Has the thought ever crossed your mind? Have you thought about finding a Chinese wife or Husband or maybe retiring to China with your Chinese spouse? Think carefully and be prepared!
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The inside story is different than what you think and what you see. More women in southern china because they came from Hong Kong, these women were mostly escort girls or prostitutes. They want to change life by married foreigners whom they will never be able to know their past. Be wise, one child policy in China, how can you get more women than men.
A car? Dude, it took me three years to get a freaking landline telephone in Japan, I got a car (of my choice) in two days. AND this was before cellphones were common., and I needed it for my job as a liaison with the JP with the U.S. Military. I actually, moved on base just to make things easier. Normally it's the other way around.
You didn't mention healthcare. As we get older naturally you're going to need it more. I know there are international hospitals but I think you need to be well off to afford to go there. That's probably the main thing that puts me off. I wouldn't fancy being treated in the state hospitals.
Genuinely curious, unless you are absolutely crazy with Chinese culture, why would anyone want to retire in China? Hell, even living there long term seems to be quite a hastle, especially when there are so many beautiful, even cheaper and more secure places in the world.
Me as I've lived in Libya (probably like all other arab countries aswell, especially Syria and Iraq) people cut in queues and bump into each other and its quite a rough way of living compared to the west if thats what you called it, but as a Muslim would it be hard for me to live in China? I'm not talking about social harassment, I'm talking about halal meat, vegetarian food, or fish without any other meat with it, is it easy to access??? Ik there are some Libyans that live in Zenghzhen?? Something like that.
Why would you want to be Chinese
If you are looked as foreigner then It's good you can make a lot of money specially as you speak chinese because you as white you have upper hand and used it to for your benefit to generate more money as media you can be your friend chinese media ' white ,who speaks Chinese '
make cash until you can when you stop getting work or thet get bore of you go to you grands parents country and retire as by that time you might have millions from media business
Who told you, that you can't buy train tickets online as a foreigner? Totally not true. I recently was in China buying tickets online. Even had to alter a trip (meaning refunding a ticket and buy a new one). Everything online.. Worked totally fine for me.
You can't use the automatic ticket vending machines, that's true. But you still can grab your ticket in the much shorter queues in these railway stations.
Furthermore you forgot to mention DiDi (the Chinese Uber).
Hola Serpentza, I'm the guy who asked you in Instagram about what part of SA are you from? I've been to China twice, once as tourist and the second to work as a teacher, but like you said, hard is not easy to adjust for foreigners. I got really sick when I was there as a teacher during the Fall. The pollution kicked my Ass and the language and rude behavior of some of the Chinese in my school did not help at all. So I decided to come back to the USA. Now I'm feeling a little bit of nostalgic about having left China, especially when I'm learning so much about it through your videos. I wish I'd knew about your videos two years ago when I arrived there. Anyway, I like very much the videos because of their useful learning content and I admire your spirit of adventure and stamina for having lived there for as long as you have now. Hopefully, we can meet one day, until then, Stay Awesome!
Wow where I’m from the UK it seems as if Chinese culture is so selfish and so racist toward being foreign were as I wish in a way that being British people who come to live here are forced to do things the British way if that is even a thing because what it means to be British has been so diluted over the decades you can literally come to the UK get on social programs, take advantage of the free healthcare service and tailor your life to your old life I know of people who have lived here for years and can hardly speak English, have their own shops, places of worships, tv channels, radio channels even different areas which is completely cut of from true British people and you would never get that in China, you would never have an Indian man come to China and be like this an Indian area no Chinese allowed, I’m ashamed of Britain in that aspect and I’m also ashamed of how far the Chinese take there resistance for change too but I understand why to a point because they do have a point.
"You're in China and you have to do things the Chinese way." I wish we were allowed to have this attitude in the West. So many foreigners come to America expecting us to change our country to suit them and refusing to even learn about our culture. It says a lot about patience and kindness of the average American that most people are still quite friendly to most foreigners.
You are more than a moron. Think about that if you were a Chinese in the USA and you ask surrounding white people "can you speak Chinese?" and showed your discontent in the meantime. You are just a weirdo and waste your time whining in youtube. China isn't every foreigner's cup of tea and you are not under a gun to stay in China. Why are you suffering there?
You’re the moron, my videos are made for an English speaking foreign audience so I’m informing them on what to expect, if my audience was German speaking, I’d tell them that no one speaks German in China
Really good video. Really interesting.
Best thing was you managed to give all this information with no gatekeeping. Not even a hint of "I can do it but you can't."
If you must wear suits, the gray shirt is definitely better with your skin tone, white is too formal and makes you look a bit pasty.
You looked and sounded very relaxed in this video. I'm not sure what it is, maybe you make videos when you are feeling bad sometimes, but your mood certainly seems to change and it's noticeable in the videos.
Then again, because I watch videos randomly, they are obviously years apart sometimes. I hope that it is the case that the recent videos look more relaxed because you are at a happier part of your life right now.
While watching your video, I noticed a few people smoking in the background? Are there any no-smoking areas? Is smoking prevalent? My husband is very allergic. He gets a severed headache for days, and vomits from it.
The more of your videos I watch , the more conflicted I become. It's a great service you are doing. There is really no way to know what to expect before you go somewhere, but having your videos helps give a sneak peak and great insight into whether a person would like a place or not. The touristy promotional videos are no help. I need the real, every day, deal. Thanks.
add the metal gear solid ! and sound, its really funny man, was a great bit in this video with the boys next to you, and thanks for all the content its been really valuable and entertaining, thanks again brother
Why would you want to retire n China? It's a bit like asking why would you want to retire in North Korea. China is controlled by a communist authoritarian dictatorship government where many basic human rights which are available in most western countries are stripped from the citizens and this would also affect people that are choosing to retire there. The internet is slow and heavily censored, pollution ranges from bad to extremely bad which also exasbates and causes respiratory problems, also contaminating the food chain. The cities are busy and crowded, filled with unruly, inpatient people. Several consumer goods are still not available in Mainland China. Assimilation into Chinese culture is also very difficult especially for more mature people that are not familiar with East Asia culture. Perhaps of most concerning factor for those wanting to retire, is with the Chinese health system, which is very bad. So why would you want to retire in a place like China?I have no idea. Perhaps if you are from a war torn, impoverished third world country it may, just may seem an appealing place to retire.
What is serpentza talking about..!! You means green VISA Gone..!! means your Home TV, your Condo/House in China, your Wallet $, your China Bank $, your car, your China Stock will be taken away.. Correct...!! True or...!! ( Anything u buy in China is not your Properties.. correct..!! Serpentza..?
If you're a person with no thought about the enviroment, respect for other human beings, disslike animals and absolutly LOVE low quality then move to China!
Also, get a bag of fresh air, they seem to need it aswell.
You've been talking about China being a developing country and every time I laugh because you have no IDEA what that actually means.
You really think putting up a skyscraper is something you can call "developing in progress".
North Korea has tall buildings, does that mean they actually progress....?
China is a fasad and in a communist society every citizen is no more then a robot obeying every single absurd rule or law put by their hypocrit leaders which clearly threw every video you've made is 100% correct.
Free will, think again.
There are areas of China that get into ones system. I miss Beijing. Not the crowds or traffic. But riding an electric motorcyle within the second ring. Especially at night or early in the morning. Mystical. But one sacrifices a lot to live in China long term. And like Winston had mentioned before. You. Will. Never. Be. Chinese. Meaning, you will always be on the periphery. The family/parents have a lot of control and influence - meaning you if you marry one you will live under their influence. The world is big. Bottom line, there are much better places to retire than China.
Love the honesty Winston. In China, you adapt to Chinese culture and they're not going to make concessions for your culture; China was there before you and it will still be there after you. The first time I was there it was a bit of a shock (of course, culture shock), but after some adjustment it was actually refreshing. One thing I definitely prefer about China over Western cultures.
Hi there. Serpentza, I am wondering whether you are still interested in applying for a Chinese green card.
Anyway, I have 1 more step to go before submitting the application. All of the papers are completed except FBI report.
I am not sure about whether your wife has bought an apartment or not by now. If not, it will be very tricky to proceed with your application if you haven't filed your lease of your apartment properly. You need to pay tax for the lease of your current apartment for at least 2 years. I hope that you are aware of that.
I am a Chinese. When I saw the man spitting, I was also very angry. It was simply ruining my country. But when you ask him if he can speak English, he actually shakes his head and I'm relieved of his actions!
In China, English is a second language. Since everyone was a child, they began to learn English. After the end of high school, simple English conversation can still be achieved.
The proportion of Chinese young people with good quality is still relatively large, so you only meet a small number of people.
I hope that foreign friends can forgive.
My Wife Has A Home In Shanghai And Ive Always Wanted To Go Back To China. One Of My Great Advantages Is That I Work In IT And Can Work Via Remote From Anywhere. I Qualify For Chinese Residency And Make Good Money Which Is Magnified In China. Its A Win Win For Me ++
WRONG message about foreigners buying the railway ticket in China.
Foreigners CAN book the ticket ONLINE with your smartphone. Just download the app 12306(by China Railway Corporation) and register with your Passport, then you can book the ticket you want and PAY for it with Wechat, Alipay or China UnionPay. If you don't have that Payment channel, just ask a local people to help you using his account(one can book the tickets for others besides himself), so you don't need to worried about after standing queues for a long time(which is a normal situation) just finding that there is no ticket left.
The real different is we can get the ticket on self-service machine with our ID card(special chips inside), which is more convenient, while foreigners can ONLY go up to the windows and get your already booked tickets. So if you are expecting to a railway journey in China you'd better arrive in the station earlier.
as Chinese citizen, I have zero control too. The neiborhood I lived in there is this gym. I went in and asked for price, which is high. I wish to leave but I can't. There is some serious ripped dude blocking me. I call the police, I finally could leave. And this sales girl in gym keeps cursing me on phone. As citizen we have to use all kinds of ways to deal with environment
"You will always be seen as a fresh off the boat foreigner" - Amen. I've been here a bit longer than Serpentza, and I can confirm what he's said in this video. To be honest, I don't think he stressed a lot of the issues enough. Along with everything he spoke of, there will always been the feeling of uncertainty hanging over your head; and the moment you convince yourself otherwise, something will happen to snap you back to reality. The fact that you will ALWAYS be a foreigner, the fact that you have no rights, you cannot even expect to live your life in the same way as Chinese. One misstep and, as he pointed out, everything you worked for is gone - those *Must Leave China in 10 Days" visa stamps are scary as heck (I've had to go through that twice - once because of "what I did", and once because of a government screw-up in my residency permit).
And something he didn't really point in this video, when it comes to those older, unmarried women: Be careful. If they ARE over 30 and unmarried, they are not looking for a boyfriend, no matter how much they may tell you otherwise. They do not want to just go out - even if that's how it's perceived - they are 100% looking for a husband. It's scary. Some people can find "the one", but in my experience, most foreigners I've known over the years were roped into the relationships they've had with Chinese women.
+Mr Snuffleupagus Try out Taiwan instead, it hasn't gone through the purges and famines of the revolution, and thus has some real thousand year old culture. You'll find the people there are much politer and respectable. I'm of course speaking in generalization, yes you'll find some good people in Mainland China but in all honesty they are the minority.
Actually, I would say there is a spousal green card of China. The requests of that are the first you have married a Chinese citizen and you hold up this relationship for at least 5 years, second, you have to live in China no less than 5 years with your verifications of tax paid. That's what I have found on the official website of Chinese immigration, however, what made you so hard to get to these may because it is all Chinese. Here on this web, you can find out all the applications you have to fill in, and it says that you would receive a reply in no more than half year. So guess you may try out that with bits of help from your wife. You will at least know the possibility of you get the permanent residency since they've promised to reply within half year. Hope this is helpful. http://www.mps.gov.cn/n2254996/n2255000/n2255012/n4974587/index.html
I work at a Chinese bank (in America) and I'm surrounded by Chinese immigrants. I'm actually the only American-born in my department. Your videos have given me so much insight on what their culture is like back home and also helps me understand their habits and behavior. I actually started telling them about you too. Thank you for your wonderful content!!
Hi Winston, I'm Sub'S for both channels but bike channel shaking a lot make my eyes tired. anyway I borne Tehran and I was in Tokyo 7 years, Singapore 5 years, Bangkok 2 years and I'm working in LA for 10 years, last year I was Beijing, shanghai, shenzhen for 10 days and I thinking to do business and make stations in shenzhen! This helps my invested before in tokyo, singapore, bangkok connect together! I need your opinion.
Lol I have a similar problem with the language, whenever I go to China my cousin wants me to teach him english but like they learn American English and when I speak Aussie English there’s so many terms and phrases they can’t understand, and then I’ll have to explain in Chinese and then go back to English