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I live in Beijing
My name is Li Liang, I am French. I live in China for three years. I really like China. I rarely return to France. I work in an American Apple Store in Beijing. In front of this store there is a Xiaomi store. Behind there is a taxi rank. There is also a train station. There are a lot of customers shopping. An American who works with us has his whole family living here. His son and daughter also attend local high school.
We work five days in a week. We go to the store at 9 o'clock. We eat at noon and come home at 5 p.m. Before going to sleep, I like to watch TV a bit and read some books in Chinese. On Sundays, when it's not hot, I go out with my little dog. When it rains, I call my friends to go drink tea at the tearoom.