How I became Time’s Person of the Year – Wang Xiaofeng

wangxiaofeng1.jpg “Chinese people don’t do satire like Israelis and the English.” “They don’t have that making-fun-of-yourself gene.” Said Wang Xiaofeng, one of the most famous bloggers in China. He put the following satire post(Chinese) on his blog to tell how he became Time magazine’s Person of the Year, translated and carried by Raymond Zhou’s blog:

Last October, I was at the Kunlun Hotel in Beijing to discuss a project with a TV producer. While waiting for a taxi to leave the hotel, I noticed a black leather wallet on the ground. Nobody was around, so I picked it up and opened it….

Figuring he might be staying at this hotel, I asked at the check-in desk and found he was a guest who happened to be in the room. A few minutes later, he stood in front of me. My English was rusty, but I could tell he wanted to thank me. Turning down the reward he offered, I agreed to a coffee. We used a lot of hand gestures and I gave him my card. “Oh, you are a reporter,” he smiled….[Full Text]

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