'My Chinese Working Day': An Australian's story

By Jin Dan(chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2017-08-31

<EM>'My Chinese Working Day'</EM>: An Australian's story

An aerial view of the resort is seen from the air. [Photo by Bradley McConachie/provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

What are your thoughts about the development of today's China? What's the most impressive aspect to you?

There is no denying the sheer magnitude of China’s development and the impressive strides that have been made in recent times. I first came to China four years ago, which doesn’t seem that long ago, yet even I notice huge changes from when I first arrived. My parents first came to China 20 years ago and the China they experienced then is worlds apart from the China they see now when they come and visit. I think the most exciting element of life in China is the balance of the old and new. I think this works nicely with the Chinese philosophy of yin and yang, in which seemingly opposite forces can actually be complementary. I love that one minute you can be walking through Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City or even just taking a stroll through the hutongs eating noodles with the locals and the next be walking through Sanlitun with people from all over the world with anything any other world city has to offer at your fingertips. Coming from Australia, which is such a new nation, it’s fascinating to experience the evolution of a country with such a rich history, such as China. So much is happening in China right now and I wouldn’t want to be living anywhere else.