New Chinese TV Show Features Foreigners in Unique Chinese Jobs

By Mei Manuel, July 06, 2018 05:07 AM


An interesting reality television show is coming soon in China and at least 500 expats studying and working in the country have applied to take part in the show.

The show, produced by LinkedIn China and I'm in China, will showcase unique jobs expats can try out in China for one day. Some of the jos include taking care of pandas in Sichuan province's Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, being a kung fu apprentice at one of Henan province's Shaolin temples, and becoming a chef of hand-pulled noodles in Lanzhou.

According to "I'm in China", a state-supported media project that promotes culture and history of China, eight applicants from the 500 expat applicants will be selected to try out one of the eight jobs selected for the show.

Successful applicants must have relevant work experience and have Mandarin fluency will be considered according to the team.

The applications for this interesting program and its details appeared in LinkedIn on June 20 and so far, the application for the job at the panda base in Sichuan getting the most applications.

According to Huang Lei, marketing and public relations director of LinkedIn China, "We believe LinkedIn will help the TV show organizer find the best candidates, who will in turn work as ambassadors by sharing their real experiences of Chinese culture with the world."

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