GBJ students come from every continent (Antarctica excepted) – More than 60 countries in the program’s first decade. For a new Q&A series, we’ll ask different ones about what drew them to the media industry, journalism in their home countries, and how they’ll use skills they learn at Tsinghua to shape the future of news.
Lake Baikal, etymologically meaning, in Mongolian, “the Nature Lake”, is the largestfreshwater lake by volume in the world, containing 22–23% of the world’s fresh surface water. Nicknamed as “Pearl of Siberia”. Lake Baikal is attracting tourists all around the world. According to the Russian Federal State Statistics Service, 145 thousand foreign tourists visited Irkutsk and Lake Baikal in 2014. There is a tradition of tourists, they folded stones on the shore of Lake Baikal. Pyramid of stones on the shore is a common thing on Lake Baikal shore. Continue reading Photo Gallery of wonderful lakes→
Beijing, China — On a rainy day in the mid-of November in Hubei province, China, racing cars were running on the Xiangyang Dream Formula track. The strange thing was the cars had no drivers behind the wheel. Instead of sitting behind the steering wheel, drivers were standing not too far behind the start line. Actually, they are engineering students of the Chinese universities who were participating the 2017 Formula Student China sponsored by Aiways. Seven teams brought driverless cars to the Formula Student China competition. The Organizing Committee introduced the driverless formula car race this year.
“The driverless car race is becoming popular in China,” said Kuang Shu Chi(匡书池),a new member of Hefei Technology University’s Formula Student driverless team.
Kuang Shu Chi(匡书池), 24, switched his major from a machinery engineering to autonomous car because of growing the demand.
China’s driverless car market is expected to reach 200 billion RMB in 2020, and there will be around 8.6 million autonomous vehicles on the road by 2035, according to the China Industrial Information Network. This forecast has not only inspired thousands of students like Kuang Shu Chi(匡书池), but also hundreds of start-ups like KITTCAMP to enter driverless car industry in China.
Beijing, China — The Republic of South Sudan, the youngest country in the world, declared independence from Sudan in July 2011 after a violent civil war. Meanwhile, Monday Semaya K.Kumba, the first South Sudanese postgraduate student of Tsinghua, was heading back to his home country to participate the process of independence.
Before he joins the Tsinghua University, he was an official of Foreign Affairs and not willing to study in China because he had already obtained Master of Law in South Africa. Thanks to his colleague’s several persuasion, he considered the second postgraduate program in China and joined International Master of Public Administration (IMPA) at Tsinghua. A year-long experience at Tsinghua was leveraged his career but also gave a tremendous impact on his country.