Is it safe for Indians to live in China?
Answered Aug 3, 2017
In present scenario it may not be safe to live in
Subhendu Roy, GM with Mahesh Prefab Pvt Ltd. (2008-present)
Just mind your business and be respectful to the host nation.
Hope it is not too much to ask for!!
Mahesh Sriram, studied at TUCK Executive Education
Of course yes. Chinese people are very kind and they respect Indian people. You don’t find any sort of racial discrimination. The rule of law is absolute - it’s perhaps the safest country in the world. Foreigners in particular are very well protected. At the same time its a country where there are no gaps and excuses for rule breakers. You cant say “ I did not know “.. you are expected to follow the law. Wether it is a following street signs, declaration that you make in the customs form when entering the country or when you are answering question of an authority - they expect everyone to understand what’s been asked and declare accurately and speak truthfully. You cannot violate law. Defilers will be treated with dignity but must face consequences. Cost of living is low, infrastructure is solid and reliable, public services are super efficient. There is just one problem; and that’s the language. You must know Chinese, or be accompanied by Chinese professional interpreter or know how to use translation gadgets and apps. Bottom line.. don’t break their law and learn to cope with the worlds most difficult language. You’ll be at peace in China.
Wherever there is trade and business opportunity, Indians will go. There are plenty of Indians living in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangdong and other business centers all over China. You have Indian grocery stores and Indian restaurants in major cities.
I was surprised to find an Indian restaurant in Santiago (Chile) and one even in Madagascar. That country even had an “Indian Association”, mostly people from Gujarat.