Noyan Rona arrived in Beijing 35 years ago, to learn Chinese and then went to Wuhan University for his Masters, finally becoming the first Turk to receive a masters degree on China’s mainland.
He was one of the first Turkish students to study in China and has been recognized as the "Honorary Citizen of Shanghai", where he arrived in 1996.
He works as the Chief Representative of GarantiBank in Shanghai. Besides his job, Noyan has tried many interesting things during his years in China. He has played numerous roles in popular TV series and films, taken part in the first Chinese competition for foreigners run by CCTV and won third prize, and volunteered in his community for many years.
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Citizens of Turkuaz Republic are globetrotters, praised for their ability to adjust to new circumstance, which they owe to their nomadic Turkic past.
With the internet age, many post their experience on Youtube, and we take great joy in enlisting them to help them connect, share and inspire!
Please visit our Community Pages and send us your video on your experience in the International Turkish Community. We look forward to publishing your experience!