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10 Reasons for the Excellent Life in China
Foreigners in China

Nobody likes to read about good news or positive reports all along, but I think in fact we need these stuffs; at least, they make us happy. Carrying this attitude in mind, I want to find out, why living in China as a foreigner is an excellent matter. I sum up 10 reasons as bellow;




1. Exciting!

China develops faster than any other countries in the world. Perhaps we don't always approve of such increasing pattern, but leading a life in a fast-changing country, is really exciting.

2. Lots of Opportunities
Whenever there is economic increase, there are opportunities and earning jobs. I myself haven't reaped profit from these opportunities at present, however, people who want to make big fortune from it are too numerous. All big news agencies keep their eyes open on China, hoping to exploit their business here. And with reference to its domestic, rich people are more and more, which means those who can provide what Chinese need will make prosperous profits.

3. Buy Things Cheap
You don't need to earn a lot of money but still can live comfortably in Beijing. What you need is only hundreds of dollars to rent a house in the center of the city, and some odd money to buy some delicious food, cheap drinks and cheap DVDs.

To tell the truth, my income in China even can’t be mentioned in the same breath with my friends in England, but when comparing our monthly expenses with each other, I became in a good mood.

4.Delicious Food
Chinese cuisine tastes very delicious. From hot spicy Sichuan Cuisine to cuisine of southwestern minority groups, flavors are various. And the Beijing Roast Duck, that's the most delicious! Another advantage is that with the improvement of the living standard, Chinese now require of cleaner and healthier food.

5. Friendly People
In spite of being lopsided, I found a common virtue in Chinese. Friends and colleagues are all willing to help you. Whatever it is, to rent a house or to exhort the taxi driver, they can always help you to solve the difficulty. Of course, there are actual scoundrels and fools who want to make use of your foreign identity. But to put it in a nutshell, Chinese think highly of interpersonal relationships, which means they are willing to help you.

6. Sense of Accomplishment
I usually feel I am doing significant things in China. Living in a fast-changing country, and getting over the strange feeling as a foreigner at the same timeand fulfilling my task under the circumstance of language and communication barriers, I have achieved a lot every day.

7. Making Friends widely
I have made a lot of good friends in China. You will come across people from all corners of the world. Last year, I met a Canadian and an American. I can't tell exactly the advantage of making friends all over the world; personally, I have almost traveled the whole American West Coast line after knowing the American friend.

Moreover, I want to tell you a special feeling: I am proud of being an Englishman in China, but the desire to return to England decrease day by day. Does anybody feel the same like me?

8. Beautiful Landscapes
In China, places which are worthy visiting are countless. Scenic spots and historical sites, local conditions and customs… I have been to Xinjiang, which is a charming place. I also love to go to Yunnan, where is far away from Beijing. Strolling at streets there, you will see the daily lives of different people: the rich and the poor, men and women, people who foster hopes and who feel despair of life.

9. Fast-changing
In China, new things sprout out every moment. What I mean are not only bars, restaurants and night clubs, but also golf links, luxurious villas, splendid new buildings and basic facilities in a massive scale.

After declines and turmoils of centuries, China began to reconstruct at last. In this fast-going process, new buildings and designs emerges in an endless stream, which surpasses the west. Personally, my eyes are never tired of these real increases—I can sit and watch Pudong by the Huangpu River with interest for several days.

10. Boarder viewpoints
Staying in China after a few days, we understand it gradually and naturally. I have stayed here for 3 years now; my understanding of it has deepened a lot than one year before. Those foreigners who look on it with folded arms will never experience such feelings.

As China become more and more important both in politic and economy, this knowledge will also become more valuable. It is not only useful in business, but also useful in knowledge spreading, improving others information about this country.
Reasons above are mine to stay here, what about yours?

(From: China Youth Report)

在中国生活很棒的10个理由

没有人一直喜欢阅读好新闻和正面的东西,但我觉得我们其实也需要这些看上去快乐的东西。带着这样的想法,我想看看,为什么作为一个外国人生活在中国是一件很棒的事。我归纳了如下10个理由:

  1.激动人心

  中国的发展速度比世界任何其他国家都要快。我们或许并不总是赞许这样的增长模式,但生活并亲身经历这个每天都不一样的国度,确实是一件激动人心的事。

  2.机会多多

  有增长就有机遇,也就有能赚钱的好工作。我本人眼下还未能抓住这个机遇大捞一笔,但从中发大财的人不在少数。就拿媒体来说吧。所有大的新闻机构都把目光朝向中国,希望在那里拓展业务。就中国国内来言,有钱的中国人越来越多。这意味着那些能提供中国人所求所需的人将获取巨额利润。

  3.东西便宜

  你不必赚很多钱就能在北京过得舒舒服服。你只需每月花个几百美元就能租套市中心的房子,好吃的食物也用不了你几个钱,饮料都十分便宜,还有大量DVD看。

  说实话,我在中国的收入和我在英国的朋友的薪水比起来少得可怜,然而对照我们彼此每月的开销,我的心情就变得异常地好。

  4.食物可口

  中国食物就是棒。从火辣的川菜到西南少数民族的菜肴,风味可谓多种多样。还有北京烤鸭,那可是最美味的东西了。另外一个好处是,随着生活标准的提高,中国人对更卫生、更健康菜肴的需求也在上升。

  5.百姓友善

  或许有些以偏概全,不过我在中国发现人们一个很好的品质。中国朋友和同事总是愿意帮助你。无论是找房子还是叮嘱出租车司机,他们总是帮你解决生活难题。当然,也确实有一些无赖、傻瓜,他们在利用你的外国人身份。但总的来说,中国人对关系的看重,意味着他们愿意为你办事。

  6.成就不小

  在中国,我经常觉得自己是在做有意义的事情。生活在一个日新月异的国度,同时要克服作为一个老外所有的那种陌生感觉,或存在语言等障碍的情况下把工作完成,我就觉得自己几乎每天都会有所成就。

  过去12个月,我已变得松懈了许多,但如果是生活在英国,我肯定会变得更加松松垮垮,因为在英国一切不需你筹划,都是那么顺当轻松。

  7.广结朋友

  我在中国结交了一些很好的朋友。你在那里能认识来自五湖四海的人。去年,我认识了一个加拿大人和一个美国人。我不知道跟世界各地的人来往有什么明显的好处,从我个人的经历来说,自认识了美国朋友后,这几年来我几乎游遍了美国整个西海岸。

  另外,我还要告诉你们一个奇怪的感觉:住在中国时,我越来越为自己是英国人而自豪,但返回英国居住的愿望却一天比一天减弱。有没有其他人有类似的感觉呢?

  8.风景诱人

  在中国,值得你看的东西数不胜数。名胜古迹,风土人情,不一而足。我到过新疆,发现那是个迷人的地方。我也爱到云南去旅游。云南与北京相隔遥远,漫步于那里的街上,你可以看见不同人的日常生活:富人与穷人,男人与女人,那些抱有希望和期待的人与那些对生活感到绝望的人。

  9.瞬息万变

  在中国,时刻都有新的事物冒出。我说的不只是酒吧、餐馆和夜总会,还有高尔夫球场、豪华别墅、炫目的新楼和庞大的基础设施。

  历经几个世纪的衰落和混乱之后,中国终于又开始重建了。在这个瞬息万变的过程中,新建筑和新设计层出不穷,西方在这方面根本比不上。从个人感受来讲,我的眼睛对这些实实在在的增长从不倦怠——我可以连续几天兴趣盎然地坐观黄埔江对岸的浦东。

  10.见识大长

  在中国生活了一段日子之后,我们自然而然对这个国家产生了某种理解。迄今我已在中国待了3年半,我觉得对中国的了解要比一年前多多了,那种了解决非冷眼旁观中国的外国人可比拟。

  随着中国在政治和经济上变得日益重要,有关中国的这些知识也一定会变得更有价值。这不仅能在做生意时派上用场,而且也可传播知识,增进一般人对这个国家的了解。

  以上是我待在中国的10个理由,那么你呢?

(From: China Youth Report)

 

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