|Today was an early start to get to the airport and fly 90 minutes Chengdu. After arriving, we were taken by car some considerable distance out in the countryside and at a local school, met with teacher Zhou Zhiming and other Chengdu accordion teachers.|
|Harley Jones, Zhou Zhiming and Kimmo Mattila.||The class of students welcome us.|
|Parents and other children watching.||Zhou Zhiming introduced the teaching system.|
|then showed us how the system worked||using computer and multi media.|
Historic Slide Show showing the life and aims of Zhou Zhiming and his teaching history.
|Zhou Zhiming thanked the audience.|
|CIA Secretary General Kimmo Mattila speech.||Kimmo Mattila shaking hands and congratulating Zhou Zhiming.|
|Friends of many years, Chen Chun, Kim Mattila and Harley Jones make a picture together. Chen Chun, internationally known by the name of "Panda" is a tutor at Sichuan Conservatory of Music, has attended many Coupe Mondiales and is an Executive member of the China Accordion Association.||Xia Gang, tutor at Sichuan Conservatory of Music first met Harley over 20 years ago competing in New Zealand, since qualifying in Russia, produced CD's and teaching books in cooperation with Zhou Zhiming.|
|We drove to a nearby town of Qingshen||for an accordion concert of students of Zhou Zhiming and other local teachers.|
|There were accordion orchestras, groups, soloists of all different ages.||Kimmo Mattila making a thank you speech to the Qingshen City officials.|
|City official.||Prof. Chen Chun, China Accordion Association executive member.|
The day was completed with a very enjoyable evening dinner with accordion teachers and city officials. Thank you to Zhou Zhiming, all the other local accordion teachers and Qingshen City officials.