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My TED Story: A Letter From the Editor

My dad cried when we had to leave China. I tell friends that my family was “deported,” but it would be more apt to say we were formally “nudged” out of the country. At nine years-old, the sudden rush to pack and then my first overnight train-ride was actually a welcome and exciting resolution to what was in the end a four-month adventure. We were headed back to Hong Kong: my glistening emerald city and the only home I had ever known. To me it was a dreamy metropolis with movie theaters, malls, and soft-serve ice cream trucks, while mainland China was intimidating, confusing, and at times jarring.Read More