Mark Zuckerberg has been learning to speak Mandarin for a while now and he just delivered a 20-minute speech in Chinese while visiting the Tsingua University in Beijing.
In a Facebook post the social network’s founder and CEO wrote, “I just gave my first ever speech in Chinese.”
According to Zuckerberg, he spoke about having a “strong sense of mission” in order to drive meaningful change around the world.
“This was also my first real speech in any language sharing how I started thinking about Facebook’s mission, what has kept me going through challenging times and what our mission means now looking ahead for our community of 1.5 billion people,” he said.
The video posted on his Facebook page features English subtitles and also contains information about Facebook’s history.
Zuckerberg joined the board of the university’s economics school last year, and during his speech he applauded the university for being a “center of innovation.”
“[M]any of the students here will become global leaders in technology, business and government,” he wrote. “It’s an honor to have the opportunity to help this university and talk with its students. I look forward to coming back again next year!”
In September, Zuckerberg carried on a conversation in Mandarin with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
“[T]his was the first time I’ve ever spoken with a world leader entirely in a foreign language. I consider that a meaningful personal milestone.”
Here’s Zuckerberg’s full Facebook post.