Editor's Note- You Bring Charm To China

According to the Ministry of Public Security, more than 50 million foreigners exit or enter the country on average every year, while another 5 million live here. Of these, about half-a-million call China home. Many have enriched Chinese lives with their contributions in business, education, medical care and disaster relief. China Right There, a recent bilingual documentary on Tianjin TV highlighted the lives of 100 expatriates who have been living here since the founding of New China in 1949. The crew traversed the length and breadth of the country recording their everyday lives.


Marco Polo is probably the most famous Westerner traveled on the Silk Road. He traveled the whole of China and returned to tell the tale, which became the greatest travelogue. And another foreigner that Chinese remember for long time is Matteo Ricci, the first Westerner who created the first map of the world in the Chinese language, and the first to have translated the Confucian classics into Latin and Euclid´s "Elements of Geometry" into Chinese.


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Da Shan: A foreigner involved in Chinese culture

On his journey from ordinary overseas student to celebrity, this Canadian won the Chinese audience over with his fluent Mandarin and comic performances of traditional Chinese art Xiang Sheng.

Charlotte: Hosting on cultural and cross-cultural programming

Charlotte was born in the United States and moved to China with her parents and older sister Mika in 1988.

Jiang Senhai: Foreigner boss in Beijing hutong

Jiang Senhai (Dominic Johnson Hill)-British, came to Beijing in 1993. He is living with his wife Laura and three daughters in South Luoguo Lane. He runs a distinctive T-shirt shop called PLASTERED.

David Moser: Composer, arranger and keyboardist

David Moser is an American, based in Beijing, China. He did his Master´s work in music at Indiana University where he studied under jazz educator David Baker.

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