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Beijing



Knowing what you know now, would you still move to this city?

Yes, quality of life is good and if you have an open mind you will find the Chinese are not much different than Americans. - Oct 24, 2017
I would. I generally I like it. I think two years is probably the maximum acceptable dose of the air, so I will not be back any time soon. - Dec 3, 2015
Absolutely. - Apr 12, 2015
No! I would not put Beijing high on my list. The city is quite dirty and smelly from the sewage. Even the plumbing in my apartment building gives off bad odor. The men spit phlegm all over the streets with the horrible gargling sound effects. Don't expect much in way of courtesy such as excuse-me, or thank-you when you hold the door for someone. Having been in many cities around the world, Beijing ranks low on my list. - Aug 17, 2014
Yes, but I do think 2-3 years is an adequate amount of time to spend in this environment. Between the traffic, poor air quality and high-pressure work environment, I think we will be ready to move on when it is time to go. - Jul 18, 2014
Because of the air, absolutely not - Jun 19, 2013
Beijing, no. Other parts of China, maybe. - Aug 27, 2011
Yes, but it's not a place to stay for a long time. Two years is plenty. - Apr 7, 2011
Ask me again in 6 months. It's been a blur since I got here (I transferred in at a very busy time in my job, so I've spent way too much time at the office) and I'm just finally starting to get my life together and get established here. I'm either going to love this place or hate it in 2 years. - Jan 18, 2011
Ummmm.... depends on which day you ask me. On a blue-sky day, when my ayi is watching the kids and I'm out to lunch at a fabulous Chinese restaurant with friends - absolutely. But on a day when the air quality is off-the-charts hazardous and I'm hacking up a lung while some local is taking my picture, heck no. - Apr 29, 2010
No. - Jan 26, 2010