Q1：Which part of your country do you want to live in?
I would prefer to live in the countryside, rather than where I live at the moment in the heart of one of the bigger cities in England. There is a lot of noise and too many people, so more space would be nice. Although at the same time, it would be good to live within walking distance of my workplace – so perhaps not too far outside of the urban area.
Q2：What makes you feel proud of your country?
I am proud of England because of its great history. It once held an empire encompassing a full quarter of the globe or more, and it was said that ‘the sun never sets’ upon it. Even after the dissolution of this, we have retained an impressive position of saliency upon the world stage. We
are a small island nation that should be pretty insignificant in the scheme of things, and yet through our ingenuity and our spirit we have managed to maintain our situation as a great power.
Q3：Do you know the history of your country well?
Yes, I have long taken quite an active interest in the history of Britain, and how our history fits into that of the broader globe. It is quite an exciting sweep of grand narratives, so there is always more for us to explore and to interrelate with. It is easy to get lost in it, but then it is also easy to find one’s self, one’s ancestors, likewise, within its folds. More people should take an interest in their history, their heritage – and use it to connect with each other, as well.
Q4：Will you stay in China in the future?
I may stay in China in the future, although I am quite keen to get back to the more familiar culture (and language) of my home country, on the other side of the world. I am thankful for the opportunities that I have benefitted from during my time here, but home is where the heart is. And my home lies back across Eurasia on the far side of Europe in England.