Fapiao Frenzy: Why You Need Those Pesky Pieces of Paper

Feb 10, 2010 By Mary Katherine Smith, eChin , eChinacities.com Comments (3)     Add your comment Newsletter

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One of the most befuddling things in China is the elusive fapiao. What might seem like a nuisance piece of paper is actually quite useful for business travelers and expats in China. Some might say that the fapiao is just a receipt, but it’s actually a bit more than that. Not only can you potentially win some money from the “scratch and sniff” fapiao, but sometimes you will be required to give them to your employer. For those with expense accounts, fapiao is how you are reimbursed for your trav