Ling

Born: 15th December 1972

Anhui, China

Date of interview: 15th September 2006

Map showing where Ling came from

And why is it, why is the school there? What is, it teaching the children Mandarin? Is it because they are not speaking it at home?

Like me, I want my child to learn Chinese because that is my cultural and also because China is more and more developed, economy, become a superpower. I don't really want to say 'superpower', but the ... the economic growth couldn't be overlooked by the world. So it is more and more important, for my child, to know the cultural and the language. Not only because that's my root, but also, you know, good for them. Even now, the British government and elsewhere know the Mandarin is, the Chinese, on the whole is an important language for them to learn, even the youngest generation in England to learn Chinese. So I think that is very important for my child to know that.