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10 Reasons to Live in China – Life in China is Great

How is life in China? What is your impression of China? Mysterious and ancient civilization in eastern Asia; a giant developing country that will take over the leading power from other developed countries; a rising land full of opportunities of fortune and dreams. China impresses and attracts visitors from all over the world with its various charms. What makes them determined for the international population who decided to settle in China for the long term? The conclusion is easy to draw if you have been to China – life in China is great. In today’s post, we list the most common 10 reasons for international people to choose to live in China.   

Reason No. 1 – It is a country that embraces both traditional and modern elements.

For most visitors, the charm of China concentrates on its combination and tolerance of the profound history and modern civilization. It is rare to see a historical country can maintain a good balance between tradition and modern culture. China did it.  

When visiting ancient and historical cities like Beijing, Hangzhou, Xi’an, and Nanjing, you would see the accumulated beauty of time and catch a deep sense of culture. At the same time, you would find the modern Skyscrapers perfectly integrated into its historical atmosphere.  

People are always get amazed by this delicate harmony between traditional and modern culture. China is such a wonderful place for you to embrace these two.

Reason No.2 – China owns the most varied landscapes and biodiversity.

Only when you are in China is it possible for you to appreciate different landscapes from seashore to mountains, from basin land to plateau within one country, and experience four seasons and climates in one month. China is such a vast land that you can see the most abundant landscapes and biodiversity. There is always new natural scenery for you to enjoy. This is also why Kunming, China, has won the chance to host the COP-15 meeting in 2021.

Many international students choose to spend their gap year in China to learn Chinese. Besides the fact that learning Chinese is useful, they also take this time as a good chance of touring in China.

Life in China is great. If you’re a nature lover and are also passionate about experiencing all kinds of outdoor activities, then China is ideal for you to live in.

Reason No. 3 – China owns the best transportation commission system in the world.

People always talk about the developing speed of China. When living in China, you can actually benefit from Chinese speed.

Though China is a giant land, you can still travel from one side to the other end within one day. It mainly contributes to its most developed transportation and commission system. A well-organized and developed transportation system makes it very easy and convenient to travel in China, no matter which transportation you take, the airplane, the high-speed train, or driving by yourself. Transportation and connection between different cities are well established so that general people can greatly benefit from it.

Many people enjoy living in China because of the convenience of traveling around. Checking out the 12 Amazing places to visit when you learn Chinese in China 

Aside from common people’s travel, this system also benefits the domestic logistic industry of China.

Online shopping (finding out what useful Apps you can use in China) is very popular and convenient in China. How would it be? The very developed delivery service is supported by a well-developed transportation commission system. You ordered some tropical fruits from southern China, and you can pick your delivery in the north of China within 2 days. That is the speed of China.  

Reason No.4 – Your taste buds can be fully satisfied in China

China has the most famous Great Eight Major Cuisines as the original local delicious to entertain guests worldwide. There is already enough space for exploration with Chinese foods, not to mention countless Western restaurants to heal your homesickness and street refreshments to bring more fun to your hangout with friends.

Reason No. 5 – Convenient daily life

No matter where you live in China, a top-tier city, or a small village, you can enjoy the convenience of daily life. That is mobile payment. There is no need to bring cash with you.

It is not just about payment already. Thanks to the development of Chinese telecommunication technology. People can use mobile to convenience every aspect of their daily life.

By using a mobile, you can not only pay for your bill (both online and offline), you can also order food delivery, buy medicines, book taxi/train tickets/flight tickets, buy tickets for films and shows, register for medical appointments (How to see a doctor in China), pay your taxes, etc.   

With your valid passport and visa, you can enjoy a convenient and hassle-free life in China.

Reason No. 6 – Living in China is the best opportunity of learning its language.

The Chinese language has become more and more popular with the growing attention on China. Learning Chinese Mandarin can bring lots of benefits to your life and career. To understand more about this ancient country, you have to learn about its language first.

Many people may ask that is it worth learning Chinese? The answer would be a huge yes! To live and work in China, being proficient in its language would be greatly convenient. The skill of the Chinese language is a tool for you to better explore this country and better communicate with Chinese people.

Immersing in the authentic Chinese language environment is always the best and most efficient way of Mandarin learning. So why would you miss the chance of mastering one of the most widely-practiced languages by living and working in China?      

Reason No.7 – Safe and security

When traveling aboard, safety and security situation is always a major concern. China could be one of the safest countries to visit and tour in the world. You never need to worry about street violence like robbery or murder. You don’t have to worry about gunshot incidence or terrorist incidence when wandering on the Chinese streets.

You can enjoy walking every corner in the city day and night.

Reason No.8 – Friendly Chinese people

Many international visitors have already found that contradicts the stereotypes of being conservative, serious, and stubborn; Chinese people are funny, friendly, open-minded, and always hospitality to international people.

You can feel free to communicate with Chinese people about Chinese culture, history, and common folk customs and traditions. Making friends with Chinese people is much easier and more interesting than you thought. Chinese people are always happy to share things with others and glad to learn facts about others countries simultaneously.  

Reason No.9 – Long and profound history to explore

China has a long history that steps over 5,000 years. Chinese history has witnessed the development of this ancient civilization. When living in China, you can appreciate the profound history of this ancient country and its philosophy at the same time.

Reason No. 10 – Lower living budget but higher income

Talking about the attraction of living in China, you cannot miss the most important one. The living budget here is quite lower, especially compared with the average income of an international employee in China.

You don’t really have to learn about how to save money smartly when living and working in China, because the lower living budget of China can already help you save many daily expenses, with a precondition that you can adapt to enjoy daily Chinese things not insist in maintaining a western lifestyle.  

Life in China is great. There are still more reasons for living in China that wait for you to find out.


What Chinese people eat for breakfast?

Chinese people pay a lot of attention to breakfast because they believe a good meal in the morning can lead to a smooth and good day. There are so many different dishes you can have for breakfast in China. It varies from north to south. Some common breakfasts include

小笼包xiǎo lóng bāo – The soup dumpling

过桥米线 guò qiáo mǐ xiàn – Yunnan Cross-Bridge Rice Noodles

西安肉夹馍 xī ān ròu jiá mó – Xi’an Roujiamo

天津煎饼果子tiān jīn jiān bǐng guǒ zǐ – Tianjin Pancake

重庆担担面 chóng qìng dān dān miàn – Chongqing Dan Dan Noodles

武汉热干面 wǔ hàn rè gān miàn – Wuhan Hot Dry Noodles

成都抄手chéng dōu chāo shǒu – Chengdu Wonton

广式早茶 guǎng shì zǎo chá – Canton Morning Tea

苏州生煎包sū zhōu shēng jiān bāo – Suzhou Pan-fried Stuffed Bun

豆浆油条dòu jiāng yóu tiáo – Soybean Milk served with Fried Dough Stick

Chinese breakfasts are not only delicious but also healthy and well nutrient-balanced.

What traditional Chinese festivals Chinese people will celebrate?

The biggest Chinese festival to celebrate must be the Lunar Spring Festival. It is as grand as Christmas Day in western society. The Spring Festival is the big day for a family reunion. The famous Spring Festival Migration happens on this special day. Chinese people pay great attention to family, so they will try their best to go home and stay with family in Spring Festival. There are also lots of traditions about the Spring Festival.  You can only feel the authentic festive atmosphere of the Spring Festival by living in China.

Where is the best place and city to learn Chines in China?

Keats School is the best and biggest Chinese School in China, and where it is located, Kunming City is praised as the most suitable place for having an immersion Chinese learning program in China. By learning at Keats School, you will enjoy the best Chinese learning experience and have a chance to visit surrounding touring attractions such as Lijiang, Dali, Shangri-La, Xishuangbanna, Puzhehei, Jianshui, Tengchong, etc. The climate here of Kunming is also very comfortable and lovely, especially during summer days. There is no scorching heat or humid air in summer. All you will enjoy here is fresh air and a cool breeze.

How many places worth of visiting in China?

There are countless places that you cannot miss when living in China. We’re listing out some amazing and commonly recognized cities for your reference today.

Kunming: the reputable “Eternal Spring City” to enjoy relaxing and comfortable days

Beijing: the capital city of China that with thousands of years of accumulation

Qingdao: the city that perfectly combining coastal view and German architecture

Dalian: also a coastal city in north China; there are many hills and slopes in the city

Hangzhou: the capital city of Hangzhou, which is also close to Shanghai

Zhangjiajie: the most famous Zhangjiajie National park is located here

Guangzhou: the most famous port city of China and is famous as Canton as well

Chengdu: the paradise land in west China; it is also the home of Panda

Guiyang: the capital city of Guizhou province

Lijiang: one of the best touring spots of Yunnan that you can see Jade Dragon Snow-capped Mountain and Tiger Leaping Gorge

Puzhehei: a good place to appreciate Karst landscape and also spend a cool summer vacation

Jingmai Tea Mountain: tracing the history and culture of Chinese tea

What fruits and vegetables are available in China?

There are lots of fruits and vegetables you can buy in China.

The most popular Chinese vegetables include Chinese cabbage, Tomatoes, Chives, Bamboo shoots, Lotus roots.

As for fruits, watermelons, apples, grapes, pears, mandarins, bananas, strawberries, pineapples, lychees, longan, cherries, mangos, papayas, grapefruits, and peaches are all popular fruits in China.

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Paul | UK

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

All teachers are really lovely. The teaching level at Keats is so much higher. I really love the city. It is very comfortable to get around. I fully recommend Keats. It is a great place to study Chinese in China. We are looking forward to coming back again later this year.


Pakorn | Thailand

Small Group Chinese Class

It is very convenient to come to Kunming from Thailand. I really like my Chinese class and my Chinese improved a lot in a few months. There are many benefits of learning Chinese. The best thing I like about Keats is that it is in Kunming, a city with eternal spring. There is so much to see in Kunming and you will love this city after you come.


Rients | Netherlands

Small Group Chinese Class

Kunming is a great place to learn Chinese in China because not many Chinese on the street speak English. Keats has been a great school for me and a lot of other foreigners who studied in China recommended it to me. I think they are all right. The study method here is really structured. They make learning Chinese really easy. There are also a lot of cultural and natural places to visit.


Matteo | Italy

Small Group Chinese Class

I really enjoy studying Chinese in Kunming at Keats. The teachers are great and my classmates are awesome. It is an unforgettable experience for me. I also got the chance to travel to other places in Yunnan. Those places are amazing and you definitely need to visit these places when you study Chinese in China at Keats.


Jean | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

I can’t tell you how much I liked it. The thing I liked about the teachers and the teaching method is that there is so much flexibility. The other thing I liked about the teaching is the combination of classic textbook learning and going outside. I loved it! I like getting to know other students. Everybody shared the same goal and that’s making their Chinese better. Kunming is a big city, but it is very safe to live here. Another thing I liked about Keats is the idea that people here help you. I can’t recommend it enough. I think it was a valuable experience. Looking forward to coming back!


Kristen | Canada

Small Group Chinese Class

I have really enjoyed the Chinese course in China at Keats and meeting the teachers here and the students. We have a lot of fun in class. It is a really great school to learn with good teaching methods and a really good textbook, examples and games, and everything.


Ramji | USA

Intensive One-on-One Chinese Classes

The best part of the school is the patience the instructors had and the time to focus on the fundamentals like pronunciation. I think it is very easy to skip over those and go to vocabulary. But by learning the pronunciation, I feel like it helped me gain a better understanding of the language.


Robert | Netherlands

Small Group Chinese Class

Since last semester, we started studying Chinese at Keats. It was the best choice we can ever make. It is a really good school. The classes are a lot of fun, you learn a lot, but very interactive, so you talk a lot which means it is not just books and writing. Kunming is a really pleasant city to live in, especially if you compare it to other cities in the east. If you like to travel, if you like to study Chinese in a fun way, Keats has the best Chinese language program for you.

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