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Is Shanghai really an ideal city for expats? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2018-4-23 06:29:01 |Display all floors
This post was edited by zhihu1 at 2018-4-23 06:29
robert237 Post time: 2018-4-22 23:45
I've seen chic and sophisticated in New York.
You can keep it.
I call it dirty and pretentious.

New York can not hold the candle with Shanghai this is an American told me. I didn't go to New York, but I have been to the US.  The infrastructure in the US is beat-up.

Shanghai is the economic hub of China. Economy is one of most important pillars of China, other two are politics, and military defense. If you don't have money, you almost cannot survive. Few people are Tarzan. In a similar vein, economy is same to a nation.

It's not a place that is dirty and pretentious, but the people make a place dirty and pretentious.









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Post time 2018-4-23 21:32:55 |Display all floors
zhihu1 Post time: 2018-4-22 23:21
Shanghai is chic, sophisticated;

Guilin is naive, but now polluted by the stink commercialization ...



Guilin also is a tourist trap, a trap especially for foreigners. There is a pedestrianized street in downtown just off Jiefang Lu. It has nice bakeries, souvenir shops, eateries. Towards its southern end there is an Irish bar and opposite it a big place specialises in selling German beer in small drums and bottles. That's a very good location to catch the interest of foreign visitors who stay in posh hotels within 3 to 5 minutes of walking from there. One teahouse owner has been cashing in on this for years. He loiters around and approaches foreign tourists. His English is impeccable so tourists seldom fail to fall for his entreaties. He chats them up and eventually takes them to his teahouse where he serves them tea priced I forgot how many hundred yuan (maybe 400).

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