#2: Perks of Being a Laowai


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What kind of privileges exist and who gets to use them? This episode looks at how foreigners benefit from living in China, and how they navigate their privileges.

Thank you to all our interviewees, and a special thanks to Christine, Mike W and Prianka for lending their voices.

Episode producer: Averill Flynn Obee
Music credits: freesound.org users: setuniman, hoerspielwerkstatt
Theme song: 4barrelcarb, “Ambient Strings and Synth Mix

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Further reading:
Jiang, Jie. “China grows more popular for foreigners, finds report.” http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/913109.shtml. Global Times, March 20, 2015.
Koshoibekova, Nargiz. “Who are China’s Typical Expats?” http://www.theworldofchinese.com/2014/11/who-are-chinas-typical-expats/. The World of Chinese, November 13, 2014.
Qian, Zhou and Steven Elsinga. ““Nali Lai de?” – An Overview of Expat Demographics in China.” http://www.china-briefing.com/news/2015/01/08/nali-lai-de-overview-expats-china.html. China Briefing, January 8, 2015.
Redford, Dan. “Expats in China Turn to Entrepreneurship.” https://www.chinausfocus.com/political-social-development/expats-in-china-turn-to-entrepreneurship. China US Focus, April 2, 2015.
Schreurs, Margaux. “Survey: Expats Prefer Shanghai Over Beijing.” http://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/2015/03/09/expats-prefer-shanghai-over-beijing. The Beijinger, March 9, 2015.
Zhao, Xinying. “For expats, Shanghai tops list for desirability again.” http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/business/2015-03/09/content_19753120.htm. China Daily US, March 9, 2015.

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