An eight year old boy eagerly stood up: "Grandpa Hu, why did you want to become the President?" His question caused loud laughter in the room. "I want to tell you, I never wanted to be the President myself. It's the people of the whole China, they elected me, and wanted me to be the President. I can't let them down."
President Hu Jintao's answer got another child very interested: "I wanted to become the President too. How could I become the President?" In the laughter, Hu Jintao said: "No matter what you want to do when you grow up, you need to study hard when you are young, build strong morals and a strong body. Then, you can succeed in whatever you do in the future."
Friday, May 9, 2008
How To Become The President Of China
On his visit to Japan, President Hu Jintao visited a school for children of Chinese expatriates there. As a grandpa-like leader, he answered a few questions from the children, as reported by the New China Press: