Sunday, May 06, 2012

Amazing Pictures, Only in China

Major Col. Li Congna graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science from the National Defense University in 2000. Li was awarded the 12th annual PLA scholar in 2011. In 2010, Li produced over 400,000 lines of code of lower level driver system in 90 days. The entire system development was completed in 4 months. In comparison, a typical programmer for the US defense contractor produces 500 lines of code per year.

In 2011 alone, Li's group invented 20 new algorithms, and published more than 10 papers. Li was awarded a 2nd level medal.

You may mistook it an overcrowded hospital room, because of the hanging IV bags. In reality, it's but a classroom in No. 1 High School in Xiaogan, Hubei Province. The graduating seniors studied for the upcoming national college entrance examination (June 7 - 9) so hard that they had to take IV to keep energy level. Because of its large rural population and relatives few national famed colleges, Hubei is one of toughest place to apply for college, even in already touch China.

If the hamlets in camouflage pattern cued you a M*A*S*H kind army installation, you are wrong again. It's yet a community hospital, Shanxia Hospital in Pinghua, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. And it is not a drill or whatsoever, but a daily scene or normal operating. Due to frequent incidents of doctors and nurses attacked by angry patients, the hospital armed medical staffs with personal armor. It is mandatory. More pictures here.

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