Mainland actress Zhao Wei (left) and translator Zhang Jing (r) who was often compared to Zhou in high school, say classmates. Photo: SCMP Mainland actress Zhao Wei (left) and translator Zhang Jing (r) who was often compared to Zhou in high school, say classmates. Photo: SCMP
Mainland actress Zhao Wei (left) and translator Zhang Jing (r) who was often compared to Zhou in high school, say classmates. Photo: SCMP
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‘Beautiful translator’ at China-US summit determined to work in diplomacy and was known as ‘little Zhao Wei’, say former teacher and students

  • ‘She could have deep discussions with others. Isn’t her English marvellous?’ former teacher says
  • Zhang Jing was a top student who won scholarships and always knew she would be a diplomat, say those who knew her

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Mainland actress Zhao Wei (left) and translator Zhang Jing (r) who was often compared to Zhou in high school, say classmates. Photo: SCMP Mainland actress Zhao Wei (left) and translator Zhang Jing (r) who was often compared to Zhou in high school, say classmates. Photo: SCMP
Mainland actress Zhao Wei (left) and translator Zhang Jing (r) who was often compared to Zhou in high school, say classmates. Photo: SCMP

Corrected [2:07pm, 26 Mar, 2021]

  • [2:07pm, 26 Mar, 2021]

    A previous version of this story mentioned that a participant at the meeting said Yang’s lengthy speech would be a “test for the interpreter”. This has been corrected to reflect that Yang himself made the comment.

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