China is one of the biggest economies in the world today. Therefore, I am not going to stop you if you are considering moving there for more opportunities and prospects. However, I would like you to examine several factors before shifting base and taking and internship in China. Here are 5 pros and cons to working in China!
Introduction to a new culture/ attractions (Pro)
You will be introduced to a new culture upon your arrival in China, something that you are not accustomed to in the Western parts of the world. In addition to that, you will also get the opportunity to visit several attractions such as the Great Wall of China, Mount Tai and Terracotta Warriors etc. There isn’t a dearth of historic museums in the country too; hence, if you want to learn about the history of the country, you can consider visiting these museums. There is something for everyone to do and see in the country; I can assure you that you will never be bored.
Safe working environment (Pro)
You should already be aware that China has an unforgiving judicial system. Therefore, there aren’t a lot of crimes committed in this country. With CCTV cameras ubiquitous all over the country, you can bet your bottom dollar that China provides a safe working environment! The law enforcers track down every suspect as if they were the most dangerous terrorists in the world. Safety is definitely not a factor you should worry about when you are in China.
Wonderful infrastructure and low cost of living (Pro)
What can you expect from the second largest economy in the world? The infrastructure in the country is simply exceptional! What about transportation in the country? Well, the country boasts of easily accessible high speed trains, state-of-the-art subway systems and modern airports. Since most of these infrastructures are provided and funded by the government, traveling around in China is dirt cheap. In addition to that, the food in the country is also relatively cheap. You will be able to afford a plate of Ravioli for as little as 2 Euros! Plus, we can’t stop waxing lyrical about Chinese food; they are simply mouthwatering!
The country has benefited tremendously from its industrial projects and many developments. However, there are two sides of the same coin and the rapid development in the country has led to uncontrollable air and water pollution. Therefore, if you are allergic to dust and other forms of pollution, we would advise you to stay away from China.
Bad Health Care (Con)
You can’t expect to have Western style health care in China, and if you do, you must shell out a pretty penny. It is also extremely difficult acquiring strong medication in the country. The doctors are generally hesitant to prescribe stronger medication. Also, a lot of insurance companies in the country require you to spend out of your wallet in the beginning, before reimbursing you later. It is compulsory for you as a foreigner in the country to have a health insurance.
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