There are the grizzled veterans of course, but three to five years is the cut-off point for most. But the thing is, you will almost always head back.The pollution aside, Beijing still has a culture which remains alien for years after you have experienced it."Rela has always been with you and please await its return!
The company did not respond to an email seeking comment.
Most are from European countries and the United States and predominantly white.
Beijing is a transitionary city for expats—few stay back forever.
But users began noticing last week that the app, along with its Twitter-like Weibo account and website, was no longer accessible, according to users posting on Weibo under the hashtags #rela and #relahasbeenblocked.
The service was temporarily suspended due to an "important adjustment in service," Rela told users on its We Chat app account.