Laowai is an expression the Chinese people use when talking about a foreigner who stayed in China for a long time and became an old friend.
Beside a term of 2 years (1966-1968) in the Royal Dutch Navy to fulfill my duty on the only Dutch Aircraft Carrier ever served in our navy, i worked all my life in horticulture and forestry. My company in the Netherlands was established in 1985. In 1992 I started my first business in China and from 2004 on my wife and I live in Beijing. We traveled for business and pleasure to Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Vietnam and forty countries in other parts of the world.
I am a hobby photographer specializing in street photography, I am a writer and a traveler.
I am the author of the book ‘Enkeltje Beijing’ published in The Netherlands and available online, my next book about my experiences doing business in China will be published in 2017.
Please visit the website: Laowaichina.com
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