This was the year that H1N1 flu broke out in Mexico, then the US. Therefore when a plane landed in China, we remained seated and a crew like this entered and used rapid thermometers to test scan the foreheads of all passengers. If one was running a fever, the whole planeload would be quarantined in a hotel. While the flu spread through the US without any actions by government, and weakened, China was proactive in isolating incoming cases.
Starting during my PhD student time at KU, I have sent entomology books and papers to NWA&FU in China each year, first to Chou Io and later to his successor Zhang Yalin for their entomology library. Originally I could send 5-6 boxes in an M-Bag for less than US$40, but it would take 4-6 months to arrive by slow boat to China. Now one standardized medium priority box (the cheapest) costs over $67. I carry over mailing receipts and NWA&FU reimburses me for the postage.
In the huge laboratory building, each room has its own key. Prof. Xu's assistant knows which one unlocks which room.
VPAA Prof. Xu Cunshuan of Henan Normal University
Prof. Xu at Anyang, locale of the earliest turtle-shell graphic writing
My student guide (left) had spent a year teaching in the countryside under the "Westward Expansion Programme" designed to fill in for the shortage of over a million rural science teachers. The number of volunteers were too small to impact the rural schools, and the students were at the beginning of their university training, but he was grateful for the experience that allowed him to see the poor countryside and be of one heart with many good people.
Doctoral graduates in biology education from the biology department at Hebei Normal University.