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Q: Would you live in China if it was 20 years ago?

Imagine.

 

No internet and no cell phones...outrageous long distance charges.

Virtually no western food or restaurants or beer or movies or toilets or apartments or stores.

 

And you think the staring is bad now?

 

I have friends that did it back then and I personally cannot even imagine it.

 

Would you do it?

7 years 33 weeks ago in  General  - China

 
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Live probably not but it would of been one hell of an experience to have been living during this time and to see the changes that have occurred (referring to buildings, fashion sense and no cars)

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Oh yes, and I'd love it! I'm not at all bothered about technology, albeit I do enjoy the internet, I can just as happily curl up with a good book or just get my head down and study. I prefer Chinese food to western food, (in general) so that wouldn't be a problem either.

 

Even better 200 years ago!

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Well, I have some friends who have been in China since 20+ years, and even some who grew up here (foreigners), and from what I've been told, it used to be better, and that I can believe. They say people used to be a lot more polite and gentle, and even though there weren't as many conveniences for foreigners (you know, like western food and all that), it was more enjoyable, more... simple.

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Yes, I think I would. Just to experience that sort of lifestyle would be worth it.

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Am I the only one who wouldn't want to do that? Maybe I like my modern conveniences, but then again, if I had grown up at that time, maybe it wouldn't have bothered me. But I also might not have known so much about Asia because there wouldn't have been internet. It's impossible to know because I would have been a completely different person. I'm going to take a guess and say I wouldn't have.

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no

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I'd be 7 making it hard to say...honestly.

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Yes, The exchange rate was better, China fashion was changing.  I'd like to see any other period as well, the Mao period, any period without war.  I could live without ever have seen a computer or cell phone.  I rarely phoned home. My standard post card home would still read. " Weather is here, wish you were beautiful". Everyone writes that opposite.

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I would have been 10, so ..... No

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Was that after the funny 'pointed hat' time ?  well, I would have liked to have seen it, but lived here then, nope.

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  Visit, yes/live, not a chance; it can be a pain in the arse at times now, twenty years ago it would've done my head in.

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I was 24 years old at the time, and desperate to do something unique, so yes, i think i would have. At least the year.

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