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Old 03-21-2013, 07:07 PM
 
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I am considering living in Hong Kong, and my company has a great position open in Shenzhen. Is there a way to cross the border every day without a passport? I am currently a United states resident. Is there a special type of visa that i can acquire so that I can easily and efficiently cross the border on a daily basis? Thanks
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:25 PM
 
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You can certainly cross the border every day with a work visa. However, I'm not sure how "efficient" that can be.

Why do you want to live in Hong Kong then? Shenzhen is much cheaper and is still a big city with everything you need.
You can go to Hong Kong on weekends for fun, if you prefer.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:32 PM
 
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I know Shenzen is a special work region or something like that but, I don't really like the idea of being part of the communist China.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:39 PM
 
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Considering housing prices I'm not sure if living in HK would make sense, since you'd be working most of the time. You'd be better off living in Shenzhen and taking trips to HK on weekends.etc. With the money you save you can live it up a bit more.
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:48 PM
 
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I know Shenzen is a special work region or something like that but, I don't really like the idea of being part of the communist China.
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.)
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:52 PM
 
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I know Shenzen is a special work region or something like that but, I don't really like the idea of being part of the communist China.
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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.)

No kidding. OP's rationale makes absolutely no sense. Earth to OP: HK returned to PRC sovereignty in 1997.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:35 PM
 
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No kidding. OP's rationale makes absolutely no sense. Earth to OP: HK returned to PRC sovereignty in 1997.
To be fair, Hong Kong is considered to be a Special Administrative Region where things are much more lax than mainland China. That being said I agree with you and do not quite understand where the OP is coming from, but hopefully he explains it some more.
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:43 PM
 
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To be fair, Hong Kong is considered to be a Special Administrative Region where things are much more lax than mainland China. That being said I agree with you and do not quite understand where the OP is coming from, but hopefully he explains it some more.
Sure, but everyone knows who's calling the shots. And I'd argue that for an expat's purposes, Shenzhen is just as lax.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:03 PM
 
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you're the same guy who was asking about women in hong kong? you do realize that shenzhen is a million times better than hk and tokyo for hooking up with beautiful women, right?
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Old 03-22-2013, 10:31 PM
 
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you're the same guy who was asking about women in hong kong? you do realize that shenzhen is a million times better than hk and tokyo for hooking up with beautiful women, right?
How can that be? Shouldn't it be the other way b/c mainland China has stricter regulations??
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