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From May 31st to June 1st, our group members took a trip to Wan-Lv-Hu Lake in Heyuan for water sampling and celebrating the International Children’s day by the way. A total of 120 L surface water and 40 L deep water (50 m) were collected. This designed sampling campaign mainly focuses on the dissolves black carbon in water which plays an important role in black carbon and carbon cycle. We look forward to productive outputs from this sampling campaign.

A family portrait of our group members and visitors at the lobby of hotel. Prof. Shichun Zou’s group members and his family are warmly welcomed joining the trip.

Sampling sites in the Wan-Lv-Hu Lake.Prof. Gan Zhang is demonstrating the water sampling.Girls are studying the conductivity and dissolved oxygen measurements.Preparing putting the water sampler into the water.Surface water sampling in Wan-Lv-Hu Lake by taking a jacht.  Deep water sampling in Wan-Lv-Hu Lake. The guys are sparing no pains pulling out the sampler.Water sampler become quite heavy after the robe getting wet.Adding chlorhydric acid to adjust the PH to 2 for suppressing microorganisms in water samples.

Charming lake changes colors under different sunshine rays. It has been 12 years since Prof. Gan Zhang first visiting Wan-Lv-Hu Lake in 2006. Guys are exciting getting on board.Bathing on the warm sunshine and feeling the soft breeze,waiting for approaching the sampling site.A wonderful picture taken by Prof. Gan Zhang. Beautiful girls are talking about the nice photos.Girls are having fun braiding their hair.Bright smiles are facing the camera.Dr. Jibing Li shows his manliness after working like a horse.Bolong Zhang, another “Mr. Big”, is pretending behaving arrogant.Jiao Tang is thinking about the three ultimate questions of Philosophy after the exhausted work.Totally relaxed when the sun is setting down.Lovely sunset accompanies the boat going back to its port.Pretty girls and boys are happy to take a gathering selfie.

People enjoy the tasty traditional Hakka food and “Grabbing red packets” of Wechat on the return trip to Guangzhou. What a wonderful Children’s Day!A poetic picture taken by a cute girl from Sun Yat-sen University. Many thanks for Dr. Guangcai Zhong for all his thoughtful arrangements for this trip.

Farewell Leigh Martindale

On March 2nd, a farewell gathering took place in Dongjiang Fish Village for seeing off Leigh Martindale. Leigh was supported by SEW-REAP to stay in China for 2 years for his PhD study on food supply chain in rural China. He is supervised by Dr David Tyfield, and was associated to the group. Dyring the last 2 years, he travelled to many places in China including those remote rural places. He was impressed by the young volunteers in the rural areas working for poverty relief. He also learned some Chinese. He left Guangzhou for Lancaster-U to complete his PhD thesis.

Leigh (back row, left 4) has been with us for 2 years. Shown are other SEW-REAP PhD students including Pere (Front right 4) from Spain and Scot (Back left 2) from the UK.

Baruch Spiro and Tian Linwei

On August 7-10, our old friend Baruch Spiro visited the group once more. Meanwhile, Dr Tian Linwei (田林玮) of Hong Kong University, who worked with Baruch for his PhD work in UC Berkeley came as well. Linwei  gave a talk on the hypothesis of minerals in coal in relation to the lung cancer risk in Xuanwei (宣威) of Yunnan province.   Baruch has been our friend from 2006, which is 11 years! He knows well many people in our group and in the institute.

Linwei (left 1) and Baruch (right 2) were ‘old’ friends with each other.

Baruch, in 2006 (!), on a trip with us to the Tibetan plateau. Left to right: Baruch, Jia Guodong (hidden behind), Wu Yanhong, Liu Guoqing, Li Jun and Zhu ??.

Linwei pointed to the location of Xuanwei.

The seminar,