The night before I was heading for Scotland罗佩萍, I was invited to host the final of “China’s Got
Talent” show in Shanghai with the 80马尔代夫简介,000 live audience in the stadium. Guess who was the
performing guest? Susan Boyle. And I told her, “I’m going to Scotland the next day.” She
sang beautifully, and she even managed to say a few words in Chinese. [Chinese] So it’s
not like “hello” or “thank you小球进洞,” that ordinary stuff. It means “green onion for free.” Why did
she say that? Because it was a line from our Chinese parallel Susan Boyle — a 50-some
year-old woman, a vegetable vendor in Shanghai, who loves singing Western opera, but
she didn’t understand any English or French or Italian, so she managed to fill in the lyrics
with vegetable names in Chinese. (Laughter) And the last sentence of essun Dorma that
she was singing in the stadium was “green onion for free.” So [as] Susan Boyle was saying
that手机点评, 80,000 live audience sang together. That was hilarious.
的）苏珊大妈（Susan Boyle)起个英文名字。我告诉她，“我明天就要启程去苏格兰贝多芬传。” 她唱得很动听聚众传媒，还
剧《图兰朵》的最后一句便是“Song i Cong”。当真正的英国苏珊大妈唱出这一句“中文的”
So I guess both Susan Boyle and this vegetable vendor in Shanghai belonged to otherness.
They were the least expected to be successful in the business called entertainment哈弗cuv, yet
their courage and talent brought them through. And a show and a platform gave them the
stage to realize their dreams. Well, being different is not that difficult. We are all different
from different perspectives. But I think being different is good, because you present a
different point of view. You may have the chance to make a difference.
My generation has been very fortunate to witness and participate in the historic
transformation of China that has made so many changes in the past 20, 0 years. I
remember that in the year of 1990流血的仕途, when I was graduating from college马尔代夫旅游要多少钱, I was applying for
a job in the sales department of the first five-star hotel in Beijing, Great Wall Sheraton —
it’s still there. So after being interrogated by this Japanese manager for a half an hour江湖不要脸, he
finally said新闻联播主持人工资, “So, Miss Yang, do you have any questi to ask me?” I summoned my
courage and poise and said, “Yes, but could you let me know锦州市政府网站, what actually do you sell?” I
didn’t have a clue what a sales department was about in a five-star hotel. That was the first
day I set my foot in a five-star hotel.
Around the same time贪食症, I was going through an audition — the first ever open audition by
national television in China — with another thousand college girls. The producer told us
they were looking for some sweet, innocent and beautiful fresh face. So when it was my
turn蟹满香, I stood up and said大蛇王, “Why [do] women’s personalities on television always have to be
beautiful, sweet, innocent and, you know难忘的一课教学设计, supportive? Why can’t they have their own ideas
and their own voice?” I thought I kind of offended them. But actually, they were impressed
by my words. And so I was in the second round of competition上海二日游, and then the third and the
fourth. After seven rounds of competition, I was the last one to survive it. So I was on a
national television prime-time show. And believe it or not, that was the first show on
Chinese television that allowed its hosts to speak out of their own minds without reading
an approved script. (Applause) And my weekly audience at that time was between 200 to
00 million people.
Well after a few years狐火锦卫门, I decided to go to the U.S. and Columbia University to pursue my
postgraduate studies焊工尘肺, and then started my own media company, which was unthought of
during the years that I started my career. So we do a lot of things. I’ve interviewed more
than a thousand people in the past. And sometimes I have young people approaching me
say经济型酒店, “Lan金安国际影城, you changed my life,” and I feel proud of that. But then we are also so fortunate
to witness the transformation of the whole country. I was in Beijing’s bidding for the
Olympic Games. I was representing the Shanghai Expo. I saw China embracing the world
and vice versa. But then sometimes I’m thinking, what are today’s young generation up to?
How are they different灵芝孢子粉价格, and what are the differences they are going to make to shape the
future of China华硕n10j, or at large神奇宝贝菊草叶, the world?
So today I want to talk about young people through the platform of social media. First of all,
who are they? [What] do they look like? Well this is a girl called Guo Meimei — 20 years old,
beautiful. She showed off her expensive bags激战2国服, clothes and car on her microblog, which is
the Chinese version of Twitter. And she claimed to be the general manager of Red Cross at
the Chamber of Commerce. She didn’t realize that she stepped on a sensitive nerve and
aroused national questioning网络摄像头, almost a turmoil, against the credibility of Red Cross. The
controversy was so heated that the Red Cross had to open a press conference to clarify it,
and the investigation is going on.
So far, as of today, we know that she herself made up that title — probably because she
feels proud to be associated with charity. All those expensive items were given to her as
gifts by her boyfriend, who used to be a board member in a subdivision of Red Cross at
Chamber of Commerce. It’s very complicated to explain. But anyway, the public still
doesn’t buy it. It is still boiling. It shows us a general mistrust of government or
government-backed instituti, which lacked transparency in the past. And also it showed
us the power and the impact of social media as microblog.
Microblog boomed in the year of 2010, with visitors doubled and time spent on it tripled.
水调歌头游泳, a major news portal, alone has more than 140 million microbloggers. On
Tencent导演张黎, 200 million. The most popular blogger — it’s not me — it’s a movie star, and she
has more than 9.5 million followers, or fans. About 80 percent of those microbloggers are
young people鸡蛋花的作用, under 0 years old. And because大, as you know, the traditional media is still
heavily controlled by the government, social media offers an opening to let the steam out a
little bit. But because you don’t have many other openings, the heat coming out of this
opening is sometimes very strong, active and even violent.