For the most part, the Changchun Friends website is not very active and has been superseded by the Tencent "Wechat" app by the local expat community.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 The archived information here is still useful, but some may be out of date.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

a great way to get involved


The Changchuner

The Changchuner - monthly hard copy magazine written in English for foreign community and local people. 

It is a magazine full of interesting tips about living in Changchun, interviews with interesting people, events that are happening and will happen in Changchun, articles, photos, competitions with prices and many more.

This group is for those that would like to be the part of creating this magazine. We are a community and we want to get everybody involved in creating this magazine. Join the group, post your ideas, offer you help, be part of making Changchun a better place for foreigners. 

Tell us what would you like to read about in the magazine? Maybe you want to become a reporter? Or You are a photographer and you want to share your photos with others? Maybe you could help in distribution of the magazine?

Let's make Changchun a better place all together. 


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Any expat in Changchun who's interested to be a city counselor?

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Hello Everyone, is there any expat who has been living in Changchun for some time, understand very well the city and expat related matters like housing, schooling, medical care etc., and who would be…Continue

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Comment by Przemyslaw (Murin) Murzyn on December 27, 2015 at 12:16

December issue of The Changchuner Magazine is ready to download here:

Comment by Przemyslaw (Murin) Murzyn on November 17, 2015 at 14:31

November issue of The Changchuner Magazine available in PDF here:

Comment by Przemyslaw (Murin) Murzyn on October 29, 2015 at 9:19

For those who didn't have chance to get their hard copy of the October issue of The Changchuner Magazine here is a version in pdf

Comment by Przemyslaw (Murin) Murzyn on September 19, 2015 at 12:40

Strawberry Fields for never! Unfortunately, we were given prior notice about the Stawberry Rock festival at the beginning of October which we wrote about in this months Changchuner...but in typical fashion, we now find that it has been cancelled. Apologies all!

Comment by Przemyslaw (Murin) Murzyn on September 19, 2015 at 12:40

September issue of The Changchuner Magazine now available in pdf here

Comment by Przemyslaw (Murin) Murzyn on September 19, 2015 at 12:31

Hi Paul thank you for your kind words and appreciation. Please contact me on prv. to discuss the details how we can deliver you hard copies :)

Comment by Paul Sayers on September 10, 2015 at 14:26

Many thanks to Team Changchuner, particularly Richard, Murin, Remy, Vincent and Mr Ma for your excellent cooperation in publishing the stories about ex-pat involvement in the film and television industries in Changchun, and broadly, a wide thank you for your combined efforts in continuing to produce an important bi-lingual ex-pat magazine for Changchun.

I am proud to show these articles about. It all takes time, but so far one of Chanchun's Sister Cities, Masterton, here near me, has received digital copies of them for sharing with the foreign relations committee for consideration, as supporting material for discussion. It is important that hard copies are available. I may be asked to present them for inspection.

To have the hard copies with me here is very beneficial, they have presence, have weight. The Changchuner is proof positive of significant English speaking life in the Far East, its very existence a testament to the warm welcome that is accorded all legitimate travellers and businesses by the authorities.

I'm long enough in the tooth to remember the first incarnation of the magazine, progressed by Richard and Alessandro through Raffles. The Changchuner now looks much better, bigger, glossier and brighter. It has good local content stories. I suspect the higher quality paper now will not so easily dissolve ...

If all recruiters for teaching, performing, study and tourism could ensure a link to Changchun Friends and to the Changchuner on-line it would be a good thing. If all ex-pat readers could be further encouraged to share the magazine within their homeland social and business networks, it would better. Perhaps our student readers also may be encouraged through a verifiable linking system to moonlight as network promoters - perhaps special pages for their contributions may be enough reward for some. A wider readership. Growth. Much to offer, more to come.

Positive progress - wonderful to share in, a joy to see. Thanks to all.

Comment by Przemyslaw (Murin) Murzyn on August 17, 2015 at 15:42

For those who couldn't get the hard copy of the August issue of The Changchuner magazine here it is free to download!!!

Comment by Przemyslaw (Murin) Murzyn on July 17, 2015 at 10:44

this link to April issue
and this one is to June issue
You can still find these issues in hard copy in places around CCN.

Comment by Richard Paul Roman on July 16, 2015 at 20:28
Rubik- how do we get them to you?

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