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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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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Cesar: The man who loves hot, black coffee in the summer heat

In the scorching hot summer of Shanghai, I met a Mexican wearing a long sleeve shirt and long trousers. He came on a scooter, and ordered a hot cup of black coffee...
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Max from Ukraine has found love, but he's still searching for his Shanghai

Although Max from Ukraine has only been here for a year, he has experienced lots, including meeting an old friend by chance and finding a girlfriend. 
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The Italian fashion designer who met her Ryan Gosling in Shanghai

This Italian girl met her dream man – a guy she says looks like Ryan Gosling – here in Shanghai. The pair are clearly in love, but they chose to do their interviews separately...
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The girl from Armenia that thinks Shanghai has its own smell

The first time Armenia's Nare stepped into Shanghai, she said it had a different smell from her hometown. What kind of smell was that? Nare explains...
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Spicy Chinese food and New Zealand wine: Angela's perfect combination

New Zealander / Canadian Angela has only been in Shanghai for a year, but she has done a lot in that time, and enjoys Shanghai life in a different way than other expats.
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