Expats of Shanghai

All's fair in love and war for Brit art teacher

As a former British Royal Marine, it is fair to say Ian Smith has dodged a few bullets in his time. 

Brit's sweet tooth for Candy and Shanghai

With a catchy Chinese name "泰山," or taishan, similar to the name of a famous mountain in China, British man Chris Attwell, looks passionate and approachable.

Between worlds: the Filipino-Japanese living it up in Shanghai

With a formal black shirt and grey pants, Mario San Pedro Yamaura, a young man who is half Japanese and half Filipino, looks crisp and professional.

Lured to Shanghai by its enterprising spirit

With his tall and strong physique, Casper Tollerud from Denmark fits our imagination of Nordic people.

Polish Andrew and his Chinese heart

Having lived in Shanghai for 20 years, 63-year-old Polish man Andrew is now more like a Chinese grandpa, enjoying taking his granddaughter to school and picking her up every day.

Austrian Arno on living in 'the hottest spot in the world'

Austrian Arno had been working in hotel management for almost 30 years, and most of that time has been around many Chinese cities. Now he calls Shanghai home.

The Italian Consul General, his wife, and their China adventures

The Italian Consul General and his wife have loved their time in China, but it's quickly coming to an end. They share some of their memories.

Jochen from Germany never expected his life would change so much moving here

German Jochen recorded his version of Shanghai by writing a guide book and a Chinese song, and the city gave him a Chinese wife and a beautiful ten-month-old baby girl.

Alex from Belgium hates Shanghai's winter, but loves everything else

The green-eyed, charming man from Belgium shows high loyalty to his job and workplace, and enjoys a simple but extreme daily life in a small square in downtown Shanghai.

American James and getting to know Shanghai on buses and skateboards

Five years ago, James got to know Shanghai by buses. Five years later, he opened a skateboard company and enjoys teaching kids how to ride skateboards.