Ding Dawei has been in Dongxiang Autonomous County in northwest China's Gansu Province since 2000, voluntarily helping with the elementary education of children.
Tambe Bawack, a 28-year-old student from Cameroon believed being a volunteer in China helped him integrate with the society and enriched his life substantially
A US-born scientist who once worked on the Manhattan Project, Joan Hinton now runs a dairy farm in the north of Beijing.
Sidney Shapiro, born in Brooklyn, New York in 1915, is an author and translator who has lived in China since 1947. He is the oldest member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), China's highest advisory body. A law graduate of St John’s University in New York City, he joined the US army in November 1941.
While their English names, Mika and Charlotte MacInnis, are known to few people mention their Chinese names "Ai Zhong" and "Ai Hua" - both of which mean "Love China" - and the two American girls are instantly recognized.
Every Christmas, an elderly American lady dresses up as Santa Claus and drives an old donkey cart loaded with books, stationery, fruit and snacks to the Yucai Elementary School in Liaocheng, Shandong province.
According to the Ministry of Public Security, more than 50 million foreigners exit or enter the country on average every year, while another 5 million live here. Of these, about half-a-million call China home.
Although she was born and raised in the United States, Viginia Anami was always full of curiosity about China and other Asian countries, with her father often bringing home many gifts from Asian countries when she was young.
In the 1940s, two young Americans - a physicist and a cowboy - came to China. They fell in love with each other and also with the country, both throwing themselves into the campaign of building a new China. Their son, Yang Heping, who was born and brought up in China, sits down with China Daily to share the most extraordinary stories of his family and all the excitement and confusion they felt as witnesses to China's growth.
Ruth F. Weiss, also known as Wei Lushi, (December 11, 1908 - March 6, 2006), was a Jewish-born Austrian-Chinese educator, journalist, and lecturer.