#35 - Australian Uni Alumni Returning to China - Cheng Lei (CGTN) & Peng Tao (Airbnb China)


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On this episode we look at Chinese Hai Gui or overseas returnees, often translated as Sea Turtles, to look at the experience of Chinese alumni who have studied in Australia and since returned to China. We track down alumni, who are now working back in China to see how their life and education as students in Australia has prepared them for life working in China. In a double episode of the China Path Podcast, we catch up with Cheng Lei, who anchors the program Global Business on the Chinese English Language State Broadcaster, CGTN, and Peng Tao, the President of Air Bnb China. Cheng Lei discusses how she made a career change from Ausralia’s corporate sector to anchoring her own program on China’s state broadcaster. We look at the soft skills that can be learnt studying in Australia, the prominence of Australia in Chinese media and how Australian executive experience of China stacks up against western competition. Peng Tao describes his journey as a former Melbourne University graduate, who went on to become the President of one of the world’s largest start ups in China. We discuss the appeal of Australia for Chinese students, tips on integrating into Australian culture, getting involved in start ups and how Air BnB has become the prime accommodation choice for Chinese millennials.

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