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The Chinese geographer Guangweng Meng worked for the chair of human geography from 1998 to 2002. Mister Meng studied geography in Tientsin and as part of his stay in Germany he worked on theory and practice of the Chinese business development policy, in particular on the special economic zones, taking the city of Tianjin for an example. In Heidelberg mister Meng did his PhD in 2003 on the theory and practice of free economic zones: a case study of Tianjin/people´s republic of China.

A further Chinese doctoral student, who received an appropriate scholarship from the Hanns-Seidel-donation for two years followed by support from the DAAD, has been working for the chair since April 2002. Mister Genying Chang from Gansu is preoccupied with the economic geography of the province of Gansu with consideration of new national regularization mechanisms in China since the nineties. His doctoral thesis is to be finished by the end of 2004.

Since 2004 a Thai post graduate student, Warangkana Thawornwiriyatraku, has been working for the chair. She acquired a master title in tourisms management in Miami and is now, supported by a scholarship for several years of the government of Thailand, working on a project about transnational tourism in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia after the borders of these countries were opened to international tourism.

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