Transfer to Beijing? Why Expats are Saying ‘No Thanks’

Poor air quality in China is a growing headache for international firms trying to get foreign employees to work in the world’s number two economy.

According to an annual survey by the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing published last week, nearly 48 percent of its 365 members said concerns over air quality were turning senior execs off China, compared with 34 percent last year and 19 percent in 2010.

24-year old Australian post-graduate student Victoria Kung said she was willing to put up with the smog for the next few years, but could not see Beijing as a place to live and work long term.

Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor‘s insight:

Poor air quality in China is a growing headache for international firms trying to get foreign employees to work in the world’s number two economy.

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