Why do Fuerdais want to leave China ?

Fuerdai called “The second generation” is a  new generation of Chinese people and some of them want to leave China for many reasons. Indeed, they want a better life for their children with less pollution, better education and a more comfortable way of life. Most of the time, this rich population of Chinese people wants to emigrate to the United States, Canada or Australia.

This new generation does not hesitate to exhibit their wealth to the world and makes Chinese people who are still in China dream of better days or gives them the same courage to leave their country. Indeed, as we can see in a Chinese sitcom “Ultra Rich Asian Girls of Vancouver”, 20 year old Chinese girls live a rich life, already have luxury cars and go shopping in Los Angeles as celebrities would do. In addition, many social networks pages exist where lots of Fuerdais share photos or videos with their luxury products and expose their rich life.


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Although this kind of life attracts many Chinese people, some American people do not like this exhibition and criticize Fuerdais’ attitud. Indeed, according to American people, wealth is not part of life values and this is not a good education for them. This is why this sitcom got bad comments on Instagram. It was said Fuerdais people live in excess and do not pay attention to the rest of the population. They live in a perfect world without problem, and surrounded much luxury goods.

In addition, population of Vancouver feel ashamed because Fuerdais are accused to push America down. Property prices are increasing but Fuerdais people defend themselves saying they don not disturb anybody and that they just live their own life.

Where are Fuerdais going ?

First, rich Chinese people are attracted by the United-States (52%) for many reason, which creates a new generation of people who require a better way of life than their country. Then, they want to reach Canada, for 21% of them.

More info: Rich Chinese consumers are leaving for the United States

Why do rich Chinese people leave China ?


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Most of these rich people consider themselves too rich to live in China and think they deserve a better quality of life. Indeed, they want to offer to their children the best education. In USA, almost 90% of  25 to 64 years old people own a degree from a University. Then, 67% of them have a paid job. Schools in USA provide one of the best education system in the world… hence why so many Chinese people want to go there.


Pollution kid

Also, Fuerdais want to protect their children from the air quality. They want to avoid the health troubles from pollution or bad food quality in China. Indeed, 750,000 to 2.2 million people die every year because of air, atmosphere and water pollution. The Chinese government does not implement waste sorting, which is one cause of pollution in China. As a consequence, many surveys show that 91,000 Chinese people have settled abroad during the past 15 years and that 60% want to leave China as soon as possible.

Interesting: China is trying to tackle its air pollution

Generational cleavage

Emigration of these rich Chinese people is not without consequences. This has created a new generation of Chinese people who can only speak English. We can often notice a lack of communication within families. In the end, young Fuerdais live out of the reality of the world, nowadays. Sometimes, we can see a separation between the ancient and the new education which createds a gap even within famillies, especially regarding the language used by parents and their own children.

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