Blue Revolution Hawaii today hosted five professors from Zhejiang Ocean University:
Professor Dajun Zhou (group leader, second from the right)
Vice President of Zhejiang Ocean University
Professor Zhibo Tang (tour leader, in the mddle)
Director of Scientific Research Department
Professor Shilai Wang
Director of Teaching Affairs
Dean Guofang Ding
School of Food Science, Pharmacy and Medicine
Dean Yin Wang, Dean
School of Social Sciences
We signed a Memorandum of Agreement (a following posting will provide details):
Several interesting bits of information:
two billion dollars. These islands (and there are a thousand of them) were then made a Special Economic Zone. Several more bridges will be built. There are construction canes all over the island.
2. The city of Shenzen, located close to Hong Kong was named a Special Economic Zone in 1988. Depending on who you ask, the population is today 9 million, 14 million, 20 million or 30 million. This means that the population grew by a factor of 30 to 100 over the past 23 years.
3. Zhoushan now has a population of about a million. Projections are that this will "only" increase to 3 million to 5 million by the Year 2020.
4. Zhejiang Ocean University was formed in 1988, but already has 15,000 students. A new campus at the coastline is being constructed. I would not be surprised if this someday becomes the pre-eminent ocean institution for the country.