A Boisian in China

Lauren

Posted By Nathaniel Hoffman, The Blue Review

On our fourth day in Beijing, during my recent political and cultural exchange with the American Council of Young Political Leaders, I was chosen “Leader of the Day.” We were to meet with high-level staff at the Ministry of Environmental Protection, a leading commissioner and member of the People’s Congress, the head of Beijing’s All China Youth Federation and the U.S. Embassy. In the evening we would have our first formal banquet, hosted by the deputy director of the All China Youth Federation, where we would experience the Chinese custom of receiving and giving toasts – in the form of speeches.

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