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A screenshot of a food delivery message in English went viral on Chinese social media on March 14. The short message which said "Hello,your phone was power off ..." was sent by a courier after he failed to contact his customer, a student at the Sichuan International Studies University (SISU) in Chongqing.


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The student was surprised to see an English message and posted it on Weibo.

The courier, Mao Zhaomu, is just 18. He started working at a restaurant in SISU and delivering takeout food on campus at the beginning of this month.


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[size=1.2em]Miao explained that he messaged his customer in English as a way to practice the language because he thought all SISU students would know English.

[size=1.2em]Mao became interested in English in middle school. Inspired by his English teacher who entered the university by taking the self-taught examination, Mao dropped out of high school last year and targeted to enter SISU the same way.

[size=1.2em]He was always thinking about studying English. Last September, he took a part-time job at a bar so as to chat with foreigners there. During his spare time, he would chat in English online groups where he also made friend with an American netizen.

[size=1.2em]The netizen, called "Faith", taught Mao English while Mao taught him Chinese.

[size=1.2em]Now, Mao is preparing for the university entrance examination, which will be held in the second half of this year.

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