During the Christmas holiday, 22 students, three teachers and two social workers of Baptist Lui Ming Choi Secondary School went to the Nanshan district of Shenzhen city. The trip was organised by the Organisation of Caring for the Next Generation in China. During the four-day trip, the group visited four families in Haiwan New Village and Xili Village and four secondary schools - C M Shekou Industrial Zone Yucai Middle School, Nanshan Bo Lun Vocational Technical School, Xili High School and Nantau High School. They also went to the China Folk Culture Village, Qing Qing Resort Park, Nanshan Public Libraries, Book Centre and the construction site of a road which is planned to link up Yuen Long and Shekou. The students enjoyed the visits to the secondary schools most. At every school they went to, they were given time to talk to the students. They talked about their school lives and their families and shared their feelings for their country. Some even debated whether capitalism or socialism was better. May Lam said: 'The student I spoke to surprised me because she showed a stubborn attitude towards the Chinese Government. She trusts what it does and what it says from the bottom of her heart. However, many others hold a different attitude. They would criticise the Government. 'I used to think that few people in mainland China would be open-minded to the weaknesses of the Government.' Hong Kong students discovered mainland students' written and spoken Chinese tended to be better than theirs. Mainlanders' English was not as poor as expected. They could use short English phrases to express their ideas on daily life, and the level of the English textbooks they used was not far behind Hong Kong's standard. Carol Chu said: 'The students in Shenzhen clean their school themselves. They do not litter in school, unlike Hong Kong students. 'The trip has changed my view of China,' Lisa Wan said. 'The accommodation provided for us was excellent. There was a TV, an air-conditioner, carpet and even an electric heater.' However, the students were aware that Shenzhen was one of the most prosperous cities in China and the things they saw were the best in China. They realised that in many other parts of China, there were still many people living in poverty, without enough food to eat. The experience they gained from the trip could help them face the handover. One student said: 'As we think that the policies in China are not satisfactory, the handover may give us a chance to develop the future of China.'