Despite its increasing popularity amongst Expats, cultural divide in China can still be a cause for concern
London, UK (Pryce Warner International) July 6th, 2012 – Despite the divide in traditions and culture, the prospects presented to potential British Expats are promising enough to appeal to over two thirds of survey participants with a view to moving abroad, citing China as a strong contender for their new home.
China’s allure seemingly stems from the common perception that it warmly and openly welcomes foreigners with the potential for professional progression and improved levels of prosperity. China now stands out as one of today’s top destinations for both those on vacation or for vocation-minded movers.
86% of China-based British Expats working for global concerns, studying or teaching have stated that their higher earnings and better standard of living also help a great deal, as well as the trusting, welcoming nationals and travel options that each present an incredible insight into the Chinese people and their culture.
Today’s foreign population is predominantly made up of teachers who have migrated seeking increased salary levels and the same improved lifestyle factors that have already attracted workers from a variety of sectors including manufacture, finance and infrastructure, information technology, public relations and private healthcare.
A spokesperson from the banking institute commented: “The emergence of China as a world trade crusader certainly seems to have enticed British expats in search of their fortune. With a wealth of career opportunities and high salaries, China seems to be a magnet to British expats. Our report shows that almost two thirds of expats believe China to be foreigner friendly which is so vital when living abroad. Whilst expats will, of course, attempt to blend into new communities, a warm welcome helps the process tenfold.”
Beyond the language barrier that posed the biggest problem for 96% of poll-takers, pollution, overpopulation and the Chinese press proved most off-putting for others contemplating expatriation, their move to another country and the available career choices open to them.
By Anthony Standring
Pryce Warner International Group
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