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Old 03-09-2018, 02:02 PM   #5851
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Re: Official China Thread (Macau, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, etc)

Anyone around here who'll be in Beijing during the last days of March and early April?
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:24 AM   #5852
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Hi I'm here at Shanghai and it is indeed a lovely place. actually, I decided to hire a photographer to document my adventures. They're awesome and I love all the photographs. Incase you also need them, feel free to ping me and I'll help you reached them. Anyway, I so love this place and the people as well. wonderful experience indeed.
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Old 03-19-2018, 08:25 PM   #5853
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Re: Official China Thread (Macau, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, etc)

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This means that as an educated foreigner you become extreme valuable and it will be very easy to get higher position jobs, and also makes it more interesting to start a business of your own since lack of middle management means that not many businesses thrive and grow up to their potential, meaning there's lack of strong competition and lots of opportunities. Basically there's workers and money but nobody smart/educated enough to make **** work.

I had never thought about it like this but it sounds like it makes a lot of sense and would also explain LB's quote since Chiner was exactly like this 15 years ago but now the complete opposite. Resulting in the majority of jobs left for foreigners are things where you're going to be overqualified and underpaid and mostly just needed because you have a white face, or much higher-end jobs where it's going to be hard to land it due to the many requirements. And good luck building a big ass business yourself.
What sort of "skills" do foreigners think they have that opportunities are so plentiful? Where are all these overqualified foreigners to begin with?

Reality is that even 15 years ago in most professions there was a glut of Chinese candidates working for peanuts and they work longer hours for a lot less pay.

Most jobs worth taking used to be white-face back then just as they are today. The only difference is that there's so many foreigners today that even white-face jobs are not as easy to get and with economy boom, the comparative pay is not what it used to be either. Just as back then, most foreigners only have one marketable asset - English/Western culture.

Quite a few of my friends did quite well for themselves in China. Without exception, they are all Chinese who came to US 15 years ago to get degrees or Chinese Americans who decided to go to China after graduating.

This is mostly common sense, but no matter where one goes if one doesn't know the language (speaking and writing at a very high level), one better have very specific industry skill to get a job and be a superstar if you expect to get paid more than the measly local salaries for same type of work. Most foreigners don't have this, so their primary job avenues are in English language/Western interface roles... And the Western interface roles are increasingly being taken by Chinese who came back after getting US/EU education.

As for Colombia, I'm skeptical. I'm bullish on the country because it is getting safer by the day and opportunities are developing. But there simply isn't as much money and investment in Colombia and there probably never will be. They are not competitive in manufacturing or anything else (?) so where is their edge and source of growth? They're going to grow as country stabilizes but it will not be rags to riches story by any means.

India is the next China and it's not even close. The issue here is that expat lifestyle is not much of a draw.
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Old 03-19-2018, 10:44 PM   #5854
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Re: Official China Thread (Macau, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, etc)

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Most jobs worth taking used to be white-face back then just as they are today.
Replying to a 1 year old post now? 2p2 is sure getting slow...

10-15 years ago nobody came to China for a job but highly paid expats. People were either getting stuff manufactured / exporting stuff to their home countries or starting other businesses with English training centers being major money makers for some people for example.

English teaching paid peanuts back then and still does now when adjusted for inflated costs of living.

Now China pays foreign pilots a lot for example as there aren't enough domestic ones.

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India is the next China and it's not even close. The issue here is that expat lifestyle is not much of a draw.
It sounds like you had a line of coke or some meth last night and felt like making a "deep" reply to some random post from a year ago.

India is a 3rd world ****hole. The people you see coming to the US are the cream of the crop and in no way reflective of the masses in India. The average Chinese isn't that smart either but not a full blown India tier street ****ting retard. Add the 3rd world bureaucratic red tape to encourage bribery and it's a clear no go.
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Old 03-25-2018, 05:49 PM   #5855
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Re: Official China Thread (Macau, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, etc)

Has anyone else had trouble withdrawing money from pokerstars? I have ICBC card (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China)
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Old 03-27-2018, 05:18 PM   #5856
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hey dude,
i can transfer you money on alipay/wechat/banktransfer if you want.
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Old 04-09-2018, 07:19 AM   #5857
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Re: Official China Thread (Macau, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, etc)

Hey there,

can anyone give me some information regarding opening a personal bank acc in Macau? How difficult is it with all the KYC rules getting tougher and tougher...

I currently live in BKK, but travel to Singapore a lot for work. Im also quite often in my freetime in Macau to play some poker.
I have Bank accounts in both countries and would like to open now a personal bank account in Macau.
I just think its more convenient than withdrawing lots of cash from my DSB credit card or bring wads of cash with me every time I fly in.

Does anyone have experience with Macanese banks and can enlighten me perhaps?
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