Beijing - Post Report Question and Answers

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

Probably not. Our bid list was extremely limited (first tour) and we had very few options. It's not terrible, and I'm finding ways to be content, but I'll be very glad to leave. - Nov 2021

Yeah but I don't think I'd stay for more than a couple, three years. - Nov 2020

I probably still would have chosen to move here, but I would definitely have evacuated earlier. - Aug 2020

Yes! - Jul 2020

Yes! - May 2020

No, again, I personally cannot wait to leave. - Nov 2019

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 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 2015

Absolutely. - Apr 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 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 2014

Because of the air, absolutely not - Jun 2013

Beijing, no. Other parts of China, maybe. - Aug 2011

Yes, but it's not a place to stay for a long time. Two years is plenty. - Apr 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 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 2010

No. - Jan 2010

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