View Poll Results: Any plans to head into China Mainland since the border reopened?

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  • Already been

    7 10.45%
  • Going next week

    2 2.99%
  • Going soon after CNY

    1 1.49%
  • Will go in a few months

    12 17.91%
  • Maybe sometime this year

    11 16.42%
  • No need to go anytime soon

    5 7.46%
  • No need to go

    29 43.28%
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When will you go to the mainland?

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  1. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by kungpaochicken:
    I find that hard to believe. Do they hate the mainland that much? They are also a dying breed since very soon, every secondary school student in Hong Kong will be required to take a mandatory study tour to the mainland.
    I don't think the ones I met hate mainland, fear it probably. Also delusional about the actual state of the country and its people, believing what Apple daily or similar have been feeding them.

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    Overthinking it.. There's apparently the K-Farm hydroponics urban farm (1st ever) at the Kennedy Town harbourfront that I've been meaning to go check out just for the sake of it. It's been a few yrs and I still haven't - 3 min walk away. I would be surprised if one day I get asked why I hate the K-Farm so much..

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    It's small but cool


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    Quote Originally Posted by kungpaochicken:
    I find that hard to believe.
    Why? This vote showed 50% of the residents here see no need to go to the Mainland. This sample doesn't include those that cant afford to go.

    Quote Originally Posted by kungpaochicken:
    Do they hate the mainland that much?
    Jumping to the conclusion it is due to hared probably says a lot more about you than them. But the answer is no. Many people see the Mainland as an inferior version of Hong Kong with high wealth disparity, worse universal health, worse education, worse hygiene regulations compliance, higher taxes and insurance but a little cheaper for some entrainment activities. HK is a long way from any locations really worth visiting in China.

    Quote Originally Posted by kungpaochicken:
    They are also a dying breed since very soon, every secondary school student in Hong Kong will be required to take a mandatory study tour to the mainland.
    It's a pity every mainland secondary school student didn't get the chance to visit Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia or Singapore. That would be better for the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    Why? This vote showed 50% of the residents here see no need to go to the Mainland. This sample doesn't include those that cant afford to go.



    Jumping to the conclusion it is due to hared probably says a lot more about you than them. But the answer is no. Many people see the Mainland as an inferior version of Hong Kong with high wealth disparity, worse universal health, worse education, worse hygiene regulations compliance, higher taxes and insurance but a little cheaper for some entrainment activities. HK is a long way from any locations really worth visiting in China.



    It's a pity every mainland secondary school student didn't get the chance to visit Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia or Singapore. That would be better for the country.
    “ Why? This vote showed 50% of the residents here see no need to go to the Mainland.”

    What residents are you talking about ?
    The residents of HK ?
    The residents on geoexpat ?
    Of which at least 2% don’t even live anymore in HK but are just lurking around because they have nothing better to do with their life.

    This sample is completely meaningless

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    Why? This vote showed 50% of the residents here see no need to go to the Mainland. This sample doesn't include those that cant afford to go.



    Jumping to the conclusion it is due to hared probably says a lot more about you than them. But the answer is no. Many people see the Mainland as an inferior version of Hong Kong with high wealth disparity, worse universal health, worse education, worse hygiene regulations compliance, higher taxes and insurance but a little cheaper for some entrainment activities. HK is a long way from any locations really worth visiting in China.



    It's a pity every mainland secondary school student didn't get the chance to visit Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia or Singapore. That would be better for the country.
    “ Why? This vote showed 50% of the residents here see no need to go to the Mainland.”

    What residents are you talking about ?
    The residents of HK ?
    The residents on geoexpat ?
    Of which at least 2% don’t even live anymore in HK but are just lurking around because they have nothing better to do with their life.

    This sample is completely meaningless
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    And those 2% would not even be able to get a visa at the moment.
    Which is great, it makes China a better place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrison:
    “ Why? This vote showed 50% of the residents here see no need to go to the Mainland.”

    What residents are you talking about ?
    The residents of HK ?
    The residents on geoexpat ?
    Yes, this poll. Certainly not accurate but very indicative. I have already pointed out the poll is flawed as it wouldn't include people too poor to go. But again it is indicative which should have taken away the surprise one poster had that people don't want to visit the mainland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morrison:
    And those 2% would not even be able to get a visa at the moment.
    Which is great, it makes China a better place.
    Why would China be a better place not having wordly travelers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumbrake:
    I've travelled extensively in China in the 25 years prior to 2019.

    Plus points - some really amazing experiences, from very old towns and villages which have remained unchanged for centuries, landscape which is very special - e.g. in Yunnan and Sichuan, some great food, and some very welcoming people. Looking back some of my best travel experiences have been in China.

    Negative points: mass tourism; manufacturered 'ancient' towns; crap food (associated with the mass tourism); Chinese government policies - e.g. in Tibet

    I'm in the good position of having been to most of the places I'd like to go. Returning to places I've been before, e.g. Hangzhou / Suzhou, smaller water towns near there, Yangshou and other towns in Guangxi, the toulous of Fujian - have all been disappointing.

    The places I would go to again / first time, are the far west of Yunnan/Sichuan and into Tibet. I don't do regrets much in life, but I think there was probably a time in the last two decades when Tibet overland (by public bus) was possible. I wish I'd done that - even with the knowledge of some pretty bad long distance bus journeys.

    So, in the short to medium term I don't think I'll be going to China. Long term, never say never.
    I think I've checked all the boxes that you've listed except Fujian. Some good trips and good memories but I think it's unlikely I visit the Middle Kingdom again.

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