This post is part of our series Say Hello To China’s Expat-preneurs, where we will talk to a mix of foreign founders and tech veterans who have tackled China’s growing tech space and won. Stay tuned over the coming three weeks as we talk to foreign founders from Beijing to Shenzhen about what it takes to thrive in China. You can follow our updates at @technodechina, or check back here for new stories in the series.

If I didn’t meet him in person, I wouldn’t have believed that Daniel, the maker of Hiway was a Laowai (a foreigner in China).

I’ve seen many expats entrepreneurs in China who speak Mandarin, but Daniel is the one who’s best at the language. He speaks Mandarin and several dialects fluently – perhaps better than a native Chinese, and he’s now helping more to get there with his project Hiway, a language exchange app.

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Charlie Sheng

动点科技驻湾区记者. Charlie is an entrepreneur based in San Francisco and Hong Kong who calls herself the undefeated caffeine champion. You can reach her at charlie.sheng (at) technode.com