In the spirit of bid lists which seem to be consuming the hearts and minds of 1st tour Foreign Service Officers everywhere right now, let me give one good reason to bid China:
Cheap dry cleaning.
Granted, it’s a little thing but still.
As long as you are going to eat/inhale/absorb a massive helping of carcinogens during your time here, you might as well enjoy the fact that it’s not hurting your wallet much at all.
Monday I brought to the dry-cleaners:
Guess how much this cost me?
I’m fairly sure I would have spent at least $100 dollars for the same service at our cleaners in D.C.
So yea, bid China!