Millennials in China is a podcast hosted by two Millennial expats living in China, Chris and Hope. While Western developed nations appear to be stagnating in many ways, China has become a land of hustle and opportunity for young entrepreneurs wanting to try their luck. On this podcast we discuss all things related to living, working, and doing business in the Middle Kingdom.
EP53: Tomb Sweeping Day Traditions in China
In this we do a deep dive on Qing Ming Jie, or “Tomb Sweeping Festival” as known in English, which has just passed at the start of April. We look into the origin and cultural significance of the festival and we discuss the manifold cultural practices involved with Qing Ming - Chinese people paying respect to ancestors by visiting their tombstones, bringing food and drink for the dead, as well as burning “spirit money” for the afterlife.
EP52: One Year of Millennials in China!
We have been podcasting for one entire year! We started this podcast in the aftermath of COVID lockdowns in China, and kept each other accountable and disciplined to release one episode per week for an entire year. Now, in this monumental Episode 52, we look back on some of the best moments that we selected from our episodes - hopefully you'll find them interesting or useful!
EP51: Helping European Businesses Enter China ft. Fabian Triebe
In this episode we interview Fabian Triebe, a business consultant at the Sino-European Technology and Innovation Center in Hangzhou and an organizer of Startup Grind China. Fabian shares his story of leaving a stable banking job in Germany to start his adventure in China, and what kind of exciting business initiatives he is undertaking with European technology startups for their China market entry.
EP50: Scaling Up a Startup Company with Pixelmatic
On the eve of the alpha release of their video game, Infinite Fleet, Hope and Chris look back at the growth journey of Pixelmatic, the video game startup where they work. They review how the company went from a tiny studio of 10 people doing mostly outsourcing contracts to present day’s team of 40, distributed globally across 3 continents. They also look at the problems and challenges that came up as the team grew in size, and how they best dealt with them.
EP49: Expat Health Insurance in China ft. Sihao Kuo
In this episode we talk about the highly practical topic of health insurance in China with Sihao Kuo, a health insurance consultant at Pacific Prime. Living abroad means being away from your home country’s comforts, taxes, and high standard healthcare system, so expats in China typically find their own means to secure health coverage. We dissect the ins and outs of health insurance coverage in China and why private health insurance is a popular choice among foreigners.
EP48: Getting Out of Poverty and Growing Up Prior to China's Economic Boom
Happy the Year of the Ox! In this episode we discuss the Spring Festival dinner table stories that came along - which led to us exploring the perspective of growing up in China prior to the country’s massive economic boom. Chris shares his wife and inlaws’ anecdotes on growing up in rural Sichuan and getting out of poverty, and how the life from that generation is almost unimaginable in today’s China.