In 1982 there was a Sci-fi writing competition in China for students. I was selected by my school to attend as the teacher thought I was good at composition. I tried writing a number of short stories. I did not win any prize, however, I felt rewarded. After I entered university, I started to write Sci-fi again and I thought at that time that I could write better than some the renowned writers. Then I got my first piece published in the Science Fiction World, China’s best magazine for the genre with its best single issue circulation topping 400,000 per month. – read the rest of the interview.