Chinese international expo to feature expat lifestyle documentary

Published:  26 Oct at 6 PM
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The daily life of expats living and working in Guangdong is to be featured in a video.

The Guangdong 21st Century Maritime Silk Road International Expo, as its name suggests, is intended to promote worldwide commercial cooperation as well as cultural exchange. Given China’s new-found popularity with expat entrepreneurs, professionals and English teachers, it’s no surprise the expo will feature a micro-documentary showing the daily lives of expats in the mega-city. Entitled ‘Guangdong’s Expats: A Day in the Life’, it’s aimed at sharing the day-to-day experiences of five expatriates.

The video took some six months of effort by a leading local media group, and explores the feelings of the five chosen expatriates as regards the changes to their lives caused by living in China. The city is now a favourite for expats, especially those in the tech sector, with some 110,000 now registered in the province, the majority of whom are well-pleased with their choice of destination.

The first expat, Italian pilot Mauro Martesan, initially worked for China Southern Airlines but has now realised his long-held dream of becoming a Kung Fu devotee. He’s now studying with a Wing Chun master in Foshan. Brazilian striker Alan Garvaloh and his family welcomed their second child in the city, and Alan has played in around 100 competitions since he arrived in 2015.

Harvard Medical School graduate Dr Adrian Morse is now head of Guangzhou Women and Children Medical Centre’s urogynocology department, and Malian Aly Baby is working in cross-border e-commerce after his graduation from the city’s Jinan University. Singaporean chef Lincoln Lam came to Guangzhou to study Cantonese cuisine and is now an executive chef at a leading Guangzhou hotel. Each of the featured expats was more than happy to take part in the video, and are hoping it will attract more skilled expatriates to the city and province.
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