“You would never become part of a community unless you get fully immersed culturally, even if you are living in the same neighborhood,” says Sophie Su, an Australian-born Chinese entrepreneur.

Su has been torn between her Australian identity and Chinese heritage since she was a little kid. “It feels like to live in two separate worlds and it is a bit lonely when neither of the two societies consider you a true member of their group.”

Triggered by her own personal experience, Sophie created an app dubbed ‘Pingo Space.’ It does’t matter whether you are migrants, overseas students, or expats working in another country, as long as you have the motivation to jump in, leave the rest to Pingo Space, she says.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.