Elementary Statistics – STAT196 (STAT130 equated) Beijing, China May 15 – June 5, 2008 Central University of Nationalities, Beijing, China
Course: Advanced Elementary Statistics Place: The Central University of Nationalities, Beijing, China Time: Thursday, May 15 – Thursday, June 5, 2008 Goals: Studying STAT196 (Stat130 equated) courses, Learning High education in China and Chinese culture, Developing international study experience, Learning basic Chinese language, Visiting many famous historical sites in Beijing area, Visiting the stadiums of 2008 Olympic Games, Making new friends, and Enjoying Chinese food.
Tips of Beijing Beijing is the capital city of China, which has a total of over 15 million residents and is growing with 4.3% per year. There are about 80 public colleges/universities including the most famous Peking university and Tsinghua university. In addition, there are about the same number of private schools in Beijing, and this number is growing year by year. About 110,000 foreign students, from 173 countries, are studying in China now. This number is growing with 25% per year . 120,000 foreigners are working in China now including many American. The number of foreigners working in Beijing increased by 30% last year.
Do you know? Almost all major US economic/business companies have a cooperation with China such as electronics, textile industry, agriculture, aeronautics, …… Millions of Americans are working on projects that have a relationship with China. Many of those people travel back and forth between the United States and China. In the near future, China will be one of the most important strategic partners of the United States in the world. Based on the CCTV news, December 12, 06, the sum of the economic growth of US and China took almost one half of the whole world economic growth! Opportunity is every thing! Hope through this trip, you get to know Chinese culture, education, economy, sports, ……. Hopefully, this trip can provide you a foundation for your future opportunities. Maybe you will find a job with a company that has business with China. Maybe some day, you are one of the businessmen on the airplane traveling between US and China.
A map of Beijing Pink: Downtown Beijing and special districts Green: Suburb of Beijing
The Central University for Nationalities (CUN) is a top level Chinese university. It has about 20,000 students. Hundreds of foreign students including American students are studying at CUN. CUN will do their best to make our journey colorful, fruitful, and enjoyable in Beijing. We will visit the main scenes of Beijing during the weekends and spare time. Hope the following pictures can help you to learn a little about the historical sites and 2008 Beijing Olympic Games……
The largest carved marble with nine dragons and clouds -- allocated in the center of the Forbidden City
The Tower of Great Fortune -- the main building of the Summer Palace
The Long Corridor – full of paintings along the hundreds of meters walking way.
6. Tiananmen Square In fact, the Tianan Gate is the main tower and entrance of the Forbidden City
Tiananmen Square as seen from the Tian'an Gate -- it is large enough for a million people’s gathering
There are much more historical relics. If time permits, we will be visiting other sites, too. We will also visit…..
8. Beijing Zoo -- one of the largest Zoological Gardens in the world
Ancient Architecture Museum Beijing Nature museum Beijing Traditional Opera Museum Beijing Capital museum Museums in Beijing, such as…..
Shopping centers are allocated everywhere in Beijing. Chang An Jie street is one of the famous streets in Beijing. Millions of travelers visited here every year……
August 08-24, 2008, the 29th Summer Olympic Games will be held in Beijing. [mascot]
Olympic Stadium I – the main stadium, named “Bird’s nest”
Olympic Stadium II – “Water cube” National Aquatics Center