Interesting so which country does Hong Kong belong too? That picture looks like a bunch of Chinese people
yeah China would probably be rough for foreigners if you wanted to stay long term.
China is pretty modern too. And more economic activity right now than japan.
@Ag0ny Yes, I know that some parts of China are modern, but I still think Japan is more modern. And I also knew about the economic activity.
Ok But China is good too.
@Ag0ny Well yeah, it's good for some people but not for me. Either way, I couldn't live in neither of these two countries.
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are there a lot of white guys living in China owning businesses or property?
Maybe in bigger cities. But overall though I’d say not really. In 2019 China is ranked 31 for ease of doing business while Japan ranked 29 so it seems comparable...
Can I ask why you are interested?
yeah. I am interested in traveling to Asia and perhaps moving long term. I don't know where I am going exactly or how long i'd stay but I am considering China, South Korea, or Japan.
If you do China I would say only the big cities are worth considering like Shanghai, Shenzhen, or Beijing. I am biased to China but Japan is probably better in overall things unless you have a specific reason for picking China. One thing I’ll mention is that Japanese society tends to be more formal and hard to integrate. There are a lot of social rules and you will always been seen as an outsider to them. Chinese society is more warm, flexible, and welcoming but as a result some Chinese people are not that well mannered. Korea is somewhere in between. Personally I like Korean way a little better than both ways but Korean food is not as good I think ha ha. In terms of language all are pretty difficult. But they all use Chinese root words so that can help. Kind of like Latin in Europe.
I will probably visit all three and then pick one but you're right I'd probably stick to the larger cities in China. You didn't mention Hong Kong which is probably on the top of my list
Hong Kong is a pretty good choice too. More British influence than any of the other choices...
China is growing much faster. The food in China might be considered better in some ways. The people are more outgoing and fun. There are less rules and more lawlessness in China. If you avoid speaking ill of the government you probably won't have too much of a problem and can potentially have more fun.
China's growth is pretty much fake just go read about their empty cities they build to prop up GDP. You sound like someone who has never been to Japan or China. Japan is considered to be one of the biggest foodie destinations in the world. Tokyo has some of the best food in the world by far. What are you talking about your very restricted in China. Just look at if you go there right now China you have curfews and can only go to pre approved areas. Japan they just say have fun it's super safe.
I have never been to either place but you're right ever since the pandemic China is probably a bad choice if you're a tourist.
Food in japan is very expensive and not that filling. I remember being in Tokyo and constantly feeling hungry. Food in China is a lot cheaper...
It's because Japanese portion sizes are smaller than American. For example go to a Japanese McDonald's a Japanese large drink is the same size as an American.The cost is higher because the quality is higher. But you could find anything there. It really does have some of the best food in the world by far Even their McDonald's and stuff is better quality.
I still think it was a little too expensive all things considered. I don’t need the absolute best lunch in the world. Just a good filling lunch...
You could find that to for pretty cheap the problem is You're probly need to know Japanese. They left stuff off the English menu they don't overcharge you they let you order from any menu it's just they only put the high end stuff on the English menu. Also if you try to eat here American type of food it will cost more but if you try to get some types of sushi it will be cheaper. But like I said the trick is to look on the Japanese menu as well if you really want to save money and not just get very high end stuff.
Okay fair enough but I still think China is good too.