in the West.
in the West.
Hong Kong's great, I agree.
Its crazy how much culture shock we experience sometime. I just moved into my dorm, and I have a Chinese Grad student as my roommate. Its been a very different experience.
OP has yellow fever
Also, Hong Kong is an amazing city, my favorite by far, I dont get the cencorship you talk about on my TV I have an illegal satellite system and a VPN for the internet. But mainland China isnt too bad to be honest, the driving is pretty shitty but apart from that its nearly the same in my city. Just a lot less to do. The girls are amazing though!
And I look young ish but i've only ever been asked for ID once and that was in Hong Kong, Stanley, the peculiar pelican bar, they do the best fish and chips.
OP, I'm thinking about going to China to study at Sun-yat-sen University in about 2 years and I'd like to get some ideas of what China in general is about, because honestly, I'm a bit nervous about living internationally, but I can't let the opportunity pass. Any information would be awesome :)
Also, for those of you who don't know, Sun-yat-sen university is in Guangzhou, which apparently censors everything.
China confuses me. They blur out guns in movies but also publicly execute people.
What is the main language in Guangzhou? English and cantonese?
Wow, there's a lot of sinophobia in this thread.
Here's the reality of it: living in China can be perfectly fine. It depends mostly on the location - the cities in east and south tend to have very decent living standards.
Anyway, for the people in this thread who have been wondering about Japan's censorship: that law is from 1907. It remains unchanged due to political, not cultural, inertia. Uncensored pornography is distributed freely on the Internet and as material sold under the radar. Nobody cares about the loopholes because that law is more or less obsolete.
I just hate it when people freak out about seeing a penis in TV.
"Oh my Goodness what on earth is that! Quick, Charlie! Close your eyes! Dont look at that hideous, satanic thing!"
Interesting I've never seen this in my time in China. I've been here almost 9 years and the only censored thing I know of is the Internet, no Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo or imageshack. Being in Hong Kong you've got it lucky, Beijing sucks at times
For an example of censorship, I went to Beijing once and found out that half the images in the LMAO pics thread were censored. They censor it out by blocking the sites the images originate from
And my internet crapped out immediately after I posted that, I think they are on to me
They did not block:
-almost every porn site.
And Shiftyze was never heard from again.
I know right too much censorship no wonder most of the young kids want out
I would probably visit Hong Kong. Not the rest of China though, where the sky is all smog now. I couldn't live in China, though. East asian girls don't really suit my fancy. I'd constantly have to check the chick's private parts to remind myself i'm not with a 12 year old boy. Although, if i had to pick one group of East Asians as most attractive it'd be Koreans.
OP is born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
The worst part of censorship is *** ***** * ****.