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Teen from China Making Plans to Attend Inauguration

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I’m trying not to hate on a 16 year old from China getting a chance to come to Barack Obama’s Inauguration on January 20.

But it’s hard.

Li Zizi

Li Zizi

From China Daily News:

Li Zizi, 16, is making the trip because she participated in the Global Young Leaders Conference in New York and Washington this past summer. The program, run by a US-based nonprofit, invites alumni to attend the US presidential inauguration every four years.

Li moved in August to Sichuan province, which was rocked by a 8.0-magnitude earthquake in May that left nearly 90,000 people dead or missing. She now attends the Chengdu Experimental Foreign Language School, which is close to many of the hardest-hit areas.

Her family is from Sichuan, but she was born and raised in Japan and living there when the quake hit.

Read more of the article here.

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Written by rentec

30 December, 2008 at 4:04 pm

Posted in asians, news

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2 Responses

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  1. Why hate her? I’m missing something?

    Zen

    31 December, 2008 at 7:27 pm

  2. I’m just being facetious, although I am a bit jealous of all those lucky thousands who got a pass to attend on January 20.

    rentec

    1 January, 2009 at 5:16 pm


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