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Read about Catawba students’ trip to China

Students, faculty, staff and alumni associated with Catawba Collegeís Ketner School of Business are on a ěBusiness in Chinaî tour now through June 1. The tour, coordinated by Dr. Jack Greene, associate professor of marketing, is offered through EF Education Tours and includes visits to Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong.
While the group is in China, student Bradley Ross, a senior business administration major from Freeland, Md., will be providing a blog of his experiences which will be posted on the Salisbury Post and Catawba College Web sites.
Those participating in the China tour in addition to Green and Ross include Kyle Overacker, a senior business administration major from Albany, N.Y.; Sarah Grochoski, a senior business administration major in the evening program from Rockwell; Geoffrey Grochoski, Sarahís husband; Anjelica Fresia, a sophomore business administration major from Jacksonville; Sheri Keithley, a senior business administration major from Huntingtown, Md.; Alicia Bean, a sophomore business administration major from Spencer; George Johnson, class of 1977, president of Carolina Aircraft & NexGa Inc., former adjunct professor for the Ketner School of Business and member of the Catawba College Business Advisory Board; and Robert Van Geons, class of 1997, executive director, Salisbury-Rowan EDC, and member and vice chairman of the Catawba College Business Advisory Board.
Ross has supplied two blogs so far. Click on “Blogs” at the top of the Salisbury Post Web site or go to www.Salisburypostables.com and click on “Latest” near the top of the page.

The trip itinerary is as follows:

Day 1 : Fly overnight to Hong Kong

Day 2 : Hong Kong

Arrive in Hong Kong (7:25 a.m. Tuesday May 20th)

Day 3 : Hong Kong (Wednesday May 21st)

Take a guided tour of Hong Kong:
Stanley Market
Aberdeen Harbour
Repulse Bay
Victoria Peak
Day 4 : Shen Zhen

Travel by train to Shen Zhen
Visit a factory in the economic zone

Day 5 : Shanghai

Fly to Shanghai

Take a guided tour of Shanghai:
Jade Buddha Temple
Yu Yuan Temple
Nanjing Road

Day 6 : Shanghai

Visit a company in Shanghai
Visit the Jin Mao Tower
Visit the Bund

Day 7 : Xi’an

Fly to Xiían
Visit the ancient city wall

Day 8 : Xi’an

Tour a pharmaceutical company
Take a guided tour of Xiían:
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Ancient City Wall
Visit the Shaanxi Provincial Museum
See an IMAX show
Visit the Museum of the Terra-Cotta Army

Day 9 : Beijing

Fly to Beijing
Visit a hi-tech company in Zhong Guan Cun

Day 10 : Beijing

Take a guided tour of Beijing:
Tiananmen Square
Forbidden City
Visit a traditional tea house

Day 11 : Beijing

Take an excursion to the Great Wall
Take a rickshaw tour of hutongs

Day 12 : Beijing

Enjoy free time in Beijing

Day 13 : Depart for home

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