大家好！欢迎回来MaoMi Chinese。我们经常会在新闻上看到各种各样的报道和各种各样的观点。比如，中国的媒体有时候会批评美国，美国的媒体有时候也会批评中国。可是，两个国家的人们真的了解对方吗？有一个美国的视频博主，他努力地拍很多客观的视频，让中国人和美国人互相了解。他叫Jerry Kowal， 中文名叫郭杰瑞。今天，我们一起来聊一聊郭杰瑞和他的视频吧！
Hello everyone! Welcome back to MaoMi Chinese. We often see all kinds of reports and all kinds of opinions on the news. For example, the Chinese media sometimes criticizes the United States, and the American media sometimes criticizes China. But do the people of the two countries really know about each other? There is an American video blogger who works hard to make a lot of objective videos to let Chinese and Americans understand each other. His name is Jerry Kowal, and his Chinese name is Guo Jierui. Today, let's talk about Jerry Guo and his video!
Guo Jierui was born in 1992 and is an American. He speaks Chinese and was an exchange student in Taiwan. Around 2018, he started making videos and posting them on Bilibili, a Chinese video site. At the beginning, people paid attention to him because his video ending was very special. At the end of his videos, he often says:
"Okay, then I'll go now! Bye! I'm Guo Jerry!"
Shouting out his Chinese name at the end of the video sounds funny. Now, Guo Jierui has more than 20 million fans. What do people like about him? Why are his videos so popular? I think there are three reasons:
The first reason: Guo Jierui has unique personality. He likes spicy food. He often eats delicious food in China. Because his Chinese is not very good, after food, he often only says: "This is not spicy!" or "This is a little spicy! I think this is delicious!" Everyone thinks his personality is very interesting.
The second reason: He is very objective. At first, he made videos just to practice speaking Chinese. Later, he was very interested in cultural differences, so he made a lot of videos about cultural differences. For example, the comparison of Chinese and American savings, the food waste in China and the United States, how China and the United States help poverty, and so on. During covid-19 pandemic, he went to interview Americans who were reluctant to wear masks. Although he didn’t fully agree with their point of view, he had no criticism or opposition, he just wanted to show everyone's thoughts objectively.
The third reason: He respects the culture of every place. In addition to China and the United States, Guo Jierui also went to many countries. For example, he has been to India to film slums in India, and he has also interviewed rich people in India. He has also been to Ukraine, making videos of the prices of Ukraine and the lives of ordinary people. He also traveled to the Amazon rainforest in Peru, where he lived with the locals. However, he never said a place was good or bad. He believes that people in different places have different lives, so he will only experience the local life.
In one of his interviews, he said this:
"I think as an American, I love my country. I want my country to improve. I think our news can be a little less critical of China, and I think in addition to improving the relationship between China and the United States, I think this can also help the United States make progress. Why? Because China has a lot of technological things that the United States does not have now. Then I think if Americans can realize this thing, they may make the request (to the government). I don’t say this to praise China. No. In fact, I want Americans to know about this. I don’t mean to help China boost confident or praise it. This can help my own country.”
Guo Jierui said that he made a lot of videos in order to let more Americans understand China and hope that the United States can make more progress. In fact, no matter where we come from, we need to learn about different countries, cultures, and people. Because only by understanding others can we understand ourselves. What do you think? Feel free to share your thoughts with us!