Hmm…I like so many, where to start.
First of all, Youtube is banned in China, for reason well known to the Chinese. But there are still so many YouTubers you see online with regular videos. Most of them are from Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, USA – overseas Chinese or Chinese studying abroad.
I am not saying there are no videos coming from China, but eh…there are loops everywhere.
Getting to the main point of this post. I love watching so many YouTubers with great content. I particularly also like foreigners who speak fluent Chinese, so I will incorporate them into their Mandarin skills. This is my bog, I can scribble anything.
I have taken some care in mentioning some of them in my previous blog.
This blog is particular about their channel and their content and of course about Chinese native channels.
1. Youtube handle: Kevin in Shanghai
View count : 18,866,255 views
Famous videos: Western Girlfriends VS. Chinese Girlfriends
Content: Joined 5 Oct 2012, Kevin looks a college guy, who befriended a foreigner and started this channel. He shares videos on the content of life in China, life of foreigners in China, things Chinese and foreigners say. Mix and match, fun stuff mainly. This is a fun channel to watch.
Their content is new, he also has videos where he makes his Chinese speaking friends from different countries, makes fun of their accent or words.
His friends have made channels as well. Will be sharing the good ones below.
2. Youtube handle: 杰里德Jared
View count : 7,513,181 views
Famous videos: Living in China for 10 days VS. 10 years
Content: Joined 28 Jan 2010, He is the guy who you see on Kevin in China’s videos. He is Canadian, serious looking when he is in front of the camera. Jared started his channel before Kevin.
He has his videos in episode form but OMG, he is funny in his content. The way he acts out his songs and emotions. Plus, he is Canadian and speaks Chinese so well. There are cuts in almost all of his videos, we can make out he memorises his Chinese lines, but who cares when you are entertaining us in Chinese and are a foreigner.
3. Youtube handle: MYBY孟言布语
View count : 10,052,685 views
Famous videos: FOREIGNER’S ACCENTS SPEAKING CHINESE
Content: Joined 24 May 2016, These guys are brilliant. They are new, 2016 and they are rocking.
Their Chinese is way better than other foreigners on Youtube. I had to mention them because they are speaking Chinese so well, plus their content is different.
They are non-natives (assuming living in China), they have experience and say have live in China for a decade. Cool hairstyle, some handsome looking dude talking in Mandarin, you don’t get to see this every day, except on Youtube.
This video where they make fun of Hollywood actors and actress who speak in Chinese is super fun. Click on Celebrities Speaking Chinese specially Amy Adams.
4. Youtube handle: nigahiga
Subscribers : 21,226,859
View count : 3,862,249,632 views
Famous videos: Stupid Inspirational Sayings!
Content: Joined 20 Jul 2006, Pun master. He is a master at it. Light at heart, I love his one-liners, you know what I mean.
How to get Views on YouTube!
This video shows his efforts. Love it.
5. Youtube handle: Kevin老師的時尚美妝頻道
View count : 7,776,394 views
Famous videos: 2018 Spring Japan Drugstore Makeup Haul
Content: Joined 30 Jul 2015, makeup, makeup. I am a girl, I can’t miss this one. Really clean videos, he explains well. Haul videos from Korea, Japan, other countries.
6. Youtube handle: Hello Catie
View count: 98,732,910 views
Famous videos: Maybelline絲絨霧光唇彩全試色
Content: Joined 11 Jan 2015, She is Taiwanese. She does makeup tutorials. I would say, she is honest in her opinions, relaxing to watch, nothing loud.
7. Youtube handle: Xinshidandan 信誓蛋蛋
View count: 47,799,857 views
Famous video: 美国人真的用星巴克咖啡煮泡面吗？
Content: Joined 31 May 2016, he is new as a brand. His content is trying new stuff, speaking in Chinese, I think he is American, has that accent.
So, I have put together some research and found out these 7 YouTubers to be famous(quite) in what they do. I intentionally picked some foreigners because, in the end, they are speaking some good Chinese. I like both the Kevin channels, one with 10 years in China and the other makeup tutorial guy.
In the future, I will keep updating more and more of Chinese YouTubers who I find interesting. Do let me know if there are some good ones out there, I will add them to my list.
Lately, I have found many foreigners taking up second languages and starting a channel on Youtube, especially Mandarin. The number of people taking up Mandarin is growing, this number is higher with Americans, Indians, Pakistanis.
Hope my list was interesting and something new to you all.