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View Poll Results: Which Chinese cities/regions have you visited or lived in?
(none) 18 52.94%
Beijing 12 35.29%
Shanghai 12 35.29%
Hong Kong 11 32.35%
Macau 5 14.71%
Tianjin 2 5.88%
Shenzhen 8 23.53%
Guangzhou 8 23.53%
Guilin/Yangshuo/Nanning (Guangxi) 2 5.88%
Lhasa (Tibet) 0 0%
Urumqi/Xinjiang 1 2.94%
Xiamen (Fujian) 0 0%
Suzhou 3 8.82%
Nanjing 4 11.76%
Hangzhou (Zhejiang) 4 11.76%
Qingdao (Shandong) 2 5.88%
Chonqing 3 8.82%
Chengdu/Sichuan 2 5.88%
Xi'an 6 17.65%
Dalian/Shenyang (Liaoning) 2 5.88%
Harbin (Heilongjiang) 1 2.94%
Kunming (Yunnan) 2 5.88%
Haikou/Sanya (Hainan) 2 5.88%
Wuhan (or nearby Changsha) 2 5.88%
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Old 05-17-2015, 05:23 AM
 
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Just wondering if many people have been to China (PRC) and which cities you had the chance to visit. I've included Hong Kong and Macau, but left out Taiwan.
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Old 05-17-2015, 06:47 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Only overnight stays in Nanning and Wuzhou and pass-throughs in Guilin and Guiyang. Also Hong Kong and Macao, of course.
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Old 05-17-2015, 06:56 AM
 
Location: Kharkiv, Ukraine
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None.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:46 AM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Never been to China, but I want to visit Hong Kong and maybe Shanghai.

Of course, seeing the Great Wall would be one of those once in a lifetime things for me.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:46 AM
 
Location: London, UK
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I've been to Chinatown does take count?
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing.

Didn't really care for Guangzhou, wasn't able to properly explore it, though. Same with Shenzhen.
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Old 05-17-2015, 09:56 AM
 
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I'd love to go to Hong Kong. Then Shanghai. Maybe when China is the dominant world power my work will take me there.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Washington State
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Worked in Shanghai (which is a fab place to live and work) and visited Beijing, Tianjin for business, Xian to se terra cotta warriors. Beijing has the most touristy things around it of anywhere in China in my opinion.
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:15 AM
 
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I'd love to go to Hong Kong. Then Shanghai. Maybe when China is the dominant world power my work will take me there.
They definitely have a long way to go! I also don't believe that China will ever be the dominant world power. By the time the population crisis hits them in 2030-2040, the economy will be marginally bigger than the US. Then we'll see the same thing that happened in Japan- deflation, bust, etc.

China also has one more additional problem compared to Japan's rise. Chinese people are much more willing to flee their country once the opportunity presents itself. Wasn't there a recent poll that 40% of China's millionaires plan to leave the country? Japan had a demographic shock due to low birth rates, but the Chinese economy will struggle with low birth rates, a bloated old population, high levels of emigration, brain drain, etc.

I love China, but I'm also trying to be realistic about the country's prospects. Right now I'm more interested in Indian development as that is the game-changer. When was the last time we had 3 major world powers? I think it will be a better balance of power as China and the US basically just do what they want...

Either way, it should be very interesting. Hopefully everyone is picking up some Chinese
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:17 AM
 
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Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing.

Didn't really care for Guangzhou, wasn't able to properly explore it, though. Same with Shenzhen.
I thought Guangzhou had a few interesting sites, but the Pearl River Delta is really just China's factory and southern business center. I enjoy visiting cities for their history (like Vienna ) and Shenzhen really doesn't have any. Sense of place and identity are severely lacking.
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