Born: 15th December 1972

Anhui, China

Date of interview: 15th September 2006

Map showing where Ling came from

When you first arrived in the UK, early on you'd been worried about him going and being 'corrupted', that's the word you used, how did you find life in the UK?

Life in the UK. It's ... compared to ... I don't really think it's a better life for me. It's difficult for me to get a job that fully developed my potential, use my ability. Lots of, you know, when we in Lancaster, lots of Chinese, you know, my friends, there were doctors, there were teachers. But because of the language barrier or something else, they couldn't find a job that really, really to use their knowledge. It's very difficult.