Hey anons, I'm looking to study in China for a year now that it's open. I can pretty much go anywhere. My criteria for cities are:
>has mountains nearby
>pollution not beijing-tier
>not anywhere in the north china basin (boring)
Yunnan and Sichuan are most interesting to me, so I've pretty much narrowed it down to Chongqing and Kunming. Does anyone have any experiences with these cities? I talked to one expat who lived in Kunming and he said the surveillance wasn't quite as intense there since it's relatively small and far away from Beijing. Chongqing seems interesting because of the food and crazy geography, and I love Sichuanese food.