|5/23 (Tue)||Providence - Detroit - Beijing||9:05 AM, Providence T.F. Gren Airport, leave US for China (Providence - Detroit - Beijing)|
|5/24 (Wed)||Beijing||Arrive in Beijing Capital International Airport at 5:35 PM, local time.|
Morning: Opening ceremony at the Tiananmen Square and visit The Museum
of National History
|5/26 (Fri)||Beijing||One day trip to Tianjing, visit
the Tianjing High-tech Development Park. Tour Bank of China, Tianjing Branch
(hosted by Mr. Shiqiang Wu, MBA, Director of credit and loan department,
Tianjing Branch, Bank of China).
Tour Motorola manufacture facility in Tianjing Business Development Park.
|5/27 (Sat)||Beijing||Morning: Sightseeing at the Summer
Afternoon: Visit Biology Department of the Tsinghua University (the Chinese MIT). Tour new biotechnology lab, discussing biotechnology and endangered species in China (hosted by Prof. Qingyu Wu).
|5/28 (Sun)||Beijing||One day trip to tour the Great Wall.
Evening: Leaving for Linqu (Shandong Province) by overnight train.
|5/29 (Mon)||Linqu, Shandong||Stay at the guesthouse of the Shanwang
Morning: Visit Shanwang Fossil Museum.
Afternoon: Visit Qingzhou Archeological Museum.
|5/30 (Tue)||Linqu, Shandong||One day: Geology field trip to the
Shanwang fossil beds (A national reserve area, also on the UNSCO World Heritage
List) and a local mining district, fossil collecting.
Evening: Lecture - Discovery and study of Shanwang fossils: the scientific values and conflicts between fossil preservation and local mining industry (by Hong Yang)
|5/31 (Wed)||Linqu, Shandong||
Morning: The Cloud Mt. visit.
|6/01 (Thu)||Linqu to Nanjing||Travel by train.|
|6/02 (Fri)||Nanjing||Free day for relaxation and sightseeing.|
|6/03 (Sat)||Nanjing||Morning: Tour the Eastern Mountain
Afternoon: Confucius Temple.
Evening: Dinner at the Confucius Temple.
|6/04 (Sun)||Wuxi (Near Nanjing)||Stay at the guesthouse of the Ecosystem
Research Center on Taihu Lake.
Morning: Travel from Nanjing to Wuxi by bus.
Afternoon: Engage in scientific research dealing with environmental monitoring on lake water quality and aquatic life. Collect water and fish samples, visit water chemistry and microbiology labs at the center.
Evening: Guest seminar: "Taihu Ecological Research" by a local scientist.
|6/05 (Mon)||Wuxi||Morning: Visit Eastman Kodak manufacturing
facility, discussing water purification control and other environmental
issues with Kodak personnel.
Afternoon: Fruit picking on Island of Taihu Lake.
Evening: Research data processing.
|6/06 (Tue)||Wuxi||Morning: A half-day tour to visit
the Zhouahuang Village (a well known historical site with traditional Chinese
architecture and a unique fishing culture).
Afternoon: Travel to Nanjing Airport and fly to Xian.
|6/07 (Wed)||Xian||Stay at the guesthouse of the Xian
College of Geology.
One day trip to visit the tomb of the first emperor of China (the site of terra-cotta soldiers).
Evening: Local food festival.
|6/08 (Thu)||Xian||Morning: Lishan Mt.
Afternoon: Overnight train to Beijing
|6/09 (Fri)||Beijing||Morning: Visit the Tiananman Square.
Afternoon: Sightseeing in the Forbidden City.
Morning: Beijing Zoo.
|6/11 (Sun)||Beijing||Morning: Visit an ordinary Chinese
Afternoon: Shopping and free time.
|6/12 (Mon)||Beijing||Morning: Visit the National People's
Afternoon and Evening: Farewell party at the Beihai Park (one of the emperor's palaces during the Ching Dynasty).
|6/13 (Tue)||Beijing - Detroit - Providence||Beijing Capital International Airport, 10:55 AM, return to US (Beijing - Detroit - Providence).|
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