What To Consider Before Moving To China | Speaking of China

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  1. melanie gao
    melanie gao March 5, 2010 at 8:25 am | | Reply

    Aww, thank you for the link love! 🙂

    Another thing we considered before we got married was – does my country need me more or does his country need him more? At the time China was suffering from a severe Brain Drain and was heading into a period of rapid economic growth that would hinge on trade with other countries. My husband had a degree in law and business from a Japanese university. It seemed to us that his country really needed him, whereas I didn’t get that same feeling about me and America. I mean, of course my family and friends would love for me to live there and so would I, but was there some unique contribution I would make to the country that no one else could come close to delivering? I didn’t think so.

    So we agreed to live in China, but we spent a few years in the US first so we could both finish graduate school, and so we could have our kids there.

  2. ellen
    ellen March 5, 2010 at 2:24 pm | | Reply

    interesting! and some links i will definitely check out! thanks!

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