Zhang Junling is the University of Latvia's only native Chinese teacher. In 2003, the soft spoken woman, who comes from one of China's most southern provinces, Guangdong, applied for a governmental program to teach Chinese abroad. In the end, she was assigned to Latvia, which she hardly knew a thing about "except that it was once part of the Soviet Union." Junling arrived in Riga on a bitterly cold and snowy March day. Since then, the teacher has adjusted to life 's and weather - in the Baltics, and has come to love the peoples' "care free spirit."What was your knowledge of Latvia before ar...
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