Entrepreneurs

I’m Not a Businessman; I’m a Business, Man. Feat. Shagi Defoe

  As a child, growing up on the small windward island of Dominica, Shagi Defoe could turn a profit from almost anything he could get his hands on. From new school clothes he didn’t want to the sandwiches his mother,…

B Electric: Launching Beijing’s first e-bike-based tour company

A year ago, Dominic Callum De Couto never imagined he would be living in the world’s most populated capital city today, whizzing around historic sites on an electric bike for a living. But that’s exactly what he is doing and…

How It Happened: The story of NAKED nut butters through the eyes of Founder Meredith Sides

I think most people who have lived in Beijing for over two years can agree that it’s a black hole. Often, you come for “just one or two years” with the intention of returning to “the real world” someday, and…

Creatives

The Story of Model, Writer and Fashion Entrepreneur Anya Raynae

For Anya Raynae, an ambitious American millennial her move to China was sparked by a desire to live a more fulfilling life. Struggling at home in the United States with a difficult romantic relationship and problems at work, Raynae told…

Beijing, An Open Market For International Musicians.

  Joshua A. Chambers: If you know Joshua outside of his nine to five teaching Phys Ed., then you probably know him best as ‘King’. Not familiar with King? Then you need to check out his newly released single ‘Hold…

Seizing the Moment: Nayyir Shareef

  If you never stop to converse with Nayyir Shareef, you would miss the story of another extremely talented and well rounded expat in Beijing. Raised in West Palm Beach, Florida Nayyir, like many creative minds migrated to New York…

Careers

Pursuit, Career and New Beginnings

  Many of us come to Beijing in pursuit of fairly short term goals like obtaining a degree, saving money, or travel; But what about the long term? We sat down with Janice Matthews, radio host of Touch Beijing to…