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A more nuanced take on Zuckerberg’s Chinese

November 2, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg Speaking Chinese: Brave, Foolish, or Both?

你什么意思?What are you trying to say?

Portraits of Mark Zuckerberg by Chinese artist Zhu Jia, at gallery in Singapore last year (Reuters)

About ten days ago Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted a video of himself giving a speech and handling a Q&A with students at Tsinghua University in Beijing — and doing it in Chinese. You’ve probably seen it already, but here it is again just in case.

A few hours later, Isaac Stone Fish of FP posted an item with his answer to the question that most Westerners who’ve been in China had been asked by their friends. Namely, How did Zuckerberg sound? And his answer was harsh.
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