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My Xiamen #2 
More than just tourist sights

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In part 2 of this Xiamen-Special Carlos Xiong explains the development of the southern Chinese metropolis once known as 'Amoy'. Further topics are the proximity to Taiwan, Carlos' future vision for Xiamen and what should not be missed on the historical island Gulangyu, where this conversation was recorded.

My Hong Kong #4 
The difference to Shanghai is shrinking

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What exactly the benefits of a 'regulated' life in Hong Kong are, where good restaurants are considerably cheaper and why trailing spouses often end up with nothing to do explains tech entrepreneur and Hong Kong long term expat Jens Behrens. Part two of the nightly talk at Central Ferry Pier, Hong Kong Island.

My Xiamen #1 
Fair weather and foreign language deficiencies

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Drizzle, a rather untypical weather in the sunny southern Chinese port metropolis of Xiamen. In the first part of this series, industrial engineer Carlos Xiong speaks about his hometown, its investment climate, foreign language deficiencies and culinary specialties. An offshore dialogue on the historic Gulangyu island with a panoramic view on the mainland coast.

My Hong Kong #3 
No 40-hour work week here

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Why the city still is entrepreneur-friendly, how it defines it's quality of life and the fastest way to conquer the HK culture shock is contemplated by Hong Kong veteran and German Night co-organizer Jens Behrens. A nightly talk against the backdrop of Central Ferry Pier, Hong Kong Island.

Video: Mein Shenzhen #2 
"Viele hören nur hin, aber nicht zu"

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Expat since 17 years amidst 14 million Chinese in the southern Metropolis Shenzhen. Is returning to Germany still an option? Baking entrepreneur and board member of the German Chamber of Commerce Rainer Ganser provides an interesting answer. What's more: Insider hints for Shenzhen-newbies and the reason why the long term laowai hardly crosses over to Hong Kong for shopping anymore.

My Hong Kong #2 
"People come and go"

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Doerthe Kleine-Pollmann saw many expats come and leave in her adopted hometown. In part two of her interview with deutsch.hk the business lawyer and HR manager of the German Swiss International School (GSIS) sums up how to build your social network in Hong Kong and what is special about friendships among expats.

My Shenzhen #1 
"Hey Laowai, is your bike broken?"

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For Rainer Ganser, bakery entrepreneur and board member of the German Chamber of Commerce, the southern Chinese metropolis has been both home and working place for 17 years. In the first part of this shenzhen.pro talk, the long term expat will elaborate on what fascinates and exhausts him about this industrial city and in which ways it is different from Shanghai and Beijing. Filmed against the scenic backdrop of Lychee Park in Futian district, Shenzhen.

German Night Talk #2 
"I miss my hot chocolate"

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Live at the schanghai.com German Night: Old and new visitors discuss about what makes this networking event so special, why it is continuously on since 2004 and what - despite its success - can still be improved about it. In this episode: Ralf, Svenja und Yan.

My Shanghai #4 
"And these people smile nonetheless"

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Shanghai harbours two kinds of people. Shanghai is to be explored by bicycle. Shanghai smells like fried Tofu. Ulrike Eyring in discussion with schanghai.com about balancing between benevolent mimics, eco-friendly transportation and something (olfactory) terrible.

My Hong Kong #1 
"Not only Westerners and Chinese"

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Dörthe Kleine-Pollmann lives and works as an expat in Hong Kong. In part 1 of this conversation the business lawyer and hr director of the German Swiss International School (GSIS) explains what she especially likes about this harbour metropolis and in which area, despite all modernity, Hong Kong still needs to catch up.

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