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Patrick Heid – misses the colorful Shanghai

Patrick Heid, Head of the Shanghai Office at the law firm Graf von Westphalen

After Patrick Heid returned from his first trip to China in the summer of 1998, he had more questions in his luggage than answers. While studying law in Cologne, Heid, then 22, had accompanied a buddy to Beijing for an internship. “After that, I started learning Mandarin right away,” Heid says, “and backpacked through the Chinese provinces almost every year.”

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