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Crossover 09/26/2015 Highlight: Foreign wives in China

Editor: Chen Yue 丨CCTV

09-25-2015 16:31 BJT

With China’s economic boom, the number of international professionals choosing to work or study in China has skyrocketed. Male and female individuals from nearly every country can be found in the major cities in China – seeking professional opportunities and challenges, and looking for adventure. For some, this adventure and experience has lead to something even more surprising…finding love.  

In this episode we have a girls’ talk with three special international women who came to China for work, and unexpectedly found love and a second home in China.

In this episode we have a girls’ talk with three special international women who came to China for work, and unexpectedly found love and a second home in China.

In this episode we have a girls’ talk with three special international women who came to China for work, and unexpectedly found love and a second home in China.

Before they fell in love with their husbands, they fell in love with China. We talk about why they came to China, and how they met their future husbands. How has being married to a Chinese man affect how they view China and their home countries?
 
It’s no surprise that cross-cultural marriages have a distinct set of challenges, but is it harder to overcome differences in personality or differences in culture?  What’s the relationship like with their in-laws? Do their parents get along? Different backgrounds lead to conflicts on not only the big issues, buteven the most trivial things. How do day-to-day responsibilities get divided? What should the future look like?

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These days, this cohort of foreign wives has grown in China. Our guest Jocelyn has her own blog www.speakingofchina.comon the challenges and rewards of being a foreign wife in China. Join us in this intimate and humorous look at China through the experience of three international women who have chosen to make China their home. Their perspectives will surprise you!

 A guest giving a performance

Our guests for this episode are:

Marie Smurthwaite, member of Continental Spice Girls, a female singing group

Wang Shuai, Marie’s husband, wedding MC

Jessie Meider, musician, formed the band Chinatown with her husband Gao Fang

Jocelyn Eikenburg, founder of www.speakingofchina.com, a blog about love, family and relationships in China



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