I’m Moving to Beijing to Work for the China Daily

Finally, time to share the big news with you — I’m bound for Beijing this weekend, where I’ll be working for the China Daily website as a copy editor.

It’s really a dream job for me, and so hard to put into words just how excited I am to work for China’s most prominent English-language newspaper.

But I’m also thrilled about relocating to Beijing, where a lot of my friends happen to live. We’ve had to manage long-distance friendships, so the prospect of actually meeting these friends in person is also like a dream. Or an early Christmas present. 😉

I also look forward to making new friends up in the great Chinese capital, including readers like you.

And don’t worry, the blog isn’t going anywhere. I’ll continue to publish the same outstanding content you’ve come to love from Beijing.

Here’s wishing everyone a gorgeous October!

P.S.: For anyone wondering, yes, my husband will move with me.

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48 thoughts on “I’m Moving to Beijing to Work for the China Daily

  • October 20, 2017 at 7:21 am
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    Good for you Jocelyn. Let us know how you like it, and tell me about the heating system during winter.

    I read most of your online copy.

    Warren

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  • October 20, 2017 at 7:28 am
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    That’s amazing news Jocelyn, congrats! ???? Where can we read your articles?

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    • October 24, 2017 at 9:19 pm
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      Hey thanks Maria! I’m going to be a copy editor so you might not necessarily see my byline on everything I’ve worked on. But I do hope to write some articles for China Daily and when I do you can be sure I’ll share them here. 🙂

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      • October 25, 2017 at 3:52 am
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        That would be great! Looking forward to it, and good luck with the move! I’m sure it will be a big change but a good change!

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  • October 20, 2017 at 7:52 am
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    Congratulations, really great news,

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  • October 20, 2017 at 8:36 am
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    Congratulations! That really sounds like a dream job for you, a perfect match!

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  • October 20, 2017 at 8:40 am
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    Hi Jocelyn. That’s fantastic. My husband and I have live in Beijing, not too far from the China daily offices actually. I’d love to meet you in person once ur settled! Unfortunately, because of the 19th congress meeting, Beijing is a little crazy right now eg traffic and subway is a little insane at peak hour but it will soon be back to normal.

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    • October 24, 2017 at 9:21 pm
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      Hi Sarah, thanks! Sure, would love to meet up with you too once we get settled. Now that the Congress has concluded, things should be better.

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  • October 20, 2017 at 8:44 am
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    live* no have. I clearly couldn’t be a copy editor. Haha.

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  • October 20, 2017 at 10:54 am
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    Welcome to Beijing & the world of state media! There’s quite a few of us at various media outlets. Hope to meet you sometime ????

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  • October 20, 2017 at 10:55 am
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    Wow! Congratulations, Joss! I’m SO happy for you! I was there in July to speak at the Beijing Book Fair. I now have a Beijing publisher. They’re super! What a great book city! Lots of fantastic little book shops. You will LOVE it there! I’m SO JEALOUS!!! Gungxi gungxi!

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    • October 24, 2017 at 9:23 pm
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      Aw, thank you Lenore! That is awesome you now have a Beijing publisher. It’s true, this is a fantastic book city with some outstanding bookstores.

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  • October 20, 2017 at 11:09 am
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    Many congratulations ????✈️????????????. You will be getting heating too ????

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  • October 20, 2017 at 11:55 am
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    congrats to your new career !!! hope everything will work out great for you and your hubby. in case the air in beijing is really bad, please remember that new delhi is much worse as it is #11 in WHO’s top 30 list. beijing is not in it.

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    • October 24, 2017 at 9:25 pm
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      Thank you so much nelson! Good to know Beijing is not the worst when it comes to air quality.

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  • October 20, 2017 at 7:57 pm
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    AHHHH!!! I’ve been patiently waiting and I’m so happy for you!!

    Looking forward to more updates!

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  • October 21, 2017 at 7:09 am
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    OMG!!!! Congratulations Jocelyn!!! THAT IS SO AMAZING!!!! All your hard work paid off!!! I am so excited for you to Beijing and start such an exciting chapter of your life!

    Make sure to keep us updated!! 恭喜!!!

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  • October 21, 2017 at 3:56 pm
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    Congratulations Jocelyn! That does sound like a dream job, and Beijing is such a lovely city to live in. Hope to meet you IRL here soon!

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  • October 22, 2017 at 2:31 pm
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    Congrats, Jocelyn! Have fun in Beijing! Have you lived there before? It’s my favourite city in China (if it wasn’t for the pollution, it would be perfect haha), although this special place in my heart could be because when I lived there I was still a student.

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    • October 24, 2017 at 9:30 pm
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      Thank you Marta! I can imagine you must love Beijing after studying here. It is a special city.

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  • October 22, 2017 at 7:24 pm
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    Congratulations.

    But I have a question, how will you feel about working for a newspaper that allows articles that state ‘there is no sexual harassment in China’, and that it only a problem in ‘western countries’ ?

    I would be concerned you feel compromised is approving such articles as this that put a negative spin on things you know to be untrue.

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  • October 22, 2017 at 7:32 pm
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    Congratulations Jocelyn! Hope you love Beijing – so much to see and do there. Its the melting pot of China! Looking forward to hear about your new experiences there….

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  • October 23, 2017 at 3:02 am
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    Congratulations! What a wonderful opportunity!

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  • October 29, 2017 at 12:39 am
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    Awesome!!!!!! When you write an article in the China Daily, please post it here. Congratulations!!!!!

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