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Hangzhou "Group Schools" Achieve Big Success - This is How!

Source: HangzhouTube, China Daily, ezhejiang, ehangzhouGood afternoon


An idea conceived 20 years ago in Hangzhou, capital of East China's Zhejiang province, to have an elite school lead and offer support to its branches or other local schools has proved successful in balancing educational development in the city, local media recently reported. 


Twenty years on, the idea of "group schools" has proved to be an effective way to run schools and has bolstered Hangzhou's overall educational reputation. 


Huang Jianming, the head of the Qiushi Primary School in Hangzhou, was originally behind the idea. He decided to establish a school branch on Jingzhou Rd in 1999 and dispatched a team of prominent teachers to work there. 



Many parents were skeptical about Huang's decision and their criticisms increased when the school merged with two nearby rural schools a year later. 


Huang became determined to make the system successful and decided to unify educational philosophy, school management, educational research, information technology, and educational evaluations. 


His efforts paid off. Student performance gradually improved, and high-quality educational resources, including faculty, equipment, and management, were shared among schools. 



More than 85 percent of elite schools in urban Hangzhou have now applied this system, and local students enjoy high-quality education at schools in their neighborhoods.


Hangzhou, Ant Group reach strategic cooperation


The Hangzhou government signed an agreement with Ant Group, the fin-tech arm of Alibaba, on Oct 14 to form a strategic partnership, local media reported.


This is the first agreement to be signed between Hangzhou and Ant Group, and the two sides will focus on industrial development, technological innovation, business applications, spatial expansion, and brand building. The global headquarters of Ant Group has also been officially established in Hangzhou.



"Ant Group was born and raised in Hangzhou. The city's friendly and welcoming environment has helped us become a technological leader, and we are also glad to help Hangzhou become a mobile payment city, a fin-tech city, and a city of digital governance," said Jing Xiandong, chairman of Ant Group.


Ant Group also plans to help the city attract innovative and entrepreneurial talent. By centering on core fin-tech technology, the two sides will continue investing in research and innovation and accelerate the establishment of technological infrastructure and innovative platforms, bringing in more high-end talent from overseas.



Wenzhou begins final countdown to young scientist summit


The second World Young Scientist Summit (WYSS 2020) will be held in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province from Oct 18 to 19, according to a press conference held by the organizers.


The World Young Scientist Summit, jointly created and organized by the China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and the Zhejiang provincial government, is an annual event mainly targeting high-profile scientists below the age of 45 from across the globe.



The main venue for this year's summit will be Wenzhou Medical University, and due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people within China, such as top Chinese scientists, foreign scientists working in China, and foreign diplomats to China, will attend in-person, while people outside China, including Nobel Prize and Turing Award laureates, officials from related international organizations, and professors at distinguished universities, will attend the event via an online platform.


Attendees come from 93 different countries and 17 international organizations.



The event will feature a round-table conference for young global leaders of science and technology, forums for young female scientists, a forum for presidents of Chinese and foreign universities, and a health sector forum.


In addition, the summit's opening ceremony will feature an award ceremony for the 16th CAST Youth Scientific Technology Award.




Quzhou strives to build up IP services for animations


A raft of activities aiming to promote the development of services for intellectual property C or IP C for the animations sector was launched on Oct 3 in the city of Quzhou, in Zhejiang province, according to local officials.


Another event was held by the Quzhou Animation and Cultural Industry Association on the same day, in order to develop an animations and cultural industry platform in line with the need for developing IP protection.


A 2020 release Chinese animation called the Fog Hill of Five Elements () -- which was widely acclaimed C brought widespread attention to the work of the Samsasa Animation Studio from Quzhou, which many say has created an amazing and distinctive national style.



Lin Xin, the founder (producer) of the animation, who was born in Quzhou in the 1980s, has been praised by netizens for "injecting soul into the creative work of Chinese animation".


At the event site, guests gave speeches on "How to build Quzhou's urban IP in the future", while some of the best animation content was selected to be shown.


Nighttime view of ancient bridge on Grand Canal


Gongchen Bridge, which was built during the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), is a famous cultural landmark crossing over the thousand-year-old Grand Canal, which ends in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. The bridge and its surroundings offer a magnificent view at night


Gongchen Bridge, which was built during the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), is a famous cultural landmark crossing over the thousand-year-old Grand Canal, which ends in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. The bridge and its surroundings offer a magnificent view at night

Gongchen Bridge, which was built during the late Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), is a famous cultural landmark crossing over the thousand-year-old Grand Canal, which ends in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. The bridge and its surroundings offer a magnificent view at night



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