country. This continued even when he returned to Guangzhou, where new friends from overseas were starting businesses and asking for advice about China’s immigration policies and social customs. It flicked a switch for Kaiyang, who realized he wanted to connect better to his hometown, and China at large. Embarking on a master’s degree in Global China Studies at HKUST was the perfect way to expand his knowledge of China. The course gave him a wider appreciation of key issues, and he found a university culture that valued diversity, supported students’ differing Kaiyang’s level of devotion to this detailed labor of love is especially remarkable when you consider that it was not a project he planned to do, nor one he had studied towards. Majoring in Spanish at university after spending a junior year in Alicante, Spain, as an Erasmus student, he had never considered himself interested in issues related to modern China in a global context. It was while studying overseas that he encountered others who showed huge interest in China — and Kaiyang was surprised that he was only able to answer a few of their questions about the sophisticated functions and developments of his own My love for Guangzhou can finally be seen in some form, and more people will pay attention to its development.