Researchers with the institute said that the tombs were the oldest and largest known ones of their kind in the province.
"Hǎo de," I stammered, suddenly feeling a little nervous. As I was led into the hair washing room – all black pleather-clad walls and low-level lighting - I frantically scanned my memory for any hair-dressing related Chinese vocabulary I might have picked up. I had none.
Fast forward four months. The contingency hair style that my UK hairdresser and I had devised had done its job - I had got this far without needing a trim. But the time had come, I could wait no longer…
"Some of my neighbors couldn't understand why an elderly man would choose to learn modeling as in their opinion models should be women in slit skirts. I don't care. It can bring me better physical fitness and improves my mood. That is my goal."
The statues were part of the baked earth army sculpted by artisans for decades so that they could be buried with Qin Shi Huangdi, the first emperor of China (260-210 BC), and serve him in his afterlife.
Shi Yigong, a former Princeton molecular biology professor, has become the first president of Westlake University, China's first private university aimed at cultivating high-level talent in advanced technology and scientific research.
The scale of China's unmanned aerial vehicle market will likely grow at an annual rate of 30 percent between 2017 and 2021, Li Jian, deputy director of the administration, said at a conference in March.