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Show Of Hands August 9th, 2016 8:01pm

Assuming you couldn't leave your chosen country for ten years, would you rather move to Russia or China?

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atif4x
06/19/18 7:38 am

I would say Russia because of less populations, more space, more freedom.

Truheart
08/18/16 10:53 am

Alot warmer in china plus tons of sightseeing for the 10 year stay

wright784 Ohio
08/12/16 6:55 pm

Never China. They imprison their political rivals if they can, have horrendous environmental & occupational safety laws, I've heard from an eye witness on radio one of thier rivers is so polluted it is green, coal miners die by the dozens annually, so it seems. China doesn't give a rip about its ppl. Give me the good, genuine Christian population in Russia any day. I have two good Russian friends from the Russia/Ukraine region: they are excellent men & friends. They & thier families currently reside near Cleveland, OH. They work harder than most Americans I know & have better character &'integrity than me.

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smoothboy1982 Lexington Ky
08/10/16 7:13 pm

Russia has more women

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bogusman1 civil libertarian
08/10/16 3:12 pm

China is a lot more attractive looking to me.

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gevans792 Utah
08/10/16 11:57 am

I just got back from living in China. Strangers came up to me regularly telling me I'm beautiful, they're so helpful and generous too.
The scenery is amazing.
And your dollar goes so far! I would spend about $1.50 at lots of restaurants.

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dontblink
08/10/16 12:32 pm

I was in China for about a month and loved it. Wasn't a huge fan of the pollution but the people were great and so was the food :)

Abzzer Michigan
08/10/16 10:45 am

I would rather live in China because Russia is controlled so closely it is unbelievable. Yes the population in China is way over the max but I would rather live life around lots then being told strictly what I can and can't do. There is laws in China as well but they are no where near Russia's

gevans792 Utah
08/10/16 11:48 am

People say China is overpopulated, but that's only in a handful of their cities. I really liked it there.

Abzzer Michigan
08/10/16 11:50 am

Yeah. I'd take it any day over Russia

phalnx Ohio
08/10/16 6:30 am

I'd like the food much better in China, but the people and government better in Russia. Russia it is. I'm of Hungarian descent and was raised in a Polish neighborhood...Russians...them's my people :).

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phalnx Ohio
08/10/16 6:35 am

Maybe they'd absorb Ukraine while I was there, so I could visit James White and the fine people at wargaming.net headquarters. (creators of World of Tanks/Warplanes/Warships).

Nos4at2 demented weirdo
08/10/16 6:02 am

I'll just stay here thanks

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Mackinaw Wolverine State, est.1837
08/10/16 4:29 am

I'll take one of the modern capitalist Chinese coastal cities. They sure as hell beat decaying infrastructure, dying free market, and increasingly tyrannical government in Russia.

There's also the fact that, you know, Russia could easily dissolve into a civil war within the next ten years.

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CutCopy Wedding
08/10/16 2:21 am

Russia, so I can escape the hear of summer.

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SHIPPY1944 Tn.
08/10/16 4:58 am

Oh yea, Napoleon & Hitler loved those "chilly" Russian winters. Hope that would work out for ya ❄️❄️❄️😂

phalnx Ohio
08/10/16 6:32 am

As long as he doesn't try to conquer it, he should be fine. Shack up with the nearest peasants if you get too cold.

gevans792 Utah
08/10/16 11:51 am

China is huge, you can pick the climate you want. Beijing has really nice summer temperatures. Just saying.

Isomax TIC TOC
08/10/16 1:32 am

I'd take my fishin pole and head or the Crimean shoreline.

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RickyRosay
08/10/16 1:01 am

Really want to check out Russia, but if it's a whole 10 years I'd choose China. Beijing would probably keep me entertained and I don't see anywhere in Russia doing the same. If it was like a month or two I'd choose Russia.

obamasuxx
08/10/16 12:21 am

I chose China. They have 2 Disney parks and I can always get to the more economically free Hong Kong.

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obamasuxx
08/10/16 12:25 am

Idk, maybe I meant Shanghai, but I'm too busy watching these American female gym it's kick ass RN.

gevans792 Utah
08/10/16 11:53 am

Hong Kong is not in China. They are very proud of that fact.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
08/09/16 11:19 pm

China is rising this century. Russia is not.

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Ganji
08/09/16 9:32 pm

I lived there already. Wouldn't be my first choice, but at least I have friends and speak the language.

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imawench
08/09/16 8:34 pm

That's a toughie. I chose Russia because I've been to St. Petersburg, and I enjoyed the food and vodka while there 😜

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imawench
08/09/16 8:34 pm

That's a toughie. I chose Russia because I've been to St. Petersburg, and I enjoyed the food and vodka while there 😜

Darthscion Utah
08/09/16 8:18 pm

Idk about the stability of either but Chinese food? I think that's my biggest factor for china:) haha.

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dave1948
08/09/16 7:54 pm

Not much if a choice but I say China because I think the weather is a little better there and I also choose Hong Kong!

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PaperMatic1
08/09/16 9:52 pm

Oh I didn't see that as an option. Could you show me the choice?

PollPositioned Just Curious
08/09/16 7:31 pm

China. I've always wanted to see their pyramids!

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Alex619 California
08/09/16 7:19 pm

Russia undoubtably, very orthodox country.

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HoosierFan
08/09/16 7:08 pm

What's with all the Russia love from Republicans? What a bunch of Commies. And I know from Commies, I studied Russian history in college. 😜

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PaperMatic1
08/09/16 9:53 pm

Even though Russia is no longer communist and its citizens almost completely reject the idea of communism. But yeah, we're the commies.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/09/16 7:04 pm

China, Americans can live well there teaching ESL classes. I know people who have done it.

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dwalte10 Toledo, Ohio
08/09/16 10:57 pm

I teach business and ESL in China now, and I love it.

pd10ro94 Washington
08/09/16 6:45 pm

If the destination is Hong Kong for China I would consider it but otherwise I would prefer Russia

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gevans792 Utah
08/10/16 11:59 am

Hong Kong is not China. But China is also not nearly as bad as I expected.

TxCross44 Texas
08/09/16 6:35 pm

We'll Christianity is pretty much banned in both places so

Alex619 California
08/09/16 7:18 pm

Uhhhh? Well China you are right but Russia is a very Christian nation.... Very very very Russian orthodox.

TxCross44 Texas
08/09/16 7:22 pm

Yeah,I heard tho that they made some law where you couldn't evangelize and stuff

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
08/09/16 7:25 pm

That's hardly banning Christianity. It wouldn't fly here because of free speech but you're still free to be as Christian as you want in Russia

TxCross44 Texas
08/09/16 7:27 pm

True but of Amy religion anyways,and as a Christiam spreading the gospel to the world is one of the biggest let's of being a Christian do

PaperMatic1
08/09/16 9:55 pm

Russia has some Islamic mosques.

gevans792 Utah
08/10/16 11:58 am

I went to a Christian church every week in China. You can't proselyte, but I was free to worship.

HoosierFan
08/09/16 5:48 pm

I applied for a job in China, so there you have it. It didn't work out, but I was excited about the opportunity.

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ChandlerMBing
08/09/16 5:32 pm

Which has the more ores sieve government? Or are they about the same?

lagg
08/09/16 9:14 pm

Russia strikes me as the more oppressive govt and economically they're worse off than China.

PaperMatic1
08/09/16 9:56 pm

Nah China is waaaaaay more oppressive. Look up the occupation of Tibet.

gevans792 Utah
08/10/16 12:03 pm

Tibet is not a good representation of China.
I just got back from living in Guangdong, and I loved it! I think foreigners might be less oppressed but I didn't see anything crazy oppressive for anyone.

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
08/09/16 5:32 pm

A crappy choice either way. If anybody from the U.S. had to live in 🇨🇳China or 🇷🇺Russia, they would quit bitching & appreciate living here.!🇺🇸

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gevans792 Utah
08/10/16 12:04 pm

I loved living in China, but I was happy to come back to my family and boneless chicken again.

ChandlerMBing
08/09/16 5:24 pm

China so that hopefully I could be some place warm

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alkie New York
08/09/16 4:48 pm

I wanna say China but I like Russian girls better

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CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
08/09/16 7:08 pm

Until they're 23 anyway. Then the vodka and smoking makes them look 80

alkie New York
08/10/16 5:35 am

That's what bags are for

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
08/10/16 12:00 pm

Maybe the bag from the vodka. Then it's recycling

alkie New York
08/10/16 12:18 pm

♻️ go green 💆🏻

catpillow Florida West Coast
08/09/16 4:36 pm

I'll just have to suffer and eat dim sum for 10 years... I'll survive just fine!

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MJSeals J.D.
08/09/16 4:34 pm

Air quality and life quality for the average citizen are better I'm Russian cities than in Chinese cities.

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MJSeals J.D.
08/09/16 4:35 pm

I quit.

gevans792 Utah
08/10/16 12:07 pm

The air quality is bad in the major cities but the city I was in (population of 2mil) wasn't bad at all. ( I wasn't there in December or January but February on was fine).

Forgetabouit
08/09/16 4:22 pm

Shanghi is great

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jordan New York
08/09/16 4:18 pm

China, the people are very friendly to westerns. Would be an enjoyable time. Russia seems rough and the people might not be as friendly.

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gevans792 Utah
08/10/16 12:08 pm

The two phrases I heard in English the most were "Nice to meet you" and "You are beautiful."

Such friendly people!

IrishAlzheimers oakland, ca
08/09/16 4:04 pm

There's three to one ratio women to men in Russia. Of course I'd go to Russia being a white male. Hell id probably go there now if I wasn't on parole

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beckabee Ohio
08/09/16 4:10 pm

This may be the best response ever! 😂

lagg
08/09/16 9:15 pm

I change my vote to Russia now

scrpnHOG Arizona
08/09/16 3:51 pm

потому что русские женщины красивы

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Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
08/09/16 3:45 pm

Russia. Life under Putin is better than any communist system. Besides, what's not to like about vodka and polar bears?

xxxceo Nationalist
08/09/16 3:39 pm

Women & Vodka...I mean, Russia.

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TheSocialist INTJ
08/09/16 3:37 pm

I have a phobia of noodles. Like other people fear spiders.

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17millionTwats Leeds, UK
08/09/16 4:07 pm

Wow these Chinese meatballs really are the dog's b*llocks

Odysseus We All Need A Fantasy
08/09/16 3:08 pm

I lived in St Petersburg with a Russian family for two weeks. The people were intelligent, friendly and extremely interested in American politics. That said, the country is a mess. The people are well educated but under employed. The food is not so great. I'd take my chances with China.

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Brandon2018 Stocks Are Overvalued
08/09/16 2:59 pm

i would choose russia because their letters look cool. I would like to learn their language.