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WATCH: Chinese-speaking Mark Zuckerberg leaves audience amazed (and in stitches)

You’re impressed. Admit it.

FACEBOOK CEO MARK Zuckerberg has been busy, apparently.

That might seem obvious, given he’s CEO of the world’s largest social networking site, and the virtual lives of more than 1 billion people are in his hands.

But on top of all that, the 30-year-old has been learning Chinese.

Last night he posted a 30-minute video to (of course) his Facebook page, showing him blowing the minds of a crowd of students at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

Zuckerberg said this was his first public appearance speaking Chinese, and you can tell – the gasps and screams of shock and delight from the audience are a must-watch.

Here are the first few minutes of the Q & A, which you can watch in full on Zuckerberg’s Facebook page.

Source: viooz lol/YouTube

According to him, he discussed “connecting the world, Internet.org, innovation and the early days of Facebook” with the students.

We don’t know at this point whether he addressed the awkward fact that his website has been blocked in China since 2009.

According to Quartz, Zuckerberg explained that he had learned Mandarin Chinese so he could chat with his wife Priscilla Chan’s grandmother, because he admires China and its culture, and because learning the language is difficult, and he enjoys challenges.

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