Xu Junhao Photo: VCG
A former member of a pop group in the island of Taiwan became a dentist following an accident and chose to open his clinic in Chengdu, Southwest China’s Sichuan Province. His story has gone viral on Chinese social media recently, touching and inspiring netizens.
40-year-old Xu Junhao has lived in Chengdu for 15 years. After accidentally injuring himself during a rehearsal in 2003, Xu decided on a change of direction with encouragement from his father. He joined the West China School of Stomatology at Sichuan University in 2004, which was the beginning of his Chengdu life.
After graduating seven years later, Xu went to Germany to study stomatology further and finally got a master’s diploma in 2015. “I decided to return to Chengdu because I saw the economic development potential of the city,” Xu told the Global Times, so the city became his starting point for creating a business.
Xu’s parents visited his clinic and agreed with his decision. “I told them (from Taiwan to Chengdu) is just from one home to another for me,” Xu said when interviewed by Sichuan Radio and Television.
He said he likes the city as the people are amiable and the local government helps young people from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan to create businesses in the city with favorable policies.
As he was educated both in the Chinese mainland and Taiwan, Xu noticed the difference between the two educational systems.
“Taiwan’s universities are more like the US style, while teachers in the universities of