More foreigners living in China are uploading their experiences in the Middle Kingdom on the Internet. The clips, mainly delivered tongue-in-cheek, offer insights that Western mainstream networks are unable to cover.
Jeremy Goldkorn, the creator of Danwei.org, a Website that documents urban life in China, has recently joined the millions of vbloggers worldwide in getting comfortable speaking to the camera.
With a yellow hardhat and black furry boom mike, Goldkorn seemed to have found his perfect costume as the host of his latest China-musing Internet video.
Called Danwei TV, his clips showcase the daily happenings in China, such as the numerous construction projects going on in Beijing.
Goldkorn, who runs an advertising agency full-time, said he did it for pure fun and entertainment.
“You don’t see the daily aspects of China on Western TV stations and news about China tends to be politicized,” he told Shanghai Daily. So far, his first two clips have received about 2,000 hits.
Others like Ron Sim, an American living in Fujian Province, enjoy exploring the humor that often arises in cross-cultural exchanges.
In one of his clips, he invites viewers to find out if Chinese barbers could cut his curly Afro-American hair.
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