Welcome to this edition of Laowai Lowdown. With 11 metro lines, a maglev train line, more than 1,000 bus routes and around 45,000 taxis, Shanghai has one of the world's most complicated public transportation systems. But riders can pay for all of those different forms of transit with the same transportation card, so for people who live here, it's worth getting one. Tonight, our host Steven Weathers will tell you how to get the card and what public transportation discounts you can get with it.
Welcome to this edition of Laowai Lowdown. Many expats have bought goods online. But when they move to China, they may not be able to use the websites they are used to back in their home countries. And if they can use the websites, it could take a lot more time and money due to complicated import issues. But China has a number of its own mature shopping websites. And using them is not as difficult as it looks. Our Money Talks host David Symington is an online shopper here. He will first give you some general guidelines on how to use Chinese shopping websites.
Welcome to this edition of Laowai Lowdown. More and more expats are choosing to ride electric scooters to get around the city. While you don't need a Chinese driver's license to drive a small electric scooter, not all of the scooters that expats are buying are legal. Some of THEM can't be licensed. Tonight, Xin Zhicong takes a look at why and at some of the risks of riding them.