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cmknight Post time: 2016-9-13 10:08
I remember going to a China Postal Bank, in Hangzhou, to send my sister some money by Western Union. ...

It can be done that way but I know what you mean, all bank staff in China have to have degrees to get their job, pity Chinese degrees appear so naff.

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RonJaDa Post time: 2013-8-27 11:16
Ok your complaint would ring better if you were talking about the requirement to show the passport.  ...

Some improvements you mention are there, but the fact remains that in Chinese banks and post offices customers have to assume that their simple transaction might take over 1 hour!
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Successful business requires an amount of trust. China has a tradition of a lack of trust. Workers are not trusted to do work without supervision, teachers are not trusted to work professionally. Likewise banks seem to have no trust in their staff or the computers they use. There is little trust in their customers honesty. Therefore a simple transaction requires sufficient ID, even if they are familiar with the customer. Computers screens are scrutinised and double checked, money is counted 4 different ways. Even putting cash into an account creates all this fuss. Strangely China is advanced technologically. It is not beyond their capabilities to use it to improve efficiency. I always take a book to read whenever I visit the bank.
Posting a parcel here is another trial.
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TedM Post time: 2016-9-17 07:52
Successful business requires an amount of trust. China has a tradition of a lack of trust. Workers a ...

Is it not more down to

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TedM Post time: 2016-9-17 07:52
Successful business requires an amount of trust. China has a tradition of a lack of trust. Workers a ...

Is it not more down to the same as many things in China, ie it has always worked that way so why change it? Much of the red tape in China could be easily simplified but it seems there is no will to do so.

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Post time 2016-9-21 12:05:55 |Display all floors
sunnylin01 Post time: 2013-8-27 17:27
The Chinese banking sector is still dominated by 'China's bog four', which results in poor service q ...

The private banking in China is no better.
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