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    This section is designed to help you with day to day living in Tianjin. How to find an apartment, food, etc.

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    1 Shuttle bus from/to Beijing Airport from/to Tianjin Tianhuan shuttle station    -This time table was confirmed by phone on 27/06/2017. You...
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