Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg impressed during a 30-minute Q&A session at Tsinghua University on Wednesday (22nd Oct) when he addressed the crowd and fielded questions in Mandarin.

According to a post on his Facebook page, topics discussed during the session included “connecting the world, Internet.org, innovation and the early days of Facebook”.

Mark Zuckerberg Tsinghua University

During the Q&A session, Zuckerberg said one of the reasons he wanted to learn the language was to communicate with members of his wife Priscilla’s family, some of whom only spoke Mandarin.

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This public display of his Chinese-speaking abilities was about four years in the making. “In 2010, my personal challenge was to learn Mandarin,” he wrote in a earlier Facebook post, adding that he had “always been interested in Chinese culture, and learning a language is a great way to learn about a culture”.

Okay, sure. There’s practically nothing that Mark can’t do, we guess?

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