147 episodes

Whether you're just curious about life in China or seriously considering spending some time or setting up a business in the largest economy on earth, Hollie and Nora are here to answer all of your questions about living, working and playing in China. Hollie is from the UK, has been in China since 2011 and is currently working as the Social Media Director of a tech company in Shenzhen. Nora is from the US and has been living in China since 2009. Nora is the co-founder of WrittenChinese.com.





Discover how to negotiate with Chinese business people, what it really takes to learn Mandarin, how Chinese people let their hair down and any other questions you might wonder about what's it really like to live in China today. Hollie and Nora are not afraid to get their hands dirty and get into the good, the bad and the ugly about what it's like to be a foreign girl in the fastest growing city in China- on the opposite side of the globe from home!

Two White Chicks in China: Live in China | Learn Chinese | Make Money in Asia | Shenzhen Two White Chicks in China: Live in China | Learn Chinese | Make Money in Asia | Shenzhen

    • Business
    • 4.6 • 131 Ratings

Whether you're just curious about life in China or seriously considering spending some time or setting up a business in the largest economy on earth, Hollie and Nora are here to answer all of your questions about living, working and playing in China. Hollie is from the UK, has been in China since 2011 and is currently working as the Social Media Director of a tech company in Shenzhen. Nora is from the US and has been living in China since 2009. Nora is the co-founder of WrittenChinese.com.





Discover how to negotiate with Chinese business people, what it really takes to learn Mandarin, how Chinese people let their hair down and any other questions you might wonder about what's it really like to live in China today. Hollie and Nora are not afraid to get their hands dirty and get into the good, the bad and the ugly about what it's like to be a foreign girl in the fastest growing city in China- on the opposite side of the globe from home!

    TWCC144 – The Farewell, Episode 144

    TWCC144 – The Farewell, Episode 144

    Today’s question comes from Mike. He asks, ‘Is it common for Chinese families not to tell a loved one that they have cancer?’ If you want to ask us a question just go to our voicemail page and leave us your question! In This Episode, We Talk About… Nora’s fact: An update with some actual... Read More

    • 46 min
    TWCC143 – Your Chinese Wedding, Episode 143

    TWCC143 – Your Chinese Wedding, Episode 143

    Today’s question comes from William. He asks, ‘What’s a typical Chinese wedding ceremony like, and is it different for weddings between foreigners and Chinese?’ If you want to ask us a question just go to our voicemail page and leave us your question! In This Episode, We Talk About… Nora’s fact: Fun Taobao Stats Hollie’s... Read More

    • 34 min
    TWCC142 – Bread and Cake When There are No Ovens to be Found, Episode 142

    TWCC142 – Bread and Cake When There are No Ovens to be Found, Episode 142

    Today’s question comes from Melissa. She asks, ‘How do you bake in China without an oven?’ If you want to ask us a question just go to our voicemail page and leave us your question! In This Episode, We Talk About… Nora’s fact about China: Chinese Woman Drops in on Work Colleagues from a Height... Read More

    • 30 min
    TWCC141 – Money Spending Habits in China, Episode 141

    TWCC141 – Money Spending Habits in China, Episode 141

    Today’s question comes from Charmaine. She asks, do young Chinese people still spend money on luxury brands? Or are they spending more on travelling? If you want to ask us a question just go to our voicemail page and leave us your question! In This Episode, We Talk About… Nora’s fact about China: What China’s... Read More

    • 35 min
    TWCC140 – Things You Still Can’t Get in China, Episode 140

    TWCC140 – Things You Still Can’t Get in China, Episode 140

    Today’s question comes from Christian. He asks, What Western products do you miss from home? What do you usually bring back to China from home when you go? If you want to ask us a question just go to our voicemail page and leave us your question! In This Episode, We Talk About… Nora’s fact... Read More

    • 28 min
    TWCC139 – China’s Furnace Cities, Episode 139

    TWCC139 – China’s Furnace Cities, Episode 139

    This week, our question comes from Donna, who asked us what it’s like to live in a city during the hot months. If you want to ask us a question just go to our voicemail page and leave us your question! In This Episode, We Talk About… Nora’s fact about China: Another Tesla spontaneously combusts,... Read More

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

dancingwiththeearth ,

Addicting!

I recently found this podcast and have been binging all the episodes. Holly and Nora are knowledgeable, entertaining and down to earth. They cover a wide variety of topics and blend data with personal experience in a fun way. They have inspired me to make my way to China when things open up again. Love the show and hope you are able to produce podcasts more regularly soon!

1392matt3333 ,

Was good at first

I thought this was a really interesting podcast at first but they repeatedly insult Chinese men based on their size downstairs and it’s really hurtful and hard to listen to at this point. I know the podcast isn’t meant to be “politically correct,” but when you do this type of thing over and over, it gets old. It’s not just insulting to the men they are talking about, but to all men. You can’t just body shame people, it’s not right.

Trapped in Hawaii ,

My favorite podcast

I’m a Chinese living in the U.S., and I miss China a lot. I love listening to your podcast because it makes me feel connected to life back home. Thank you so much for so many great episodes!

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