What is Shanghai like to expatriates? The newly released video series “Shanghai through Our Eyes” that presents the city through the eyes of expatriates, who live in Shanghai, would probably help with the answer.
Russian expat Alexander Filippov is the principal tuba player in the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Filippov joined the symphony orchestra 22 years ago. “A lot of changes have taken place in Shanghai over the past 22 years,” he said.
Filippov recalled that when he was a child, almost every school in Russia had a table tennis room, and he likes to play table tennis game with his colleagues in Shanghai. “China and Russia are close to each other,” he said. “It’s important to be good friends. Some old people in Shanghai still remember many words in Russian.”