Though not a technical post, this information is definitely important for those living an international freelancing type of life-style. Specifically, in my case, where to go if life in China becomes impossible for some reason?
This post contains some nice detail about Malaysia and their "My Second Home Programme". Like Hong Kong, ninety day visa free-stays are the norm in Malaysia. And long term residency is easy if you have a bit of money in the bank, as little as $45,000 for those over 50.