Today we’re looking for a big industrial city in North China. It’s the capital of Hebei Province, about 170 miles south of Beijing. It’s where an international meet called the “China Girls Math Olympiad” is taking place. Girls from 20 countries are competing to solve difficult math problems.
Sounds like fun right? So where in China are we?
…. and the capital of Hebei Province is the Chinese city of Shijiazhuang. That’s where the China Girls Math Olympiad is taking place. The 8 teenagers on the US girls math team competed against teams from countries including Russia, China and Australia.The US girls scored 5 individual gold medals and the team finished second overall behind a Chinese team from the city of Wuhan.
We talk with Lynnelle Ye who just graduated from Palo Alto High School in California and Elizabeth Synge a senior from Boston.