Events in my life have brought me to China again. This time for several workshops and ACM Multimedia Conference. I have a hectic professional schedule — exactly opposite of the trip a month ago.
Today I am at Huang Shan for a workshop. This small town looked really beautiful and the Hotel where I am staying is impressive — extremely modern, very good service, and amazingly clean. SO I keep getting impressed by China.
One of the most impressive thing in my experience has really been Chinese people — How friendly they are — and that appears so genuine. Take Line — our guide in Shanghai laast month — she still sends me weather information for the cities I am going to visit one month after we worked with her in Shanghai. This is concept of service without expectations of a tip. Or HaoJie — a post-doctoral student from Singapore who was our (friend and) guide during last month in Beijing — he was at Beijing Airport to help me and was all the time there until we took flight to Huang Shan. Telling them to go or not help, does not work. I can go on — …
China is definitely a transforming country and like most leading countries has some strong ‘systems’ — social, organizationl, and political — that are making it successful. I am definitely seeing and learning about human society through my visits to China.