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Mike Embley: Father of five pursues ever-changing life

10-30-2013 10:36 BJT Special Report: Chinese Dream |

Script written by Jerry Shi

Some people like to spend their whole lives in one comfortable place, but Mike Embley is not one of them.

Originally from England, Mike has lived in 6 countries so far with his wife Sally and their children. During the past 17 years, Mike and Sally have moved from Scotland to Taiwan, Venezuela, Norway, Thailand, Shanghai, Beijing and right now Dubai. He previously worked as the executive principal of the British School in Beijing's Shunyi district. We sat down with him earlier this year in his office in Beijing to listen to his story.

He told us how he likes living in Beijing.

Mike and Sally adopted a seven-month-old Chinese girl, Elyra Lian Elizabeth, in 2005 while they were living in Norway. In 2012, they adopted their second child, Fifi.

Mike and Sally's children are all studying in the school where Mike works, so we are wondering, what are some of the differences between international and public schools?

One of the questions we ask everyone in this series was "what is your Chinese Dream?"

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