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How to know what you can openly discuss in China?

There are some countries, like China, which do not take kindly to foreigners who disrespect the government. In some cases the country's hostility can become dangerous for the expat. However, some ...
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Adjusting to the local water

Pretty much whenever you move, the water will taste different. Maybe it'll be harder, maybe softer, maybe it'll have been purified with a different process or different chemicals. Chances are, you may ...
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I may move to the US, but I'm kind of scared of the gun violence

I may be moving to the US in several months (for work). I'm very worried about gun violence in the US, where: In 2016, there were more mass shootings than days of the year. In 2016, over 15,000 ...
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Accommodation in Cape Town : what about safety?

I am thinking of moving to Cape Town, in South Africa. I heard a lot of clichés about safety overall in South Africa. There is also the famous story of Pistorius that shows the fear of house robbers. ...
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Tel Aviv safety, cost of living, etc [closed]

I am an Indian citizen. I am going to travel to Tel Aviv for long term. So my company is going to apply for a work permit. Is it safe to live long-term in Tel Aviv and would it be safe to bring my ...
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What is the standpoint of the Syrian government on emigrants from Syria to other countries? [closed]

This is a question I partially direct at Syrians or former Syrians about how their state or former state sees emigration, particularly but not only political emigration and economic emigration.
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My brothers have tried to kill my husband - how can I seek asylum in another country?

I am from India and hold an Indian passport. I ran away from home and married a guy and then ran away with him to another country but after couple of days I came back after my family put pressure on ...
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Two questions about South Africa and crime

I have been offered an IT consulting job in Cape Town and wanted to ask some questions as my wife has concerns about the safety there. We would be moving from the USA. The first question is about ...
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Areas in Philadelphia - Safe?

I am moving to Philly by the end of this month as visiting researcher at Upenn. I am bit concerned about the area before choosing a place to live as I might be living in a shady area that might not be ...
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Moving to Detroit temporarily?

I have to shift to the Detroit area for job search as the recruiting companies for my job role are all located in the surrounding area (Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Livonia, Troy, Novi, Plymouth, etc). ...
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How can Singaporeans studying in a Western country protect themselves from racist hate crime? [closed]

I am Malay but some Chinese and Indian friends also consider studying overseas. We heard racist hate crimes are common in the West, like Indian students killed in Australia, shooting blacks in the ...