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abducted Zhang 娱乐地图品茶微信off campus and raped, stabbed, choked and beat her with a baseball bat before decapitating her at his Urbana apartment.
Admission of guiltThe start of the trial, Christensen’s admission presented by his attorney and the gory details of how
Zhang was killed have put the case back in the spotlight of massive media coverage both in the US and
China. And it has had a ripple effect on overseas Chinese students and their families thousands of miles away.
Of the more than 1 million foreign students enrolled at universiti
es in the US, 350,755, or about 35 percent are Chinese, according to the Open Doors study
by the Institute of International Education, a nonprofit organization supported by the US government.
“I first heard about this case when I was still in China two years ago, at the
time I accepted an admission offer from UI. I was so shocked, and I remember that many newly admit
two female Chi上海龙凤1314女神会所nese climbers: Ma Liyamu from the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, and Tsang Yin Hung from Hong Kong.
For Ma and Tsang, it was their second ascent to the summit of Mount Qomolangma, as Ma had reached th
e top of the mountain in 2016, and Tsang conquered it in 2017. But for Sun, this was her first such experience.
“What surprised me when I reached the top was the shadow of Mount Qom
olangma on other mountains. It was simply magnificent and stunning and it was a heavenly experience,” she shared.
Growing up, Sun didn’t have any aspirati
ons to climb Mount Qomolangma, but she loved drawing, especially nature and mountain scenes.
Having worked as a designer, she had some mountaineering exp
erience after climbing Mount Manaslu in September last year. Before she came into contact w
ith Ma, it was not in her mind to form an all-female, all-Chinese team to summit the mountain.