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When we asked people living abroad what life is like in their areas and how people spend their time, they said...

"Living in China as an expat or digital nomad can be incredibly rewarding and enjoyable. It is a country with a rich culture and countless attractions, has a diverse and vibrant nightlife, and offers opportunities to explore everything from bustling cities to tranquil countryside. While much of Chinese culture may be unfamiliar to foreigners, many expats find that they quickly adapt to the language, cuisine, and lifestyle. The cost of living in many cities is relatively low, and expats may find it relatively easy to find short-term and long-term accommodation. The mobile internet is often reliable, and high-speed internet access is now available in many cities. Additionally, business visas for digital nomads have significantly simplified the process for those wishing to work remotely in the country," mentioned another expat when asked about moving to China.

"From what I have seen people usually eat dinner at small restaurants. It was quite busy the other night when I met up with some of my students (I work at an English Learning Center) for dinner. People usually go for dinner around 7PM. People also seem to socialize a lot in the morning and evenings. I live near People's Square (Renmin GuangChang) and there are people practicing Martial Arts and Dancing in the morning and people dancing in the evening. Big organized dancing, sometimes including elements of Martial Arts. This same activity goes on at smaller parks and squares around town as well," commented one expat who made the move to Xiangfan, China.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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