Hengshui


Hengshui

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Hengshui (zh-s|) is a prefecture-level city in Hebei province, China. It has an urban population of roughly 445,000 and a population of 4.11 million in its administrative area. It is on the Jingjiu Railway.

Education

Hengshui is the home of Hengshui College; this 'haven of scholarly enlightenment' usually employs a number of foreign teachers to aid its English department.

Hengshui High School (http://www.hbhz.net/english/) is located in Hengshui.

Hengshui is also the home of Hengshui University which is known for 'keeping fine traditions whilst blazing new trails'. It employs more foreign teachers than the high school. It is renowed through out China for its level of academic ability.

ights

Sights include the supermarket, Hengshui Temple, the Cultural Revolution Restaurant, the Muslim restaurant, a KFC, a gutter, two department stores and a number of coffee shops.

The Harrison International Peace Hospital is located in Hengshui. This comprehensive teaching and research hospital was named after Dr. Tillson Lever Harrison, a martyr to the Chinese revolution. Dr. Harrison, a Canadian, died in 1947 while transporting medical equipment and supplies. Some of this equipment is on display in an exhibition room in the hospital. The hospital uses both traditional Chinese medicine and modern western diagnostic and therapeutic technology.

Religion

Hengshui is the seat of the Catholic Diocese of Hengshui.

Eric Liddell served as a missionary for decades in Xiaozhang, Zaoqiang County, Hengshui.


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