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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A new energy

A US citizen comes to East China to help with clean-environment initiatives.

The children's maestro

Peter Winkler is a man who knows about the long wait. He is also someone who knows when to say "Go" and when to say "Stop".

Landing punchlines in the home of kung fu

Irish stand-up comedian's life in China as a waiter and dating show contestant inspires hit comedy show

Irish school principal speaks on the country's higher education

A small country with less than five million people, Ireland somehow has the highest participation rate of higher education among the European countries. Let's find out what the country's higher education has to offer to international students.

Personal stories: Breathing new life into ancient craft

"My favorite Chinese film is ‘Infernal Affairs," Hossein Khalifi, chief representative of the Iran Tourism and Cultural Heritage Association in China, said in fluent mandarin.

On the dragon's tail

An Israeli entrepreneur, who jokingly calls his new home 'the sea of Jews', tells Raymond Zhou about his passion for life.

Hands across the water

Whether on a diplomatic mission or in an academic position, Guillermo Pulido Gonzalez heeds the calling to act as a bridge for the cultures of Mexico and China.

Ed Sheeran sings his way through Asia

British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran performed his first concert in China on March 7, at Shanghai's Mercedes-Benz Arena.

How Edwin Maher became a face familiar to millions

The New Zealander, the first foreign news anchor on Chinese state TV when he came to Beijing nearly 12 years ago, seems as much a regular feature of many homes as the furniture.

Revisiting Spring Festival memories with much relish

Sharing meals with family, friends forms unforgettable moments. For many non-Chinese who have spent a considerable amount of time in China, the taste of Chinese New Year lingers even after they leave the country.

The matchmaker

Frenchman Jerome Mazet claims to have the biggest network of celebrities and brands in China - and he wants to put his little black book to good use.

Spanish woman's affection for tai chi

Guadalupe, a 55-year-old lady living in Spain, has been practicing tai chi for almost 20 years. She believes tai chi is not only a kind of martial art but a complete system of fusing traditional Chinese culture.

A Western diplomat's 'phenomenal' China story

Carl Worker's close involvement with China stretches across three decades-almost as long as his diplomatic career.

Fighter at heart

A Filipino-American, who gave up a software job in the US, finds his punch in Beijing with a club that offers training in combat sports.

Gospel twins in tune with Beijing

After their trysts with gospel music, R&B, hip-hop and some Motown in parts of the world, American twins Preach and Danger Jackson are now happy to entertain China.

Jazz player melds musical styles of East and West

A project to meld the musical styles of East and West is creating exciting new music.

Paris to Beijing bike ride follows ancient route

It's a long journey by bicycle from Paris to Beijing along the ancient Silk Road. But it was a special and exciting experience for Simon Poniard and Basile Pottier, who took seven months to cover the 12,500 kilometers and 10 countries.

Student says Chinese Dream inspires Africans

Cyprian Nugah Doh's love affair with China and in particular Shenzhen, began in 2011, and it is still not quite over.

Expat programmer rewrites career in China

Tiffany Tan tells how an American guitar-strumming video game programmer reinvented his career in China.

Indian teacher takes Shaolin culture and kung fu back home

For the past decade, Kanishka Sharma has been dividing his time regularly between India and China.