Do Chinese people not want to come back to China when they go to America?
1.Robin Daverman, World traveler
The US government tracks this data closely. Here it is. [url]https://www.dhs.gov/sites/defaul…[/url]
In 2015, the Over-Stay Rate for Chinese visitors were 0.89%. Compared with –
So no. Most Chinese people go back to China at a similar rate as Western Europeans.
2.John Garrison, lives in The United States of America
In my experience I would say most of them actually want to go back to China.
Being able to understand Chinese gets you a one up sometimes, and hanging around Chinese restaurants(authentic ones, not the Americanized ones) means that I occasionally overhear some interesting conversations.
One of the common things I hear is that American food sucks. I would say pretty much every Chinese person I’ve met wants to go back home just to get Chinese food. I’ve actually only met one Chinese guy who claimed he liked American food more then Chinese food.
That is the biggest reason, but I think what happens is most Chinese people have this utopian vision of America, and then they come here and things aren’t as amazing as they thought, so then they are fine with going home. America is really talked up over there. Politically they don’t like us, but just the overall perception of our culture, and country is a little unrealistic. A lot of times people think Hollywood movies depict real life in America, which as most of us know, isn’t exactly true.
Personally having been to both countries China isn’t that bad. Some people think it’s like a third world country(which it can be in Tibet, Guizhou, and other rural regions), but most Chinese you run into in the US are relatively rich, and from first tier cities(Shenzhen, Beijing, Shanghai, etc) so it’s actually a downgrade for them. They come from a city that has 200mph bullet trains, advanced brand new subways, new infrastructure, and cheap food, to dumpy Detroit, or Baltimore, or some rundown city that is 50 years old using old technology.
Not saying Chinese cities aren’t dumpy, but I will tell you our subway systems in the US suck. The NYC subway is a piece of crap compared to the Shenzhen subway system. I mean they aren’t even comparable.
3.Lucas Tsui, Analyst
I am a Chinese who is working in New York now. Before I came here for master degree, I worked in a global consulting firm in China. As a simple employee who worked and studied in both China and America, I believe my opinion can represent a partial of Chinese. I would say I still want to come back to China, but later. The reason why I stay here now is because I hope I could experience different careers in a different working environment. I got a job offer from HSBC China right after I finished my graduate program. I asked my friend if I should come back immediately or stay, she told me if I have a chance to work in America, why not stay for a while and experience the work and life here, at least life becomes quite different when you were no longer a student. I thought why not, and furthermore, it’s good to equip with global visions when you are young. Today, I can tell there is a huge difference between working here and working in China, even I used to work in an American firm in China. The things I am doing, the life after work are totally different from before.
Next, you may want to know why I decide to come back to China. I am from Guangzhou, one of the first-tier cities in China. I just went back home this February, I found that New York City was nice and developed, but I didn’t expect that the step of modernization in my hometown is even way faster than NYC. Specific examples include payment methods, public transportation, sharable economics and some other basic infrastructures. During my stay in China, I feel like a country guy who was isolated from the world for a long time. I have to learn all the new things just like learning the skills to survive, fortunately, I can at least speak the local language. But I have to admit that for some cutting-edge technologies, America has its own advantage. China still needs to catch up with America for its high-tech innovation. China is still in the time of Internet while America is already taking the benefits of big data. Another reason I decide not to stay is, as a foreigner, my opportunities of growth in America were limited. I cannot have more than one income sources, I do not have that many people to guide or provide me help in my career…etc. All the things I take it for granted in China become impossible here.
Finally, let’s consider this question in the position of foreign students who study in China. If they got a chance to work in China, I believe most of them will choose to stay, at least for some months. Who doesn’t want to gain a global view in their early age?
4.Stephen Kung, lived in China
Some does, some doesn’t.
As I know, some of my friends in USA don’t like this place really. The biggest challenge is they have few friends and feel lonely, and they can’t fully fit into the society. And China is developing very fast, they can have more chances in China if they like. The reason they stay there is because they want their children have better opportunities and also, they don’t want to strive for living any more. China will be good surely in the future, but they don’t want to wait, and they don’t want to risk. USA is already a developed country. Staying in USA is like waiting in the destination and watch China approaching.
But if they really want to do something, they would come back.
5.Fu Jun, Grew up in China
Tourists always go back, while immigrants always stay.
According to Ministry of Education of PRC, from 1978 to 2015, 79.87% of the students who finished study went back to China from all over the world.
6.Jason Tom, studied Chinese & History of China at Beijing Foreign Studies University (2006)
I am a fifth-generation Hawaii Chinese American, born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. This question is subjective and responses will vary from individual to individual. I personally have lived in Beijing, China, and my personal experience in China is favorable. The people of China treated me kindly. I was the first within my household to visit our homeland through a study abroad full scholarship. This inspired my family to all go back with me to China together. Their experiences varied from mine and so I cannot speak on their behalf. Though I gathered that they do not foresee going back. For reasons again I cannot speak on their behalf.
For me, I don’t mind going back and I’ve been to China twice. I learned a lot while I lived in Beijing, China. I also learned that a lot within China have changed, not just for the Chinese Americans or the Chinese living overseas also those that live there locally as my relatives in China have personally shared with me. My late grandfather on my father’s side also fought and died during the Chinese Civil War and World War II.
How do I view China today? I don’t view it negatively and I do hold China as a whole in high esteem. I am also a proud American, because America is a beautiful nation, a great country that my forefathers have fought and died for our freedom. I am a proud American. I am a proud Chinese American. I am also a proud Native of the Hawaiian Islands and the United State of Hawaii.
7.Chen Wang, New member of SFA
The answer is simple. if i get paid enough.
wage rate, salary is some sort of value of person.
As an engineer, for example i get paid in UK at 50k per year. which equal to 400k yuan.
but in China my type of job only paid at rate of 10k per month = 120k yuan per year…
cost and housing price to live in my city Tianjin is getting very close or even bypass London and surrounding areas…
it just simply not enough, or you have to lower your living quality.
peoples are easily live from poor to rich but not the other way round.
This is due to the enormous population and competition, which cause the labour rate lower than UK.
however, if i get paid similar like more than 300k+ per year in Tianjin.
i will go back next day.
China have everything i can find in UK, and have lots thing i cant find in UK. there are good in UK i will miss, but similarly in UK i miss some stuff in China.
and obviously, mother tough always easier.
that is why i always want a relocation opportunity from my company. hehe..
well, i love China, China is my home country, but i also love my family, i have responsibility to give them a good life. so the choice is made.
if China need help, i will donate money or what i can do to support.
for a person, stay where you can create most of your value, and that will give you a better life.
and i think most of Chinese now have the same mental.
I am not a business man so currently i have no plan to go back. but for a business man, China now is one of the best place to make money due to its large consumer base…..so, if i have a business, it will be in China for no doubt.
Life always come with decisions, you have to make one and live with it.
while living with it, try to make the best of your self….
I am a Chinese student in a American high school. This year is my second year in America.
I come from Beijing, a busy city. My high school in America is in a small town. When I first got here, I was quite not used to this new environment. At that time, I decided to go back to China after college.
As time lapsed, I have not changed my mind at all; instead, I am much more positive about it. I am not sure whether I will change my mind in the future or not.
I have missed my homeland since I came here for the first time. China is absolutely an imperfect country, but it is trying to get better. Maybe because I have only lived in America for two years, I do not feel there is any difference between democracy and communism maybe because I do not believe people are smarter than a relative small group of people.
I respect the Chinese who do not want to move back to China. I really do not like the Chinese who are proud of the accomplishment China has done but never think about coming back to China. And some Chinese living abroad always talk about the bad sides of Chinese, which sounds like they dislike Chinese. We are not perfect. But I hope everyone knows that bad people are everywhere. We are not perfect.
9.Ting I, Master at Taiyi
Some of us move to America to study and work, but we still think we are Chinese, not American, Chinese people in any other country is the same. Maybe some Chinese kids that born in America would think themselves as American, but most of them will be taught by parents that we are Chinese. Maybe that’s why Chinese people can’t always fit in: unlike black people consider themselves as American and fight for their rights, we Chinese people do not always consider us as American.
10. Cheri Vonne Emery, studied at Walla Walla University
I am American but have had several Chinese international students live with us. I and my daughters were close to them and I feel that I learned a lot about them, their families and their culture. They lived with us anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.
My girls always want to go back to China. That is where family, culture, familiarity is. Family is much different there than it is here in America. Families support one another more and I feel they are closer. Usually generations live together and grandma helps raise her grandchildren. There is not much that would keep them from going back to their support system of their family.
They come here to get educated and to learn the language and be exposed to our culture and government. They do not want to stay forever. There is a great calling to go home.
As a programmer, most of my Chinese friend just work in the US a few years then go back. some of anwser mentioned that US is the land of opportunit, not really. The main reason why there is an oppotunity in the US is because you do the same job like you did in China but you can have a higher salary because dollar is more expansive the RMB, but if you want to start your career like running a company, China might be a better choice.
13. Greg Spolar, lived in China (2008-2017)
I’ve met many Chinese that studied, or traveled, overseas. A few may prefer living in one of those countries, but almost all want to return home.
What is surprising to many, especially Americans, is that many Chinese are not eager to move to the USA, even if given the chance.
I have dated a few Chinese women, only one asked me about it. My current GF is not thrilled about the idea, but has reluctantly agreed to.