David Feng to Host Hebei Photo Exhibition Launch Event at University of Westminster on 31 October 2015
■ 15:47 (UTC±00:00 +DST), 23 OCT 2015 | GBR HARROW, GREATER LONDON
I’m really happy to share with everyone that I’ve been confirmed as an event emcee of a photo exhibition about the province of Hebei. This will be held at 14:00 on 31 October 2015 as part of the opening ceremonies.
Hebei could be just any other random province out there, but since winning the rights to host the Beijing & Zhangjiakou 2022 Olympics, it has become the epicentre of a huge amount of publicity. Its close proximity to Beijing, plus a further regional integration project well underway to get Beijing, Tianjin, and Hebei even closer, means that the province of Hebei is increasingly a Big in China.
I’ve been part of Hebei without living in Hebei — this works, I swear. Except for Xinji and Xingtai, I’ve been to all other parts of the province. I’ve visited all Hebei HSR stations on the Beijing-Shanghai and Beijing-Hong Kong High Speed Railways. Tracy’s from that part of China; we often “hide out” in a part of Hebei just to the north of Beijing. I’ve also taught in Hebei, at Baoding’s Hebei University (see, there’s the Hebei connection again!)
With Hebei being as key as it is — hosting the 2022 Winter Olympics — it’s time the rest of the world in London knew what this place is all about. We’ll be having lots of pictures that will hopefully take your breath away (so come with an extra supply of oxygen, just as if you were headed to Tibet). You’ll actually get to see the non-Beijing part of China that will host the games in 2022. And you’ll actually see some liquid stuff (Beijing is landlocked; but Hebei is right on the coast).
So join me as we start the show: 14:00 on 31 October 2015. This will be at Fyvie Hall at the University of Westminster’s Regent Street Campus (309 Regent Street). The nearest Tube station is Oxford Circus on the Bakerloo, Central, and Victoria lines. The entire exhibition will remain viewable to the public through to 06 November 2015.
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See you there! ■ ■ ■