Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Ivy, Zhang Ya Jiao, is from Datong in Shanxi Province, famous for its grottoes of Buddha. Ivy's father is the head of an arts high school and he is responsible for recruiting students to join the Communist Party. Her mother is an elementary school teacher. Ivy hopes to join the Party in the near future.
Ivy is interested in becoming a sports reporter. One of her heroes is the Chinese hurdle champion Liu Xiang, who won a gold medal in Athens in 2004 but injured himself at the start of the Beijing Olympics, breaking the hearts of millions of Chinese....including Ivy I am sure.