From technology entrepreneurs and feelings of social media, magazine editors and TV presenters, many foreigners have found success in the Middle Kingdom. Here, I have compiled a list of some of the foreigners who have made a name for themselves in China. I hope you will encourage younger migrants and hungry to create a little history of its own

Source :. Wikimedia Mark Rowswell: more foreign famous Arguably the China

Any list of the most famous Chinese foreigners must start with Mark Rowswell, also known as Dashan. With a television career spanning three decades, the Canadian interested in the Middle Kingdom at an early age. He studied Mandarin at the University of Toronto before traveling to Peking University with a full scholarship for further studies. It was while studying in Beijing who appeared on television for the first time, while hosting a singing contest.

At that time, in 1988, was a rarity to see a foreigner who could speak Chinese fluently. That initial appearance led to his being chosen for the gala that year closed circuit TV New Year, which was presented through a play comedy to a television audience of half a billion people.

Dashan night became a television personality. Far from being a one-hit wonder, however, it has been a mainstay of Chinese entertainment over the past 30 years. Spectacular turns in period pieces like the Palace Artist and The Dinner Game to the presentation of the shows language as Dashan and friends and traveling in Chinese learning, which he has shown to have a wider repertoire than most.

Foreigners Chinese fluent are no longer the novelty they once were, but the longevity of Dashan on the screens of the nation and shows hearts of the people there are great opportunities to be had for completely immersed in the language Charlotte McInnis :. Star Children of America that became a pillar of Chinese

television most of the participants in this list found their fame and success in life, often after graduating from college or to enjoy a successful career in elsewhere before traveling to China. Our next participant, however, found fame in China at the age of 10.

Charlotte McInnis moved from Michigan to Nanjing with his family in 1988 when she was only seven years. At a time when foreigners were not as common in China as they are now, especially those who could speak Chinese, McInnis naturally found paraded on national television at the time she was 10. A young American woman speaks Mandarin it was a big hit with the public, which is affectionately referred to as Charlotte Ai Hua.

She continued to star on television in his younger years, only briefly leave China to study drama at Columbia University before returning to resume his successful career. Ai Hua can be now 39, but for the public through China, will always be fondly remembered as the American girl who fell in love with all those years ago Marc Van Der Chijs :. Transmission precursor video and co-founder of Tudou

as YouTube became the top streaming site worldwide in the mid-noughties, a number of Chinese websites such as Youku, Iqiyi and Bilibili, It came to compete in the domestic market. It may come as a surprise that Tudou, one of the greatest of all streaming videos from sites in China, was actually co-founded by a foreigner -. A Dutch entrepreneur named Marc Van Der Chijs

Van Der Chijs arrived in China in 1999 while working for Mercedes Benz, but soon resigned to become an independent consultant. In 2004, his wife introduced him to one of his former classmates, Gary Wang. Within a year, the couple Tudou had established with Van Der Chijs credited with giving the name, which literally translates as "papa". The rest, as they say, is fries. Tudou went on to become one of the most popular streaming sites of China.

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