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China dating guide advises how to pick up Chinese girls and how to hookup with local women in China. Travel, enjoy and have fun with hot single girls and you might even meet the love of your life. Read more on how to date Chinese women, where to find sex and how to get laid in China, Asia.

Chinese show girls in Shanghai

The country of of China is well known across the globe for multiple reasons, the two main reasons being it’s incredible manufacturing prowess in multiple fields and secondly, it is known for its humongous population. China which is officially known as the People’s Republic of China is the most populous country in the world slightly ahead of India. China has a population of around 1.4 billion people. The five most populous cities in China are Guangzhou, Shanghai, Chongqing, Beijing and Hangzhou. The country’s capital is the city of Beijing.

China Top 10 Overview:

Chance of picking up girls: 2.5 / 5

Picking up at daytime: 2 / 5

Picking up at nighttime: 3 / 5

Looks of girls: 3 / 5

Attitude of girls: 2 / 5

Nightlife in general: 3 / 5

Locals' English level: 1.5 / 5

Transportation: 3 / 5

Budget per day: US$25 - $250

Accommodation: US$10 - $200

Chinese Girls

As mentioned above, China is a country which has an extremely large population. With 1.4 billion people residing in the country, it is obvious that there shall be vast diversity in the population. Stereotyping the women of the whole country would be nothing but a gross generalization. However, it does not imply that it cannot be done.

Chinese girls promoting shoes and wearing bunny ears

The women of China are raised in a very different atmosphere. Chinese traditions and cultures are a stark contrast from that of the cultures of the Western world. The people of China take these cultures and traditions extremely seriously and the women are no different. They have been raised with these traditional values from childhood itself. The women are also quite spiritual, religion in China is something which is quite difficult for westerners to understand but all one needs to know that it is a blend of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. This does not interfere in their daily lives, much like certain other countries in the Middle East, where women are oppressed by their roles defined by religion and enforced by society. The women are undoubtedly judged by the elders in society, but with the onset of a more global, care-free, live life on your own terms approach, things are rapidly changing.

The women who reside in some of the biggest cities in China are very much in sync with global culture, though the internet services are severely censored, women do have means to read about global trends, movements, and happenings. The average woman living in a major city in China is quite empowered and unafraid to voice her opinion. On the other hand, the women in China who are living in smaller towns and villages are not as empowered as their city counterparts and they do lack confidence and are dependent on their families in many ways. Chinese culture is such that most of the women in the country are not completely independent. Familial values yet hold a lot of importance in Chinese culture and one cannot but help to notice the constant influence of other male family members in a woman’s life irrespective of her age and status.

If we begin to stereotype the women of the country of China, on the basis of their appearances, you shall see a similar trend. Most of the women of China have stereotypical Asian features, this would include the short stature, with most women ranging between 152 - 165 cm (5′0″ - 5′4″). Women also have a pale complexion and round-ovular faces. They have small eyes, coloured eyes with delicate facial features. The women are known for their long straight hair which are usually of naturally occurring darker shades. The women have petite figures and small to medium sized breasts and buttocks.

Over the past few decades, China has seen tremendous growth as a country and this can be seen in their education system as well, where the number of women graduating from colleges has increased exponentially. The country at present is home to some of the most prestigious universities across the globe and women who hail from the bigger cities in China prefer attaining a bachelor’s degree post their high school graduation. The path might not be as easy for the women in the smaller towns of China but with changing times, the literacy rate among such women is also on the rise. Most of the women after graduating do opt to apply for a job and add to their family’s income, while some women earn enough to gain financial independence, some yet don’t make the cut. Overall, with a large population, the competition is cut-throat and most of the women are focussed and goal-oriented. Despite the global culture penetrating the censored boundaries of the country of China, most of the women are oblivious to various aspects of foreign cultures and the biggest obstacle of them all is language, as most women only speak Mandarin and cannot communicate in English.

RatingLooks Looks of girls: 3 / 5

The women who are natives of the country of China are quite beautiful, they have delicate features and are feminine. Those travellers who love women with Asian features are bound to be ecstatic. The rating given above justifies the looks of women in the country of China.

RatingAttitude Attitude of girls: 2 / 5

The attitude of girls in China is usually not quite welcoming. Often the women are shy and prefer the company of local men. This might seem rude to men from foreign nations, but it is primarily because of their under-confidence and lack of communication skills. With all of the above factors being taken into consideration, the rating is assigned.

How to Pick Up Girls

Picking up girls in the country of China is NOT going to be an easy task. The culture of the country is such that the women are shy and not very interactive. They prefer to mingle with local people and any kind of interaction with Western men is not a common occurrence because most of the women tend to have preconceived notions about them. To top the already existing issues, most of the women are not familiar with English and communication is a massive barrier. Therefore, to pick up girls, men need to polish their Mandarin skills, try and meet women who have some kind of global exposure, and most importantly men need to enlist appropriate local help to socialize with women.

RatingPickup Chance of picking up: 2.5 / 5

The chance of picking up horny girls in the country of China is pretty average. This is justified by the above rating as men shall have to work extremely hard, a game plan is a must have and to top it all he shall have to visit the right places, at the right time, and count on his luck to meet women who are willing to jump into bed with minimum effort.

Tips for Daytime

The daytime game in the country of China is definitely not promising. The women in some of the major cities of the country are rushing in dense crowds to get to their workplaces, their places of education, or even stepping out to get their daily chores done. Therefore, hitting on such women while the sun shines brightly shall not yield too many results. In the smaller cities, the day of an average woman does pan out at a more leisurely pace and you could get lucky but at the bigger cities in the country, there is very little chance. To add to your woes, most of the women are shy during the daytime and do not reciprocate well to advances of strange foreign men. Not to forget, their communication skills in English are often pathetic. Therefore, if you wish to approach women successfully during the daytime, read on to find out more.

How to approach the girls?

If you wish to approach women during the daytime in the country of China, you shall have to work extremely hard. Firstly, your success depends upon the status of the woman i.e. you shall have to take into account the type of woman you want and the type of woman she is if she is rich, or is she available? Or is she willing to talk to you? Once you have the answers to some of these questions, you can try to approach her. As a foreign man you already have the advantage as women are curious to date foreigners, but then again they are shy to talk as they cannot speak in English at most times. Hence, before approaching the women, dress up well, work on your Mandarin and break the ice with a simple compliment. Then as the conversation proceeds ask her name, perhaps her phone number, and if you feel things are moving forward positively, ask her out for a drink or for coffee. The culture in China isn’t one where men directly approach women on the street, but you can play that to your advantage and approach her with confidence while being soft-spoken, humble, and charming throughout the conversation.

RatingDaytime Chance of picking up at daytime: 2 / 5

Chances of picking up women at daytime are strictly below average and one must have a plan before approaching any girl. This shall ensure that you do not run of things to speak about mid-way nor shall you get shot down at the earliest. The rating given above justifies the point being made here.

Best Places to Meet Girls

The country of China has various places to meet horny girls throughout the day, but then again, most of this depends upon the city you are in. As mentioned earlier, women in the country of China aren’t really friendly during the daytime and they shall most certainly not entertain any flirtatious advances from strange male tourists. Hence, it is of utmost importance that you visit appropriate places to meet girls who shall respond positively to you. Given below is a list of the best places to be at, in some of the biggest cities in the country of China:

Wangfujing pedestrian street in Beijing

The above-mentioned places are some of the best shopping places and malls across the four biggest cities in China. These places are densely populated with Chinese beauties during the daytime and if a tourist wants to hit on them, there is hardly any better place while the sun still shines brightly.

Tips for Nighttime

Like most of the countries across the globe, in China, one can experience a better pickup game at nighttime rather than the daytime. It is at night that most of the women get free in this incredibly populous, busy, and hectic country. After they are done wrapping up their chores, they prefer putting on their best dress and stepping out for a good meal, a few drinks, and perhaps a wild night of partying with their close friends. So, if you wish to meet women in China and charm them at night, the best places to meet them are the nightclubs, the pubs, and the bars. Dress up well, brush up on your Mandarin, perhaps learn a few lines, a compliment or two, and then approach them with confidence. Make sure that you aren’t too loud or annoying. Approach them politely, be humble, and subtly compliment them. Moreover, two important points to remember would be to meet women with a group of guys as single lonely men are considered to be losers and secondly book a hotel room close to the party venue, just so that you can take her to bed quickly if she agrees.

RatingNighttime Chance of hooking up at nighttime: 3 / 5

The chances of hooking up at night time are much better than the daytime. However, it is no cakewalk, one shall have to be at their charming best and bring their A-game to make shy Chinese girls warm up to them.

Best Nightclubs to Meet Girls

The country of China has maintained its own way of living on a daily basis, they are not heavily influenced by western culture. However, when it comes to nightclubs, China has imbibed heavily from the Western world, they have successfully replicated the trends of popular bars, nightclubs, discos, and pubs to make nightlife quite happening in some of the major cities across China. Given below is a list of some of the best nightclubs to meet girls in China:

  • Modo Ultra Club at 4F U-Town Shopping Mall, Chaowai Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing. (Nightclub)
  • Bound Club at 183 Yanjiang Xilu, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou. (Nightclub)
  • Hollywood Shanghai at Yueyang Road, Shanghai. (Nightclub)
  • Taps Brewpub at Shop 132 1/F, Section B Fuhua Road, Coco Park, Shenzhen. (Pub)
  • Maggie`s Bar at Jianwai Street, Beijing. (Bar)
  • Fei Bar at No.26 Xiancun Road, Zhujiang New Town, Guangzhou. (Bar)
  • M1NT at Fuzhou Lu, Shanghai. (Nightclub)
  • Club Viva at Sea World, Shenzhen. (Nightclub)
RatingLooks Nightlife in general: 3 / 5

The nightlife in the country of China is bright and colourful, it might not be the best across the globe, but it does get the job done with its heavily inspired by the West set-up. Most of the men come to meet women at such nightclubs with the hope of getting laid. The major cities obviously have the largest selection of nightlife venues.

Beijing skyline at night

Mature Ladies and Cougars

In the country of China, the chances of picking up younger women depend upon the city you plan to visit as the mindset of the girls depends upon their exposure to the ways of the world and immediate surroundings. While on the other hand if you wish to pick up mature ladies in the country of China, your chances shall remain to be pretty low across the entire country. This is because most of the women who are above the age of 40 shall have been brought up in an extremely conservative atmosphere. In Chinese culture, women are supposed to conduct themselves with dignity at all times. They are supposed to be ideal role models for the younger generations. Most of the mature ladies are expected to be ideal daughters, faithful wives, and perfect mothers. Therefore, with such roles that are defined for them by society, they shall seldom stray away and hook up with foreign men. If hooking up with mature women is a must, then a tourist could try interacting with women on online dating apps and websites or even try visiting some of the upscale restaurants, bars, and cafes which are frequented by mature women as you might get lucky with a forty-plus woman who is either divorced, widowed, or luckily-yet-single.

Regions

Regions of China
Northeast China (Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang)
dōngběi, "rust belt" cities, vast forests, Russian, Korean, and Japanese influence, and long, snowy winters
North China (Shandong, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Henan, Hebei, Beijing, Tianjin)
The Yellow River Basin area, cradle of China's civilisation and historic heartland
Northwest China (Shaanxi, Gansu, Ningxia, Qinghai, Xinjiang)
Site of China's capital for 1000 years, grasslands, deserts, mountains, nomadic people, and Islam
Southwest China (Tibet, Yunnan, Guangxi, Guizhou)
The exotic part, minority peoples, spectacular scenery, and backpacker havens
South-central China (Anhui, Sichuan, Chongqing, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi)
Farming areas, mountains, river gorges, temperate and sub-tropical forests
Southeast China (Guangdong, Hainan, Fujian)
Traditional trading centre, manufacturing powerhouse, and ancestral homeland of most overseas Chinese
East China (Jiangsu, Shanghai, Zhejiang)
The "land of fish and rice" (China's equivalent of the "land of milk and honey"), traditional water towns, and China's new cosmopolitan economic centre
We cover Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan in separate articles. From the traveller's practical point of view, they are distinct as each issues its own visas, currency and so on.

Politically, Hong Kong and Macau are Special Administrative Regions, part of China but with capitalist economies and distinct political systems. The slogan is "One country, two systems".

Taiwan is a special case. At the end of the civil war in 1949, the Communists held most of China and the defeated Nationalists (the former government of China) held only Taiwan and a few islands off the Fujian coast. Taiwan has had a separate government for over 60 years and is completely independent in every practical sense although it is not now represented at the United Nations and its sovereignty only recognized by a very few small nations. Beijing strongly rejects any international recognition of Taiwanese autonomy and both the Chinese and Taiwanese governments support eventual reunification in principle.

Cities

China has many large and famous cities. Below is a top ten list of some of those most important to travellers in mainland China.

  • Beijing (北京) - the capital and heavily polluted cultural centre
  • Guangzhou (广州) - one of the most prosperous and liberal cities in the south, near Hong Kong
  • Guilin (桂林) - popular destination for both Chinese and foreign tourists with sensational mountain and river scenery
  • Hangzhou (杭州) - famously beautiful city and major centre for the silk industry
  • Kunming (昆明) - capital of Yunnan and gateway to a rainbow of ethnic minority areas
  • Nanjing (南京) - a renowned historical and cultural city with many historic sites
  • Shanghai (上海) - famous for its riverside cityscape, China's largest city is a major commercial center with many shopping opportunities
  • Shenzhen ((深圳) - one of the most populous and richest cities in China near Hong Kong
  • Suzhou (苏州) - "Venice of the East," an ancient city famous for canals and gardens just west of Shanghai
  • Xi'an (西安) - the oldest city and ancient capital of China, home to ten dynasties including the Han and the Tang, terminus of the ancient Silk Road, and home of the terracotta warriors
  • Yangzhou (扬州) - "Epitome of China" with a history of over 2,500 years, Marco Polo served as the city's governor for three years in the late 13th century.

Dating

When visiting China, dating can be a fun and interesting experience. AdultFriendFinder.com, lets you meet local members in China and get to know them on a personal basis before you arrive. It just takes a few minutes, you simply create an account, upload a few images and tell a little about yourself. Since time in your destination may be limited, get to know each other’s desires beforehand so when you do meet, you can skip the awkward introductions and start having some real fun.

Top Dating Tips

Dating in the country of China is an excellent option for most of the Western tourists, this is primarily because Chinese women have an unspoken affinity for foreign men, a large role is played by pop culture and media to make them fall for men who are tourists in their country. But linguistic barricades are the sole reason why many of these beauties do not end up dating foreign men. Therefore, you must take the lead and woo the women, take them to a nice family style karaoke place, you could also take them out for a nice romantic dinner. Now, don’t get your hopes too high, despite the attraction Chinese women have for western men, they most probably end up marrying a local Chinese man. Thus, keep things simple, don’t expect too much, be yourself, approach a woman, charm her, make her feel special, and simply go with the flow, you shall most certainly end up having a good dating experience.

Online Dating

The country of China has a population of over 1.4 billion people and one might assume that online dating apps and websites are completely unnecessary to find women in the already existing pool of single and horny women. However, one must take into consideration that these apps and websites help you broaden your horizon and search for women who you couldn’t possibly come across in spite of being in the same city. The tech-savvy youngsters of the country of China have taken a liking to the online dating apps and websites as they help socially awkward and shy teens overcome their fear of talking to members of the opposite sex. As a tourist, you could make use of online dating apps and websites to find a suitable match whilst in the country of China, but remember, most of your global apps shall not yield results in the heavily censored digital world of the country of China.

Since the 2010s, Internet dating has become more popular with smartphones.

Hence, given below are a few online dating apps and websites for you to choose from when in China:

  • Momo: To begin the list is the best dating app in the entire country. As a tourist, you must make use of the app if you wish to find single horny females to hook up with. Many of the horny women from different parts of the country use this app to find suitable partners.
  • Qing Chifan: This application is the best for foodies who are looking to meet suitable partners, after signing up you need to list your preferences in food and then based on your choices you shall be matched with a person of the opposite sex.
  • Baihe: The application is less for dating and more for matchmaking. It is essentially a matrimonial app in the garb of a dating app. Baihe is an excellent app for those men looking to get into a serious long term commitment with women in the country of China.
  • Liu Liu: Listen up! Those tourists who have a pet back home can involve it to ensure that you get laid while in China. This app makes users upload pictures of pets on their profiles, after this, you can match with people who too have pictures of pets on their profile.
  • TanTan: If you are shy and awkward even on social media and online dating apps, this app is perfect for you! As you can break the ice with some of the funky questions and quizzes that the app offers, once a comfort level is established, you can take things further. The app is closest to Tinder in terms of user experience. The app has a similar layout and interface. It makes use of the same swipe left or swipe right mechanism to match people.
  • Tinder: The best dating app for matching with tourist and expat girls in China. The government of China has blocked Tinder in the country, but you can get around the restrictions by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).

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What Kind of Guys Have the Best Chances

In the country of China, most of the men who have the best chances hail from wealthy backgrounds, this is extremely essential as many women love spending time with people who have access to different kinds of luxuries. Additionally, if you are famous in any sort of way, especially social media, you are bound to do well in the country of China, as most women are social media freaks and love to get their share of time under the spotlight. Apart from this, if you are from any country in Europe or the Americas you shall do well. Women prefer men who have access to their own transport and private accommodation as it gives them the green signal to get down and dirty without worrying about prying eyes.

Risks while Gaming

The laws in China are extremely strict and the cities are pretty safe on the whole, but one must remember to avoid getting into scuffles with local residents as law enforcement tends to be biased in their favour and even if you didn’t start the trouble, you shall be on the receiving end. Stay away from committed women and most certainly married ones. While gaming it is of utmost importance that you approach women without making them feel threatened in any way. Lastly, while gaming in China, beware of women who are in groups, you shall seldom encounter cockblockers in the form of best friends.

How to Get Laid as Soon as Possible

Getting laid as soon as possible in the country of China is difficult if you wish to avoid prostitutes and gold diggers altogether. Most of the Chinese women shall not hop into bed easily and it shall take some convincing for them to have sex with you even after the third date. There is undoubtedly a better success rate if you visit bars and nightclubs to pick up women in the biggest cities in the country. Also, one could try hanging in and around university areas where there are scores of young college girls looking to have some wild sex with foreigners. Additionally, make use of the online dating apps and websites which shall connect you to the naughty females out there as soon as possible.

Gold Diggers and Sugar Babies

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Gold diggers and sugar babies are quite common in the country of China. Most of these women can be found in the bigger cities such as Shanghai and Beijing. This can be primarily attributed to the fact that most of the women migrate to the city in pursuit of a better standard of living and some of them find the easy way out by targeting rich men and dating them in exchange for monetary favors. Age is not criteria here and women are ready to get into sexual relationships as well. Most of these women prefer hanging out at some of the posh nightclubs and bars in town as it is the easiest place to land a wealthy individual.

Swinging and Naturism

In a conservative country such as China, swinging and naturism are limited only to the rich and powerful. If you manage to interact with people from such circles you might be lucky enough to get an invite as they love foreign men. Otherwise, most of the general public are oblivious to such activities.

Costs of Living

A trip to the country of China is not bound to be expensive. Cities such as Shanghai and Beijing can make your wallet sufficiently lighter while other cities can be enjoyed on quite a modest budget.

CostsDay Single traveler’s budget per day: US$25 - $250

A single traveller who is visiting the country of China can enjoy some of the modest parts of the country at a daily budget of 30 USD at a minimum. However, if the tourist chooses to visit some of the major cities, he shall end up spending north of the 70 USD mark per day. Extra luxuries, partying and extravagant stays can be enjoyed at a budget of upto 250 USD per day.

CostsAccommodation Accommodation per night: US$10 - $200

Accommodation per night in different parts of the country are priced very differently. A tourist can enjoy a night’s stay at simple accommodations at a minimum of 10 USD per night while fancy hotel room suites shall cost upto 200 USD per night. Hostels' dormitories can be found for 10 USD per night even in the biggest cities in China. Bad side of the cheapest accommodations is that you can't bring a girl to your place if you're getting lucky. If you're traveling on the country side, it's possible to find local guest houses even less than 10 USD per night.

CostsBeerBottle Beer in a grocery shop: US$0.6 - $3

If you purchase local Chinese beers from a grocery store, they shall cost you anything in-between 0.6 - 1.5 USD. However, you shall need a private location to consume these. Imported beer brands are more expensive.

CostsBeerBar Beer in a bar or restaurant: US$1 - $10

A pint of beer at a restaurant or a bar shall cost you more than 1 USD. This depends upon the city and the bar/nightclub you choose to consume it at. Some basic restaurants and bars are selling beer for around 1 USD, especially outside of the cities. In touristic areas or fancy nightclubs in big cities you may have to pay 3 - 10 USD for a pint.

CostsMeal Meal in a restaurant: US$3 - $40

The food in the country of China is excellent, you can choose from a wide range of noodles, dim sum, and rice dishes. They are served steaming hot and a budget traveller can enjoy humble yet tasty meals at 15 USD per day. A traditional meal at a reputed local restaurant in China can end up costing a tourist anything in excess of 20 USD per meal.

Chinese Dumplings

Accommodation

There are plenty of options for accommodation in the country of China, backpackers and budget tourists can choose from a host of options on Airbnb and they can also explore hostels and couch surfing. These options shall not cost more than 10 USD per night. On the other hand, if you choose to visit the country and live in 3-star to 5-star hotels, you shall end up shelling anything in-between 50 - 200 USD per night.

A basic room for two persons in Pacific Hotel Shanghai costs around $100 USD per night

How to Get There and Move Around

As repeatedly mentioned throughout the article, the country has a humongous population of 1.4 billion people and for their daily commute the government has to ensure that all forms of transportation are functioning smoothly, given below are a few details about the different types of transportation available:

By air:

Tourists wishing to reach the country via air can choose many airports to land at. Here are the five busiest airports in China:

  1. Beijing Capital International Airport
  2. Shanghai Pudong International Airport
  3. Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport
  4. Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport
  5. Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport
Lobby of Terminal 3 of Beijing Capital International Airport

By bus:

The country of China does have an extensive bus network and it is often useful for connecting people to the most remote corners of the country where other forms of transportation are not available. However, buses remain second preference to trains in most parts of the country.

Shanghai Bus Route 71 in the Bund

By car:

In China, a tourist can summon a cab at their convenience, but one must ensure that they hire a government certified cab with a meter. These cabs have a Unique Identification Number which begins with the letter “B”. Beyond this, there are different color codes to distinguish between taxis running on fuel and electricity. Overall, they are reliable and the best option for tourist in the country.

By train:

The rail network in China is amazing, there are various intercity options, while for intracity travel consumers can use the metro network established in most of the big cities in the country. The country also has a High-Speed Rail Network and these trains connect cities at the speed of aircraft but at a fraction of the cost.

G7232 Bullet Train leaving Zhenjiang Station on the Shanghai-Nanjing Intercity High-Speed Railway

By boat:

The country of China has a number of waterways and is surrounded by the sea on the Eastern end, where one can make use of the numerous boats and cruise ships to reach to and from the country.

Hong Kong Ferry Terminal

Visas:

Most of the tourists who plan to visit the country of China shall have to apply for a visa in advance. This must be done as only a handful of countries’ citizens are allowed to visit without a visa. China has also a 72-hour visa-free transit policy which allows air passengers from 53 countries to transit and stay for up to 72 hours (3 days) in 18 Chinese cities without a visa. Check the details from the consulate.

Chinese tourist visa

Digital Nomads and Remote Work

The country of China is not the best place to be a digital nomad, here the internet speeds are undoubtedly good, but the lack of English speaking people around you, internet censorship, and rigid local rules have broken the deal. Many of the Western websites and applications have been blocked, so you need to use VPN to reach those.

Internet and Mobile Operators

The internet speeds in China are excellent, so is the cellular network and even coverage across the country. The censorship by the government might be annoying to most tourists. Nonetheless, here are some of the biggest telecom operators in China:

  • China Mobile
  • China Unicom
  • China Telecom

Gambling and Casinos

Gambling in China is officially illegal under Chinese law. However, Chinese people can participate in state-run lotteries and engage in legal gambling in the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau. Hardcore gamblers can always find time to visit Macau which is the Las Vegas of the East and full of giant casino resorts.

View of the casinos from Science Center, Macau

Weed and Drugs

The use of drugs is prevalent in some of the big cities in China. Most of this involves recreational drugs such as weed. Stronger substances are also available, but tourists are recommended to stay away from narcotics as they are illegal in China and if caught, the penalty is quite rigid.

Health, Fitness, Gyms and Massage

Massages in the country of China are incredibly popular. This is because they make use of ancient Chinese knowledge and a mixture of herbs. While for gym enthusiasts, you can find quite a few gyms in town but most of the local citizens prefer martial arts as a form of fitness.

STDs and HIV

STDs and HIV, both are quite rampant in the country of China, the spread of the disease cannot be controlled nor accurately monitored due to the vast population. Hence, all tourists are recommended to take suitable precautions and only indulge in protected sex.

Stay Safe

China is a huge country that shows a huge regional difference in crime rates but in general, it poses no more risk than most Western countries. Many Western tourists will feel safer in China than in their home country, and it is generally not a problem for women to roam the streets alone at night. Violent crime is very rare, though scams and petty crimes are common, so it pays to be prudent and secure your valuables properly. As with anywhere else, a little commonsense goes a long way.

Generally speaking, crime rates are higher in the larger cities than in the countryside. Nevertheless, they are no more dangerous than the likes of Sydney, London or New York City in the Western world, so if you avoid seedy areas and use your common sense, you'll be fine.

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