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Morale among expats:

The pollution and cloudy skies get people down but, if it weren't for those things, I think most people would be fairly happy in Chengdu. For a city of 14 million, it often feels more like a midwestern cow town than a cosmopolitan mega-city and there aren't a ton of cultural diversions. Even that though, like everything in China, is changing quickly. - Aug 2, 2013
Within the consulate community, I would say that it is very good! There are always those who dislike it here, but on the whole, I'd say people do okay. - May 4, 2013