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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Vendors face change at Great Wall

Vendors at the Mutianyu portion of the Great Wall are fearful of a tourist company's plan to remove them, ending a way of life that has endured for years. They may soon see their livelihood under threat.

Colorblind cartoonist thrives

A 28-year-old Beijing girl injects her own coming-of-age stories into the adventures of her cartoon character Ghost, cute, nightcap-sporting elf who is generating love and positive energy on the Chinese Internet.

Chinese men and Cinderella tell many tales

Gary Lee and Sandra Hill are also presenting their art works in the exhibition YibanYiban, alongside Jason Wing, at Guangzhou's Redtory Art & Design Factory.

American dreamer in China

Kenneth E. Behring was wealthy and successful in America, but it was in China that he found the true meaning of life. His work in China has ranged from donating wheelchairs to supporting many museums.

The grape and the good

A German winemaker is following in his grandfather's footsteps, having inherited the mission of helping local farmers in Shandong province grow grapes and make world-class wines.

Beauty of nature offers new lease on life

One year after one of his photographs of rice terraces in Yuanyang, Yunnan province, was featured in National Geographic, Thierry Bornier is still seeking out beautiful landscapes in China.

'Selling' Chinese history to the world

An Illinois-born businessman launched his China History Podcast program to 'explain China to the Americans and spread goodwill between the two peoples'.

Music without borders

The international flavor of China's capital was a perfect fit for a Russian conductor eager to bring people together through music。

Six years that shaped a life

Visitors to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford can now admire what is hailed as the biggest private collection of modern Chinese art in the West.

A response to place

The first thing one notices on entering the Beijing apartment of artist Niamh Cunningham is the number of canvases covering almost every inch of wall space.

Mandarin for money or the joy of learning

When Victoria Zanello, 23, was on stage taking part in a Chinese proficiency competition in Montpellier, southern France, her confidence with the language and deep affection for Chinese literature was there for all to see.

Tracing Grandpa's dream

The now-elderly descendants of 15 boys sent by the imperial Qing Dynasty court to study in the United States some 140 years ago reminisce about what it meant.

Expat consumes life in Chinese tea

China's alcohol culture was the first thing Warren Peltier came into contact with when he arrived in the country in 2006.

Proud to return for second China stay

The week after Merita Cuadari married young diplomat Kujtim Xhani in 1983, she left her home country Albania for the first time.

Journeyman's stories

Bright-eyed and bushy-bearded, Mark Levine attracts some attention on the street as he travels around China.

Antidote to culture shock: Drink plenty of water

After receiving admission letters from several graduate schools in Europe, Theo Aperkor, a young man from Ghana, thought carefully before deciding to accept a scholarship in China.

Heeding her mother's words

Angelina Dodissea Alberto Gomes, an Angolan, says in Chinese, "You're going to study in China and get a better job back home after you graduate."

Chengdu touches US heart

The US consul general in Sichuan province is deeply in love with Chinese culture, and wants to encourage more Americans to study in the west of China. Huang Zhiling reports in Chengdu.

Canadian author pens China book at 98

The daughter of Canadian missionaries has become a veteran 'foreign expert' in China-an author with a respectful and respected view of the country's socialist evolution.

Israeli doctor aids Sichuan patients

An Israeli surgeon's dexterity treating the largest and most serious wounds has brought him to Sichuan province again and again.