a picture of Chris West, photographer

My name is Chris West! I'm a tea entrepreneur and owner of Min River Tea , where I specialise in selling exceptional Chinese teas from my home in Fuzhou, China. This blog is a personal space where I write about life as a foreigner in China, kung fu, photography, programming and business.

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Why am I in China?

I first got interested in China and Chinese culture after studying martial arts with the Fujian White Crane kung fu club. I travelled to China with a martial arts research group about 6 times between 2004-2006, taking over 30,000 photographs and hours of videos of authentic, traditional martial arts. After a few years, I decided to move to China, learn the language and extend my knowledge of this beautiful country.