On Sunday, I hosted a Nuvoices podcast, with Huang Hung as my guest. Coming from a prominent family, her grandfather Zhang Shizhao was a renowned scholar who offered financial support to Chairman Mao at one point; her mother was a highly accomplished diplomat, who interpreted for Nixon when he visited China in 1972. She also taught Chairman Mao English. Huang’s step-father was China’s former foreign minister Qiao Guanhua and her first husband was famous film director Cheng Kaige. But I believe Hung achieved success largely due to her own effort. She is a media mogul, writer, blogger (with some 17 million followers), publisher, TV talk show host, and a leader in China’s fashion and design industry. She was selected by the Time magazine as one the world’s 100 most influential people in 2011 and she has been referred to as China’s Oprah Winfrey.
And I think she’s the funniest person in China.
It was an easy interview as Hung got strong views on everything. The podcast should come out on the 6th of August. Watch out!