Alumni Journeys Spotlight: China
December 2, 2009 |  by Nora Koch

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Eighteen Johns Hopkins travelers spent two weeks this fall touring China, with stops for special events with local Alumni Association clubs featuring prominent alumni speakers. In Beijing, after touring Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and China’s Great Wall, travelers joined local club president Boyong Wang, SAIS Bol ’01, SAIS DC ’02, and other alumni to hear Zhu Min, A&S ’91 (MA), ’96 (PhD), a recently appointed vice governor of the People’s Bank of China, speak about the interconnectedness of the global financial system.

Following a cruise along the Yangtze River and a visit to the Qin Terra Cotta Army Museum at the site of Emperor Qin’s mausoleum, travelers converged again with local alumni, this time in Shanghai to meet club president Tommy Li, SAIS Nanj ’01, and hear from Ken Jarrett, SAIS Nanj ’89. A career foreign service officer and current vice chairman of APCO Worldwide, Jarrett discussed trade relations between the United States and China. Said traveler Frank Grant, A&S ’64: “We saw every highlight we would have wanted to see; the lecturers were very knowledgeable and eager to share their information. It was all effortless.”