Han Han Responds to the Nomination by "Time"

16:25, April 09, 2010      

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The Author Han Han [Photo: CFP.cn]

The 27-year-old Chinese author Han Han has given a public response regarding his nomination by "Time" magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, the Morningpost.com reports.

Han Han stated in his blog that he was surprised and flattered when he received the message. However, when summarizing his present achievements, Han Han did not think he deserved the honor. He wrote that the high degree of public attention is far beyond his expectations and that he is just a normal person, who stays in bed until noon, spends money on digital products and fusses over food just like other kids. On a positive note, he does not bring any burden to society.

Referring to his influence, he is somewhat embarrassed about being a nominee. "I'm just an author whose sentences may resonate with readers sometimes, but nothing else." he said. "I'm just a lucky small potato in the spotlight. The 'true influential figure' should be someone else who contributes to the society."

Although Han Han does not seem excited about this, his fans are trying to increase his vote in the candidates list. Until yesterday afternoon (April 7, 2010), Han had received 67,218 votes, which put him seventh among the 100 candidates. This also fulfilled the fans' goal of placing Han Han in the top 10 of the 100 most influential people in the world.

The online voting will close on May 1.



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