http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2014 ... =chinablog
Key points for those that don't want to click the link:
- 47% of Chinese respondents said they want to move, compared with a global average of 29%.
- Singaporeans were the second-most eager to flee home, with 23% planning to relocate in five years
followed by 20% for the U.K. and 16% for Hong Kong
- Indian and American rich are the least likely to move, with only 5% and 6% of respondents saying they would relocate.
- China is also on the receiving end: It’s a top destination for Singapore’s high net-worth individuals, with 30% saying they want to move to the Middle Kingdom.
- The top reasons Chinese cite for moving abroad are better educational and employment opportunities for children (78%), economic security and desirable climate (73%), and better health care and social services (18%). Hong Kong is their top destination (30%), followed by Canada (23%)
What is surprising is that so many locals who plan to leave want to go to China. Is this the silent majority who aren't the ones bitching on forums and instead are too busy working and making money?
Less surprising is that people in India and the US are least likely to want to relocate. India isn't a shock, just read a few posts by WD40 and you'll understand. For the US, I guess much to chagrin of the rest of the West, people in the US tend to like it the way it is.