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When British dream meets Chinese dream

When British Dream Meets Chinese Dream
Michael Bates(Member of House of Lords; Minister of State at the Home Office)
My name is Michael Bates.
Dominic Johnson-Hill(Founder of Plastered 8)
My name is Dominic Johnson-Hill.
Simon Haworth(CEO of Dynasty Biotechnology Ltd. UK)
I’m Simon Haworth.
Andrew Shaw(British Chinese Jade Carving Artist)
My name is Andrew, Andrew Shaw.
Simon Haworth(CEO of Dynasty Biotechnology Ltd. UK)
I come from a farming family, just south of the Manchester.
Andrew Shaw(British Chinese Jade Carving Artist)
I’m an English man from London.
Michael Bates(Member of House of Lords; Minister of State at the Home Office)
I’m a member of the United Kingdom Parliament, serving in the House of Lords.
Dominic Johnson-Hill(Founder of Plastered 8)
I’m an English expatriate, been living in Beijing for 22 years.
Michael Bates(Member of House of Lords; Minister of State at the Home Office)
I am currently 1,500 kilometers into a 1,600 kilometers walk from Beijing to Hangzhou.
Dominic Johnson-Hill(Founder of Plastered 8)
My business is called plastered 8 or plastered T-shirts. It’s ten years old, and we celebrate Beijing with graphic art work.
Simon Haworth(CEO of Dynasty Biotechnology Ltd. UK)
And right now, we’re in a very exciting phase, we’re raising a fund for investment in UK technology to bring that technology to China.
Andrew Shaw(British Chinese Jade Carving Artist)
I came to Suzhou in 2008 to pursue my dream to carve jade.
Daniel Cowen(British Student of Tsinghua University)
Most of my friends and family in the UK don’t have so much of an idea about China or Chinese culture.
Michael Bates(Member of House of Lords; Minister of State at the Home Office)
Quite a lot of people have said to us, are you crazy for walking through, using your two months to walk in China?
Lavender(British Student of Tsinghua University)
I think most of my friends, they were interested in China, wanted to learn more about it. But what we read about in the news was mainly short headlines, or one side of China, not really connect to the normal lives of people who live there.
Simon Haworth(CEO of Dynasty Biotechnology Ltd. UK)
Lots of people have said to me that China would be a great place to go, and every single person that I spoke to, I asked them what was it like, how did you do it.
Andrew Shaw(British Chinese Jade Carving Artist)
People in my country didn’t know anything about jade, if they thought of jade, it was something in museums and it was probably green, something to do with the far East or China.
Michael Bates(Member of House of Lords; Minister of State at the Home Office)
When I went to the massacre museum in Nanjing, my heart sank. What happened in that six-week period in Nanjing really was something that I had never fully comprehended before. If you want to talk about peace, we need first to understand the full cost of war.
Dominic Johnson-Hill(Founder of Plastered 8)
That was 2005. I was walking down this old alleyway, and I saw a tourist wearing a T-shirt that said I climbed the Great Wall. It is really an ugly T-shirt. It is a tourist T-shirt that everybody buys when they come to China. I recreated that T-shirt that said I climbed the Great Wall. Actually it’s my worst ever selling T-shirt. But it started the whole brand and it started the whole change in this old street.
Xuelin Bates(Wife of Lord Michael Bates)
Many people might think can you really promote peace. But to us, this is our dream.
Daniel Cowen(British Student of Tsinghua University)
I used to think that money was maybe the only thing that mattered. I think my dreams are changing. Being here in China is instead one of my dreams, I like to get my mandarin up to a level of business fluency.
Andrew Shaw(British Chinese Jade Carving Artist)
In my late 40s, about 10 years ago, suddenly, one day, I came across the stone of heaven, I came across jade. And the moment I touched jade, I knew that was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.

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