Shocked by American ignorance – Zhang Lijia

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Zhang Lijia

Celebrity author Zhang Lijia expresses in the Korea Times her amazement about the ignorance on China she noted when she was on a recent book tour in the United States, and tells why she support the Beijing Olympics:

Zhang Lijia, author of the New York Times bestseller, “Socialism is Great” ― her coming-of-age memoir during the Cultural Revolution ― echoes the concern.

“… I often got questions from American audiences asking me if America stands any chance of survival against China’s rise,” she told The Korea Times.

“I was shocked. I think there is a great ignorance. That’s why I support the Beijing Olympics. It’s an opportunity for Americans to know more about China and vice versa.”

Zhang Lijia is a speaker at the China Speakers Bureau. When you are interested in having her as a speaker, do get in touch.