Expats of Shanghai

Nearly 180,000 foreigners live in Shanghai, making it the most popular city for expats in China. How are the lives of these expats right now? Foreigners who have been living here for more than one year are being interviewed in-depth for this series. If you are one of them, and you want to share your views and stories with us, please contact us at wanghaoling@shanghaidaily.com. Recommendations of suitable interviewees are also welcomed.
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Mexican Luis and his adventures running around Shanghai and China

Mexican Luis said he had done 100 marathons in 19 countries beginning in the year 2000, but he hopes to run in 50 more countries yet.
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Cindy and her split-second decision to move to Shanghai

After retirement in the US, energetic Cindy came to Shanghai with her newly-married husband and continued her career in Shanghai.
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Mexican girl Lucero discovered her roots in Shanghai

Mexican Lucero came to China because of her mother's roots, but now she's found her love and career here: China has completely changed her life.
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Stella from England: Our oldest 'Expat of Shanghai'

80-year-old Stella, from England, really enjoys her regular three-month holidays in Shanghai every year, in which time she became a loyal Shanghai Daily reader.
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Karin calls Shanghai home, feels like a foreigner back in the USA

Karin moved to Shanghai at four, and she loves it here, but she's keen to head back to the USA  for college, even though she feels like a foreigner there now.
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The Filipino farm boy chasing his dreams in Shanghai

Filipino Kelvin is keen on exploring the hidden beauty of this metropolis from various perspectives. Some are really smart angles that even Shanghai natives could learn from.
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Donald the Jazz Man, and how his new home, Shanghai, relaxes him

Straightforward Donald from America feels Shanghai's prices have been going up too fast, but the musician still likes living in Shanghai and enjoys his relaxed life here.
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Colin from Canada found his warmth through Shanghai's cold winters

Colin first came here to try his luck while avoiding the financial crisis in Canada, then he finally found not only a good career but a local wife and a sweet family.
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Daniel, the young Russian man who is slowly becoming "New Shanghainese"

Young but mature Daniel started working at 14, then bravely came to Shanghai alone and supported himself. After six years here, this talented Russian can even speak Shanghainese!
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This is Alicia, the Russian girl who turned her hobby into a career

Five years ago, brave Alicia came to Shanghai from Russia without knowing anyone here. Five years later, the confident girl has turned her hobby into a decent living.
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