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.”