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Through one-on-one dialogue, ENCOUNTERS offers you an opportunity to hear from people living interesting lives intertwined with China. Discover their stories and find out how they are shaping the world we're living in.

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    • Society & Culture

Through one-on-one dialogue, ENCOUNTERS offers you an opportunity to hear from people living interesting lives intertwined with China. Discover their stories and find out how they are shaping the world we're living in.

    The road not taken, we take it with love!

    The road not taken, we take it with love!

    The Chinese people are now on the road not taken, but they shall overcome the novel coronavirus. This is dedicated to all who love, treasure, and protect life. Please stay put, stay strong, and stay safe. And have a happy Valentine’s Day!

    • 1 min
    Drama is beyond the stage, William says! (part 1)

    Drama is beyond the stage, William says! (part 1)

    Born in Beijing, William Yip moved to Hong Kong with his family when he was six. In 2015, he moved back to his birthplace and focused on new musicals and drama education for young people in the Chinese mainland.

    • 46 min
    The lives of expats in China during Spring Festival

    The lives of expats in China during Spring Festival

    The Spring Festival is the most important festival during the year for Chinese people. It's a time when people return home for a big family reunion. For some, the week-long holiday is even a time for marriage proposals and talk of wedding plans. Encounters invited four expats living in Beijing to share their memories about the Spring Festival.

    • 24 min
    Playing to survive a paradoxical life (part 3)

    Playing to survive a paradoxical life (part 3)

    Enoch Li founded "Bearapy" to help companies navigate organizational changes using a psycho-dynamic approach. She uses the psychology of playfulness for adult creativity, learning, and stress management.

    • 31 min
    Playing to survive a paradoxical life (part 2)

    Playing to survive a paradoxical life (part 2)

    Enoch Li shares her personal journey in battling severe depression and finding a way out of it through rediscovering her inner child.

    • 30 min
    Playing to survive a paradoxical life (part 1)

    Playing to survive a paradoxical life (part 1)

    Enoch Li is a social entrepreneur who founded her own B2B enterprise called 'Bearapy'. She has worked with multinationals, governments, and start-ups across Asia-Pacific and Europe, advocating emotional and mental health awareness to prevent burnout, depression, suicide and related issues.

    • 25 min

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