Mainland China Cities are not for the Faint of Heart

So you want to relocate to Asia Part 4: Mainland China

Do you speak or are open to learning Mandarin? Can you tolerate some pollution? Do you have thick skin? Do you have street smarts? Are you okay with constant change? Are you open-minded? Are you resilient and flexible?

If you have answered yes to most of the question above, a city in Mainland China may work for you.

I’m going to focus on mainland China overall. The country is large, vast and different. For the purpose of this exercise, I’m going to keep it as generic and high-level as I can for the length.

Best Selling Point: There may never be another China

  • Once in a lifetime chance to live in the fastest growing economy in the world
  • Vast amounts of business opportunities for those with gut and glory
  • Incredible fast pace of life and constant change

Worst Selling Point: All the downsides of a developing economy

  • Pollution is high
  • Moral and character issues of ‘some people’
  • Upside is high, so is the downside
  • Not too sure about the government and its long-term prospects

Here is the rest: (a small selection only)

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sara Levy Linden
    Mar 26, 2012 @ 17:07:20

    Great post! We just spent a month in India and can empathize with the great learning experiences immersing in such a grand culture. Cheers!

    Reply

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  3. Karl Liebknecht
    Jun 30, 2013 @ 21:59:08

    I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the page layout of
    your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it
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    Reply

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