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Q: To the foreigners who are choosing to stay in China - why?

Other than the poor American dude in Zhejiang who can't get his passport back from the authorities, why are there still a good number of Westerner's in China? Do you just not comprehend how much at risk you are for aquiring C-19? If you're a teacher, is there truly a valid reason for you to be there if you have the option of teaching your classes online? Aren't you the least bit embarassed to be there? Isn't there the slightest inkling of self-preservation lurking in your minds? It's simply unfathomable to me how utterly dense some people are, and how little regard they hold for their families in their home countries who are undoubtedly worried about them.

6 weeks 1 day ago in  Health & Safety - China

 
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Eh, something's got to kill me eventually anyway. 
I live here, so why would I be embarrassed to stay here?  I would be more embarrassed if I fled the country over something as mundane as viral pneumonia. 

It's not the end of the world, so I'm not worried. 

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In the city I am living, the infection rate is low. I go out every week to buy supplies do take the necessary precautions. I don't feel unsafe. I don't go to crowded places or take taxis. I have high regard for my personal safety. If I were based in Wuhan or another city with high rates of infections and fatalities then I wouldn't stay there. The truly valid reason I have for being here is that I live here. 

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Eh, something's got to kill me eventually anyway. 
I live here, so why would I be embarrassed to stay here?  I would be more embarrassed if I fled the country over something as mundane as viral pneumonia. 

It's not the end of the world, so I'm not worried. 

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I think some foreigners stay since they can't take their Chinese wife or kids to their homeland. Some foreigners think that they can start to work after couple of months later. 

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No

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OP, you are embarrassing yourself with this post. Do your homework and learn about the virus before posting this bs

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Also, people live alone with pets too.  It's not that easy to give animals away on short notice. I wouldn't leave my awesome little cat buddy. Everyone's circumstances are different. 

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hehe,,, I always feel like an idiot talking to Westerners (it seems sometimes they reject me,,, or 'evaluate' me)....  hehe,, I'm not them....',,,  hehe,,,,  but after a while,,you become whatever,,,   I've lived a good portion (not great at math) of my adult life in china,,,  haha,, don't be mean,,, not everyone lives in Western countries......  :p. Tongue.  so,, after awhile,, a place is ur home,,,  even if u r not a 'Native'.   does that make any sense?   Tongue

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Let me say ...

 

OP:

"... good number of Westerner's in China? Do you just not comprehend how much at risk you are for aquiring C-19?..."

 

Corona is everywhere ... 2 died last night in Italy. 10 or more Italian cities on lock-down, i.e. copy China-women&men-don't spread-Ncov measures.

Austria stopped all traffic with Italy today, he he. No more pizza .. und spaghetti for you!

 

Malone (Sean Connery) in "The Untouchables":

 

"You gotta die of sumtin' ... (firing his gun to stop a suspect from running from away from him in the Canadian countryside) ...

All right! Enough of this running shit! ..." 

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I hope, you are aware that stock market traders are very funny/notty bunch. You shouldn't skip comments at Zero's weblinks on the bottom of the text, I am keep c&p.

Today, I have one new weblink on Ncov with pics. of empty supermarkets in N. Italy:

 

https://www.zerohedge.com/health/store-shelves-empty-virus-spread-sparks...

 

... and few comments:

 

I can't c&p. I'll rewrite it. Here we go:

 

 

DeathMerchant: Because trade war, Trump hate the Chinese wanting to see him out of office .. at any cost...

 

RetainingH2O: Jumbo, Large and Medium-Husky condoms are completely sold out. The only condom sizes still available in Italy are the Japanese "bumble bee". However, the stores are offering 2 for 1, with instructions on how to tape them together.

 

twoheadsonenut: lmafao!

 

justthetip: you can tape them together? Magnifico!!!! 

 

Geocen Trist: I can never find any condoms big enough

 

ATILLA THE WIMP:  Stop putting them over your head. 

 

 

Working Class Man: I don't see any pizza on the shelves, the Italians know the important stuff.

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because my wife is chinese and she love here home country that's why 

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My wife is Chinese and my son has to do his school through the internet.its better for us just to stay here in China.

 

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I know this is an old posting, but it is worth replying to. I was in Thailand on vacation. When there was news that China was going into quarantine, I rushed back to China. I am very happy I did. I can now begin working when the school opens, and teaching online was easier here than outside of the country. I never had any fear of the virus. Our city only had two reported cases of infection and no deaths. Also, I have no fear of death. China has become my second home, and I wanted to be "home".

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