This is a guest post from d. mirpuri– an Indian in China , sharing experiences and thoughts about living in China .
这是D. Mirpuri的一篇客座文章， 他是一个在中国的幸运彩票教育新闻网人，这篇文章分享他在中国生活的一些经验和看法。
China is much like India . This is the place where you’ll see fields still being plowed by an oxen while the farmer chats away on his mobile as he works – just talk when u walk baby!
Executives dressed in fake Chinese made Armani suits and Louis Vuitton bags dash between high-powered business meetings. Yet, they always spend their Chinese new year with LAI-LAI (grandma) at her village home where she keeps poultry, grows plum (Indian bear) trees, has freshly ground chilies (they don’t use much masalas), and cooks spicy tofu-chicken (mapu-tofu) in her kitchen wok over an open fire. The youngsters play basketball, the oldies practice thai chii (exercise) in the wee hours of the morning or soon after dusk. They can be found in any garden. Non Chinese are always welcome to join them.
In China , you can see bullet trains passing by the donkey drawn carts; skyscrapers towering over old Buddhist temples. It is here that you will see that the poor have nearly next to nothing, and the rich have all. With its booming economy, life in China can be both richly rewarding and incredibly frustrating.
To migrate to China for business or work, you need to get your a work visa. This is generally though an employer. Or, register for a semester of classes (learning Chinese) as an exchange student, which will get you your entry visa. Once there, you can work your way around. The native English-language ability might not be your most marketable skill in China , since Indians are not generally offered English teaching jobs.
Architecture, financial services, information technology are some of the many sectors booming and hiring aggressively. The bottom line, you’ll struggle to find work if you have little relevant experience or knowledge of your field.
Import-Export is one of the most sought after and challenging occupation for foreigners, especially Indians. China has the most dynamic trading economy in the developing world. The opportunities in this field are abundant for those who are willing to persevere.
Once you settle down in China , learning the local language should be top priority. You are not expected to speak Chinese/Mandarin fluently, but you can’t get away with sign language either. Hospitals in China do not have English-speaking staff on hand, so in case of an emergency you need to have a translator around; university students are a huge help. Or, did I say, learn the language?
Chinese food is simple and very healthy. It is very different from the common Chinese food in India or America. Finding vegetarian food is always a big challenge.
The Chinese are famous for their tea which is very different from the Indian milk tea .It tastes like flavoured hot water. Coffee addicts should bring their own brand; finding one to your taste is unlikely. There is quite a bit selection of Chinese beer. Taiwan beer and tsing tao are good ones to name.
At the end of the day we do miss English and hindi books , magazines, our favorite foods, drinkable tap water, allopathic medicine, watching hindi movies on the big screen, having chaat on the street….the desi stuff. Most of all, we miss our own people. Being back home in India is something Indians miss the most. It is only back home where you can just stick your head out of the window and call your best friend for a chat over tea – Indian tea,with milk , sugar and TEA LEAVES!
very well written!
Indeed, well written. Considering the amount of information covered in less than 600 words, it is very informative.
So, buy a few gallons of ink and keep that pen going…
keep up the good work D. Mirpuri!
I agree. A very well written piece and i as an indian who has lived abroad for a fews years now and have visited china recently totally agree with D Mirpuri. Keep up the good work and looking forward to reading some more good articles from you.
Great article! What it describes China is so true.
I’m a Chinese who loves Bollywood.
Good to hear from you. Stay in touch and share your thoughts. Regards.
Just got this article from a friend. good job writing it. Keep exploring !
Hi dude the infomation is really helpfull and i need a help from you people actually i met with a very major accident and i want to go for plastic surgery in china at Samba Hospital as i heard its the best in the entire . Can anyone let their comments on this hospital or any other which would be helpfull to me .
I even wanted to work in china for a time being i have around 7 years exp out of which 3 yrs in GE Money in credit card services . Would the china people give preference or as i dont know Chinese lang they simply quit
Dear Paanda, if u really need to go to a hospital , i would suggest u go to hongkong. awesome facillities, but for a price!!
Insurance would help.
Also no language barrier. almost everyone speaks english..
( About work, find an Overseas employer, learn the language,the basics at least.)
tnx for ur suggestion and by they way in which country ru in right now
from chandni chowk to china.
watch indian channels in china online on watchindia.tv
An Indian in China says ” It is here that you will see that the poor have nearly next to nothing, and the rich have all.” Interesting that is what Westerners to India say, and an “Easterner to an Eastern country” says it too!!!
India has tap water?
Nice article, reminded me of my trip to China….was in Xian and Shanghai.
@Jeff, Why do you sound surprised? Looked at right places for tap water?