A pioneer helping power a new era in Shanghai


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Xie Bangpeng was the envy of many people: He graduated from Tsinghua University with a PhD in electric engineering in 2008, and received a number of high-paying job offers. But he chose to follow what his tutor Lu Qiang, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, had told him: “Standing at the forefront from the beginning is the right way for a well-educated man.”

Xie started his career as a front-line worker with the State Grid Shanghai Pudong Electric Power Supply Company.

“When I first arrived at the scene, I found that I didn’t understand the equipment, technical rules, operation procedures or even the Shanghai dialect of the masters,” Xie recalled many years later.



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