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Saturday, March 23, 2013

Factors To Take Into Account Before Moving To Hong Kong 

Relocating to a new country might be your choice, or it could be inevitable if it is related to your work or family situation. Whatever the reason for your relocation to China there's a lot to think about.

In Asia - in places like Hong Kong, Singapore and increasingly in China there are growing work prospects. Whatever the reason you are moving abroad you will need to check out some aspects of your intended location.

Work and Business Points to consider
If you are pondering a move to the East, then you've potentially thought about the strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats to your livelihood in your chosen location. Consider the future prospects of the profession you are in. For instance, did you know that on the global market, China recently lost its superior business significance in the readymade clothing industry? Related manufacturing resources are moving to other countries. So if you're in the textiles trade, and you are thinking about moving your business to China, you most certainly need to factor this into your decision.

Political Stability
In parts of East Asia, political instability is not unusual. You should do your homework and consider the current political situation of the particular country. Many Asian countries enjoy impressive commercial growth, but together with this goes certain restrictions. Singapore is a good example of a forward-looking economy with very suppressive domestic laws.

Medical Care and Vaccination
Standard medicare facilities should be available in the destination country. Also, if any of the members of your family need special health services then ensure that these facilities are available there. You would not want to become sick and then find the services you need are not available.
Before you leave, remember to organize shots - a must have if you're moving to Asia.

The Price of Living
You have to do your prep and find out how much it's likely to cost for day to day living expenses in your new location. The price of living in some cities can be very high, particularly rent fees. If you are moving with your job, compare the cost of living in the respective city, against the compensation package your new job offers.

Schooling Facility
If you have children, check ahead whether the location has schooling facilities OK for you. It may be hard to compare against New Zealand or Australian standard of education. If you're having trouble, compare with UK standards as an alternative.

Environmental Pollution
Environmental pollution is likely to be greater than what you are used to in New Zealand. Take this into account, particularly if allergies are an issue for you or your family member.

There is a lot to consider isn't there? Once fewer thing you need to be concerned about is the actual move. So don't. When you're moving to China leave the move in the hands of a credible business.

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