China / My Chinese Dream


'My Chinese Working Day': An Australian's story


American in Beijing lives his Chinese dream


Russian underwater performers' Chinese dream


French entrepreneur's Chinese dream


American man applies to be 'Xicheng Dama'


Foreign mediator in China's 'world supermarket' Yiwu


'Baozza' restaurant will move to new location

Challenges and problems are learning opportunities

All in all 2016 has been a great year for us. I am always grateful that we are a cross-cultural family, living with people from all kinds of backgrounds. I hope I never stop learning from others.

'Foreign son-in-law' assists local village in tourism

A Frenchman, whose Chinese name is Ding Yimu, has worked as an assistant to the head of Hehong village in Ninghai county of Ningbo, Zhejiang province, for one year, and his main job is to promote tourism.

About My Chinese Dream

Since it provides myriad possibilities and opportunities, it is little wonder that in the 21st century it is the China Dream that everyone is talking about.

My China Dream is a weekly news feature launched in June 2012, which focuses on an expat who shares their experiences and hopes related to China.

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African practices TCM in Chengdu hospital

Dressed in a white gown with pens in pocket, 53-year-old Diarra Boubacar was welcomed by the Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital in the Xindu district of Chengdu in Southwest China's Sichuan province, as a specially invited expert.

US student translates Confucius' words into American slang

Ben Giaimo, an international student from Chicago, is now pursuing a master's degree at Shaanxi Normal University.

US citizens land Guangzhou's 'talent green cards'

US citizens have so far made up the majority of foreign residents in Guangzhou to receive "talent green cards".

Foreigners in Tibet 'really happy' to be given green cards

Having lived in the Tibet autonomous region for six decades, Konchok Dargyi has long considered himself a local, but now, it's official.

Sailing on the wings of China's billion valentines

For millennia upon millennia the middle kingdom has produced some of the most revealing and thought-provoking literature on romance and classics.

A swahili spring

China always made Fadhhili Mpunji curious. The 42-year-old journalist from Tanzania was familiar with Chinese during his childhood: They stayed in his hometown to help operate a railway built by a Chinese company in the late 1970s.

Chenjiapu Valley's rugged wall exceeds expectations

So often, when China is brought up in the news or on a TV show, an image of the mighty Wall pans across the screen. The Great Wall is so inescapable that you pretty much can't grow up without having some minor fascination with it.

My love of China began with a thank-you note

I remember it was a hot and humid day, somewhere in 2000, when my mother waved at every taxi that passed along the old Suzhou road. We had come there by train from Shanghai to visit the city’s famous classical gardens.

Brazilian Sinologist: My Chinese Story

Studying at Peking University has always been my dream and the Confucius Institute program of a PhD fellowship is giving me the opportunity to try to realize this dream.

All roads lead to Sinology

As a European child, my interest for China, Chinese history and civilization naturally started with the discovery of Marco Polo’s 13th Century travels.

Greater people-to-people interaction needed: Indian Sinologist

It was in school when I heard of China for the first time. Our school text books had references about Chinese travelers visiting India. I used to wonder as to how these travelers traversed mighty mountains – the Himalayas.

The story of China and I: Canadian Sinologist

Erin Williams is the project supervisor of Canada Asian-Pacific Fund. Her research areas include international relations and the Sino-Canadian bilateral relationship.

Hungary bartender's Forbidden City-inspired cocktails 

Attila Balint, a Hungarian mixologist who came to work in Beijing three years ago, has a great passion for the Forbidden City and Beijing's local culture.

Bon Voyage's Chinese Connection

Together with drummer Nicolas Ballay and keyboarder Maxime Kosinetz, the band BVO aims to introduce their unique definition of music, which mixes pop, electric, psychedelic and rock.

Shakespeare star Ian McKellen has fun in China

Ian McKellen, who is known as a fine Shakespearean actor and is a six-time recipient of the Laurence Olivier Award, recently came to China for the worldwide activity Shakespeare Lives. But his China tour is much more than that.

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