Mr. Xu, 62, is from Harbin. He works in a duty room of a residential area. He started working here two months ago. In his office, there are two computer screens on which he can monitor the three buildings of the area. People living in this community are workers in a factory nearby.
When Mr. Xu was young, he studied Russian. He can still remember several Russian words, like “Thank you”, “Dog”, and “Cheers”.
He has four children. Two of his sons are also living in this area. They are workers in a factory.