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Facebook's Zuckerberg Shares His Mandarin Skills

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with reviews of Mark Zuckerberg's performance. The Facebook founder traveled to China and started speaking Chinese - mind blowing - when did he learn? But some Chinese were unimpressed. A blogger said Zuckerberg sounded like an articulate 7-year-old with a mouthful of marbles. In Chinese, the tone with which you pronounce each syllable means a lot, and once Zuckerberg slipped, saying Facebook has 11 mobile users - off by about a billion. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.