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what is standard of living in china like? is it similar to uk?
i have been told by my chinese school mate that east coast of china has very high standard of living , some people even are a lot more well off than west countries
who have been to ? just want to know cause im going to there next tear , thanks
Depends whereabouts, some parts are extremley high standard. There are alot of students in my school from china/hong kong and they've even described the UK as a LEDC. But obviosuly some parts are very under-developed, it will vary (as it does with every country) but it will be from both ends of the spectum
It varies enormously (just like in all countries). Generally, the urbanised east coast is far more developed than the rural western interior.
london is good , rest of uk is little bit weird
not saying rest of uk is bad but not as advance as place like hyde park knightsbridge etc,
go to china next year kind of feeling weird a communist coutry , i dont get that how does a communist country have such a developed parts?
It's not a communist country anymore.......
It really depends on where. I grew up in Hong Kong and the standard of living was very similar although I was surrounded mostly by ex-pats. I've never been to eastern cities like Shanghai so can't comment so much on that area. When I visited Beijing there seemed to be a lot difference between the rich and poor, some people living in traditional "hu-tongs" with shared washing facilities for the street. I also saw some more industrial towns near Xi'an which seemed to also be quite poor. I think if you're going there as a foreign student you shouldn't need to be worried about standard of living as you'll probably be staying in a more developed area and you have what your friend has already told you.
I think the developed parts of China are way more developed compared to the UK, but there's also parts of China that are very undeveloped that are far worse than the worst of UK living conditions. But since you're going there as a foreign student, you wouldn't really witness that part, unless you wanted to :O
for the well connected few, the top communist party bosses and their families, life is amazing. for the clerical and white collar middle class who submissively serve that privileged stratum, life is reasonably good as well, though it could be vastly better if they weren't prevented from ever advancing to the top positions by the stranglehold party bosses have on all of them.
how ironic. a marxist analysis of an allegedly marxist nation-state!
No its a boarding school, they all live in china (families are there, houses) but just study here in term time
There are under-developed parts of China. There was a boy in our German class (when I was studying in Germany) and the teacher asked him why the Chinese students tend to have bad teeth, and he said that many people couldn't even afford toothpaste :/
But then, like others have said, some parts are extremely well developed.