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Hebei(hé běi), abbreviated as Ji, and its the capital city is Shijiazhuang. During the Warring States period, most of the land in Hebei belonged to the states of Zhao and Yan, so Hebei was also known as the land of Yan Zhao. Hebei is located between 113 ° 27 'E to 119 ° 50'E, and 36 ° 05 'N to 42 ° 40' N. It is located in northern part of China, north of the Zhanghe River, bordering the Bohai Sea to the east and circles Beijing and Tianjin inside. Hebei, with Taihang Mounts in its west, Zhangbei Plateau in its north, and the rest parts being Hebei Plain, has a total area of 188800 square kilometers. Hebei borders Shandong Province and Henan Province to the southeast and south, Shanxi Province adjacent to the Taihang Mountains to the west, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to the northwest, and Liaoning Province to the northeast. It governs 11 prefecture level cities including Shijiazhuang, Tangshan, and Handan, etc. Hebei Province is the only province in China that combines plateaus, mountains, hills, plains, lakes, and beaches. It is an important grain and cotton production area in China. According to preliminary calculations, the total GDP of Hebei in 2023 reaches 4394.41 billion yuan. Some industries and products in industrial production sectors occupy an important position in China. Hebei is located in the Central Plains region, with a vast and profound culture. Since ancient times, it has been known as a place where many Yan Zhao heroes and heroines known for their generosity and mournfulness emerged.
Regional location
Surrounds the capital Beijing, Hebei Province is located between 113 ° 27 ′ E and 119 ° 50 ′ E, and 36 ° 05 ′ N and 42 ° 40 ′ N. It is located 283 kilometers north of Beijing, adjacent to Tianjin City to the east and adjacent to the Bohai Sea, with Shandong and Henan provinces to the southeast and south, adjacent to Shanxi Province to the west by the Taihang Mountains, bordering Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to the northwest and north, and Liaoning Province to the northeast. Administrative division
Also known as Ji, the province covers an area of 188,800 square kilometers and governs 11 Prefecture-level cities, namely Shijiazhuang, Tangshan, Qinhuangdao, Handan, Xingtai, Baoding, Zhangjiakou, Chengde, Cangzhou, Langfang, and Hengshui; it has 167 counties (county-level cities and districts), including 49 municipal districts, 21 county-level cities, 91 counties, and 6 autonomous counties; it governs 2254 townships (streets, district offices), including 310 streets, 1287 towns, 617 townships, 39 ethnic townships, and 1 district office.
The terrain of Hebei Province is high in the northwest and low in the southeast, tilting from northwest to southeast. The terrain is complex and diverse, with complete types of plateaus, mountains, hills, basins, and plains. There are three major geomorphic units: Bashang Plateau, Yanshan and Taihang mountain ranges, and Hebei Plain. The Bashang Plateau is part of the Mongolian Plateau, with a terrain that is high in the south and low in the north, with an average elevation of 1,200-1,500 meters and an area of 15,954 square kilometers, accounting for 8.5% of the total area of the province. Yanshan and Taihang Mountains, including four landforms, namely, Zhongshan Mountain, Low Mountain, Hilly Area and intermountain basin, are mostly below 2,000 meters above sea level. There are more than 10 isolated peaks above 2,000 meters, of which Xiaowutai Mountain is 2,882 meters high, being the highest peak in the province. The mountainous area covers 90,280 square kilometers, accounting for 48.1% of the total area of the province. The Hebei Plain is part of the North China Plain, which can be divided into three types of landforms based on its genesis: the mountain front alluvial plain, the central lacustrine plain area and coastal plain area. The total area of the Hebei Plain is 81,459 square kilometers, accounting for 43.4% of the total area of the province. Altitude
The terrain of Hebei Province has three major geomorphic units: the Bashang Plateau has an average elevation of 1200-1500 meters, accounting for 8.5% of the total area of the province; The Yanshan and Taihang Mountains, including hills and basins, have elevations mostly below 2000 meters, accounting for 48.1% of the total area of the province; The Hebei Plain is part of the North China Plain, with elevations mostly below 50 meters, accounting for 43.4% of the total area of the province. Climate
With a temperate continental monsoon climate, most regions in Hebei have distinct four seasons.
Hebei has an annual 2303.1 sunshine hours, an annual 81-204 days of frost free period, and an average annual precipitation of 484.5 millimeters.
The average temperature in January is below 3 ℃, and the average temperature in July is between 18 ℃ and 27 ℃, with distinct four seasons.



Hebei University of Economics and Business
1.School profile: During the past 70 years, Hebei University of Economics and Business (HUEB), a key university in the province, has become a multidisciplinary financial and economic institution focusing on economics, management and law, while combining philosophy, literature, science, engineering and art. 2.Location: HUEB is divided into three campuses: north, south and west. The north campus is the the headquarters, located in the waterfront landscape belt of the western ecological zone in Shijiazhuang City. Covering an area of over 175 hectares, the campus, 40% of which is of green area, has been awarded the title of "National Greening Model Unit". 3.History: 1953:Founded in 1953 as Shijiazhuang School of Supply and Sales under the administration of Hebei Supply and Sales Corporation. 1995:In 1995, it was integrated of three former institutions, including Hebei College of Finance and Economics, Hebei College of Economics and Trade, and Hebei Advanced Academy of Business. 4.Scale: HUEB has more than 21,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students on campus, as well as 1,857 faculty and staff members, including 786 with associate professorship or higher titles and 629 with doctorates. 5.Discipline of HUEB: At present, the university, which is the first-rate higher institution with preferential support from the province, has 15 undergraduate colleges, 1 teaching departments (centers), in addition to graduate school, Marxist school, and continuing education school. Of all the programs, applied economics has been identified as the "double first-class" discipline enjoying key support in the province, and Marxist theory and law have been classified as the key disciplines for cultivation. Hebei University of Economics and Business currently has 48 undergraduate majors, 10 first-level disciplines to award master degree and 18 authorization sites to award professional master degrees.  It has 11 construction sites for national first-class undergraduate majors, 27 construction sites for provincial first-class undergraduate majors, with the number of first-class majors accounting for 79% of the total. Our university is included in the construction of first-class universities with preferential support from Hebei Province. Applied Economics is identified as a key discipline for “double first-class” construction in Hebei Province, while Marxist Theory and Law are identified as key disciplines for cultivation. 6.International Exchange: HUEB attaches great importance to the international exchanges and cooperation, and maintains long-term exchanges and cooperation with institutions of higher learning and educational institutions in over 50 countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy and others. 7.Overseas Talents Introduction: As an excellent talent-introduction unit in Hebei Province, HUEB has successfully established the academician workstation by introducing outstanding foreign experts and their teams. A team of foreign experts is organized, composed of specialists from internationally renowned universities such as Italy, Russia, the United States, Australia, and Canada. All of the over 100 foreign experts have obtained master's or doctoral degrees from internationally renowned universities, with excellent professional backgrounds, who have helped to train a large number of distinct talents with broad international perspectives. There are "Library for Excellent Foreign Experts" and "Foreign Experts Apartment" on the campus. 8.International Students: HUEB is one of the institutions that undertake the training of international students in China with Chinese government scholarships and international Chinese teachers with scholarship. It has cultivated over 500 overseas students from more than 40 countries.
(Chengde)Hebei Chengde Foreign Language School
School Introduction Chengde No.2 High School (Hebei Chengde Foreign Language School) was founded in 1950 and is one of the first 24 key high schools in Hebei Province. It is a demonstration ordinary high school in Hebei Province, a key high school directly under Chengde City, and the only semi boarding high school in Chengde City. It is also a sample school for curriculum reform in Hebei Province. In 2010, the school was relocated to a new campus (formerly Chengde Petroleum College Campus), covering an area of 105 acres and a building area of 70000 square meters. The school has a staffing of 277 and currently has 275 faculty members. The teaching staff is excellent, with 1 senior teacher in primary and secondary schools, 107 senior teachers, 12 graduate degree holders, 2 special level teachers, 3 provincial-level famous teachers, 6 provincial-level backbone teachers, 10 municipal level famous teachers, 9 municipal level backbone teachers, and 46 discipline leaders in Chengde City. The school adheres to the educational philosophy of "providing suitable education for students" and takes "moral integrity, erudition, good thinking, and quick action" as its motto. It is committed to creating a characteristic school for students to grow happily. It has successively cultivated top scorers in Chengde City, such as Mu Qing, Xu Wen, Li Shengnan, and Wang Yanan, and has delivered a large number of qualified talents to various levels and types of universities. As the only foreign language school in Chengde City, it is the first ordinary high school in our city to hire foreign teachers. Since 1998, it has hired more than 30 foreign teachers from the UK, the US, Australia and other countries to teach at the school.  The school has been successively rated as the national exemplary organization of art education, the provincial advanced collective of moral education in primary and secondary schools, the provincial advanced collective of ideological and political work, the provincial traditional sports school, the provincial training base for party members in primary and secondary schools, and the provincial excellent school of online education. It has been rated as the exemplary organization of spiritual civilization construction by the provincial party committee and government for 16 consecutive years. Confirmed by the Provincial Department of Education as a scholarship program school in Singapore, a cooperative school for children of foreign experts in the province, and a traditional school for sports programs in the province. It is the "Top 100 High School for Students" of Hebei University of Technology, and the "Excellent Student Base" of Hebei Institute of Architecture and Engineering and Hebei University of Geosciences. The "College Student Social Practice Base" and the "Beijing Senior Professor Assistance and Teaching Training Base" of Beijing Second Foreign Studies University. In 2017, won the Excellent Organization Award at the National Youth "Future Star" Winter Sunshine Sports Conference. In 2018, she was awarded the titles of May Day Women's Model Post in Hebei Province, Advanced Collective in Education Examination Work in Hebei Province, and Provincial Model Worker Home. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the online education and teaching work was outstanding, and it was awarded the title of "Excellent Online Education School in Hebei Province" by the Provincial Department of Education. In 2019, the school party committee's "Party Flag in the Heart, Party Building in Action" was rated as an excellent case of party building work in primary and secondary schools in the province. In September 2020, the school party committee's "Party Flag in the Heart and Party Building in Action" was awarded as an excellent case of party building work in primary and secondary schools in Hebei Province. The school party committee was awarded the Hebei Provincial Party Committee Education Working Committee as a training base for party members in primary and secondary schools in Hebei Province. School Address No. 9 Nanyuan Road, Shuangqiao District, Chengde City, Hebei Province Phone: 0314-2153562 
(Langfang)Langfang Economic and Technology Development Zone New Centrury Middle School
School Introduction Langfang Economic and Technology Development Zone New Centrury Middle School is located in Langfang Economic and Technological Development Zone, a pearl on the Beijing Tianjin Corridor. It is a full-time state-owned complete high school (provincial-level demonstration high school) founded by the Development Zone Management Committee in 1996 to optimize the investment environment. The school is located at the southern end of Sihai Road, surrounded by administrative and residential areas. The campus environment is elegant and the transportation is convenient. There are currently 85 teaching classes and over 4400 students on campus; 352 faculty members, including 1 with senior professional title, 94 with senior professional title, and 152 with intermediate professional title; 50 backbone teachers at or above the county level; 345 people have a bachelor's degree or above (67 graduate students). The classrooms are all multimedia classrooms. Since 2018, the development zone has increased investment in educational informatization, investing more than 26 million yuan to install smart classroom equipment in New Century Middle Schools and build 80 new smart classroom classrooms. 8 physical, chemical, and biological laboratories, with 44015 sets of teaching instruments, all of which meet provincial standards. There are 4 music classrooms and 3 art classrooms. One standardized plastic sports field, equipped with 11 standard basketball courts, training grounds, volleyball courts, badminton courts, etc., one physical fitness classroom, one aerobics classroom, and all sports, audio, and beauty equipment are equipped according to the provincial first-class standard. There are 5 microcomputer classrooms and 357 microcomputers. There are astronomical observation halls, history and geography classrooms, studios, etc; There are health rooms and psychological rooms to ensure the physical and mental health of students. The library is a provincial-level first-class library. A collection of 211600 books; More than one million e-books; 11000 reference books, teaching aids, and over 280 newspapers and magazines. There are 2 teacher reading rooms, 6 student reading rooms, 1 Youth Science and Technology Museum, and 1 audio-visual reading room each. We adhere to the educational purpose of "cultivating happy people through happiness education", cultivate virtue and cultivate people, and provide education that satisfies the people. We adhere to the educational philosophy of "moral education as the first, teaching as the center, scientific research as the guide, and management as the guarantee", and adhere to the principle of "quality based school, scientific research promoting education". The school management is strict and precise, and the management of departments is flexible and efficient. Cultivation education, reading infection education, and mental health education have gradually become distinctive features. The school motto of "rigor, practicality, diligence, and truth" is the benchmark for encouraging teachers and students; The teaching style of "learning high, being upright, having excellent skills, and being artistic" reflects the gardener's spirit of striving for excellence and daring to be the first. The learning style of "being knowledgeable, determined, eager to ask, and thoughtful" expresses the perseverance and outstanding achievement of students. Exquisite craftsmanship is the key to success, and strict adherence to detail leads to cultivation. Adhere to the strategy of leading by renowned teachers and conducting scientific research, with the improvement of teacher ethics and abilities as the starting point, the construction of teaching and learning styles as the carrier, and the construction of teaching and research groups and lesson preparation groups as the focus. Based on school-based training, steadily promote the construction of charming and smart classrooms; The "30+15+8" classroom model is gradually maturing, the "100% project" cultivates top students, the "ledger style management" supervises the implementation of actions, the "second classroom" improves comprehensive quality, and teaching results are at the advanced level of similar schools in the city. The network management model of moral education for all staff is mature and perfect, with characteristics such as cultivation education and reading infection education. A series of theme education and festival education have been effective, and science and technology festivals, sports festivals, art festivals, and sunshine sports have improved the quality of students and enriched campus life. Through sweat and hard work, the school has gained a good reputation: in the past five years, the school has won the titles of Advanced Collective in Hebei Education System, Civilized Campus in Hebei Province, Model School of Running Schools by Law in Hebei Province, Outstanding Case of "No Class Stop" in Hebei Audio visual Education System, Civilized Unit in Langfang City, exemplary organization in Education and Research in Langfang City, Advanced Collective in Education System in Langfang City, Safe and Civilized Campus in Langfang City, exemplary organization in Safe Construction in Langfang City More than 40 provincial and city level honors, including the establishment of exemplary organization by Langfang Standardization School and Quality School, and the exemplary organization of Langfang ideological and moral work for minors. School Honors School address 165 Sihai Road, Langfang Economic and Technological Development Zone Office phone: 0316- 6087340  Junior High School Academic Affairs Office: 0316-6087345 Senior High School Academic Affairs Office: 0316 -6076862
(Cangzhou)Imagine Preschools of Excellence
School Introduction Imagine Preschools of Excellence is affiliated with Ailang International Education Group. Ailang International Education Group is an education management group with over 30 years of successful operation and management experience in global elite private schools. Its kindergartens are now distributed throughout the country. Ailang Huicai Garden Kindergarten Cangzhou Garden has an indoor construction area of 6000 square meters, a total of 17 teaching classes, and a classroom area of 100-120 square meters; There are multi-functional TVY baby theater, sound theater, art and labor center, culinary art center, library and other facilities, expected to accommodate about 500 children. The kindergarten opened in September 2015 and currently has 400 children. Educational policy Ailang Huicai Yuan Kindergarten is positioned to provide internationally leading quality preschool education services for families residing in China. Our educational policy 1. Children First Our only job is to cultivate children. Adhering to the concept, principles, and curriculum system of "Active Learning" at Ailang Huicai Garden and ensuring the interests of young children are the primary principles we follow when making decisions. 2. Excellent Service The success of our business is measured by the parents who entrust their children to us. We carry the trust of parents with refined management, warm connections, attentive services, and responsible actions. 3. Achieving Employees Promoting the evolution and growth of employees has given our existence significant meaning. Serving, supporting, leading, and achieving employees are the core leadership tasks of each of our principals. 4. Leading Parents Unlike mediocre schools that carefully maintain relationships with parents, we win the trust of parents through professional guidance and the presentation of teaching results, and rely on their support, follow-up, and reputation to make more parents choose us. 5. Sustained Growth High quality education is inevitably scarce, and therefore should also be the most popular and valuable. So, numbers are the touchstone for testing the quality of each of our schools, and the continuous growth of student sources (income) is also the material guarantee for us to achieve "dual happiness of all employees". Characteristics and advantages of education and teaching 1. Based on the proactive learning curriculum system of HighScope in the United States, children's independent thinking and self-care abilities are developed through group teaching and learning center activities. 2. The whole language teaching method provides children with an integrated language application environment for listening, speaking, reading, and writing through group discussions, shared reading, theatrical performances, and other teaching activities. It generates a strong interest in listening/communication, reading/understanding, and expression/creation, and builds a strong foundation of language abilities in the preschool stage. 3. A daily ESL pure foreign teacher English course and an immersive learning environment with bilingual teachers throughout the day, creating a mother tongue acquisition style second language environment for children during the critical period of language development between the ages of 2 and 6, establishing bilingual thinking, breaking through mechanical memory style mute English and performance English. 4. The STEAM courses in the senior class (science, technology, engineering, art, mathematics) introduce problems through a classic Chinese and foreign fairy tale story reading every week, and carry out a task-based learning process of engineering design, manufacturing, experimentation, and reflection, developing mathematical thinking and creativity, expanding knowledge and quantity, and laying a competitive foundation for children's learning life after entering primary school. Outdoor environmental design concept Almost all indoor activities can be conducted outdoors, but there are many activities that can only be carried out outdoors. Even in the city center filled with reinforced concrete buildings, we should also give children a luxurious outdoor space that is rich in functions, environmentally safe, and stimulates creativity! The first thing we saw was a nearly 10000 square meter outdoor activity area. In order to ensure the safety of the children, we softened all the outdoor activity areas. During the critical period of developing the physical abilities of 2-6 year old children, one hour of outdoor time in the morning and one hour in the afternoon allows children to freely and happily engage in outdoor exercise and games, which is of utmost importance in preschool education. Fundamentals of Indoor Environment The soft environment design of the entire kindergarten is synchronized with that of American kindergartens, allowing children to immerse themselves in American language environments from a young age and be exposed to diverse international cultures, laying a solid foundation for children to have a good international perspective in the future. Ailang Huicai Yuan Kindergarten is positioned to provide internationally leading quality preschool education services for families residing in China. Healthcare Strict and serious management of healthcare work to create a good living environment for children in the kindergarten. Efforts should be made to prevent and control infectious diseases, cultivate healthy lifestyle habits, ensure the physical and mental health of children, and provide scientific and refined care. Transparent kitchen The diet in the kindergarten ensures 25 different ingredients every day, with no duplicate dishes per week. It emphasizes the combination of meat and vegetables, thickness and texture, to ensure that children maintain comprehensive nutrition and taste. Introduce ingredients for the day to ensure the freshness of the food. Seeing the three meals and two points prepared by the chef for the children on the TV screen is completely transparent and open. Course Teaching Compared to the carefully crafted hardware environment, courses and teaching are the core advantages of Ailang. Ailang International Kindergarten adopts the High Scope Preschool Curriculum, which is rooted in a 40 year longitudinal research project in the United States: High Scope Perry Preschool Study. Americans are determined to find high-quality preschool courses that can achieve lifelong development for their children. In the end, a comprehensive early childhood education system covering all aspects of curriculum and practical teaching operations was developed. Dr. Rosemary Burton is the Chief Education Officer, Principal, and Curriculum Architect of Elon International Kindergarten. She has been engaged in early childhood education for nearly 40 years and is an authoritative figure in the field of early childhood education in the United States. She has profound expertise in psychology, basic education, educational regulation, and early childhood education, serving as the Chief Preschool Education Officer of Virginia for two to eight years. Dr. Burton is responsible for the national curriculum system and teacher training. The most core educational process in the daily process of the Gaozhan course is planning work review. For at least one hour every day, children can independently choose a place where they want to engage in learning activities independently. The reason why work time is important is that it can help children learn to make wise decisions, persist in completing the activities they have started, and discover their innate interests. During this period, they learned how to collaborate with friends and continuously explore and consolidate the knowledge they learned in group activities. Drama course is one of the characteristic courses of Ailang Huicai Yuan. We have hired Taiwanese preschool drama education expert, Teacher Huang Huiru, to provide guidance in person. The TVY Baby Theater from the United States provides children with a full sensory experience through playful costumes, surprising scenes, and special settings. At present, there are more than 10 plays on display, including "The Escaping Bunny", the black light drama "One Inch Insect", and the light and shadow drama "The Beast Country". Huicai Garden has a rich variety of activities, including open days, themed events (Thanksgiving, Mother's Day), art exhibitions, science exhibitions, parent teacher meetings, parent workshop, parent-child sports meet, birthday party, tent music festival, hiking, spring outing, autumn outing, social practice, etc. School address No. 56 Fuyang South Street, Yunhe District, Cangzhou City Phone: 0317-2126689
(Baoding)Great Wall School
School Introduction Great Wall School is a nine-year private school with a total campus area of 101 acres and a total construction area of 99000 square meters. Since its establishment in 2016, the number of students has exceeded 2500. Equipped with a student cafeteria of over 3000 square meters, a standard 400 meter playground, a lecture hall, student apartments, and a garage, equipped with modern education, teaching, and living facilities such as air conditioning, water dispensers, and whiteboards, we are committed to creating an international high-quality school that combines Chinese and Western elements. The school adopts a local axis symmetrical layout in the overall planning concept, reflecting the cultural heritage of the South and embodying the concept of "small cities". At the same time, Western cultural elements are used as embellishments, and the advantages of international and domestic school architectural design are introduced, committed to building high standard and high-end educational venues. The school is divided into a teaching area and a sports area. The teaching area is located on the west side of the campus, and from south to north, there are two primary and secondary school teaching buildings, one teacher office building, one kindergarten teaching building, and an experimental building. Each teaching area adopts a series connection method, introducing the design concept of educational and cultural corridors to link various departments, and combining them with the planning and design of professional classrooms, libraries, multifunctional halls, experimental buildings, etc. The sports area is located on the east side of the teaching building, with an aerial playground, gymnasium, restaurant, student apartment, and garage. At the same time, the campus is equipped with central air conditioning, fresh air ventilation system, and other basic facilities. In addition, the apartment is equipped with an independent balcony and bathroom. The library has a collection of nearly 30000 books, and has launched a comprehensive bilingual program in Chinese and English, modern and traditional, classic and journal, electronic and paper, public and private reading. It cultivates reading around the clock, and the overall teaching information network is smooth. The Chang Cheng School adopts the "green" architectural design standard, with a classroom area of 80 square meters. All indoor activity areas are equipped with central air conditioning and fresh air exchange systems, allowing children to enjoy safe and fresh air even in foggy weather. The classrooms are equipped with intelligent blackboards to allow children to experience modern teaching methods. In addition, all teaching and dormitory buildings are equipped with water dispensers to ensure the convenience and safety of children's drinking water. The campus is fully connected by corridors to ensure the safe travel of children in rainy and snowy weather. The standard outdoor playground is another feature of the school building, and the parking lot on the first floor of the playground provides convenience for parents to drive and pick up their children. The school provides two modes of boarding and day study, with independent bathrooms, balconies, constant temperature hot water, dedicated laundry rooms, activity rooms, life teachers, and 24-hour medical staff in the dormitory building. In addition, a multifunctional lecture hall that can accommodate more than 600 people simultaneously provides a greater platform for showcasing children's talents. The school is equipped with various characteristic experiential classrooms, allowing children to have close access to courses such as computer science, pottery, Chinese and Western musical instruments, calligraphy and art, and life practice. In order to meet the requirements of talent quality in the 21st century, our school has comprehensively promoted the quality education project since its establishment, always focusing on the construction of core culture, inheriting the essence of traditional Chinese culture, organically integrating diverse cultures of the world, taking "facing the future and creating value" as its educational positioning, "reasonable education, stimulating potential" as its educational philosophy, and "honesty, propriety, gratitude, and responsibility" as its basic motto. At the same time, we are committed to cultivating good citizens who are confident, proactive, caring for our country, and have a global perspective; Building a clean, caring, and positive teaching team; Build a healthy, enjoy able, and culturally rich learning paradise. Primary School Department of Chang Cheng School Children are the future and hope of parents, carrying the earnest expectations and dreams of the entire family. We are looking for a suitable primary school for our children to imagine their childhood learning and life in school. Over the past three years, Chang Cheng School has fulfilled parents' expectations for professional education in terms of quality education, artistic and physical literacy, and character education. Middle School Department of Chang Cheng School Chang Cheng School is a full-time boarding and day school with a nine-year consistency system. Since its establishment, with scientific and meticulous management and significantly improved academic performance, it has quickly gained the favor of parents, and the scale of education has been continuously expanding, with a record high number of applicants. The school provides a one-stop educational guarantee for children with advanced educational concepts and teaching models, superior learning environment and hardware facilities, diverse school-based curriculum and artistic features, refined life management and thoughtful services, and dreams for the future of children's all-round development. Chang Cheng School - AiTon Senior High School AiTon Senior High School is oriented towards the college entrance examination, focusing on the development of core competencies among Chinese students. It offers and implements national high school education courses to cultivate the necessary qualities and key abilities that students should possess and adapt to lifelong development needs. It meets the pursuit of high-quality children's growth and development by parents and helps students successfully attend first-class universities. A diverse and rich curriculum system · Cultural Foundation Course: Compulsory and Elective for the College Entrance Examination · Literacy enhancement courses: career planning · calligraphy/speech/etiquette/vocal, reading classes · Specialty development courses: practice (science and technology practice+community activities), independent enrollment (competition guidance courses, English expansion courses, innovative thinking and methods, aviation/water/car the third mock examination guidance), art examination (flight attendants, editors, broadcasters, hosts) School address No. 2066-188 Chaoyang South Street, Baoding City, Hebei Province Phone: 0312-2198555 Public service account     Chang Cheng School                     Chang Cheng Senior High School
(Baoding) Hebei Baoding No.1 High School
School Introduction Basic information  Hebei Baoding No.1 High School was founded in 1906. On September 28, 1906, the predecessor of Hebei Baoding No.1 High School, Baoding Prefecture Government Middle School, was established. After the founding of the Republic of China in 1912, the Baoding Prefectural Government Secondary School was renamed as Zhili Sixth Middle School. In 1914 (the third year of the Republic of China), it was renamed as the Sixth Middle School of Zhili Province. In 1928, it was renamed as "Hebei Provincial Sixth Middle School". In 1933, it was renamed as "Hebei Provincial Baoding Middle School". In 1949, it was named "Hebei Hebei Baoding No.1 High School". In 1954, it was designated as a national key high school. In 1978, it was identified as one of the first 24 key high schools to be established in Hebei Province. In 2000, it was awarded the honor of "Window School" by the municipal government. Four academicians, including world-renowned biologist Niu Manjiang, metallurgical expert Wang Zhixi, geologist Tan Xichou, and physicochemical expert Zhang Yukui, as well as modern archaeologist Su Bingqi, founder of Chinese library science Wang Zhongmin, lyricist and composer Cao Martian of "Without the Communist Party, There would be no New China", famous actress Cun Li, former national women's football captain Wang Liping, and 110 meter hurdles Asian champion Shi Dongpeng The first batch of female fighter pilots in China, including Zhang Bo, were all from Hebei Baoding No.1 High School. The school adheres to the motto of "rigor, pragmatism, diligence, and innovation", adheres to the educational philosophy of "strengthening the campus culture that emphasizes both technology and humanities, forming an academic atmosphere with a hundred years of heritage, promoting the comprehensive and healthy development of students, running a high-quality school, and providing universities with talents capable of participating in international competition in the 21st century", and strives to become a nationally renowned university. Campus environment  Hebei Baoding No.1 High School is located at No. 39 Sanfeng Middle Road on the south bank of Fuhe River in Baoding City, covering an area of 150 acres. It is a garden style school. The hardware facilities are at the first-class level in middle schools nationwide. Each classroom is equipped with advanced equipment such as multifunctional all-in-one machines, physical projectors, and televisions; A fully functional science museum covering 6000 square meters; A library with a rich collection of 2800 square meters; There is a 3800 square meter multifunctional sports stadium, with standard plastic sports fields, grass football fields, and tennis courts; A 7500 square meter student dining and bathing complex building; There is a student apartment building that can accommodate 2800 people simultaneously. All of this has built a successful platform for the students of Hebei Baoding No.1 High School. Teacher status  Baoding No.1 High School has strong teaching staff, including 1 top-level teacher, 5 senior teachers, 106 senior teachers, 2 national outstanding educators and teachers, 41 provincial and municipal outstanding educators and backbone teachers, and 140 people who have won first prizes in the Baoding City Teaching Model, Teaching Expert, and Excellent Course Evaluation Competition. The group of renowned teachers in Hebei Baoding No.1 High School provides high-quality education for the growth of students. Teaching work  The school always adheres to teaching as the center, combining the implementation of teaching norms with educational innovation, teaching according to individual needs, and focusing on cultivating interest and improving abilities. Through cooperative exploration and teacher-student interaction, classroom teaching is carried out, transforming passive learning into active exploration. The university insists on scientific research and actively carries out school-based scientific research. It has undertaken more than 100 national, provincial and municipal scientific research projects. It has made remarkable achievements in educational scientific research and is a national exemplary organization in educational scientific research. Since 1984, with the joint efforts of all teachers and students, Baoding No.1 High School has produced 43 provincial and municipal top scorers in the college entrance examination. The number of students taking the exam has been increasing year by year, earning the reputation of being the "hometown of top scorers". At the same time, the school has become a student base for many national key universities such as Tsinghua University, Peking University, and Zhejiang University. The number of undergraduate and undergraduate students who have been online in previous years is far ahead of that in Baoding City, and has been awarded the titles of "Meritorious Unit for Comprehensive Implementation of Quality Education and Improvement of Education and Teaching Quality" and "Meritorious Unit for Training Top High School Graduates" in Baoding City for consecutive years. School Honors  The school has successively won the titles of "National Civilized Unit", "National Civilized Campus", "National Advanced Collective of Youth Science and Technology Activities", "National Council School of Middle School Education and Research Consortium", "National exemplary organization of Pilot Recruitment", "National exemplary organization of Information Technology Innovation and Practice Activities in Primary and Secondary Schools", "National Demonstration School of Language Standardization", "National Excellent School of Implementing the Regulations on School Physical Education" "Exemplary organization of Hebei Education System", "Hebei New Curriculum Reform Demonstration School", "Hebei Education and Research Pilot Experimental School", "Hebei Art Education Demonstration School", "Hebei Green School", "exemplary organization of Hebei Safety Work", "Hebei Model Parent School", "Baoding City Training Top Talents Meritorious Unit", "Baoding City Implementing Quality Education and Improving Teaching Quality Meritorious Unit" Equal title. A good school and academic atmosphere creates a good atmosphere for every student to "race against excellent children", assisting in the comprehensive development of every student, and laying a solid foundation for their lifelong development.  School address 39 Sanfeng Middle Road, Lianchi District, Baoding City Phone: 0312-2136544 Email:bdyzbgs@126.com Official WeChat Account
(Xingtai)Xingtai Foreign Language School
School Introduction Xingtai Third Middle School (Xingtai Foreign Language School) is a full-time and complete high school directly under the Xingtai Education Bureau. It was established in 1958 and in March 1999, with the approval of the Hebei Provincial Education Commission, it was added with the school logo of "Hebei Xingtai Foreign Language School". It is the only provincial-level foreign language characteristic school in Xingtai City. In 2008, Xingtai 21st Middle School was merged into Hebei Xingtai Foreign Language School, Becoming one of the complete middle schools in Xingtai City that offer both primary and secondary education as well as higher education. In 2022, it successfully passed the provincial demonstration high school evaluation and acceptance, becoming a demonstration high school in Hebei Province. At present, the school has 1 top-level teacher, 28 national and provincial backbone teachers, 2 model teachers in Hebei Province, 2 young social science experts, 3 provincial and municipal famous teachers, 5 excellent teachers, and 116 senior high school teachers. With 110 teaching classes, over 6600 students, and 495 faculty members, it is one of the large-scale hot spot students in Xingtai. For many years, all the faculty and staff of the school have been based on their own work, people-oriented, strict management, dedicated to teaching, and have repeatedly created brilliance. They have ranked first in the city for 14 consecutive years in the middle school entrance examination, and have trained 10 top scorers in the middle school entrance examination; The college entrance examination has also achieved breakthrough development, step by step every year, and is moving towards a first-class high school in Xingtai City. In recent years, the school has been considering the future development of students, starting from the long-term development of the school, changing its mindset, learning advanced teaching concepts at home and abroad, comprehensively promoting quality education, and striving to improve teaching quality. It has become the first core school of the "National Education Alliance" of Renmin University of China Affiliated Middle School, and has shared resources with more than a thousand prestigious universities in China and Renmin University Affiliated Middle School; Establishing the first digital classroom in Hebei Province; We have established deep cooperation with the University of Cambridge and New Oriental Education Technology Group in the UK, offering Japanese Russian language classes and international high school classes, conducting overseas study tours, international exchange students, summer camps abroad, and establishing international sister schools. Our foreign language characteristics are becoming increasingly prominent. At present, under the leadership of the new leadership team, the school is striving towards the goal of "striving to become a provincial-level prestigious school in junior high school, striving to become a first-class school in the city within the third year of high school, creating high-quality education, and creating a brand school". School address 101 Health Street, Xiangdu District, Xingtai City, Hebei Province Phone: 0319-5915200
(Xingtai)Xingtai No. 1 Middle School
School Introduction Xingtai No. 1 Middle School, founded in 1943, is a school for Member of the Communist Party of China to train anti Japanese cadres. In 1950, it was renamed Xingtai High School in Hebei Province. In 1953, it was designated as a key high school in Hebei Province. In 1960, it attended the National Youth Conference and was commended by the State Council. In 1978, it was one of the first key high schools equipped in Hebei Province. Xingtai No. 1 Middle School is a national civilized unit, a national traditional sports school, a national exemplary organization in mass work, and a civilized unit in Hebei Province. Xingtai No.1 High School is renowned for its high quality of teachers and students, high teaching quality, and high enrollment rate in the college entrance examination in Xingtai City and both inside and outside the province. It is known as the highest institution of basic education in Xingtai, the hall where excellent students gather, and the cradle of college students. Xingtai No.1 Middle School was founded in 1943 during the Anti Japanese War. Its predecessor was the Jin Ji Anti Japanese Middle School founded by the Taihang First Bureau, located in Yehuquan, Zanhuang County, Hebei Province. In 1945, Xingtai was liberated, and the Jin Ji Anti Japanese Middle School was relocated to Xingtai and renamed as the "Taihang United Middle School Cadre School". In 1950, it was renamed as Hebei Xingtai High School. In 1953, it was designated as a key high school in Hebei Province, and in 1956, it was renamed as "Provincial Xingtai No.1 Middle School". In 1960, attended the National Heroes Conference and received commendation from the State Council; In 1976, No.1 Middle School was changed from being under the jurisdiction of Xingtai Prefecture to being under the jurisdiction of Xingtai City, and its name was changed to Xingtai No.1 Middle School. In 1978, the school was designated as one of the first key high schools equipped in Hebei Province (at that time, there were only 13 in the province). Since its establishment 60 years ago, Xingtai No.1 Middle School has worked together, honed and cultivated, innovated, and kept pace with the times. It has cultivated tens of thousands of talented individuals, accumulated a solid and profound cultural heritage, and condensed the school motto of "rigorous, down-to-earth, civilized, and innovative". The school always adheres to the socialist direction of education, promotes tradition, updates concepts, broadens ideas, deepens reforms, and accelerates development. After 60 years of unremitting efforts, the school has continuously expanded its scale, fundamentally improved its educational conditions, upgraded its level of education, and significantly enhanced its educational strength. Today, No.1 Middle School, with its glorious history, strong teaching staff, rigorous school atmosphere, excellent equipment, and elegant environment, has become the leader of high school education and a window for spiritual civilization construction in Xingtai City, and has entered the forefront of similar schools in the province. The aspiration to seek truth and ask questions remains steadfast for a long time; The cause of governing the world and benefiting the people is flourishing here. New Century, New No.1 Middle School! New opportunities, new development! School address No. 118 Zhonghua Street, Qiaoxi District, Xingtai City Phone: 0319-2222356 Email: xtsyzcn@126.com
(Handan)Affiliated School of Hebei University of Engineering
School Introduction Affiliated School of Hebei University of Engineering is a nine-year consistent school directly under the Education Department of Hebei Province and affiliated with Hebei Engineering University. The school is located on Kaiyuan Road, Hanshan District, Handan City. Affiliated School of Hebei University of Engineering consists of the original affiliated kindergarten, affiliated primary school, and affiliated secondary school. Among them, affiliated kindergartens and primary schools were established in 1980, and affiliated middle schools were established in 1989. In July 2011, the original Hebei Engineering University Affiliated Middle School and Affiliated Primary School merged and were renamed as Affiliated School of Hebei University of Engineering. In October 2020, the affiliated kindergarten was merged into the affiliated school of Hebei Engineering University. The primary and secondary school departments of the school cover an area of approximately 54500 square meters (81.9 acres), with a building area of approximately 30800 square meters. There are various specialized venues such as comprehensive sports fields, roller skating fields, tennis courts, etc; Multimedia classrooms, psychological classrooms, and laboratories are all available. The kindergarten department covers an area of 10190 square meters (15.3 acres), with a building area of 3129 square meters and an activity area of 5776 square meters. Equipped with advanced educational and teaching facilities such as various specialized classrooms and abundant activity equipment. The school has an elegant environment and a strong cultural atmosphere, combined with unique comprehensive practical courses, which fully meet the learning and activity needs of teachers and students. It is a garden style school that is suitable for teaching and learning.  At present, there are 204 teachers and staff members (including hired teachers) in the primary and secondary school departments. Among them, there are 63 teachers with master's degrees, 2 senior teachers in primary and secondary schools, 37 senior teachers, 98 first level teachers, 2 special level teachers in Hebei Province, 3 backbone teachers in Hebei Province, 2 excellent teachers in Hebei Province, 4 exemplary teachers in Hebei Province, and 8 advanced moral education workers in Hebei Province. Set up 14 functional departments, 7 party branches, 9 grade groups, and more than 5100 students on campus. There are 59 staff members in the kindergarten department (including hired teachers). Among them, there is one senior teacher and five first level teachers. Set up three functional departments, three grade groups, and more than 320 children in the kindergarten. The age structure of the school's teaching staff is reasonable, and the compliance rate of educational level is 100%.  Under the strong leadership and strong support of the Education Department of Hebei Province and Hebei Engineering University, Affiliated School of Hebei University of Engineering aims to "serve the society of the university", adheres to the school motto of "learning and doing well, respecting etiquette and morality", and aims to achieve the educational goals of "first-class in Handan, well-known in Hebei, and open to the world". Relying on the high-quality educational resources of Hebei Engineering University, it continuously improves its educational level, strengthens the construction of the teaching team, optimizes educational and teaching management, and has won widespread attention from society and high recognition from student parents with its continuously improving educational quality and good school atmosphere. School address 300 meters south of the intersection of Xueyuan North Campus and Yiyuan Street in Luochengtou Street, Hanshan District, Handan City, Hebei Province (Main Campus)  Contact number: 0310-3967672 North side of Cambridge County in Handan University City, Economic and Technological Development Zone, Handan City, Hebei Province
(Handan)Handan Experimental Primary School
School Introduction Handan Experimental Primary School is located on the bank of the Qin River. Established in 1981, it is the only primary school directly under the Municipal Education Bureau, and its counterpart is Handan 25th Middle School.  The school covers an area of 8100 square meters, has 34 teaching classes, 64 faculty members, and more than 1600 students. The school has a reasonable layout and a beautiful environment, equipped with modern teaching facilities such as a gymnastics room, book reading room, instrument laboratory, multimedia classroom, microcomputer room, electronic lesson preparation room, and a two-way control digital teaching network system. Educational philosophy For many years, the school has adhered to the educational philosophy of "people-oriented, harmonious development", followed the laws of education and teaching, focused on routine teaching, and made efforts to run schools that satisfy the people. Actively exploring the reform of new curriculum teaching, focusing on cultivating students' innovative spirit and practical ability, striving to shape their healthy and upward psychological qualities, and comprehensively improving their various qualities.  School management is democratic, scientific, and standardized, with a team of teachers with high professional ethics and excellent skills. The school vigorously implements the strategy of revitalizing the school through scientific research and has undertaken multiple provincial and municipal level projects. Regular teaching is strict and orderly, and teaching and research activities are rich and colorful. All teachers and students in the school strive for excellence and hard work, forming a fine school atmosphere of "rigor, harmony, hard work, and progress", and continuously improving the quality of education and teaching. Honors received The school has multiple disciplines and levels, and has won first prize in provincial and municipal teaching competitions. For many consecutive years, it has been rated as an advanced school in municipal teaching, an advanced collective in municipal moral education, an advanced school in municipal art festival activities, an advanced collective in caring for the next generation in the city, and a red flag unit in municipal health. It has been successively named as a city leading scientific research school, a city civilized unit, a provincial art education demonstration school, a provincial mental health education experimental school, a provincial modern education technology demonstration school, and a national chick brigade. In March 2020, the leadership team was awarded the title of "Outstanding Performance Leadership Team" in Handan City for 2019. School address No.173 Guangming North Street, Congtai District, Handan City, Hebei Province  Phone: 0310-2066328
(Handan)Handan Foreign Language School of Hebei Province
School Introduction  Handan Foreign Language School of Hebei Province was established in 1956 and is a provincial-level demonstration high school. In 1999, it was approved by the Education Commission of Hebei Province as the "Hebei Handan Foreign Language School". The school is located in the middle section of Heping Road in the city center, with three campuses: high school, junior high school, and international department. It covers an area of 104 acres and has a building area of 41900 square meters. There are currently 88 teaching classes with over 5500 students and 320 faculty members, including 284 full-time teachers, 105 senior teachers, 98 intermediate teachers, 2 Hebei Province's "Three Three Three Talent Project" in the new century, 8 provincial special level teachers, 16 national and provincial backbone teachers, and more than 20 national, provincial, and municipal model teachers. Among full-time teachers, there are 24 master's students, with a 100% qualification rate for undergraduate education.  Educational objectives: Highlighting foreign languages, emphasizing both arts and sciences, integrating Chinese and Western learning, and promoting diversified development.  Educational philosophy: Quality in scientific research, renowned teachers creating prestigious schools, and seeking development through distinctive features。  School motto: Elegance, diligence, progress, and refinement.  The school has successively won honorary titles such as exemplary organization of National Campus Construction, Beijing 2008 Olympic Education Demonstration School, Sino US High School Students Exchange Base School, Tsinghua University Education and Teaching Research Experimental Base, Hebei Safe and Civilized Campus, Hebei Model Worker's Home, Hebei May 4th Red Flag Youth League Committee, Handan AA Class Harmonious Campus, etc. In recent years, the quality of education and teaching in schools has significantly improved, winning the "Outstanding Contribution Award for High School Entrance Examination Results" from the Municipal Education Bureau for consecutive years, and ranking among the top in the city in terms of high school entrance examination results.  The school has advanced facilities and an elegant environment. The middle and high school teaching buildings have 60 standard classrooms and five English small classrooms, equipped with broadband network and VOD on-demand equipment. The renovated experimental building has 12 first-class laboratories and 3 computer voice rooms. There is a modern library with a collection of over 60000 books, 7 newspaper and magazine reading rooms, student multimedia reading rooms, electronic lesson preparation rooms for teachers, science and technology lecture halls, observatories, music classrooms, art classrooms, and other facilities in the comprehensive building. We have equipped 410 highly configured computers for teachers and students, enabling each teacher to have one and broadband connection with the existing campus network and the Internet. The completed Phase II project has built modern sports stadiums, gymnasiums, student dormitories, etc. Modern facilities enable students to fully enjoy advanced teaching methods and create conditions for them to broaden their horizons.  School address:  1. No. 374 Heping Road, Congtai District, Handan City, Hebei Province (main campus);  Phone: 0310-5801031  2. No. 44 Zhonghua North Street, Hanshan District, Handan City, Hebei Province (Junior High School Department);  Phone: 0310-3129713  3. No. 109 Zhonghua Street, Hanshan District, Handan City, Hebei Province (South Campus);  Phone: 0310-5801031
(Handan)Handan No.25 Middle School
School Introduction  Handan No.25 Middle School, Hebei Province was founded in 1980 and is a municipal junior high school in Handan City. There are currently two campuses, namely the headquarters of Shi25th Middle School and the Yuhua Campus of Shi25th Middle School, which have developed into the most popular schools in Handan City. In the past decade, over 6000 junior high school graduates have been admitted to Hengshui Middle School and Handan No.1 Middle School, two of the first key high schools in Hebei Province. It is a public junior high school with excellent quality, satisfactory parents, and desirable students.  The school inherits the glorious tradition of running a school, adheres to the core concept of "seeking truth and valuing talent" and the school motto of "respecting morality, inspiring, learning extensively, and innovating", proposes the common vision of "building a model school with high reputation, high happiness", and pursues the educational goals of humanistic sentiment, scientific attitude, shared business knowledge, practical ability, and elite foundation. The school aims to prosper through scientific research, strengthen management, and establish quality.  The school has forged a rigorous and pragmatic, excellent work style, proficient in business, and dedicated research and expert teacher team. The school currently has 130 teaching classes, over 7000 students, and more than 450 faculty members, including 159 senior teachers and 290 first level teachers. 11 national model workers, 8 national outstanding teachers, and dozens of provincial outstanding gardeners and model teachers have emerged successively. 66 national renowned teachers who have won first prize in the national teaching competition; 95 provincial-level renowned teachers who won the first prize in the Hebei Province Lecture Competition; 150 city level renowned teachers and teaching experts who have won first prize in the city level teaching competition. Struggle and happiness coexist. Under the guidance of the new curriculum reform concept, we aim to achieve teachers and enable them to successfully drive the development of the school. Expert guidance, peer assistance, subject reflection, platform building, improvement in practice, maturity in reflection, and fame through accumulation. The teaching team is dedicated and studious, eager to learn and improve, and has excellent professional skills.  The school has been rated as a civilized unit in Hebei Province for 11 consecutive years from 2002 to 2012, and as a civilized unit in Handan City for 15 consecutive years. It has successively won the exemplary organization of the education system in Hebei Province, the pilot experimental school of education and scientific research in Hebei Province, the experimental school of mental health education in Hebei Province, the experimental school of modern educational technology in Hebei Province, the May Day Award of Hebei Province, the demonstration school of information technology teaching in Hebei Province, the municipal Red Flag Youth League Committee, the municipal safe and civilized campus Exemplary organization for Municipal Democratic Review, Municipal Three Star Peace Unit, Municipal Moral Education Demonstration School, Municipal exemplary organization for Comprehensive Governance, Municipal "AAA" level Harmonious Campus and other honorary titles. On September 9, 2020, it was rated as an advanced collective in the education system of Hebei Province by the Provincial Department of Education. The high school entrance examination results have been ranked first in the city for 11 consecutive years, firmly defending the position of Handan No. 25 Middle School as the preferred school in the city.  Unify quality and quality. Adhering to the principles of virtue and wisdom, promoting the comprehensive development of students. Curriculum guidance, activity infiltration, club expansion, selecting suitable educational methods for students, promoting self-education and self-management, conducting diverse cultural and sports activities, and promoting the harmonious development of students in morality, intelligence, physical fitness, and aesthetics.  The 25th Middle School is the cradle of education, the fertile ground for growth, and the stage for showcasing talents. Twenty five people are full of passion, pursuing excellence through dedication, feeling happiness through hard work, and building new heights through cooperation! Contact Us School address: No. 15 Xinxing Street, Congtai District, Handan City, Hebei Province. No. 14 Beicang Road, Zhonghua North Street, Congtai District, Handan City, Hebei Province  Phone numbers: 0310-3288647, 0310-3288148
(Tangshan)Hebei Tangshan Foreign Language School
School Introduction  Hebei Tangshan Foreign Language School, also known as Tangshan No.8 Middle School, is a key high school in Hebei Province, founded in 1955. The first foreign language school in Hebei Province was founded in 1996 and named "Hebei Province's First Foreign Language High School" by the Education Department of Hebei Province. In 2002, it was renamed as Hebei Tangshan Foreign Language School, with one school and two locations. It is a municipal high school and a provincial demonstration high school.  No.8 Middle School has a glorious history and is a prestigious high school with considerable influence in Tangshan City. It has a high social reputation, is admired by students, and loved by the masses. There is a strong leadership collective in No. 8 Middle School, with rich experience in teaching management, rigorous academic research, and a good school atmosphere.  Eighth Middle School has a strong faculty, with 74 teaching classes, 4000 students, and 350 faculty members. More than 95% of teachers hold a bachelor's degree or above, with 48 holding senior professional titles in secondary schools and 72 holding intermediate professional titles.  The school covers an area of 132 acres and has a building area of approximately 59000 square meters. There are 28 laboratories in physics, chemistry, biology, and various professional classrooms in music, art, information technology, etc. There are campus TV62 stations, radio stations, campus networks, digital observatories, geography laboratories, and a digital planet projection demonstration teaching system.  Over the years, we have trained 20000 junior high school graduates and 125000 high school graduates for our city. Most of them have been admitted to universities for further education, which has cultivated a large number of talents for our city. Graduates from No. 8 Middle School are scattered throughout our city, with the vast majority being the backbone of production, scientific research, and management departments, making contributions to the economic development of our city.  Address: West Campus; 189 Beixin West Road, Lubei District, Tangshan City, Hebei Province. East Campus; No. 16 Beixin West Road, Lubei District, Tangshan City, Hebei Province  Telephone: 0315 2300023, 0315 2300158
(Tangshan)Tangshan No.1 High School
School Introduction  Tangshan No.1 High School, abbreviated as Tangshan No.1 High School, was founded in 1902. Its predecessor was Yongping Prefectural Middle School and Huaying Academy in Zhili Province. It is one of the earliest secondary schools in modern China and the alma mater of the great pioneer of the communist movement, Mr. Li Dazhao. For over a hundred years, the school has trained a large number of outstanding talents for the country, including 9 academicians from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering.  The school covers an area of 255 acres with a total construction area of 127000 square meters. There are currently 3600 students on campus; There are 330 faculty and staff members, including 256 teachers and 126 qualified senior professional titles; There are also 18 foreign teachers. At present, our school has 10 senior teachers and 14 special grade teachers; 2 National Model Teachers, 1 National Excellent Teacher, and 1 National Famous Teacher; There are 18 famous teachers in Hebei Province and 35 backbone teachers in Hebei Province; There are 49 famous teachers in the city.  The school adheres to the school motto of "strictness, love, diligence, and simplicity", adheres to the educational philosophy of "laying the foundation for the lifelong development of students and living a happy and complete educational life", educates talents for the Party and the country, and focuses on cultivating high-quality talents with comprehensive development in morality, intelligence, physical fitness, beauty, and labor, building Tangshan No.1 High School into a high-quality school.  As one of the first demonstration high schools in Hebei Province, Tangshan No.1 High School has been commended multiple times by the Ministry of Education and the provincial and municipal governments. It has been awarded honors such as "National Civilized Unit", "National Civilized Campus", "National Advanced Collective in the Education System", "Advanced Collective in Hebei Province", "Civilized Unit in Hebei Province", "National May Fourth Red Flag Youth League Committee Creation Unit", "National Excellent Union Home", and "Top 100 Middle Schools in China", It is the "National Modern Education Technology Experimental School for Primary and Secondary Schools" and "National Language and Writing Standardization Demonstration School" named by the Ministry of Education, and the "National Quality Education Experimental Base" named by the Central Institute of Education and Science. Contact Us  Phone:0315-2595125、2595008  Email:tsyzwfbzz@126.com  Add.:No. 369 Xiangyun Road, Lubei District, Tangshan City


Reichert: Deeply Engaged in Hebei's Development
Not long ago, the provincial government held an award ceremony in Shijiazhuang, awarding 20 foreign experts the "Yan Zhao Friendship Award." This is the 13th "Yan Zhao Friendship Award" selection and commendation event held in our province. These foreign experts have not only made outstanding contributions in their respective fields but have also, through their work and life, observed and witnessed the development and changes in Hebei and even China from the perspective of foreigners. Reichert Reichert, the current president of Wirtgen (China) Machinery Co., Ltd., from Germany, said when receiving the medal and certificate awarded by Governor Xu Qin, "The development of Hebei today is very rapid. The coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, the planning and construction of Xiong'an New Area, and the preparation for the Winter Olympics have opened up new opportunities for international development in Hebei. We want to stay here, and we believe we can create the future here!" China's Development Includes All Its People "When attending the 'Yan Zhao Friendship Award' award ceremony in Shijiazhuang, I chatted with some foreign experts in the same group and found that I was actually the one who has been in China the longest among them." On December 23, in the office of Wirtgen (China) Machinery Co., Ltd. in Langfang, 65-year-old Reichert proudly shared his "unexpected discovery" with reporters, "Since I took over the business of Wirtgen China in 1988, it has been more than 30 years now, and I am an old friend of China." Wirtgen Group, a well-known road construction machinery manufacturer in the world, had its road construction machinery come to China as early as 1982. Reichert joined Wirtgen Group in 1986 and was sent to Hong Kong two years later, responsible for Wirtgen's business in China and the Southeast Asian market. "At that time, it was the era of rapid development of China's reform and opening up. We believed that we must not ignore this huge market." In the 1990s, Reichert's fate with China began after he went to Hong Kong. He quickly realized that the demand for infrastructure construction-related machinery in rapidly developing China, especially road construction machinery, was unlimited. For a forward-looking multinational company, "we must not wait until the market is fully mature before participating. So we decided to localize production in China." When choosing the location of the Chinese factory, Reichert and his colleagues had inspected several development zones around Beijing. By coincidence, they came to Langfang, "Langfang gave me a different feeling. It was not only policy preferences but more importantly, the local investment promotion team made people feel particularly enthusiastic, sincere, and very professional." In 2003, Wirtgen built its first factory in Langfang, and Reichert began to lead Wirtgen's successful development over 17 years. "In these more than 30 years in China, we have not only provided road construction equipment and construction technology, but Wirtgen and I have basically participated in and witnessed the entire development process of China's road transportation system." Reichert said, "Transportation is the field that best reflects the speed and level of development of a country and region. Therefore, to some extent, we have witnessed the rapid development of China." Reichert introduced that more than ten years ago, they introduced hot recycling technology into the Jingjintang (Beijing-Tianjin-Tanggu) Expressway project. At that time, there were not many expressways in Hebei. By 2019, the total length of expressways in Hebei had reached 7,475 kilometers. In addition to expressways, the total length of rural roads in Hebei is also close to 170,000 kilometers, and there were 9,741 kilometers of newly rebuilt roads that year. "Some people say that China is an 'infrastructure maniac,' I think this is not only an appreciation of China's strong infrastructure capabilities but also a reminder that this kind of infrastructure is targeted. What it reflects is not only scale and speed but also to make this construction benefit the future, benefit urban and rural areas, and benefit everyone." Reichert said, "For more than 30 years, the whole world has been developing rapidly. I have also been to other countries, but the development of some countries is uneven. Only China's development has always insisted on taking all its people along." "Hebei is a province with a developed transportation system. I am proud to be able to help Hebei's road construction with our technology." Reichert cited an example, starting from the end of August 2020, Tangshan used Wirtgen's tracked on-site cold recycling machine, wheeled on-site cold recycling machine, and cooperated with Vogele pavers and Hamm compactors, both under Wirtgen, to carry out foam asphalt cold recycling repair construction on the outer ring road of Guye. When it comes to technical issues, Reichert's language became more rigorous. He specifically described in detail to the reporter the details of road regeneration: During construction, based on the new generation of Wirtgen cold recycling machines, a fleet of synchronized foam asphalt on-site cold recycling vehicles is arranged in a row to mill and break the old asphalt pavement, while precise proportions of water, cement, and foam asphalt are synchronously mixed by auxiliary vehicles in front, generating new foam asphalt cold recycling mixtures, which are then conveyed to the hopper of the following Vogele asphalt paver for direct paving. After paving, the mixture is efficiently compacted by Hamm single steel wheel roller, double steel wheel roller, and pneumatic tire roller to form a brand-new foam asphalt regeneration structural layer. Then, an asphalt wear layer is laid on top of it, completing the road maintenance operation, forming a road surface with excellent flexibility and higher bearing capacity. "These machines cooperate and work efficiently. They can regenerate six meters of road surface per minute." Reichert once again revealed a proud expression, "This means that using our machinery, the entire lane can be regenerated at once, and people do not have to worry about road closures for repairs, they can enjoy the convenience brought by improved transportation faster and better." Made-in-China is Going Global On December 23rd, Reichert took reporters on a tour of the workshop at the Langfang factory. It's a busy and orderly modern factory that reflects the German manufacturing company's rigor and meticulousness in every aspect. Reporters noticed that above each production line, two timers were hanging, one displaying "beat time" and the other showing "remaining time." "Production is like music, and the production line is a flowing movement of a symphony," said Reichert. "Beat time means that this part of the production line must be completed within the specified time, otherwise, it cannot move on to the next part. The remaining time is a reminder to workers of how much time is left in this beat." Another aspect that reflects rigor is the parts rack next to the assembly line. Dozens of small boxes are arranged on a row of shelves, each filled with various types of components. Different types of components are meticulously arranged. "More importantly, the distance between these small boxes and the workstations is also different. Boxes with high usage rates are placed closer for easy access, while those with low usage rates are placed further back," a worker on the workshop assembly line told reporters. "Before, we knew that German engineers were rigorous, but we didn't understand, and we thought it was too rigid. Now, these management details are commonplace, and they do improve work efficiency significantly." "In the 1980s, we brought Wirtgen products, and after local production, what we brought was technology originating from Germany," Reichert said. As the head of Wirtgen China, Reichert has always believed that focusing on local environmental protection is an important responsibility of being a "corporate citizen." Under his leadership, Wirtgen introduced the research and development achievements of headquarters' environmentally friendly technology—road cold and hot recycling technology—to China. The application of this technology realizes the recycling and utilization of old road materials to regenerate new roads during road surface repairs, significantly reducing material costs, saving resources, being environmentally friendly, and shortening the construction period. So far, Wirtgen's asphalt pavement regeneration technology has been successfully applied in China for 20 years, and over 300 million square meters of Chinese roads have been maintained and regenerated using its high-tech equipment, saving tens of billions of RMB in fiscal expenditure cumulatively. In addition, facing increasingly serious environmental problems caused by solid waste, Reichert introduced mobile solid waste resource utilization technology, which has mature application experience abroad, to China. Once introduced, the technology has shown significant environmental and economic effects. Its successful application in Xuchang, Henan, and Huainan, Anhui, has been listed as a local typical demonstration base and a national construction waste regeneration research base. In the large-scale renovation project in Luohu, Shenzhen, in 2017, the successful application of this technology realized on-site treatment and regeneration utilization of construction waste, achieving good social and economic benefits. Similarly, in the construction of the Xiong'an New Area, the use of mobile crushing and screening equipment from KLEEMANN has facilitated the on-site recycling of demolished construction waste, thus realizing the concept of "green demolition and renovation." This has played a significant exemplary role in promoting the path of green development for the Xiong'an New Area construction. "In the 17 years since the factory was built in Langfang, we have not only felt the rapid development of the Chinese market but also felt that the overall industrial level in China is progressing rapidly. For example, in our road construction machinery manufacturing field, we feel that domestic brands and manufacturers have made significant progress in technology and manufacturing levels," Reichert said. In recent years, some domestic large brands in China, such as XCMG, Liugong, Sany, and Zoomlion, have increased their efforts in their respective research and development departments, and equipment production levels have developed rapidly, some of which have also gone abroad. Reichert admitted that whether in the domestic market or the international market, with the overall improvement of the manufacturing industry, competition from within the industry is gradually increasing, but this also gives him the motivation to maintain a leading position in technology and quality. At the construction site of the second phase of the Langfang new factory project, Reichert specially introduced the setting of the future R&D center to reporters. He said that since 2011, Wirtgen has begun to develop and manufacture equipment that can better meet local needs for the Chinese market. While ensuring that product quality and standards are no different from those globally, on the one hand, they continue to increase local investment, promote localized manufacturing of supporting systems, and in the future will provide more local customized models and larger capacity supply for local customers. On the other hand, local research and development functions have been introduced into the Langfang factory to allow world-class brands to take root in China. Reichert said that they have always emphasized talent localization, with 99% of employees recruited being localized talents in China. As of August 2020, they have created more than 530 jobs locally in Hebei alone, and have introduced more than 30 high-educated research and technical professionals. In addition, Wirtgen focuses on long-term talent cultivation, carries out school-enterprise cooperation talent projects, not only providing fresh blood for enterprise talent cultivation but also helping to solve employment problems and cultivating more useful talents for society. We Want to Stay Here and Create the Future "For more than a decade, Wirtgen's headquarters in China has never left Langfang. It's not that there haven't been invitations from other regions for us to settle down, but Hebei Province attaches great importance to talent attraction and intellectual input, implementing more open and proactive policies, which makes us feel warmth," said Reichert. "In the past two years, Wirtgen (China)'s sales have approached nearly 3 billion RMB, the second-phase factory is about to be completed, and plans for the third phase are underway." "We want to stay here, and we believe that we can create the future here!" Reichert said. In Reichert's view, due to the continuous strengthening of the Chinese government's investment in infrastructure, and it will remain at a high level for a considerable period of time, the field of engineering machinery, especially the road construction machinery industry, "China is the largest market, and we believe that in the next 10-15 years, China's ranking as the first won't change." From November 5th to 10th, Wirtgen Group, participating in the China International Import Expo for the first time, welcomed guests from all walks of life, signed contracts with new and old customers continuously, and achieved impressive results within six days. During a media interview, Reichert revealed a detail. When he first came to China in 1988, in Shanghai, he could hardly see any buildings on the other side of the Huangpu River, only vast wasteland. But now, looking out at the Huangpu River from afar, both banks are brightly lit with a charming river view, "This also indirectly reflects the rapid development and changes in China over the past 30 years." The development of Wirtgen (China) has also benefited from the dividends of China's development. On December 15th, the Wirtgen (China) 2020 Supplier Conference was held in Langfang City, with nearly 200 supplier representatives gathered to look forward to future development. Reichert expressed confidence to his partners at this conference: this year, despite severe challenges to the global economy, China's economy as a whole has still maintained growth, and Wirtgen (China) not only quickly achieved business recovery but also achieved certain growth. "Today's Hebei is developing rapidly, full of vitality and opportunities. The coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, the planning and construction of Xiong'an New Area, and the preparations for the Winter Olympics have brought new opportunities for international development in Hebei. With these new opportunities, more and more foreign talents will come to work and live in Hebei," Reichert said. In fact, Reichert has long been deeply involved in the development of Hebei. "In the past two years, the scale of road construction in Hebei has been large, and our machinery has been involved in both highways and rural roads." At the same time, major events such as the construction of Winter Olympics-related infrastructure and Xiong'an New Area have also had varying degrees of involvement. "Like many others, I now live in Beijing and commute to Langfang for work every day, which gives me a firsthand experience of the coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei," said Reichert, who has witnessed China's rapid development over more than 30 years, from Hong Kong to Beijing, and from Beijing to Langfang. He clearly feels that Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, the Yangtze River Delta, and the Pearl River Delta will become world-class urban agglomerations, especially the coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, which will open up new vast space for the economic and social development of Hebei. More Updates for You On December 9th, the provincial government awarded 20 foreign experts the "Yan Zhao Friendship Award," recognizing their outstanding contributions to the economic and social development of the province. The "Yan Zhao Friendship Award" is the highest honor awarded by the provincial government to foreign experts. This year's award winners include 20 experts such as Reichert, Nikita Gampel, and Diane Hildebrandt from 15 countries, working in fields such as education, equipment manufacturing, biomedicine, and information technology in Hebei. Since 2003, the province has held 13 sessions of the "Yan Zhao Friendship Award" selection and commendation activities, with 259 outstanding foreign experts receiving awards. In recent years, Hebei has focused on high-quality development for the future, promoting the high-end, intelligent, and green transformation of traditional industries such as steel and equipment manufacturing. It actively cultivates strategic emerging industries such as next-generation information technology and artificial intelligence, strengthens industries with advantages such as energy-efficient passive houses, rehabilitation appliances, and emergency equipment, and lays out future industries such as hydrogen energy and blockchain, creating new economic growth points, and accelerating the development of humanities education and social and cultural undertakings. These major opportunities and key areas hold unlimited potential, providing a broad stage for talents of all kinds, including foreign experts, to further display their talents, innovate, and start businesses. Currently, the total number of foreign experts in the province has reached 12,000, with concentrations in cities such as Shijiazhuang, Qinhuangdao, Tangshan, Langfang, and Baoding, all exceeding 1,000. Cangzhou, Xingtai, Handan, and other cities have more than 500 foreign experts. Zhangjiakou, Chengde, Hengshui, as well as Xinji and Dingzhou, have fewer foreign experts, with fewer than 300. At the same time, an average of 10,000 foreign experts come to the province every year for cooperation, investigation, and academic exchanges. With the coordinated development of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei, the planning and construction of Xiong'an New Area, and the preparations for the Winter Olympics, as well as the continuous improvement of economic and social development and internationalization levels, it is predicted that by 2022, the total number of foreign experts in the province will exceed 20,000, and by 2025, the number will reach 50,000. In addition to the areas where foreign experts are currently concentrated, there will be a significant increase in the number of foreign experts in areas with fewer foreign experts as characteristic economies develop. The preparation for the Zhangjiakou Winter Olympics will form a characteristic industry of the Winter Olympics, focusing on the development of ice and snow sports and industries, which will attract a large number of foreign experts in the ice and snow industry to work in Zhangjiakou. Chengde City is actively creating an international tourism city, with Xinglong County establishing a permanent international conference site, which will attract a group of foreign experts to Chengde for tourism or work. Hengshui City, combined with the rise of strategic emerging industries, high-end innovative talents are the main force for the development of strategic emerging industries, and a group of foreign high-end experts will be introduced to promote industrial development. In the process of promoting the planning and construction of Xiong'an New Area, strengthening exchanges and cooperation with the international community is the only way for the new area's planning and construction. It is expected that in the coming years, the number of foreign experts in Xiong'an New Area will increase significantly.
Tara: Achieving My Environmental Dream in Hebei
Profile Tara, a Finnish national, born in 1989, holds dual master's degrees in Neurobiology and Social Psychology from the University of Helsinki, Finland. Currently residing in Shijiazhuang, she is the founder of Hebei Oucai Environmental Technology Co., Ltd. Reading Tips In November 2021, Tara, originally from Finland, established her company in Shijiazhuang, initiating her own business venture. Her company is dedicated to introducing advanced energy-saving and carbon-reducing technologies from Europe to China through technology transfer. After coming to Hebei, she delved deep into the field of Sino-European talent and technology cooperation, experiencing the changes in Hebei. What changes did she feel in Hebei? What are her thoughts and expectations on the development prospects of environmental technology in Hebei? A "Small Goal" to Help Hebei Reduce Carbon Emissions Reporter: We saw your adorable twin sons in the media interview. The mixed-race babies are so cute. Did you initially decide to come to Hebei, to Shijiazhuang, because of romance? Tara: Exactly. I'm Finnish, born and raised in Finland, grew up in the United States, and later returned to Finland for university. In 2010, I met a boy from Shijiazhuang in Finland, while I was still an undergraduate at the University of Helsinki. As we fell in love, we planned to get married. Considering that his parents couldn't speak English, in 2014, I specifically applied to Peking University as an exchange student from the University of Helsinki, where I studied Chinese for six months. Meanwhile, he returned to Shijiazhuang and started a business. After graduating with a master's degree from the University of Helsinki in 2016, I officially settled in Shijiazhuang and started working here. Reporter: Now you not only have a family in Shijiazhuang, but also established a company in November 2021. What is the main business of your company? Tara: Our main business is to provide agency services for foreign companies, mainly European energy-saving and carbon-reducing technologies, to assist them in finding clients, distribution partners, joint venture partners, or technology transfers in China. To better promote these technologies, we organize various activities. For example, we collaborate with various associations and partners to conduct training sessions, inviting foreign experts in energy-saving and carbon reduction to conduct online training and technology promotion. At the same time, we also host offline and online promotion events. For example, in September, we held a technical promotion conference on energy efficiency of European coal-fired power plants in Shijiazhuang, helping these technologies find potential partners; in Tangshan, we also have a technical promotion conference on improving energy efficiency in steel production; by the end of the month, I will also help promote the 2022 European Energy Innovation Virtual Exhibition organized by the China-Europe Energy Cooperation Platform, promoting European energy technologies in China and Hebei Province. Additionally, we also engage in consulting services, which cover a wide range of areas. This includes conducting market and policy research for foreign clients in China and assisting Chinese clients in understanding environmental standards for exporting products to Europe. We have a client in Baixiang, Xingtai, whose company produces biodegradable disposable plastics and wants to export their products to Europe. However, due to the differences in standards between China and foreign countries, they need our consultation on relevant European standards. Furthermore, we are committed to providing energy and environmental protection technology solutions for Chinese clients. Reporter: Why did you choose to start a business in the environmental and carbon reduction field? How did you consider it initially? Tara: I have always been an environmentalist. I got my driver's license at the age of 15, but since living in Shijiazhuang, I haven't renewed it. With a concentrated population in Shijiazhuang, urban transportation is very convenient. I mostly use green transportation such as subways, electric bikes, or walking within the city, and rarely take taxis. I studied biology in my undergraduate years, a discipline closely related to environmental protection as it involves the study of all living organisms. This environmental mindset and educational background enabled me to make many international friends and accumulate resources, which is the fundamental reason why I chose to start a business in this field. After coming to Shijiazhuang, I mainly engaged in Sino-European trade, often cooperating with European platforms, which laid the foundation for my business. I have worked in many industries, but I increasingly focus on and realize the importance of technologies that contribute to environmental improvement. Environmental protection and carbon reduction technologies from Nordic countries such as Finland, Sweden, and Denmark are leading internationally. More importantly, China has been promoting the realization of the "dual carbon" goals in recent years, and I believe there is great potential in the field of environmental protection. Having decided on this direction, I started studying sustainable development and climate change-related courses online in 2020. Later in November 2021, my company was officially established. Now I can help bring advanced environmental protection technologies from European countries to China, which is beneficial for Hebei, China, and the world. Reporter: How is your company's business progressing? Tara: Some European companies I represent want to invest through technology and form joint ventures with Chinese companies, while others aim for technology transfer. We already have some potential partners. A Hebei company is considering purchasing a technology, but the amount of funds involved is substantial, so the process of facilitating cooperation is relatively lengthy. I currently represent eight European technologies, including energy efficiency technologies for five European coal-fired power plants, each requiring a demonstration project. After preliminary communication, two power plants in Shijiazhuang are very interested in two demonstration projects: the CTProfiler cooling tower performance analyzer technology and the PET boiler heat transfer software and boiler combustion adjustment technology. These two projects are expected to start next year. In China, in Hebei, as long as the technology can actually save energy, reduce consumption and bring tangible economic benefits, and the cooperation models or negotiations for market access are successful, everyone will accept it quickly. Reporter: We see that many of your projects are still ongoing. We heard that you've set yourself a "small goal" to help Hebei reduce carbon emissions by 10% from the 2020 level. Why did you set such a goal? Do you think it's achievable? Tara: I have great confidence in the future of this industry in Hebei. Although my goal may sound ambitious, if my demonstration projects succeed and the technology is widely implemented, one or two projects might easily achieve my goal. Most importantly, in China, particularly in Hebei, favorable policies for "dual carbon" are continuously emerging. I've assigned my assistant to dedicate one day per week specifically to search and collect "dual carbon" information. We've observed that in July this year, Shijiazhuang issued an implementation plan for achieving carbon peak and carbon neutrality, emphasizing the advancement of carbon neutrality. It promotes the implementation of a batch of net-zero emissions and carbon-neutral demonstration projects such as large-scale energy storage, smart grids, distributed renewable energy, hydrogen energy, and carbon capture, utilization, and storage. When I first started carbon reduction projects, I often communicated with relevant departments in Hebei Province and Shijiazhuang. Although everyone thought it was a good initiative, without relevant policies, many tasks were not progressing smoothly. Just one year later, Shijiazhuang has substantial policy support, which surprised me. Previously, due to the lack of specific policies in Hebei, European companies paid little attention to it. However, once policies are in place, they immediately express demand. In September, I plan to further communicate with relevant departments in Shijiazhuang, and this time, it will involve several advanced European carbon reduction technologies. An Increasing Number of Foreign Enterprises and Platforms are Paying Attention to Hebei Reporter: Since coming to Hebei, you've been working in the field of Sino-European talent and technology cooperation. Have you noticed any changes in international exchanges and cooperation in Hebei in recent years? Tara: My biggest impression is that Hebei is attracting more talents and higher-level exchange platforms, and an increasing number of foreign enterprises and platforms are paying attention to Hebei. Seven or eight years ago, many European companies in Beijing were not familiar with the Hebei market, and some didn't even know where Shijiazhuang was. But now, with the advancement of the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei, and the economic development of Hebei, more and more European companies are becoming interested in Hebei. My company is also a member of the European Union Chamber of Commerce, and many companies in the chamber have been actively consulting me about the carbon reduction market of Shijiazhuang and even of Hebei. Reporter: Your company's business involves the field of environmental protection and carbon reduction. Do you pay special attention to changes in the environment and environmental protection in Hebei? Tara: In the past few years in Hebei, the environment has been continuously improving. These days, many people in my social circle are posting photos of "blue sky" scenes. Although I haven't posted on social media, I couldn't resist capturing photos of the blue sky and sunset and sending them to my friends. In recent years, China has developed clean energy such as wind and solar power faster than anywhere else in the world, especially in Hebei. Last summer, when I visited Zhangjiakou, I was astonished to see wind turbines everywhere, on the streets, mountainsides, and along the road from Beijing to Zhangjiakou. In Shijiazhuang, many streetlights and park lights have solar panels. Through the window of my office, I can see more and more solar panels on the rooftop of the Fourth Hospital of Hebei Medical University. I believe there will be even more in the future. These changes further enhance my confidence in doing environmental business. Reporter: Do you have any plans or intentions for the future? Tara: After obtaining my master's degree, I could continue with my Ph.D., but I haven't decided on the field of study. So, my husband suggested that I come to Shijiazhuang for a year to help him with some of the company's work. Every year, our discussion ends with "one more year." This September, my children will start kindergarten, which allows me to set a three-year development plan. After three years, when they start elementary school, I'll reassess how the company is doing. I believe there shouldn't be any issues, and I should be able to stay in Hebei for a longer period.
Yuto Kikuchi: Helping Disabled Individuals Reshape a Better Life
Profile: Yuto Kikuchi, Japanese, born in 1992, prosthetist, currently residing in Shijiazhuang, serving as the Technical Director at Hebei Impact Medical Technology Co., Ltd. Reading Tips: "1200 kilometers! I actually took a flight here from Hangzhou." On September 21st, Shijiazhuang, Hebei Impact Medical Technology Co., Ltd. A lady from Hangzhou lightly taps her right lower leg, repeatedly emphasizing the long distance she has traveled to the reporters. Six months ago, this lady had her right lower leg amputated due to a car accident. This time, she traveled a long distance to find Yuto Kikuchi, a Japanese prosthetist working here. Before wearing the formal prosthesis, it's necessary to change the experimental socket multiple times based on the recovery situation after amputation. This is the fourth time this lady with mobility difficulties has come here specifically. She feels fortunate to have met Yuto Kikuchi, "I underwent skin grafting surgery on my leg during amputation. The skin is very thin. Many people would wear out their skin when initially using prostheses, but until now, I haven't worn out any skin at all." Recently, reporters interviewed Yuto Kikuchi and his Chinese colleague, Ding Ningning. "I wanted to come to China to gain more work experience." Reporter: I heard you were born into a Japanese prosthetics orthotics family? Yuto Kikuchi: My grandfather and father are both registered prosthetists and orthotists in Japan. Due to their excellent skills, they are well-known in Japan's prosthetics industry. I was influenced by them since I was young. I majored in Prosthetics and Orthotics in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Human Arts and Sciences in Japan. After graduating, I worked at the Saitama Prefecture Urawa Orthopedic Prosthetic Manufacturing Company, where my father used to work. Reporter: You have a professional background and a deep family resource accumulation. You should have had good prospects in Japan. Why did you decide to come to China? Yuto Kikuchi: I came to China, to Shijiazhuang, mainly because of my good friend Ding Ningning - he is from Shijiazhuang. Reporter: Were you classmates in college? Ding Ningning: Yes. I graduated from high school in 2009 and went abroad to study. When I first arrived in Japan, I was very confused about what major to choose in college. At that time, I happened to meet a senior who was studying for a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Medicine, and he suggested that I apply for Prosthetics and Orthotics. Although prosthetics and orthotics are well-developed in Japan, it's relatively niche for Chinese people. Before me, no Chinese had chosen this major while studying abroad in Japan. Yuto Kikuchi: He was excellent and successfully obtained professional qualifications certified by the Japanese government. It is said that he was the first Chinese to obtain such a qualification. Ding Ningning: Initially, I didn't expect to be the "first" in this field, nor did I expect to meet a good friend like Yuto in a foreign country, a partner who can venture together across borders. Yuto Kikuchi: We had a good relationship during college. In 2015, when I graduated from university, I traveled to China with Ding Ningning for graduation trip. That was my first time in China, and I felt that China's economy was developing well. I went to Beijing, Tianjin, and Shijiazhuang. I especially love Beijing roast duck and donkey meat from Zhaoxian. Reporter: (Laughs) So, you had already laid the groundwork for starting a business in Shijiazhuang then. Ding Ningning: After graduating from university, I returned to China to work. I worked as a technical supervisor in a top prosthetics studio in China. In 2018, I resigned and returned to Shijiazhuang to establish Hebei Impact Medical Technology Co., Ltd. Yuto Kikuchi: Initially, Ding Ningning invited me to come to Shijiazhuang to start a business with him, and I hesitated. After all, I had never thought about working alone in a foreign country. But later, I began to seriously consider his suggestion. China has a large population, and there are also many disabled people. I believe working here will definitely accumulate a lot of experience and improve my technical skills. So, at the end of 2019, I came to Shijiazhuang and became the technical director of the company. Reporter: For the general public, prosthetics and orthotics is a relatively niche field. I heard that it requires very high professional skills? Yuto Kikuchi: A prosthesis is an aid when applied correctly, and a punishment when falsely. This is a widely circulated saying in the prosthesis circle. Prosthetics and orthotics is an interdisciplinary field. In university, our major involves over 60 disciplines such as anatomy, kinesiology, biomechanics, and material mechanics. For example, making prostheses involves cutting, bending, grinding, etc., which requires knowledge of engineering; before making a prosthesis, it's necessary to understand how much muscle function remains after amputation and then make the prosthesis according to the patient's physical condition, which involves knowledge of anatomy and physiology. A truly good prosthesis should be custom-made to perfectly fit the patient's body, rather than being a one-size-fits-all product. Reporter: I heard that many celebrities come to you for prostheses? Yuto Kikuchi: Before I joined the company, Ding Ningning had made prostheses for Xia Boyu, the first Chinese double amputee to summit Mount Everest. In 2018, Xia Boyu climbed Mount Everest wearing prostheses made by Ding Ningning. He also provided technical support to Ma Jingqian, a three-time Paralympic Games champion, and Zhao Yiqing, a member of the table tennis team champion of the Tokyo Paralympic Games. In 2021, before the Tokyo Paralympic Games, we provided technical services to the national disabled table tennis team training in Zhengding, Shijiazhuang. Some athletes even came to thank us with gold medals. However, in our eyes, there is no distinction between celebrities and non-celebrities. We just hope to use our skills to reshape a perfect life for the patients who come to us. Reporter: Have there been any patients who left a deep impression on you? Yuto Kikuchi: In my three years in China, I've helped over 100 customers with prostheses. The most memorable one was a big brother from Chengde. He had his thigh amputated, but with the prostheses I made for him, he walks over 30,000 steps every day. He can even jog and play with his children. His child says he has an Iron Man dad. His spirit deeply touched me and motivated me to use better technology to give back to the patients. The Prosthetic Assembly Work in China Is Receiving More Attention Reporter: Having engaged in prosthetics and orthotics in China, what aspects do you feel need improvement? Yuto Kikuchi: I feel that in China, there's room for improvement in people's awareness of orthotics. Actually, in Japan, compared to prosthetics, I dealt with more orthotics. In China, many people, after experiencing some limb issues, fail to fully realize the need for orthotic devices to improve their limb conditions. Moreover, China's rehabilitation therapy system needs further improvement. Rehabilitation therapy is a comprehensive system that requires cooperation among doctors, physiotherapists, orthotists, and others. In Japan, we can be more involved in the early treatment of patients. Before performing an amputation surgery, doctors would consult us for advice on where to retain the limb for the best outcome in the later stages of life. But currently in China, there is still a lack of communication among various practitioners, which easily leads to working in isolation. Reporter: In the past few years in China, have there been any positive changes in the field of prosthetics and orthotics? Yuto Kikuchi: Indeed, there have been many positive changes. Now, some collaborating hospitals would call us before amputating patients to discuss how to perform surgery more conducive to the patient's later rehabilitation. We also feel that with the development of the Chinese economy, disabled people coming to us can now afford higher-end prostheses. Furthermore, China exempts companies producing and assembling special equipment for disabled persons from corporate income tax. This not only reduces the burden on our company but also benefits the patients more. Ding Ningning: I have a deeper feeling about this positive change. Currently, there are about 2,000 people in China who have qualifications related to prosthetics and orthotics. Although compared to the number of physically disabled people in China, these people are far from meeting the demand, and both the number and the technical level of practitioners need further improvement, but compared to over a decade ago, this is already a significant progress. I believe such changes are inseparable from the development of China's economy and the cause of the disabled. What makes me even happier is that the training of prosthetic assembly talents is receiving more and more attention. I personally participated in the preparation of the "National Vocational Skills Training and Evaluation Textbook for Prosthetic Assembly Workers" dedicated to civil affairs vocational skills level certification. I believe that with more attention paid to this field, there will be more talents in prosthetics and orthotics in China. Reporter: Mr. Kikuchi speaks Chinese very well, so you must have adapted well to life in Shijiazhuang, right? Yuto Kikuchi: I've basically adapted to life here, but occasionally I still don't quite understand the meaning of Chinese (laughs). I like playing soccer and have met many Chinese friends on the green field. At the company, I can often have meals and chat with patients who have custom-made prostheses, which is hard to imagine in Japan. Hebei attaches great importance to foreign experts. In May of this year, I was also invited to attend the Foreign Expert Friendship Association in Shijiazhuang High-tech Zone, visit some enterprises in Shijiazhuang High-tech Zone, and gain a deeper understanding of the development of Shijiazhuang. What makes me happiest is that Hebei's Health QR Code System recently launched the service function for inbound personnel to Hebei. We foreigners can also conveniently use services such as scanning codes, nucleic acid testing, and querying big data itinerary cards. I feel that the life of foreigners in Hebei is becoming more and more convenient.