Mark Zuckerberg in China Praises Chinese Wisdom
Mark Zuckerberg in China knows how to court Chinese users: In a speech this weekend at Tsinghua University in Beijing, he stated compliments on the nation’s history and with idioms of traditional Chinese wisdom.
Calling China a nation historically known for innovation, Mr. Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, addressed students in heavily accented Mandarin and shared the now-familiar story.
Mr.Zuckerberg’s speech underlined Facebook’s eagerness to expand into China, where it remains blocked.
“Some people say, ‘ Maybe it works in the U.S., but it won’t work internationally ‘ ” he said. “But we kept going, and we expanded internationally.”
Mr.Zuckerberg’s Convincing Statements
Mark Zuckerberg in China also mentioned in his speech “There were so many websites on the Internet, and you could find almost everything — news, music, books, things to buy — but there was no service to help us find the most important thing to our lives: people.”
“There is a good Chinese saying, which says that if you work at it hard enough, you can grind an iron bar into a needle,” said Mark Zuckerberg in China.
Mr. Zuckerberg’s Efforts Learning Mandarin
“He chose the language on purpose so that he can project a more easygoing image with the young Internet users in China,” Mr. Qiao, a communications professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University said.
Many of the comments on speech by Mark Zuckerberg in China on Facebook, where he posted video of the remarks, were overwhelmingly positive.