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Global Times US Edition - - BIZIN -

When Gong Meil­ing first vis­ited Zam­bia in the early 1990s as part of the China Med­i­cal Team, lit­tle did he know that the visit was the start of his long stay in the south­ern African na­tion.

He was a mem­ber of the 7th and 9th batches of the China Med­i­cal Teams, where he even served as vice-cap­tain. He came to Zam­bia twice to pro­vide med­i­cal as­sis­tance in 1992 and 1994.

How­ever, his visit opened his eyes to the de­plorable state of med­i­cal con­di­tions at Thomp­son Hos­pi­tal in Luan­shya town in the Cop­per­belt Province.

He was ex­posed to the worst med­i­cal con­di­tions he had ex­pe­ri­enced, which

were wors­ened by an outb in the town, leav­ing his tea op­tion but to do what they the sick.

Although the ex­pe­ri­enc death of one of the Chines suc­cumbed to ex­ces­sive fa dis­ease re­cur­rence, the do against the cholera out­bre re­calls.

De­spite the great dif­ficu worked hard to help save s Gong, he took it upon him in Zam­bia in or­der to help sit­u­a­tion.

“I [worked] for the Med more than four years. I fee

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Main: A view of the Kananka Na­tional Park in Zam­bia Top: A view of a China-africa in­vest­ment fo­rum in Chang­sha, capital of Cen­tral China’s Hu­nan Province in June. Bottom: Chi­nese and Zam­bian work­ers at a cop­per smelter in Ndola, Zam­bia.

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