Shenzhen waitress Chen Yaying, 24, is a step closer to her dream of visiting Hong Kong as the handover is upon us. The Guangzhou-born woman recently landed her restaurant job and moved to the Special Economic Zone. She finds Shenzhen more modern and advanced than her hometown of Yingde. But Hong Kong is her real dreamland. Ms Chen is single and lives in the restaurant's staff quarters in Lowu. What does the handover mean to you? It is a historical event for Chinese people. Some people in Hong Kong might have misunderstandings about the Chinese Government and are rather worried about the post-handover lifestyle. But I believe they will gain a clearer understanding of mainlanders when we can establish more contacts. If you do not touch on politics, there should be no problem and you can continue doing business and making money. So why worry? Do you want to move to Hong Kong after the handover? Certainly, Hong Kong is my dreamland. I read a lot of reports about Hong Kong in newspapers. It is a very beautiful city and there are lots more high-rise buildings than there are in Shenzhen. Most people dress beautifully, too. I shall apply for permission to go to Hong Kong after July 1. What do you want to do in Hong Kong? I hear that it is not so easy to get a job in Hong Kong, especially if one's English is not so good. But I am reading books to learn the language. I think I will be able to manage in English in three or four years. There are also many foreigners in Shenzhen, which allows some opportunities to use English here. What do you think about the Hong Kong people? They are more polite than mainlanders and they are easier to get along with. It may be partly because they are richer and better educated. In Shenzhen, few people observe traffic lights and they cross the road whenever they like. It has too many migrant workers and they make the city dirty. What are your plans on July 1? I have to work in the morning. Then I have signed up for a ceremony to bid farewell to the People's Liberation Army troops on their way to Hong Kong. It will be a very exciting and busy day.