In the morning, we visited the Baotun Spring. It was similar to the previous gardens we visited, very serene and beautiful. Jinan is called the City of the Springs because water flows from the mountains in the south down to the Ming Lake.
In the afternoon, we had lunch at the Institute’s cafeteria. Then we were greeted with an extremely warm welcome in the new library’s lecture hall. We had the opportunity to meet and greet with the students giving them an opportunity to better their English and us a chance to learn some Chinese. The students and faculty were very excited to see us and talk with us. We toured the paper labs in the Institute, then went to play basketball and interact more with the students. Later, we had dinner hosted by the Institute and the graduate students were able to join us.