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Of Course China!

Of Course China!

By Ziv Glikman & Fernando Munoz
Welcome to Of Course...China!

We’re Ziv and Fernando, two long-time China expats with a combined 37 years experience of living and running businesses in the middle kingdom.

We’ll be talking about life in China as we know it, interview interesting characters about their China jobs and opportunities, and explore what it means to live in China in 2020 and beyond!

Listen to us weekly and watch us on YouTube. Don’t forget to subscribe to our channels and leave us a comment with topics you’d like us to talk about.
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Ep#27: Football in China - Playing and Coaching Children | Mateus Martins
Brazilian football player Mateus Martins moved to China in 2007. He did not speak any English or Chinese when he first got here, but his positive attitude and big personality brought him to new heights in his life in China. After playing professional football in China, he joined Arsenal Football Academy and started coaching under Michael Owen. From that point on, he found his calling in coaching football to Chinese children, and today he runs his own football school with two branches. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/kz33UQf9LY8 Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/of-course-china Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:14:00
December 31, 2020
Ep#26: The Foreign Dentist in China | Dr. Zavel Mojica
Dr. Zavel Mojica, from Costa Rica, has been a foreign dentist in China in the past six years. He has seen the industry develop quickly while treating China expats and a growing Chinese clientele. His stories of fixing bad dentistry for his clients and the questions they ask him are both amusing and remarkable. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/FcaWfEEgL5o Subscribe to our channel to ensure you don't miss our podcasts. Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/of-course-china Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:03:45
December 28, 2020
Ep#25: Inventing Baozza - The Ultimate Chinese-Italian Fusion Food | Co-Founder Loren Heinold
Loren Heinold has been a long-time China expat. He lives in Beijing and loves it. After coming to China as an investment banker, he expanded his interests and his businesses, opened a chain of Mexican restaurant and co-founded Baozza, a combination of Baozi and Pizza, making the ultimate pizza snack. In this long form conversation we discuss the ins and outs of starting and running various businesses in china, getting Mark Cuban to invest in his business, and much more! Subscribe to our channel to ensure you don't miss our podcasts. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/FcaWfEEgL5o Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/of-course-china Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:23:30
December 25, 2020
Ep#024: Comedian Joe Wong | From Roasting to Hosting - Coming to America and Going Back to China
Stand up comedian Joe Wong talks about his humble beginnings. From moving to America for his PhD in Biochemistry to improving his English and starting in stand up comedy in Boston. In our conversation, he mentions roasting Joe Biden 10 years before he becomes the President with a hint to Kamala Harris, and discusses hosting his show on China's CCTV.    This interview was held in Dongguan, immediately after Joe did an hour of Chinese stand up comedy, and just before going up to do another hour in English.    Subscribe to our channel to ensure you don't miss our podcasts. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/z4ycPqAJe2A Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/of-course-china Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
33:00
December 20, 2020
Ep#023: Biking to Xinjiang and Debunking Western Misconceptions | Jerry Grey
Jerry Grey is a British-born Australian who has been living in China since 2004. After a recent biking trip to Xinjiang (not his first time), his experience and recollections gathered a lot of attention as he started debunking western misconceptions about the controversial north-western province.   In this episode we talk to Jerry and his wife Ann about the journey they've made, the things they've seen and the recent online popularity Jerry has been getting.   Subscribe to our channel to ensure you don't miss our podcasts. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Q2Byz9NN7pc Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/of-course-china Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:29:04
December 17, 2020
Ep#022: Bridging Chinese and Brazilian in China | Sophie Yuen
Sophie Yuen came from very humble beginnings in a far countryside in Chongqing. Her upbringing made her tough and strict, a personal style she displayed throughout her career. After coming to South China in search of financial independence, she advanced quickly and became the HR and admin manager of Paramount, the first big Brazilian shoe manufacturer in Dongguan, managing shoemakers in China. Bridging Chinese and Brazilian shoemakers was her mission in those days in a company that employed 100 Brazilians in Dongguan.    Being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 made her realize her true self and become much softer and kinder to herself and to others. Today she's a life and career coach through her company, Sophie's Dream Studio. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Zysddqr_cXw Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/of-course-china Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:31:09
December 13, 2020
Ep#021: Making Quality Furniture in China | Bram Vandendriessche from Belgium
Bram Vandendriessche's family make and sell high quality furniture for almost 70 years. Since 2008 they're also making furniture in Dongguan, China and Bram has been living in China and running the Up2Date Medalounger factory since 2012. Growing up around furniture stores gave him a special insight for the trade and today he's become an expert on the furniture manufacturing process. In 2019 he launched a super comfortable and elegant recliner brand called Modulax. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/f-Fuq2yAbyk Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/of-course-china Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:23:34
December 10, 2020
Ep#020: Romanian Keeps Deli Tradition Alive in China | Florian Benchea
Florian Benchea is a Romanian deli owner and chef in Shenzhen, China. His enthusiasm about keeping the deli tradition alive is inspiring, while making many foreigners and Chinese customers all over China happy. His homemade sausages, smoked meats and preserves are a rare find in a country that has only few options online for authentic Balkan food. We loved sampling his delicatessen food items and even more, the great conversation. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/LlzDpm9VrJQ Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/of-course-china Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:19:45
December 8, 2020
Ep#019: Manufacturing Candy in South China | Karl Long, GM at Zed Candy Factory
Karl Long is an Irishman making candy in China. He is the general manager at Zed Candy factory in Zhangmutou, Dongguan, where he manufactures candy such as gum balls and jellybeans, and export it to 50 countries around the world. Zed Candy was founded in Ireland in 1992 and moved its factory to China in 2008. Karl has been living and working as an expat in China since 2002 in Harbin, Beijing, Hangzhou, Hefei, and now Dongguan. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Fze_Y7_LVIA Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/of-course-china Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:04:48
December 6, 2020
Ep#018: Hospitality Managment is a Non-Stop Job | with Fuat Koroglu, International Hotels' GM
Fuat Koroglu is a Turkish hotelier working in the hospitality industry since 1990. He first worked for Kempinski Hotels for 24 years in Turkey, Dubai, Egypt (during the 2011 Arab Spring) and China. In 2015 he made the move to Wanda Hotels and Resorts, one of the fastest growing brands in China, as GM of Wanda Realm Beijing and later in 2018 he became GM at Wanda Vista Dongguan.   In our conversation, we discuss the traits and habits that make a good hotelier, Fuat's remarkable experience running the Kempinski Hotel in Cairo during the revolution, and the hotel industry measures of survival during the recent 2020 pandemic. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/wMZTO_kZDIM Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/of-course-china Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:37:24
December 2, 2020
Ep#017: Business Insider with a Teenager - How I Published a Book at 15 Years Old | Shirley Wang
Shirley Wang is an impressive young entrepreneur who self-published a book—Business Insider with a Teenager—earlier this year (2020). This talented 15-year-old is a writer, photographer, coach and businesswoman who is very inspiring for the young generation of ambitious teenagers. In this conversation we dive into teenage business ideas, the experience she gained in the last few years, what makes such a young person so ambitious, and how can parents motivate their kids to be more proactive and go-getters.   Buy Shirley's book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Business-Insider-Teenager-Teenage-Entrepreneurs-ebook/dp/B086V6KKZZ Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/WZbEe9ECW98 Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/of-course-china Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:31:48
August 15, 2020
Ep#016: Bringing China Baseball for FREE With Dragons Baseball Club | Jim Mann
James Mann is the founder and director of the Dongguan Dragons Baseball Club, bringing baseball to China for free with his non-profit program for kids of all ages to learn, practice and play the game. The Dongguan Dragons baseball club has become an official Little League chapter back in 2018. The program has over 300 kids, mostly Chinese kids, playing baseball every weekend.    Jim is also an ex minor league player who played in several baseball leagues in Asia and a former race walker. He competed for the American national team for eight years before he started his career in shoes with Nike, which is the reason he moved to Asia at the end of the 80s. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/GSj2ymAKtCI Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/of-course-china Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:06:49
August 9, 2020
Ep#015: Australian Living in China - Expat Stories & Video Game Developer Career | Tim Page
Tim Page is an Australian living in China. He had a long career as a video game developer, starting with the first Nintendo team in Australia back in the 80s, then EA Sports, then THQ. He moved to Shanghai in 2008 to live with his expat family in China in order to develop video games for THQ from Asia, and then moved into his second career in smart displays for SoundWedge, among other things. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/SLQUfPBA0_o Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/of-course-china Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:41:19
July 20, 2020
Ep#014: From China to the World | How I Went to High School in America - Lily Jiang
Lily Jiang is a modern Chinese young lady who went through an education path most Chinese youth could only dream about. She bypassed the "gaokao" (China's notorious National College Entrance Examination) by going to high-school and then university in the USA, and she also studied in Hong Kong and London. After graduation, she moved to Shanghai to start her career, then Spain, and soon she's starting a new job as a marketing manager at a start up in Germany. Is she the "new" Chinese? Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/jvM_QTaSZds Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/of-course-china Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:29:50
July 19, 2020
Ep#013: Coming from New York and Embracing China to the Fullest - Jason Chen
Jason (Komit is his online persona) Chen is a dance studio owner, bar owner (Muzika), English teacher, Chinese Visa agent, fashion model, actor, and the list goes on and on. In this conversation we discuss how China is not what people back home think, freedom in China and the West, taking his Chinese wife's last name, and much more. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/eUQDZ_yApkI Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/of-course-china Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:19:02
July 7, 2020
Ep#012: My Journey from Hong Kong to the Mainland - Billy Lam
Billy Lam grew up in Hong Kong, studied in the U.S. and worked in a corporate job doing sales for IBM for eight years after graduating. His life took a 360 degree turn when the dot-com bubble burst, so he decided to do what he always loved--party. He moved to Beijing and became a co-owner and occasional DJ at the famous Suzie Wong nightclub. Today he's the business director of HERE! Media & Marketing and an avid vlogger on Douyin (Chinese TikTok) and other social media. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/-GZUjIu2Mtk Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/of-course-china Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:22:19
July 4, 2020
Ep#011: The Restaurant Entrepreneur Who Never Stops - Miguel Alves
Miguel Alves has been living in China since 2002. He opened his first restaurant in 2003 and since then opened about 10 more F&B establishments. In this episode we discuss the restaurant business in China extensively, as well as tell many China expat stories from the old days. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/QI13mCN2gW8 Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/of-course-china Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:35:54
June 23, 2020
Ep#010: Living the Chinese Middle Class Life as a Denim Manufacturer COO - Rachel Zhang
Rachel Zhang started her career as a translator in a fashion company in Guangzhou years ago. Through taking designers and clients around to factories, she learned the business quickly and got promoted. After a few more jobs with other companies, in higher positions, her ability to learn fast made her a founding partner in a growing denim fashion company. Today, her company supply denim to many jeans brands around the world. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/f6SipxdvYgg Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/of-course-china Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:20:34
June 18, 2020
Ep#009: Mitch Perrine - From Graphic Design to Opening a Bar and a Diner in China
Washington-Hangzhou-Chang'an. Mitchie Perrine is not an ordinary China expat. He moved here for a graphic design job, and still works as a designer at an American furniture company during the days, but at nights...he has become a legend with his bar Ziggy's in "small town" Chang'an, in south China. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3QFGR6LIj_U Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/of-course-china Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:21:47
June 8, 2020
Ep#008: Peleg Lewi - Guangzhou Consul General at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel
In this week's podcast episode we talk to Mr. Peleg Lewi, the Israeli Consul General to Guangzhou and the former Ambassador to Paraguay. In our interview we cover a wide range of topics such as his 26-year diplomatic journey, including his posts in Colombia, Hungary and Paraguay, China-Israel diplomatic and economic relations and much more. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JOAStWCPRj0 Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:41:00
June 1, 2020
Ep#007: Ludovic Casteleyn - My Hong Kong Childhood & Hospitality Career
Born in France and moved to Hong Kong when he was 2-month-old, Ludovic had a lot to talk about in this week's full length podcast. In this podcast we discuss his father being a "serial expat," witnessing the UK-China HK handover in 1997, studying hospitality in Lausanne, working in F&B in the hotel industry in Maldives and Dubai, and much more. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xE3TZuajni4 Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:23:16
May 31, 2020
Ep#006: Andy Rossi - Working and Singing in China | Full Podcast
Andy Rossi came to China in 2004 after graduating in Chinese language at the University of Rome. His language skills opened up doors and gave him opportunities to learn the trades and advance his career over the years. He's also the lead singer of Revolution, a local expat band of three Italians and a Kiwi, and had the chance to perform their rock n' roll music all over Chima.   In this long-form conversation we discuss Andy's China expat path, from culture socks to making it his home and raising a family. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/uPSeMulRpO8 Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/ofcoursechina Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:30:48
May 26, 2020
Ep#005: Anna Grinvald - The Innovative Entrepreneur Mom | Full Podcast
Anna Grinvald is not the classic stay-at-home mother. While raising four kids, she’s always found a way to do business, from Israel to Thailand, and in China for more than a decade. Nowadays, she owns and manages GTS Group and Roxan, a footwear and lifestyle brand utilizing scrap materials and producing zero waste.   In this long-form conversation we discuss the life journey that brought her to this day in which she’s extremely involved with sustainability across various industries. Zero-Waste Fashion - Making Shoes From Scrap Materials / What is Stone Plastic and Why it Can Change the World / A New Kind of Respiratory N95 Mask - A Sustainable Solution / The Fashion Pact Coalition for Less Pollution in the Industry Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/UAA2_iz7XYA Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ofcoursechina Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:24:55
May 15, 2020
Ep#004: Walkabout Rojo - From Hotel Management to University Life in China | Full Podcast
Paul worked his way up and had a succesful career in the hotel industry back home in California. He went through every possible hositality department and eventually ended up in management where he started to feel bored and out of place, which led him to the decision to make a full 180. This is how he ended up in China. Today he runs a YouTube channel and goes by the (on-screen) name Walkabout Rojo (he explains the name in the podcast).   In this wide-ranging conversation, Paul talks about the hotel industry, both in the U.S. and in China, including very good advice on how to get the best deals and even free upgrades. We also discuss his Zhongshan university campus life and the recent social distancing situation that resulted with him being locked down alone on campus for a few weeks. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/AL2vLj032sU Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/ofcoursechina Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:23:23
May 8, 2020
Ep#003: John Graham Harper - Fitness, Fight Night & Blacklisted in China | Full Podcast
John Graham Harper arrived in Shenzhen as a teenager with his dad and younger brother (they are six brothers in the family!). In the 20 years since, he has been a personal trainer, gym(s) owner, boxing federation founder, UFC promoter, and a real tough hustler.    In this wide-ranging conversation with John we discuss his past and present passions, and his current legal situation as he's unable to leave the country after being blacklisted following a verdict from a trial he did not attend. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/trKlsGl_F2s Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
2:11:22
May 1, 2020
White Collar Fight Night: Amateur Boxing Federation in South China
In this episode snippet, John talks about the concept of white collar boxing federations and how he started WCFN in Shenzhen as a marketing and charity platform. Learn about John and the "parent" company's (Fire Now) motivation behind these events. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nQ1Ec_I6-5s Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
11:34
April 30, 2020
Ep#002: Jerome "Rome" Bryant - Teaching English and Making People Laugh | Full Podcast
Coming to China as an English teacher can be the perfect gateway to doing other, perhaps more desirable, jobs later on. Rome talks to Ziv and Fernando about discrimination in the teaching industry, being half black, half white, and his life-long passion, stand up comedy.   Find out how Rome started as a stand up comedian in China by joining open mic nights in several cities, and much more in this long-form conversation. Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/a8JZp6DyX48 Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:17:41
April 24, 2020
Being Black and Discrimination in China
In this podcast snippet we discuss discrimination and racism with Jerome "Rome" Bryant. Listen as we slowly realize that the fact (some) Chinese calling black people 黑人 (hei ren) is maybe not as bad as we previously thought.     Watch the video of this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JD0lDv_7PH0 Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
13:31
April 22, 2020
Ep#001: RachelR星星 - From Chinese Schooling to Online Celebrity | Full Podcast
Listen to the full long-form conversation with Rachel Rommeswinkel packed with loads of content we didn't share before.   If you wish to skip previous parts, use the timestamp below.   Monday podcast (00:00 - 12:00) / Tuesday podcast (21:18 - 32:05) / Wednesday podcast (32:06 - 42:34) / Thursday podcast (1:08:35 - 1:29:08) .  Watch this podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nTXkAeNE0qg Watch Rachel's videos on Bilibili: https://space.bilibili.com/283732813   Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
1:29:08
April 17, 2020
Chinese Education - Foreigner Schooled in China's Public School
In today's episode,  Rachel R 星星 shares with us her experience attending public Chinese schools.    She also shares anecdotes from her parent-teacher meetings and how her siblings played a key role in those.    The information Rachel provides related to Chinese university scholarships available to foreigners is another gem you'll find in today's episode. https://www.chinesescholarshipcouncil.com/ For more content from our podcast with Rachel R 星星, make sure to join us on this channel every day, Monday to Thursday for short snippets and on Friday for the full 90-minute video. And what better way to ensure you don't miss any part of than to subscribe to our channel. Watch this episode on YouTube at https://youtu.be/qrVe_Fdv27A Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
13:53
April 16, 2020
Running a KOL Business in China
In the third snippet from our podcast with China's foreigner KOL, Rachel Rommeswinkel (星星), we talk business: how to take care of it and how to grow it.    She shares with us the gear she chooses, the key improvements to her videos, legal and taxation pointers, as well as time management.   She also shares why she doesn't do LIVE streaming and why big brands hinder creativity. For more content from our podcast with Rachel R 星星, make sure to join us on this channel every day, Monday to Thursday for short snippets and on Friday for the full 90-minute video. And what better way to ensure you don't miss any part of than to subscribe to our channel. Watch this episode on YouTube at https://youtu.be/qrVe_Fdv27A Make sure to follow us on our social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
11:00
April 15, 2020
Making Money as a China KOL
In the second snippet from our podcast with China's foreigner KOL, Rachel Rommeswinkel (星星), we talk money.   She shares with us how several Chinese social media differ from western platforms when it comes to earning money vis-a-vis your subscriber count, i.e.: how much and how.     She also shares her stepping stones when considering moving up in the KOL world: product placement, strategies, agents, contracts, and even how she blew up in China's KOL.    For more content from our podcast with Rachel R 星星, make sure to join us on this channel every day, Monday to Thursday for short snippets and on Friday for the full 90-minute video.   And what better way to ensure you don't miss any part of than to subscribe to our channel.    Watch this episode on YouTube at https://youtu.be/4CNXiF-cmoo Make sure to follow us on our social media:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
11:29
April 14, 2020
What's a KOL in China?
In this podcast, we interviewed Rachel Marie Rommeswinkel (星星). She’s a foreigner KOL (influencer) in China with over one million followers on Weibo and Bilibili.    She shares with us how she went from 10 views on her first video to 10 million on her most watched one.   She also shares strategies for new vloggers such as finding a niche,  finding a frequency of posting that works for you,  as well as some legal copyright advice.  After all,  she's doing a Master degree in law at the University of Xiamen.   For more of our conversation with Rachel R 星星, make sure to follow us daily, Monday to Thursday for short  snippets and on Friday for the full 90-minute video.  And what better way to ensure you don't miss any part of than to subscribe to our channel.    Make sure to follow us on our social media:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/ Email: ofcoursechina@gmail.com
12:21
April 13, 2020
Ep#000 - Introduction
In our first episode, we would like to introduce our new podcast, "Of Course China!" Find out a who we are, why we've decided to start this podcast, why we chose this name and more about what to expect on the road ahead.  Help us grow by subscribing and if you like what you hear, let your friends know as well. If you'd like to watch our videos, check out our YouTube channel, and be sure to comment and share our videos right after subscribing! Follow us on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ofcoursechina Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofcoursechina/?hl=en Twitter: https://twitter.com/CourseChina
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