Nearly half of wealthy Chinese are planning to move to another country within the next five years, according to a new Barclays survey.
The survey, which questioned more than 2,000 high net-worth
individuals with more than $1.5 million in total net worth, found that 47% of Chinese respondents said they want to move, compared with a global average of 29%.
Singaporeans were the second-most eager to flee home, with 23% planning to relocate in five years, followed by 20% for the U.K. and 16% for Hong Kong. Indian and American rich are the least likely to move, with only 5% and 6% of respondents saying they would relocate.
The top reasons Chinese cite for moving abroad are better educational and employment opportunities for children (78%), economic security and desirable climate (73%), and better health care and social services (18%). Hong Kong is their top destination (30%), followed by Canada (23%).
Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Almost Half of Wealthy Chinese Want to Leave, Study Shows – China Real Time Report – WSJ.
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