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Chenyu Zheng

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Beyond the Copycats: 5 Things I Learned Working in China’s Tech Scene For 14 Months

A little background: I grew up in a 3rd tier city in China and came to the US in 2006 for last two years of high school and college. I worked in finance in NYC before moving to LA to join Whisper App in Dec 2013. Over the last 10 years, I have lived between US and China and have strived to add value to the Internet space & culture exchange between US and China. twitter/instagram: @chenyuz

In July 2014, my colleague and I moved to China to set up Whisper’s operations in Shenzhen. The subsequent 14 months were my first real experience working in China, on a startup. I was fully immersed in China’s booming tech scene. This humbling journey not only made me more grounded and connected to my roots, but also taught me life-long lessons.

6 Jaw-Dropping Airbnb Homes to Experience the Authentic and Historic China

Airbnb has let me explore cities in new and magical ways, even in my own country. I am in constant search of renovated Chinese heritage houses that preserve the old yet add a new touch of life.

Staying at the 6 artist and architect’s homes below in Guilin, Yangshuo, Dali, Mt Emei will show you a totally different China, with authenticity and transformation. I hope you make to China before the old buildings disappear.