Born in 1953 in Wales, England, Eleri Wynne graduated from the University of Reading with a Master's degree in Literature and Education, and is a pianist, fluent in English, Welsh, French, Swedish, Chinese and other languages. Since arriving in China in 1992, Wynne has lived in the country for 30 years and says it feels more like home to her than England.
In his 16th year of living in China, Erik Nilsson, a 39-year-old American writer and journalist, has traveled to almost every province on the Mainland, setting his feet on the most remote areas to cover topics on poverty alleviation, disaster relief, and livelihood development in the country. His videos have gained hundreds of millions of views on various platforms.
Corentin, a tall, graceful and warm-hearted French man, is always smiling when he talks, with elegant gray-blue eyes that sparkle when he laughs. In order to pursue the life he wanted, this former elite businessman entered the high-class French culinary academy, Institut Paul-Bocuse in Lyon, France, to pursue his studies.
"Before I came to China, my friends around me would often talk about the 'American Dream' as if there was gold everywhere. Now that I have been in China for almost 10 years, I have witnessed the rapid social and economic changes in China, and achieving the 'Chinese Dream' has become our family's biggest goal," said Viktor Owusu, a 38-year-old entrepreneur from Ghana.
"I'm from Pakistan, and people here call me 'Batie', a loyal friend of China. You can call me Ali." When DotDotNews' reporter met Anwar Ali for the first time, he introduced himself in Chinese. Ali, 33, came to conduct post-doctoral research on vegetables at the Shandong Academy of Agricultural Sciences in April 2021, with a focus on molecular breeding of cabbage.
Dr. Christopher Rensing, 58, is one of the world's leading microbiologists. Earlier this year, he was elected as a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology for 2021. In 1998, he was diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease, and as his condition worsened, he had to use an electric wheelchair.
In this episode, Anna, a 6-year-old half-Chinese-half-Finnish girl, uses Finnish language to introduce the Four Treasures of Study to us. She also writes down her best wishes to the Beijing Winter Olympics with a brush.
In this episode, Luke Wilton, a half-Chinese-half-English boy growing up in Northeast China, is not only familiar with all kinds of Winter Olympic sports, but also fascinated by the Chinese mythological story behind the badge "The Bird Jingwei Tried to Fill the Sea".
In this episode, Anna Grasby, an 8-year-old half-Chinese-half-English girl born and bred in Hong Kong, tells us the Chinese mythological story behind the badge "Goddess Nüwa Patches Up the Sky" vividly. Watch the video to learn more about the magical story in the most adorable way.
In this episode, Harley Strangas, a 3-year-old half-Chinese-half-Greek boy from Shanghai, tells us the Chinese mythological story behind the badge "Pangu Separates the Sky from the Earth". Watch the video to learn more about the magical story in a Greek tone.
With the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics already in full swing, its badges have been receiving worldwide attention and sweeping popularity. Among them, Anna Grasby and William Grasby, the half-Chinese-half-English siblings born and bred in Hong Kong, are particularly interested in the "Traditional Chinese Sports" badge series.
"Even if I come from a small country, from a poor family, as long as I have talent and love, China will give me the opportunity to showcase it, to be on stage, to participate in competitions, to be the first foreign girl in the world to do the 'Bian Lian' (face-changing in Sichuan opera), and even to perform for world leaders. These are no longer distant dreams, but my inspiration and passion in reality," said Mariatu Kargbo, a singer and actress from Sierra Leone, who has a deep love for China after winning the annual "Xingguang Dadao" competition in 2007.
A cup of traditional Italian espresso and a slice of buttered Dabing (Northeastern Chinese pancake): That's how Mario Cavolo, an Italian American living in China for 20 years, starts his ordinary morning. "I start my day in the blended culture," Cavolo said, with a sip of the hometown taste in the distant, oriental land.
As a Russian Merited Artist over 70 years old, Ivan Danilov has a unique passion for China. Since 2005, Danilov has been coming all the way from Russia to China to paint his works four times annually. In Harbin, he has already created more than 300 oil paintings.