Before coming to China, my perception of the country was largely influenced by what I had read in Western media.
However, after living here for a few years, I have come to realize that much of what is portrayed in the news is misleading and inaccurate.
Contrary to popular belief, China is a safe place to live. As long as you don’t get involved in drug-related crimes or break the law, you can wander around cities and countryside without any issues. It’s also important to learn some basic Chinese if you plan on living here long-term.
Another misconception is that the Chinese people are unfriendly, but in reality, they are very welcoming and helpful. It’s easy to strike up a conversation, even if you only speak English.
One of the best ways to explore China is through its vast and diverse cuisine, which is not only delicious but also affordable. And with an efficient public transportation system, it’s easy to get around and explore the country’s many attractions.
Overall, living in China has been a wonderful experience for me.
The economy is thriving, and there are many expat communities where foreigners can feel at home. So if you’re considering a move to China, don’t let the negative media coverage dissuade you from experiencing this amazing country for yourself.