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I recently posted something about job prospects in China, called "Opportunity in the Land of Pollution", but feel like there is much more to the story than this. After posting, I looked at the actual numbers concerning employment for foreigners in China, and it looks pretty normal, if not grim. Basically, I found reports of bias, superior industry understanding, declining appeal of foreigners and the like. I said in the post that I was willing to take a risk, but now it's starting to look more like a bet.
To be more specific, I'm looking to get into the Marketing, entertainment or digital media industry. I know this is a bit broad, but I'm keeping my options open and my skills developing since I can't place my faith fully in one sector.
Basically, I want to hear from those of you who have successfully cleared this hurdle of finding a job in China, or anywhere in East Asia for that matter. Did your Chinese help? Which sectors offer the most promise for foreigners? Race aside, which industries in East Asia show the most growth opportunities.
Again, I know this is very broad, but I'm just trying to get a sense of what it's really like on the ground. If you have or have ever had similar thoughts, please share.
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