7 Things That Make Living in China Better Than America | Speaking of China

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  1. Warren
    Warren June 14, 2017 at 4:52 am | | Reply

    I second those thoughts. Let me add, when i am in china, if i need to see a Doctor Clinic, it is covered by my Wife’s health card. No questions asked. I really like the freedom, which doesn’t exist in Canada now.

  2. Marta
    Marta June 14, 2017 at 4:14 pm | | Reply

    Online shopping and paying with the phone are definitely very convenient here!
    I can’t even give specific reasons as to why China. It just feels like home now.

  3. i-wrote-this
    i-wrote-this June 16, 2017 at 7:02 pm | | Reply

    I currently live in romania, i want to move to france. but damn, china sounds SOOO good, even though i hear bad things about it now and then.
    perhaps, if i manage to learn a least some basic mandarin, i could visit it..
    *dreaming…

  4. Nicki Chen
    Nicki Chen June 18, 2017 at 11:58 am | | Reply

    My daughter and son-in-law are currently on a month-long trip around China. It sounds like they’re enjoying the authentic Chinese food you can’t get in the US.

    Today Amazon is in the news for buying Whole Foods. Whole Foods has a home delivery service for groceries which Amazon plans to expand.

    When my husband was sick in China, he appreciated the cooperation between Chinese and Western medicine in the same clinic.

    Your #6 reminded me of living in the Philippines. I think the ease of getting things repaired (at least in the Philippines) was related to poverty. People there would perform services for a low price.

  5. CatastrophiCake
    CatastrophiCake June 21, 2017 at 5:13 pm | | Reply

    Both #1 and #6 are largely made possible by a large urban underclass, not something to be terribly proud of imo…
    Barcode scanning mobile payment is super neat though, there was once I forget to pay at a bar in a foreign country, I had to phone for account details [facepalm].

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