China’s Rising Soft Power!

Zhang Jing at the Alaska summit

Woman Power! The Rising of China’s Flower Power!

China has been accused of not having soft power, but it’s about to change. Chinese female translator Zhang Jing at US-China talks showing her power applauded not just by Chinese netizens but the world audience. The highlight of Zhang’s interpretation came when she smoothly translated several speeches by the Chinese delegation that were more than 15 minutes long fluently and accurately into English, which earned her applause and respect from netizens, including many majoring in interpretation. 

China’s new weaponless Mulan

A native of Hangzhou and described as “China’s most beautiful interpreter,” Zhang, who graduated from China Foreign Affairs University, has been praised on Chinese social media for “fully showing the elegant demeanor of China’s diplomats in the new era.” 

According to a media interview with Zhang’s high school teacher, Zhang had academic credentials to enter top Chinese universities like Peking University and Tsinghua University, but she, with an IQ score of 161, chose to go to China Foreign Affairs University to serve her country at the ministry of foreign affairs.

No longer in the era of Maoism, wearing Mao jackets, a photo with the hashtag “she is the on-site translator at high-level US-China talks” has gone viral on China’s Twitter-like Sina Weibo with views surpassing 400 million.

Bad Omen or just Bad Luck?

“Zhang Jing helped convey China’s voice to the world through her specialty; and compared to the US translator, she performed far better. She also showed ‘her power’ of Chinese women,” one netizen commented on Sina Weibo.

Another Weibo user wrote: “I think women who have appeared in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in recent years are wonderful. They present China’s image on the international diplomatic stage and increase China’s reputation with their talents.” 

This new diplomacy, coupled with the slogan of China’s soft power rise, Zhang Jing dazzled the world with her calm and accurate translation of China’s State Councillor Yang Jiechi’s 15-minute remarks at the US-China Alaska summit. Her high school English teacher said: “Zhang has always been a persistent, focused person who knew at a very young age what she wanted for her career.”

With an IQ Score of 161

In a blunt opening statement before the talks with TV reporters keeping their cameras rolling in live broadcast for their President and audience back home, big mouth Secretary of State Antony Blinken fired the first shot by claiming that the US would “discuss our deep concerns with actions by China, including in Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Taiwan, cyber attacks on the United States, economic coercion of our allies.”

“Chinese people won’t be pushed around,” Zhang bombarded back at the hypocritical American-wiping-out-Native-Americans delegates in the only language they could understand. “The US is not qualified to speak to China from a position of strength!”

Her words meant, of course, that America, like Biden, has passed her best days, and now, a fallen power; but the Secretary of State seems not getting it — “their bows shall be broken” and “their sword shall enter into their own heart!” Whatever he (or any of the Five Eyes) alleges of world issues, his words will be of no effect but will come back to haunt him.

“The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. The LORD shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming. The wicked have drawn out the sword, and have bent their bow, to cast down the poor and needy, and to slay such as be of upright conversation. Their sword shall enter into their own heart, and their bows shall be broken.” Psalms 37:12-15.

Annabel Yao, the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei has forayed her aspiring career into the entertainment industry instead of things Huawei.

On January 18, 2021, she debuted her first single Backfire.

Far more talented than Paris Hilton of course

“I never saw myself as a princess,” she said in the documentary, which shows her preparations ahead of the debut and touches on her billionaire father.

“Just like most people my age, I needed to put a lot of effort into studying to get into a good school,” she added, having attended Harvard University and graduated with a degree in computer science.

“I also felt lost after college, but I kept trying different things before I found what I was passionate about,” she said, prefering to shake her bum to advance China’s soft power than her father’s dog-eat-dog world of Huawei.

~ by Joel Huan on April 2, 2021.

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