Emily Francis and her family hold her calligraphy work at home in Shijiazhuang on Nov. 24, 2018. (Photo/Xinhua)
In 2017, Emily Francis traveled with husband Guo Liaoda, a Chinese man, to live in Shijiazhuang, China's Hebei Province. Now, the couple runs a education studio in the city.
Francis likes Chinese culture and is learning calligraphy, painting, and Guqin, a Chinese traditional music instrument with seven strings. Francis said living in China is cool and here she can better understand the country's culture and taste its food. She also has a family with full hearts and love, Francis added.
As China has implemented the reform and opening-up policy for 40 years, more and more foreigners are coming to China to work, study and live. The country is helping these foreigners realize their dreams.
Francis's husband shows pieces of Chinese culture to her at home in Shijiazhuang on Nov. 24, 2018. (Photo/Xinhua)
Francis and her husband paint a wall at their education studio in Shijiazhuang on Nov. 24, 2018. (Photo/Xinhua)
Francis learns traditional Chinese-style traditional painting from her mother-in-law at home in Shijiazhuang. (Photo/Xinhua)