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Welcome to Overseas Chinese Group

Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of modern Singapore, expressed interest in the formation of "Bamboo Networks" for overseas Chinese, a kind of gatherings for the Chinese diaspora if you will.

It was conceived in a pre-internet world, so the progress was slow.

Now, with Meetups and WeChats, we can have one running within days.

Please add Wechat ID GTcanada. Mention "华侨". You will be added to a WeChat group if your profile fits our criteria. Make sure you do a proper self-introduction when you add me on Wechat.

Since Wechat is the default platform for organizing events in China, we will decide the time and location(s) of our forthcoming offline events in our Wechat group. The Wechat platform provides an efficient mechanism for us to help one another on matters such as Visa issues and business opportunities. It is also an excellent method for us to share the latest news.

By the way, you need not be in Shanghai, or even China, to join our WeChat group. We welcome Overseas Chinese no matter where they are located. We intercat mostly online.

We hope to hold a real-world event at least once a month.

Upcoming events (4+)

WEEKEND GETAWAY TO MOGANSHAN

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Please add my WeChat InstantChina and mention "Trips". I will invite you to a travel group. Mention "Moganshan" when you add me.

Moganshan is a part of China's Moganshan National Park. It is about 2.5 hours from the southwest of Shanghai. It retains a country lifestyle with a mix of local inns and old villas built early in the 20th century. The region is one of the favorite weekend getaways for many people in Shanghai.

Join us on a trip to Moganshan in a luxurious 7-seat Mercedes-Benz. The car comes with masks, gloves, hand sanitizers, tissues, and bottled water. Your English-speaking driver will observe safety protocols.

The driver has had extensive experience taking foreign visitors around China. So you can be assured that he is "laowai friendly" :)

The duration of the trip is flexible. We can make a side trip to Hangzhou.

Let us assist you, organize your trip, and build your itinerary.

Overseas Chinese Group

Online event

The Chinese living outside Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau form one of the biggest diasporic populations in the world.

A good number of us are currently in Shanghai. You do not need to be in Shanghai (or even China) to join our WeChat group.

Many of us share a common thread of emotional attachment and culture (especially food) with China ie 感情和文化认同.

We are the Chinese diaspora, let's get together and chew the fat on and offline :)

Just add my WeChat by scanning the QR code above or search for WeChat ID GTcanada. Please mention 华侨

You will be added to a Wechat group. Wechat provides a better platform than a Meetup page to organize our events. In the event of any conflict between this Meetup version of an event from the Wechat version, the Wechat version shall prevail.

WEEKEND GETAWAY TO MOGANSHAN

Online event

Please add my WeChat InstantChina and mention "Trips". I will invite you to a travel group. Mention "Moganshan" when you add me.

Moganshan is a part of China's Moganshan National Park. It is about 2.5 hours from the southwest of Shanghai. It retains a country lifestyle with a mix of local inns and old villas built early in the 20th century. The region is one of the favorite weekend getaways for many people in Shanghai.

Join us on a trip to Moganshan in a luxurious 7-seat Mercedes-Benz. The car comes with masks, gloves, hand sanitizers, tissues, and bottled water. Your English-speaking driver will observe safety protocols.

The driver has had extensive experience taking foreign visitors around China. So you can be assured that he is "laowai friendly" :)

The duration of the trip is flexible. We can make a side trip to Hangzhou.

Let us assist you, organize your trip, and build your itinerary.

Overseas Chinese Group

Online event

The Chinese living outside Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau form one of the biggest diasporic populations in the world.

A good number of us are currently in Shanghai. You do not need to be in Shanghai (or even China) to join our WeChat group.

Many of us share a common thread of emotional attachment and culture (especially food) with China ie 感情和文化认同.

We are the Chinese diaspora, let's get together and chew the fat on and offline :)

Just add my WeChat by scanning the QR code above or search for WeChat ID GTcanada. Please mention 华侨

You will be added to a Wechat group. Wechat provides a better platform than a Meetup page to organize our events. In the event of any conflict between this Meetup version of an event from the Wechat version, the Wechat version shall prevail.

Past events (287)

Overseas Chinese Group

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