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moving or not?

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    baguette is offline Registered User
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    moving or not?

    I've been living in China for 10 years, Hong Kong 1 year (my daughter was born there), now I'm in Dubai.

    We're going back to HK soon, our child is 2 years old.

    I'm not sure, now, that this is a good idea.

    Pollution is what scares me most.

    pls tell me, apart from the datas, how do you feel about it and your kids growing up there?

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    Sleuth is offline Registered User
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    We are glad that this assignment is temporary. You can breathe the "air" here but it can not be a good long-term thing.
    Hard to escape the feeling that you are conducting a bizarre medical experiment on the lungs.

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    Princess101 is offline Registered User
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    It worries me greatly and if I had the choice I would not live in Hong Kong. I often feel ill for no reason and I get bad headaches - I think this is down to pollution. I hate to think what it is doing to my son....

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    if you really have a choice, then don't move to HK. I don't like raising my child here for many reasons, not only the pollution, but we are here because of my husband's work. I make the best of the situation or else I would be totally miserable. The other option is for your husband to move here and for you to live within commuting distance of HK, eg Taiwan, Singapore, which I know some families do. That creates other problems of separation and extra costs. If you move back to China, you run into other pollution problems - food safety, water and soil pollution as well, depending on where you relocate.

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    Sleuth is offline Registered User
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    Right, if the choice is HK or PRC definitley HK.
    AMCHAM claims that HK is losing expats due to the pollution issue. Mostly heading to Singapore, if I remember correctly.

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