Living Abroad – Spotlight on Shanghai

Tiger Jin standing on a rooftop in front of a sign that says 'great'.

This article originally appeared in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of InTouch.

Xijiang ‘Tiger’ Jin (MSc Engineering with Business, 2010) lives in Shanghai. After graduating from King’s, Tiger returned to Shanghai to work on his own business projects including ANPI Technology, a cross-border e-commerce trade business. He is the Chair of the King’s Shanghai Alumni Committee, and supports alumni by acting as a point of contact for those based in, or visiting Shanghai.

Over the last ten years, the King’s alumni group in China has quickly grown from a relatively small number of alumni to the 3,500+ members that we have today. China is now the country with the third-largest King’s alumni community (after the UK and US). In order to foster this growing audience and establish more effective relations with the university, King’s has gained the support of several key alumni including Tiger.

Tiger (far right) at the 2018 King's Business School event in Shanghai, with (from left to right)
Igor Filatotchev, Professor of Corporate Governance and Strategy;
Angela Jin, Senior Partnership Development Officer;
Stephen Bach, Dean of King's Business School

Tiger and the Shanghai Alumni Committee organise monthly events in order to bring alumni together. These include social events at bars and restaurants as well as volunteering activities for King's Global Day of Service. Alongside this, Tiger also supports King’s on its annual South East Asia tours and alumni networking events. This May, King’s will host a China tour, allowing us to visit both Beijing and Shanghai.


Tiger and alumni in Shanghai volunteering
for King's Global Day of Service 2018 and 2019

‘Shanghai alumni members are active and passionate. International alumni groups are great for those wanting to share ideas and network. These events offer a unique opportunity to learn about research and developments from King’s, meet people and broaden alumni contacts’. - Tiger Jin

 

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To better connect with alumni in China and Asia as a whole, we are excited to announce the launch of our official King’s Alumni WeChat account.

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King’s Alumni Communities in China

There are over 3,500 King’s alumni living in China, with active alumni committees in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Find out how to get involved with alumni committees in China and the rest of the world.


Tiger's top places to visit in Shanghai

Yu Garden (CC Image courtesy of King of Hearts on Wikimedia Commons).

  • The Bund – a walkway along the Huangpu River with great views of the city
  • Yu Garden – a beautiful Chinese garden next to the City God Temple
  • Shanghai Museum – full of amazing ancient Chinese art
  • Shanghai Disneyland – the biggest Disneyland in the world in terms of size