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.
Rachel meets China (part 2)
Rachel Weiss came to China five years ago after graduating from university, and during her time here she's visited more than 30 spots around the country, from the massive modern cities of Beijing and Guangzhou to remote mountain villages in Guizhou and Hunan.
Rachel meets China (part 1)
Rachel Weiss is a travel blogger from the United States who has been writing about her experience of living and working in China over the past five years.
Chinese jazz mingles (Jasmine) with the outside world (part 2)
Following her performance in the Hollywood blockbuster 'Crazy Rich Asians', Jasmine Chen's 'velvet' voice, and her unique fusion of musical styles that's reminiscent of Shanghai's 1930s jazz era, has captured the attention of audiences around the world. (*music courtesy of Jasmine Chen)
Chinese jazz mingles (Jasmine) with the outside world (part 1)
Jasmine Chen is a jazz singer and songwriter based in Shanghai. Listening to her songs, it's hard not to be impressed by her sultry and soulful voice. "That’s Shanghai" magazine once described her performances as "presenting the audience with a classical and exquisite beauty". (*music courtesy of Jasmine Chen)
An unknown creative writer lives in the skin of a well-known film critic (part 3)
Raymond Zhou is known to the Chinese public as a film critic, but he prefers to define himself as an interpreter of cultural differences.
An unknown creative writer lives in the skin of a well-known film critic (part 2)
In a 2012 Los Angeles Times article, a reporter said that Raymond Zhou was the closest thing China had to a Roger Ebert, the Pulitzer Prize winning American film critic.