75 Rixin Jie (0574-8910-8888) 宁波威斯汀酒店 日新街75号

Park Hyatt Ningbo Resort & Spa

Han's Serviced Apartment

Ningbo Lishe Airport Ningbo Lishe

251 Mayuan Lu (0574-8709-7888) 宁波饭店 马园路251号

YOUTH HOSTELS 旅店 Lee’s Youth Hostel

77 Gongqing Lu (0574-8732-7018) 李宅国际青年旅社 共青路77号

Serviced Apartment 酒店式公寓

South Bus Station The South Bus Station

is Ningbo’s largest, busiest bus station. The airport shuttle bus stops here. Frequent buses to Shanghai and Hangzhou. The last bus leaves at 8pm. 6 Nanzhan Xi Lu (0574-8713-1834) 宁波汽车南站 南站西路6号

Passenger Transportation Center

The Passenger Transportation Center is closer to Ningbo airport than to the city center. It connects with the local city buses 369, 501, 504, or 523. Buses from here go everywhere in China outside Zhejiang Province. The airport shuttle bus stops here. 181 Tongda Lu (0574-8709-1212) 宁波客运中心 通达路181号 is located in Jiangdong District, in the neighborhood of Carrefour supermarket. Buses travel to Beilun and other destinations. 707 Ningchuan Lu (0574-8792-4570) 宁波汽车东站 宁穿路707号

Mandarin Airlines Ningbo Office

North Bus Station The North Bus Station

Ningbo office of Mandarin Airlines, which is affiliate to Taiwan's biggest airline company - China Airlines, is operating Ningbo-Taiwan flights. Detailed flights information as follows TPE-NGB AE989 1545-1720 NGB-TPE AE990 1835-2020 RMQ-NGB AE965 1630-1810 NGB-RMQ AE966 1910-2100 Room 1702, China Citic Bank Building, 36 Zhenming Lu, Haishu (0574-8775-4091/92/93) (Fax: 0574-8775-4085) (Service Hotline: 4008886998) 华信航空宁波办事处 宁波市海曙区镇明 路36号中信银行大厦1702室


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Airport (code: NGB) is located southwest of downtown, about 20 minutes by car. From here, you can travel to most cities in China. However, Hong Kong and Taiwan are the only destinations that require passports. Travelers should connect at Shanghai Pudong Airport for most international flights. (0574-8742-7888) 宁波栎社国际机场

76 Jicao Jie (0574-8770-7888) 宁波凯利大酒店 箕漕街76号

121 Xianxue Jie (0574-8729-8898) 富博宁波酒店县学街121号


Shuttle Bus

Route: Ningbo Airport - Passenger Transportation Center - South Bus Station - 91 Xingning Lu, Civil Aviation Ticket Outlet. Time: The bus leaves the airport whenever it fills up with people, about once an hour. Price: ¥12/ person. Not recommended unless you are a fanatic about saving money, or you are traveling alone.


Around ¥50 to most hotels downtown. The airport taxis use a ticket system to prevent fraud, so make sure you keep your ticket, and get a receipt from the driver when you arrive at your destination. City taxi drivers are typically quite honest, and have been known to return lost bags, mobile phones, computers, and even cash. If you have your receipt, the taxi company can identify the driver and call him if you forget something in the taxi.

East Bus Station The East Bus Station

is located close to Lao Waitan. Buses travel to Putuoshan, Dinghai, Yuyao, Cixi, and other destinations. 122 Taodu Lu (0574-8735-5321) 宁波汽车北站 桃渡路122号


Emay Expat Service Emay is a Chinese tutor, and can offer services such as interpreter, business assistant, travel or shopping guide, and more. (137-7714-0024) Janet Foreign Service Janet can provide you with all your personal and business requirements, from visa help to housekeeping. 28 Xingning Lu, Suite 1714 (139-5749-4970) 兴宁路28号1714室

BUSINESS SERVICES 商务服务 China Talent Group HR company authorized by Ministry of Labor of the PRC. CTG has headquarters in Beijing and currently has subsidiaries and branches in more than 100 cities. Room 705, 7F, Keji Chuangye Building, 16 Buzheng Xiang (0574-2766-5295) 宁波智联易才人力资源咨询有限公司 布政 巷16号科技创业大厦7楼705室


Ningbo Marriott Hotel

188 Heyi Lu (0574-8710-8888) 宁波万豪酒店 和义路188号

New Century Grand Hotel Ningbo 666 Shounan Zhong Lu, Yinzhou District (0574-8307-8888) 宁波开元名都大酒店 鄞州区首南中路 666号

Shangri-La Hotel, Ningbo

88 Yuyuan Jie (0574-8799-8888) 宁波香格里拉大酒店 豫源街88号

Ningbo South Train Station Closed for extensive renovation. 19 Nanzhan Dong Lu (0574-5616-3111 recording, 0574-5616- 2224 human) 宁波火车南站 南站东路19号 ★Ningbo East Train Station This will be Ningbo’s main passenger station while the South Train Station undergoes renovation. It is expected to begin service in September, 2010. After the reconstruction of Ningbo South Station, this station will remain as the secondary passenger station. Close to Zhongxing Lu, West of Fuming Lu, East of Sangtian Lu, South of Xingning Lu, and Huancheng Nan Lu 宁波火车东站 福明路以西,规划桑田路 以东,兴宁路以南,临近中兴路、环城 南路

Sheraton Ningbo Hotel www . ningb o g u i d e . c o m



Travel / Service Dezan Shira & Associates Ningbo Office A full service China business advisory

Science and Technology Zone (+86-57456178853) 中国宁波市江东区科技分园启新路111号

and tax practice with 9 china offices and over 150 professional services staff, handling clients from some 70 countries. Service: corporate accounting services, Pre-investment advice and handling applications for legal structures in China. Suite 505, Shiji Jingmao Mansion, 158 Baizhang Dong Lu (0574-8733-8682) 协力管理咨询公司宁波办公室 百丈东路 158号世纪经贸大厦505室

Ningbo Sanal Service Consulting services to enterprises and individuals located in China. Rm 1201 Century Business Building, 158 Baizhang Lu, Ningbo (0574-8795-3577) 宁波市百丈路158号世纪金茂大厦1201室 Ningbo Skilled Labor Market Every

Wed., Sat., & Sun. morning until noon. Employers can pay a set fee for a booth, and then review potential workers. 557 Liuting Jie (0574-8714-4255) 宁波人才市场宁波市柳汀街557号

Jun Ming Car Rental Company Buick van, Passat, short term and long term rental. Availlable for Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Shanghai districts. Experienced. Reliable English speaking. 281 Lushan Lu, Beilun (133-5599-6546/ 0574-8611-8669 ) 君明汽车租赁公司 北仑庐山路281号

Ningbo ZM&CO Law Firm A good

Ningbo Foreign Enterprises Service & Trade Co., Ltd. Part of the Ningbo

Foreign Economic and Cooperation Bureau. Establishment of foreign Investment company and representative office, consulting service, staffing & HR Outsourcing service, talent and head-hunting service. 188 Lingqiao Lu (87307324) 宁波市外国企业服务贸易有限公司灵桥 路188号

Conference & Exhibition Center 宁波国际金融中心 北靠国际贸易展览中 心,西接国际航运服务中心

Dan, Sams & Associates An Intellectual

Ningbo New Star Car Rental Personal

Property law firm with qualified services in connection with IP rights in China. Room 1603, Shiji Jinmao Building, 158 Baizhang Lu (0574-8773-9523) 宁波德胜知识产权代理有限公司 宁波市江 东区百丈路158号世纪金贸1603室

vehicles, business vehicles, wedding vehicles, etc. Around 10 drivers can speak English, or rent the car without a driver. 262 Songjiang Dong Lu, near Donghu Huayuan (0574-8303-5772/1322191-8811/133-5574-6990) 宁波新星汽车租赁 嵩江东路262号,东湖 花园旁

Ningbo International Commercial Service Center 8 buildings home to over

Ningbo Quality Assurance Co.,Ltd

30 different banks and financial institutions.


Professional third-party testing and inspection institution. No.111 Qinxin Road, Jiangdong

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command of English and US/China top law school education, advising on all aspects of corporate, commercial and personal matters. From the inception of the business idea, through to advising on risk management, business/ investment strategy and dispute resolution, we cover the whole life-cycle of business. www. Room 1001-1009, Bank of China Building, 796 Baizhang Dong Lu, Ningbo (13566304476) 之海律师事务所 宁波市百丈东路796号中 银(崇光)大厦1001-1009室

Nottingham Business Development Co., Ltd. (Ningbo) Main focus is the

development and facilitation of business opportunities in China, especially in the priority sectors of environmental technology, food & drink, finance & business services, creative industries, science & technology and so on. 199 Taikang Dong Lu (0574-8818-0102/137-80091767 ) 英国诺丁汉商业发展宁波办事处 泰康东 路199号

specializing in Accounting & Finance, Engineering & Manufacturing, Human Resources, Information Technology, Office, Sales & Marketing, and Supply Chain. http://www. 13F-005, Henglong Center, 2 Zhongshan Xi Lu (0574-8736-9588) 万宝盛华 中山西路2号恒隆中心13F-005室

Stitcherz Custom apparel embroidered. (158-6725-3401)

The Business Incubator for Foreign Start-ups Supply fully integrated and

ready-to-use business solutions based on hands-on experience and government support. No.35 Changyang Lu, Hongtang, Jiangbei, Ningbo (138-1982-7799) 宁波海外人才创业园 宁波江北洪塘长阳 路35号

Zhejiang Foreign Service Corp

(ZFSC) Provides solutions covering full service of human resource management chain. South 9F. Building 8, Ningbo Book City, No. 1, Yongjiang Road. (0574-87307288) 浙江省对外服务公司宁波分公司 甬江大 道1号宁波书城8号楼9层南座 Zhejiang Y&Q Law Office Educated overseas and trained in UK law firms, rich professional knowledge and extensive practice experience regarding foreign investment in Ningbo, such as Representative Office, Joint Venture and Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise. Y&Q lawyers can provide quality, efficient, and professional legal service in English to protect clients’ rights. Room 1107, Shiji Jinmao Building, 158 Baizhang Lu (0574-8706-5788) 浙江英桥律师事务所 百丈路158号世纪金 茂大厦1107室

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JOBS OFFERED Woger Trading B.V. Ningbo Office is a Dutch buying office located in Yinzhou. We are currently looking for native German, French, Italian, Spanish or Polish speakers who’d like to work as translator from English to those languages. Job description: Translate product descriptions and manuals on a part-time base. The work can be done at home. Are you enthusiastic and think you are suitable? Please send your CV to or call Woger HR at 0574-82815811. Full time English teacher wanted in Yinzhou District Our school is located in Yinzhou District. And our students are at their age of 3-7. For the working hour, most of our class are arranged in the evening (from 6:30-8:00); except for saturday and sunday (there are class in the morning and afternoon). Each class is about one and a half hour, and you will have a teaching assistant to help you to organize the class. We want to find a full time teacher. If you are interested, please contact me! Email Looking for accounting assistant BABYAUTO is a European brand which produces top quality car seats for children. We are looking for a highly motivated accounting assistant to work in our Chinese branch. Requirements •Fluent in both Mandarin and English •At least one year of accounting experience: invoices, financial statements, tax declarations. Salary: to be considered Send application to: r.juarez@babyauto. com www . ningb o g u i d e . c o m

designer and production manager needed Hi, everyone. We are an italian based factory , manufacturing the park and street furniture, Like Litter bins , benchs , bollards,and etc. Our new factory located in Cixi ,Ningbo . We are now looking for a production manager and a designer. 1. Production manager requirement: have some factory controlling experience. Mainly work is arranging orders for production, controlling factory daily working status.......... of course, need to speak both english and chinese. 2. designer. can use 3D design softwork, can make the design for factory using . can speak english. Anyone who is intrested, can contact me at Thanks. Part-time Commercial Model Needed No matter that you are a Male or a female, an Adult or a kid, as long as you are interested in Modeling, you'll get your chance. Not only that you can get paid for the part-time job, but also you might have the opportunity to have a free professional photo shooting! Now, Don't be shy ^0^, just send an email to below email address and tell Little "M" how gorgeous you are~ Ningbo International School needs new staff Ningbo International School requires · One Early Childhood/Junior Primary teacher to commence on 1st February, 2012 · One Special Education teacher to commence as soon as possible Applicants for the above two positions must be fully qualified, experienced,

Looking for the position of Merchandiser in Foreign Company Ningbo Office Thanks for spending time to read my resume as below, CV in details will be sent to your mailbox. Personal Ability -- Fluent in spoken and written English, plus basic French -- Proficient PC skills, including MS Word, Excel, and MS Outlook -- Good communication skill, sense of organization and team spirit -- Work initiatively, accurately and efficiently. -- Character with enthusiasm and patience, strong sense of responsibility. Working Experience -- Familiar with business procedure, including: 1) Handle enquiry, samples development, order running, delivery etc. 2) Sourcing products & factories. 3) Calculate & control the cost, bargain & negotiation with factories 4) Inspection; Shipment; Payment -- TUV testing arrangement (For German Market) -- Attended variety of domestic & oversea exhibition: Canton Fair, Mega Show (Macao), Paper World (Frankfurt), Gift Show (Toyko) -- Foreign office management 1) Settle office expense with accountant and bank. 2) Apply for office annual report, modification and record-filing with government bureau 3) Enroll and training new staff Looking for your early info. with many thanks ! Best Regards Aurora

Email: Chinese Teaching Combine with Baby Sitting Dear friends, I am a Chinese girl (27 years old). i have been a teacher for kids more than 5 years. since last year, i began to teach kids Chinese combine with baby sitting. let the kids learn Chinese in natural way (mommy's teaching). according to the age of kids, i will teach kids the character. i am confident for the effect of teaching, and the kids will have a good time. by the way i love kids and teaching. i live near METRO supermaket, hope you also live around here. 1: My working time: from monday to friday. (the detail we can discuss). 2: Tuition fee: RMB 60/hour. 3: Mobile phone: 135-6749-4275 Cici Email: Best wishes for everyone! APARTMENTS OFFERED A bachelor apartment to let around Wai tan(CBD) The location is on the crossroad of Station Road and Ma Nao Road. To its east, it is within 5 mins walks’ to Ningbo Art Museum and to its north, there will be an opening soon shopping mall. There are two bus stops nearby the apartment, one of which is for no. 20 and no. 370 and other of which is for no.8 no. 11 no. 202 no.350 and no.508 bus. The rent will be 2800 rmb per month. Please write to tony_zsd0637@hotmail. com if interested. Many thanks. Looking for a bachelor apartment close to Ningbo University? Here is one. Brand new, with lovely Chinese decor. Right beside Ningbo University, and well served by public bus routes, including No.18, No.547, No.367, No.501, No.541, No.371, No.390, and No.391. And me, a friendly and helpful landlord. Property details: Property Name : Jia Sheng Yin Zuo Monthly Rental: ¥1600 (management fee and all bills excluded) Size : 34 square meter (gross area) Floor : 4/16 Layout : one bedroom & one bathroom Letting information: Available NOW Minimum contract: 6 months Here are some photos of my apartment: a84ea8b4f421c1&resid=C9A84EA8B4F42 1C1!115&parid=C9A84EA8B4F421C1!11 1&authkey=!APAzG9A8AolicIM I’m Wayne. Contact me by wayne.xu@



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Ask and she shall answer. Send your relationship questions to:

Dear Jinx, I’ve had it! If one more woman I date asks me if I am attracted to other women, I think I will stop dating for life. Why do they do this? Don’t they know it is a stupid question and puts a damper on everything? Jorge Dear Jorge, Some women don’t understand that a man that doesn’t look at other women or feel anything for them is either lying or profoundly disconnected from their minds and bodies. There is nothing wrong with a man who admires other women, as long as he doesn’t make his date or partner feel insecure or competitive with them. Most men fuel their sexuality and fantasies by admiring women. You don’t like being asked this because it probably makes you feel embarrassed, nervous and exposed and you are unable to do what comes naturally without being censured. Smart women will let you gracefully observe and leave it alone- unless they hear you rate women on a scale of 1 to 10!

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Just Jinx Dear Jinx,

I am getting married and my wife and I are planning to keep our own places and live apart. We love and respect each other but do not want to interfere with the arrangements that have worked so well for us while dating. We have very different tastes, interests, schedules and lifestyles and when it comes to creating a home neither of us wants to give up the very affordable apartments that we have worked hard to keep. Our families and friends think we’re crazy and that we have hidden agendas. We are monogamous, very much in love and have no intentions of hurting or betraying each other. We think we can pull it off. What do you think? Paul Dear Paul, Why not? This is your marriage. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera lived apart, as did Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir. Your partnership does not require sharing the same physical space 24/7. There will always be the outside world that makes the assumption that a married couple who do not cohabitate must not be happy or ever have sex or that you must have lots of sex, only not with each other. The notion that two people can live apart and still be in a traditional marriage seems to be beyond most people. Make no mistake- whether you keep your separate places or not, your lives are entangled, hopelessly, irrevocably and, I hope, happily. Perhaps for you, living together in the same physical space has nothing to do with living in the same emotional space. If you live apart from someone and trust them, you may have an intimacy the rest of us can only dream about. Go for it but know that you must each remain flexible and change when circumstances warrant it.



Dear Jinx I have been dating a stalker. A few months ago I met Paul at a lunch counter, an innocent enough place to have conversation, or so I thought. After a pleasant chat he asked if I was on Facebook and if he could befriend me. I was too embarrassed to say ‘No’ and thought it would do no harm and allowed it. By the time I got home that night, he had left me several messages and wanted to see me again. I agreed and he was refreshing company and very attentive to me- to the point that he remembered everything I said or told him. I was simultaneously flattered and a bit uncomfortable but I kept on meeting him since he was so persistent and enthusiastic. Once I mentioned that I would like to learn how to cook Thai food and the next day he showed up at my house with a wok, bamboo rice cooker and enough curry and sticky rice to last a lifetime. He immediately took over my kitchen and started showing me how to cook. He kept asking me if I wanted to do this or that, and when I replied ‘maybe’ he would come back a day or so later and tell me that I have promised him that I would go or do whatever he had proposed. This went on for a month and his conversation began getting serious about getting married and having children. He wanted to know all about my ex-boyfriends and started monitoring me by calling my cell incessantly, always asking who I was with and where I was. It wasn’t long before I would see him outside my window at work or walking the street behind me. I got scared and told him I didn’t want to see him again but he didn’t hear me. It doesn’t matter how many times I say ‘No’. He keeps calling and knocking on my door and I am about out of my wits. Last night he pounded on my door so hard it left marks and he camped out in the hallway until early morning. I had to call my landlord to kick him out. My friends tell me to call the police and some of them admonish me for leading him on. I feel violated, guilty and scared. What do I do? Jane Dear Jane He is a stalker. I’ve had my share, including one that actually legally changed his name to mine since I refused to marry him. You should be alarmed. You missed the warning signs and need to learn them so it won’t happen again. But first you need to distance yourself and feel safe. While date stalkers do not tend to jump to violence without a lot of escalation along the way, I would be amiss to not suggest you do some or all of the following: keep a record of all incidents and keep it in a safe place; warn him clearly that he is not to contact you; do not respond to any further communication from him; change your cell phone and email address (but always keep a cell phone on you); identify him to everyone you know both socially and at work; make your home safety a priority (consider moving to a friend’s home temporarily); avoid being alone; and prepare an emergency plan in case he tries to break in or attack. Drastic? Maybe, but this guy does not understand the definition of NO. Once you feel safer recognize the truth behind the event: Men who cannot let go choose women who cannot say no. You over rode your instinctive discomfort from the beginning and ignored the warning signs. He was hyper attentive, offered unsolicited help, projected your words into commitments, tried to control your behavior and social world, and demonstrated jealousy. Dating is hazardous. It carries the potential of disenchantment, tedium, rejection and the risk of letting some insecure and troubled man into your life. It is safer to look at your dates as auditions for a part in your life story. Everyone does this unconsciously but you must do it with awareness. Explore his perceptions of gender and his views on his previous relationships. Find out all that you can about your date with artful conversation. And learn the wonder and power of speaking and meaning NO.


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Noble Lion Tailor Ningbo Guide sat down with Wang Yuzhu, the man behind the Ningbo Branch of Noble Lion Hong Bang Tailors. We chatted about what makes a truly excellent suit, what it means to have a suit that is yours and yours alone, and how Noble Lion works with perfection and tradition to bring a one of a kind suit that is full of history, life and craftsmanship.

zippers and clasps, we don’t use any plastic, etc. All of these touches are important. Third is the technique. When working with any fine material, how it is put together is of the utmost importance. Everything in our suits is completely hand-made and measured. All of the buttonholes are sown by hand, the waist of the pants are not exactly a straight line, etc. Fine materials demand fine techniques. : Can you give me a rundown of what it’s like getting a tailored suit, from start to finish? First, material is chosen. We have numerous swatches to choose from, like I mentioned before over 1000 actually. Next we can discuss the style. Likewise, we have books upon books of styles to choose from or feel free to bring one in yourself.

different measurements in total and more than ten of them are for your body shape alone. We are going to make a suit that is yours and yours alone. All of that is sent off to Shanghai and in about two weeks we will have a rough cut for you to try on. We do this because even with 46 measurements there are still some small alterations that we can only see once the suit is on. We make a note of those adjustments and the suit is sent back to Shanghai. After two more weeks or so, the final product arrives and it is uniquely and completely your suit alone. : How much are we talking for a suit like this? The basic price of the suit is 3000 RMB. Our most expensive suit, due to really amazing material mostly, is 200000 RMB. Shirts are anywhere from 280 RMB to 4880 RMB.

After that, we have to measure. We take 46

: What is the main aim of Noble Lion? We create hand-made and personalized suits of exceptional quality, infusing tradition and history with modern style. : When did the shop open? Can you give us some background history? We came to Ningbo in 2006 from Shanghai. Actually, the history is quite long. Our lineage goes back to 1898 when Fenghua Hong Bang tailors began making clothes for nobility and people of interest at the time. In fact, our lineage can be traced to making clothing for Chang Kai Shek and his family. : What do you think makes a great suit? First is the material. Without excellent material the suit cannot become all that it can be. We have over 1000 types to choose from all originating in England, Italy, India, and Egypt. Second are the accessories. We use genuine horse hair for the interior liner, our buttons are made from bull horn, we use quality metal

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