BEIJING, China – It was another great day for the Trinity Western University Goodwill tour delegation and men’s basketball team, which was highlighted with a meeting with Vice Chairman CHEN Xu of the Tsinghua University Council, a tour of the prestigious Tsinghua University and an exciting 98-97 victory in the evenings basketball game.
The day started with a session at JJL where the TWU players interacted with local kids on the basketball court and toured the JJL offices.
Following their time at JJL the Trinity Western University groups traveled across the city to Tsinghua University, where upon arrival were greeted by Tsinghua administration and students.
After introductions the group got their first look at the venue for the evening’s friendly basketball competition. Following their tour of the facility the TWU students had a chance relax and get caught up on their school work while the Goodwill tour delegation was given a grand tour of the historic campus.
Some of the stops along the two hour tour included the Old Gate (which is one of the symbols of Tsinghua University), the entrance to Gong Zi Ting (the former Qing Prince’s Mansion and the current office of the president), the Qing Dynasty Jinchun Garden, the He Tang Yue Se (moonlit pond), and the Grand Auditorium (built in 1917).
Upon completion of the tour the delegation met up with the TWU students for a large delicious meal and then proceeded to begin preparation for the evenings contest.
While the players got ready for the game the TWU Goodwill Tour delegation meet with Vice Chairman CHEN Xu of the Tsinghua University Council for greetings and exchanges of ideas.
The evening was completed with a thrilling and well played men’s basketball game. The two teams were evenly matched throughout the contest as the TWU Spartans men’s basketball team was able to make some key baskets down the stretch to hold off Tsinghua for the one point 98-97 victory.