• Home away from home

    2016-08-16

    When Abbas Kdaimy made his first trip to China, his knowledge of the country was limited to what he had read in schoolbooks.

  • Chronicling urban transformation

    2016-08-16

    As one of the earliest foreign businesspeople to venture into China after its opening-up, 68-year-old Belgian business strategist Gilbert van Kerckhove has not only witnessed, but also played an important part in, the country's tremendous transformation over the years.

  • Witness to history

    2016-08-16

    The 101-year-old Chinese-born Isabel Crook is among the country's early foreign educators.

  • Law man

    2016-08-16

    Law expert Eugene Clark, 68, has been involved with teaching and research in and about China for two decades.

  • A Swahili spring

    2016-08-16

    China always made Fadhhili Mpunji curious. The 42-year-old journalist from Tanzania was familiar with Chinese during his childhood.

  • China in his words

    2016-08-16

    Unlike many Westerners who arrive in Beijing or Shanghai on their first visits, Michael Harrold's first stop in China was the small northeastern city of Dandong.