For the most part, the Changchun Friends website is not very active and has been superseded by the Tencent "Wechat" app by the local expat community.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 The archived information here is still useful, but some may be out of date.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

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10th anniversary! Changchun Friends will enter its 10th year this year!

Changchun Friends will have been around in Changchun for 10 years this year so we would like to wish everyone who has helped, participated or supported us a Happy New Year.

It first started as an idea that Alex Antonicelli and Richard Roman had of creating a small guide for Changchun and using this as a means to teach their students both design and business skills. The launch of the first book was held at the Shangri La and this proved very popular and became the stepping stone for Changchun Friends to develop.

A major change happened when Jason Reed put up a site on Facebook ( which he still manages today). Today it is available on a Ning platform as well as on Facebook. Friends such as Shoghi Tufts, Jo Dobert, Anabel Garcia, Scotish Martin,were there at the beginning. Colby, Cody, Richard Ridealgh, David Baumel, Sal Carbone, Matt Wood, Ferney Manrique, French Vincent and more recently Jack, Remi, Murin, Michael, John, Ben, and Mark, Cynthia, Burns have also all helped enormously

Anyway, wherever you are in the world Changchun Friends offers you a happy new year,

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Comment by Skylee on January 8, 2015 at 13:48

Congrats! really appreciate what u guys have done.expecting the party of 10th anniversary!

Comment by Skylee on January 8, 2015 at 13:46

Comment by Tasneem on January 8, 2015 at 12:20

Thx so much...

Comment by Alex on January 4, 2015 at 17:07


Comment by Richard Paul Roman on January 4, 2015 at 14:50
Comment by Richard Paul Roman on January 4, 2015 at 14:39
Yes! We will!
Comment by retim MA on January 4, 2015 at 14:34

So we should organize a big party to celebrate it's 10th anniversary! 

Comment by David Emmerson Nicholson on January 4, 2015 at 8:41

Congrats to all those involved from the beginning to now, having something like this for foriegners in changchun is most welcome. Thanks for your hard work

Comment by Richard Paul Roman on January 3, 2015 at 12:37
Good point Alex and thanks for bringing back the memories!
Comment by Alex on January 3, 2015 at 12:20

The launch on September 14th and our first 3d map.

Time flies!

And BTW ChangChunFriends has alway been one word :-)

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