Aiden is an exchange student from Shenzhen, China. We met and became friends through badminton, and I reached out to see if I could hear his perspective after all the news about the Hong Kong riots.
In the end, I still have my reservations, but it was interesting and helpful to hear his perspective as someone from mainland China.
The attached photo is one I took of Aiden up at Chip Ross Park in Corvallis. It’s always an enlightening experience to spend time with someone from such a radically different upbringing, and I appreciate it every time I get the chance to.