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The China Mobility Program is more than just a way to explore the startup scene in one of the world’s fastest-moving cities, Shanghai. It’s also a great way to learn about how to run a business and how to network. It’s a pathway to hear from leaders in industry and government, a way to expedite your own business endeavours and to absorb some of the sensational Chinese culture. 

The program allowed me to forge lifelong friendships with the other students I travelled with, and to gain mentors from among my Chinese colleagues in the local startup I was matched with. 

I attended a number of events hosted by the Shanghai technology hub, Caohejing Hi-Tech Park (CHJ): one of the largest hi-tech parks in Shanghai. CHJ hosts more than 2000 established companies as well as several innovation centres for startups. The scope of their operation is breathtaking. 

It was easy to get lost in the experience, the way a wonton does in the opaque depths of a tasty soup.