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Old 03-23-2013, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Macao
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How can that be? Shouldn't it be the other way b/c mainland China has stricter regulations??
Rich wealthy countries, usually have parents who provide very well for their kids. Their kids don't look 'outside' unless for complete novelty reasons.

When you get to a place where there has been economic disadvantages, than the locals tend to gravitate very quickly to 'expats' because of their perceived economic clout and leverage.

Most of what I know about Guangzhou/Shenzen/etc., it's been a little mini-Thailand for the expats who live there. Maybe not drawing in tons of sex tourists like Thailand, but having that scene be very very available to expats who live in that region.

I think it's only been relatively recently that as the cost of living and quality of live continues to rise in China, that those 'open sex scenes' seem to price out expats and foreigners a bit more. Or at least give a level playing field with the big wig Chinese who are making all kinds of money now these days.

But, yeah, I'd imagine for someone like the OP who is very interested in 'getting laid', than mainland China is going to be more 'it' than a Hong Kong or Japan.

Regarding 'regulations'. The only regulation I've noticed that China has is on some of the foreign internet companies in the form of not allowing them to be viewed in China. But outside of that, China is extremely extremely extremely 'market' oriented. You can do a ton more there than you'd ever be able to do in supposedly 'market-oriented' USA, which is the one with the gazillion restrictions.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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Then why do you choose to work in China to begin with?

Shenzhen is much more capitalist than, say, Boston. It is a city for business.
More than 95% residents there are "immigrants" from other provinces and other countries too, so you will find an expat community there. (One of Obama's biological brothers works/worked in Shenzhen too.)
Hongkong is still more multinational.. It has more people from different countries so a foreigner feels more accepted.. As it has a lot of people from different countries, you'll find many different restaurants and easier to get foreign ingredients for cooking. It is a bit hard to look for foreign ingredients in Shenzhen ( the foreign ingredients in supermarkets ( even French owned Carrefour ) is limited and are a bit expensive than Hongkong. Going to doctors is also hard because most of them cannot speak English and have different practices like Dentists do not do " Teeth Clean Up " and will just advise you to brush your teeth ". Internet sites are blocked ( something so hard for foreigners ) .
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:30 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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How can that be? Shouldn't it be the other way b/c mainland China has stricter regulations??
So true.. There are do many DONT'S in China..so difficult !
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Old 04-01-2013, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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Hongkong is still more multinational.. It has more people from different countries so a foreigner feels more accepted.. As it has a lot of people from different countries, you'll find many different restaurants and easier to get foreign ingredients for cooking. It is a bit hard to look for foreign ingredients in Shenzhen ( the foreign ingredients in supermarkets ( even French owned Carrefour ) is limited and are a bit expensive than Hongkong. Going to doctors is also hard because most of them cannot speak English and have different practices like Dentists do not do " Teeth Clean Up " and will just advise you to brush your teeth ". Internet sites are blocked ( something so hard for foreigners ) .
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Then why do you choose to work in China to begin with?

Shenzhen is much more capitalist than, say, Boston. It is a city for business.
More than 95% residents there are "immigrants" from other provinces and other countries too, so you will find an expat community there. (One of Obama's biological brothers works/worked in Shenzhen too.)
Hongkong is still more multicultural...It has more people from different countries so a foreigner feels more adjusted... As it has a lot of people from different countries, you'll find many different restaurants and easier to get foreign ingredients for cooking. It is a bit hard to look for foreign ingredients in Shenzhen ( the foreign ingredients in supermarkets ( even French owned Carrefour ) is limited and are a bit expensive than Hongkong. Going to doctors is also hard because most of them cannot speak English and have different practices like Dentists do not do " Teeth Clean Up " and will just advise you to brush your teeth ". Internet sites are blocked ( something so hard for foreigners ) .
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Old 04-01-2013, 09:03 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I would live in HK for these very reasons. I also think HK is safer.


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Hongkong is still more multinational.. It has more people from different countries so a foreigner feels more accepted.. As it has a lot of people from different countries, you'll find many different restaurants and easier to get foreign ingredients for cooking. It is a bit hard to look for foreign ingredients in Shenzhen ( the foreign ingredients in supermarkets ( even French owned Carrefour ) is limited and are a bit expensive than Hongkong. Going to doctors is also hard because most of them cannot speak English and have different practices like Dentists do not do " Teeth Clean Up " and will just advise you to brush your teeth ". Internet sites are blocked ( something so hard for foreigners ) .
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