Town & Talent Technologies Co., Ltd. founded in Tianjin, China to promote the Town and Talent Project by establishing agricultural e-commerce hubs at local schools.
Yellow Sheep River (YSR) International Conference Center opens in Huanyangchuan, Gulang County, Gansu Province.
School-Based Town Leading Website Design Competition” held, with many entries submitted by member schools. The underlying intent of this activity is to enhance the web-design capabilities of students in China’s western region. The competition continues to be held regularly and is widely praised for its positive, long-term impact.
Town & Talent Technologies’ official website launched, with individual webpages introducing the local culture and traditions of a distinct area or region. These webpages created the foundation for school-based, agricultural e-commerce portals.
Farmers in Halagou Township, Hebei Province sell some 500 metric tons of local vegetables through project-sponsored e-commerce portals.
Founder Mr. Sayling Wen passes away.
The Sayling Wen documentary -The Technology Ranger. Footage was filmed
.Phoenix Television airs Amidst Mountains & Valleys: Sayling Wen’s Arduous Journey to the West
Los Angeles Times publishes front-page article on the Town and Talentproject entitled Chinese Town Loses Hyperlink to Future.
Care for the West online e-charity platform launched to focus resources and assistance on students in western China and to encourage students receiving assistance to ‘pay it forward’ by participating in charitable activities.
The Tree &Caretaker Project launched to let students adopt and care for trees in hopes of improving local ecologies and microclimates.
Town and Talent Project member schools first participate in the International Schools CyberFair. (As of 2017, over 50 schools have earned a total of 27 Platinum, 76 Gold, 163 Silver and 100 Special Mention Awards.)
Mr. Ted Wen launches the West China Story project. This project invited students to narrate the character and appeal of their hometowns and villages in story form as a way of enriching the available information on western China’s culture and heritage. (Starting in 2017, 864 students assisted with USD 100,000., as of 2016, 24,900 student accumulatively were assisted with USD 1,800,000.
The West China Story online portal launched.
At the 3rd China Charity Festival and Due-to-Love Ceremony, West China Story Project was conferred The Best Charity Project Award
The West China Story project spins off from Town & Talent Technologies Co., Ltd. as a new, independent company, the Talent and Story Technologies(Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
Following the concept of West China Story Project, The first West China Story – Original Writing Competition was held. 2,045 student from 81 schools in 7 provinces of Western China joined it, The winner list was announced in March of 2017.
Call for entries for The 2nd West China Story, Original Writing Competition started. 2,431 students from 68 schools in 7 provinces of Western China joined the competition. The winner list was announced in August, 2017.
Call for entries for The 3rd West China Story, Original Writing Competition started. 2,659 students from 58 schools in 7 provinces of Western China joined the competition. The winner list was announced in March of 2018.
Call for entries for The 4th West China Story, Original Writing Competition started. 4,523 students from 82 schools in 7 provinces of Western China joined the competition. The winner list was announced in August, 2018
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