Xia Micheng and Fellow Qiu sat on the left side during the Academic Forum because that was the position for medical staff. For large events like these, the seats were all arranged beforehand.
Xia Micheng looked to the side to check on the seats on her right side. The right side were seats for Beijing’s upper class and aristocrats. Right now, Lu Yuzhen was in the first seat on the right side as the new generation of the elite in the business world. It was symbolic to his status.
At that moment, the host announced with a smile, “Alright! Now, let’s put our hands together for Professor Xia, who will be delivering her academic presentation.”
Xia Micheng’s academic presentation was the finale and the main event of the forum, and so Fellow Qiu encouraged her with a smile, “Micheng, go ahead. Don’t be nervous; the stage is yours.”
“Mm-hmm, got it.” Xia Micheng walked up the stage gracefully with a notebook in hand.
She looked at the audience in front of her with her clear and beautiful eyes. Then, she spoke in a crisp and melodious voice, “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Xia Micheng. I’m honored to be given the chance to share my latest thesis. Today, my speech is about the neural system…”