According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, expatriate means someone “living in a foreign land,” while the definition of immigrant is “a person who comes to a country to take up permanent residence.”
What is it like being an expat in China?
Yes, many expats, especially women, find living in China is much safer than in cities like London or New York. Street harassment and catcalling is virtually unheard of for foreigners, and streets tend to be well lit at night. Petty crime rates, particularly for foreigners, seem to be particularly low.
Is it easy to migrate to China?
This country is the third biggest in terms of area and largest in terms of population which is not entirely homogenous. The Chinese population can be categorized into a number of smaller ethnic groups including 55 ethnic minorities. China immigration is not very easy but it is possible.
Can you legally move out of China?
You can support Foreign Policy by becoming a subscriber. Under Chinas Exit and Entry Administration Law, for example, individuals can be barred from exit if they are part of an ongoing civil or criminal matter, or if their departure would impact national security.