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Day 17 – APM terminals, Yangshan Deepwater Port, Dinner with Nestor Gournaris

Time to try to catch up in my postings … This was a long day of travel; however, it felt like home visiting the ports. The APM Terminals allowed us to see the operations of the port. There was a … Continue reading

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Day 22 – West China School of Medicine & West China Hospital, Train to Chongqing, Intercontinental Hotel, Changyu Wne

We visited West China School of Medicine & West China Hospital in the morning. The Hospital was established in 1892 and now is ranked either 1st or 2nd research hospital in all of China. The Dean of the Hospital gave … Continue reading

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Day 21 – AETOS Capital Asia (real estate)

“Real value in a changing world” Today’s topic focused on real estate in China, both residential and commercial. The real estate investment firm, AETOS Capital Asia, shared their experiences with making real estate investments in China. They practice a focused … Continue reading

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Day 16 – ABB Engineering, ABB Automation World, UVA club Shanghai Reception

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Day 15 – Tencent, Rockwell Automation, The Pearl

We started our day with a visit to Tencent. Our presenter was a lawyer from Mergers & Acquisitions. I found the discussion vey informative. Tnecent is the …. Tencent was an early mover in the internet realm in china with … Continue reading

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Day 14 – Global Semiconductor Innovation and Manufacturing in China SMIC, Shanghai Urban Planning Museum, the Bund, a Local Restaurant

We began our day with a visit to SMIC. SMIC is a Chinese company that make semi- conductors. They produce semi-conductors that are lagging one generation from the current technology. They are focused on the fabrication of semiconductors versus design. … Continue reading

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Day 13 – Shanghai Museum in People’s Park, Lowe’s Global Sourcing Visit, Fenxiang Clothing Accessory Market (i.e. Fake Market), Gong De Lin Vegetarian Restaurant

Sean arrived today at noon. He left Athens, Greece the day before and traveled to Shanghai by way of Moscow. While in Europe he visited Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Florence, Rome, Pompeii, Sorrento, Capri, Assisi, Delphi, and Athens. He managed to … Continue reading

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Day 12 – Journey to Shanghai, Radisson New World Hotel, Yu Gardens and the Bund

We rose early today as we bid goodbye to Beijing on our way to Shanghai. We traveled by way of the Bullet Train in business class. This is definitely the way to travel. The seats were very comfortable. I got … Continue reading

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Day 11 – Yonghe Lama Temple, Hutong Tour, Rickshaw Ride, Dinner with a Local Family

This morning was designated free time. It was nice to take some time to catch up on email and enjoy a less hectic morning. It also gave me time to pack my bags and backpack. I haven’t bought anything but … Continue reading

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Day 10 – Ruins of Yuanmingyuan, tour is Peking University by Guanghua School of Management, Peking Duck, and Peking Opera

Medical updates first (and hopefully last update) – My voice has returned; however my Chinese still has a very long way to go. Our student has been released from the hospital and is recovering remarkably well for just having surgery. … Continue reading

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