What forces Chinese white-collars to flee first-tier cities?

16:20, April 09, 2010      

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More than half of white-collar workers in China’s first-tier cities are eyeing other cities where life is "more comfortable" and has "less pressure", according to a survey conducted by Digitimes magazine and Data 100 Market Research Company in February.

Another poll conducted recently jointly by Henan Business Daily and sina.com also shows that 57.83 percent of big cities' white-collar workers are thinking of leaving and looking for opportunities in medium-sized and small cities - the so-called second- and third-tier cities.

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