The first Chinese Glow Discharge Spectroscopy Symposium was held in October 2017 at the Shanghai Institute of Ceramics. As the picture suggests, it was a success, and it will be followed up with a second symposium in September this year. The main language for presentations will be Chinese, but there will be some exceptions; for example, EW-GDS Chair, Peter Robinson, will be giving an invited lecture, and that will certainly be in English !!
There is a web page giving details of the symposium, and this can be found at http://gdmschina.csp.escience.cn. At the moment, everything is in Chinese, but we understand that an English version will appear soon.
While a symposium where most presentations are in Chinese may not be of direct benefit to some of us, we at EW-GDS feel that it is important, and very pleasing, to know that interest in our field is widespread and we need to be aware of the developments that we are all working towards.