Originally Posted by Overkill4000
And yet thousands of Chinese people try desperately every year to migrate from China to Western countries. I know plenty of them here in Australia and they prefer the freedoms of Western society. Must be something in the water.
if i lived in china, i would try to get out too
china is like 19-20th century America. the living condition sucks ass unless you are rich. im chinese and i dont like vacations in china... the air is bad and all.
dont blame people for trying to get into a better condition. they're moving away to escape horrible conditions. taiwan isnt a much better place to move to either. there is much animosity between taiwan and china, and the transition from simplified to tradition script is hard as hell
please, do try to consider more than culture when investigating rationale for immigration. as far as i know, not every chinese person is coming out to embrace the west. they come out for better conditions and more opportunity (which, isnt a unique western idea, contrary to some people's beliefs)