For the most part, the Changchun Friends website is not very active and has been superseded by the Tencent "Wechat" app by the local expat community. This website is maintained sporadically, people may still join and membership is still open, but if you are a spammer, stay away. The archived information here is still useful, but some may be out of date. There are plans to make it more useful for static information in the future. If anyone needs information about Changchun or China, you may post a message and it probably will get a response but not immediately.

Changchun Friends

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Changchun Foreign Experts Database


Changchun Foreign Experts Database


We are looking to put together a database of all foreign nationals in Changchun.

This is a business opportunity. We plan to introduce local Chinese business people with the greater foreign community in Changchun.

Please join and send us a short bio of yourself. We will be producing a brochure!

As an example, here is my bio:

Richard Roman - nationality- British
Qualifications: MBA and B.Sc(Hons)
9 years experience in China
Background in publishing, marketing strategy, economics and philosophy

Location: Changchun- sunshine city
Members: 38
Latest Activity: Sep 20, 2013

Discussion Forum

What is a "foreign expert"?

Started by CCF Beijing. Last reply by José Félix Rojas Cabeza (罗哈斯) Apr 8, 2013. 3 Replies

I think we could learn alot from each other.Those who would like to could expand their job descriptions and tell us a little bit more about their particular area (or areas) of expertise. For example,…Continue

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Comment by Jack Field on September 20, 2013 at 17:54

37 Members now, lets keep em coming and get everyone noticed.

Comment by Helen Johnson on May 10, 2013 at 9:20

I'm with Luke Education.

Comment by Jack Field on May 10, 2013 at 2:12

Thanks Helen. This is great. Where are you working atm if you dont mind me asking?

Comment by Helen Johnson on May 10, 2013 at 0:16

My contribution:


NAME: Helen Johnson (江海伦)
QUALIFICATIONS: TESOL certified; AAS in Electronics
EXPERIENCE: 3 years teaching English in China; 20-plus years teaching one-on-one, classroom settings and IT training programs.
BACKGROUND: Technical Writing, Project Management, Process Tracking and Improvement, Hardware/Software Development

LANGUAGES: English (native), Chinese (intermediate), Spanish (used to be pretty fluent, but Chinese is like kudzu on the brain), Sign Language (Both English and Chinese, Beginner)

Comment by Richard Roman on April 21, 2013 at 21:26
Thanks Majdi! Great résumé!
Comment by 马吉帝 Majdi on April 21, 2013 at 16:05

Nice thread here, 

Name: Majdi Alhmah

Nationality: Syrian 

Qualification: BSc in Pharmacology & Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Diploma in Banking and Financial Consultancy, MBA Finance. 

Languages: Arabic, English and advanced Chinese. 

Experience: 7 Years IT business (programming, design, hardware...etc); 2 Years sales + 2 years production of (Yachts, Hydrotherapy pools, Marina, composites for Railway ); 2003-present in Changchun established a singo-foreign JV for manufacturing composites and other equipment for domestic and international rail and automotive projects.  3 times awarded outstanding foreign expert in Changchun & Jilin; The representative of Jilin province for China's 2013 outstanding foreign expert award  (ongoing).

Background & interest: Investment, enterpreneurship, psychology, sociology, economy, reading, and lean manufacturing, 

Hobbies: Reading, Sport (ping pong, billiards, badminton, fitness), trying new food, singing & playing music. 

Comment by Fin MacDonald on April 8, 2013 at 12:30

Name: Finley MacDonald

Nationality: American

Qualifications: BA in English and Education

Languages: English and intermediate French and Chinese

Experience: Seven years teaching postgraduate writing and speaking.  Seven years editing the Changchun English News.  Have successfully assisted a number of students preparing theses, personal statements, query letters, and so on.

Background: Write articles and fiction.  Self-published two books.

Interests: Have an interest in designing in Joomla and InDesign.

Comment by Jack Field on April 6, 2013 at 17:58

Cool. Never knew. New nickname for you I think. Sarge. (-:

Comment by CCF Beijing on April 6, 2013 at 17:50

Hi Jack,


I was a Sergeant.


Comment by Chris Knight on April 6, 2013 at 16:11

PFC ... it was the roughest 14 years of his life.  LOL


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