This social issues discussion group has been operating for the past several years at Yunnan University, Yunnan Normal University, the Financial and Economic University, and Kunming University of Science and Technology. It, in many ways, has been the breeding ground for interest in social issues. The discussion group is run in English, with students increasing their skills in a deeper level of thinking in a second language. At the same time, students are having new ideas and are able to articulate those ideas, while learning to really listen to the ideas of others. Many of the leaders of the other projects have come from this group of students. A Chinese discussion group is also in the process of development so that those who are not studying English may also explore China's pressing social issues.