Expats of Shanghai

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.

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.

Noyan from Turkey and stories from his 35 years in China

About 35 years ago, a Turkish guy came to China for his masters and has been here ever since. He loves Shanghai, but definitely still has his homeland deep in his heart.

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.

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.