The Murder of a Chinese Student Abroad: Why Do Some Rejoice? Is Study Abroad the Exclusive Province of the Rich?

July 22, 2013

A recent CCTV news report revealed that on  July 17th, “a 19 year old Chinese student in Italy unexpectedly died.” The news caused a surge of public commentary. Most internet users felt sorry for this young girl, but there were those who took delight in the tragedy. One internet user commented, “I’ve been very safe […]

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Students Forced to Fake Contracts to Boost Graduate Employment Rates

July 21, 2013

Going into the final third of July, the job hunts of graduating students are coming to an end. According to the Mycos Research Institute’s newest publication, Class of 2013 University Graduation Employment Contract Analysis Report, the so-called “job seeking hardship” comes mainly from structural conflicts, with a mismatch between available posts and the students’ ideal positions. […]

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Military-Like “Super High School” in Hebei Worries Educators

July 21, 2013

“Super high schools” have always been a polarizing issue. For parents, super high schools are a VIP path into top universities; for local government, the schools are a proud achievement of local officials. These super high schools have attracted criticism because they are rooted in the soil of exam-oriented education. Their  regional fame comes from […]

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Daily 5 Hour Trip Between Shenzhen and Hong Kong for 16,000 Schoolchildren

July 14, 2013

Xi lives in Longhuaxin, Shenzhen, and attends a kindergarten in Hong Kong’s Tin Shui Wai area. Although class starts at 9 in the morning, she gets out of bed every day at 6. She spends 4 to 5 hours every day commuting between her home and the school. Figures published by the Hong Kong Education […]

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Researcher: Gaokao Top Scorers Rarely Have Outstanding Careers

June 16, 2013

Announcer: The curtain falls on another year’s gaokao, and the top scorers on this year’s test are soon to emerge. Facing attention from the media and pressure from society, what path should this special group of individuals take to success? On May 14th, the China University Alumni Association website published its newest China Gaokao Top […]

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Post-Gaokao News Roundup

June 16, 2013

During the test: The humorous and the tragic Events that occurred during the test continue to trickle into the news during the relative calm of the test grading period. Some are endearing, such as the NetEase report of the “awesomest” mom in Changsha, who drove an RV to the test site so that she could […]

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African Student Attacked with Knife by Schizophrenic Landlord in Wenzhou

May 29, 2013

A man in Wenzhou City, Zhejiang named Hai Bo (pseudonym) ran after an African student chopping at him with a knife. The student, with poor Chinese language skills, had no idea what was going on, and ended up suffering serious injuries. Yesterday, the prosecutor’s office of Ouhai District, Wenzhou City issued a request for the […]

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Hackers Hit Website of Luxor Temple Name Carver’s Former School

May 27, 2013

China National Radio 中国之声 posted on Weibo: Opening the school’s official website, the first thing that pops up is a window reading “Ding Jinhao was here”. The message won’t go away until the “accept” button is clicked. A “human-flesh search engine” revealed that the main character of the “Ding Jinhao was here” story once attended the […]

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Ed News Digest: Egyptian temple graffiti, gaokao scores accepted in Australia, most active college on taobao

May 26, 2013

Epic vandalism: Nanjing middle school student carves name on fresco in 3000 year old Egyptian temple. And there I was thinking it was just a sign that the Chinese helped build parts of ancient Egypt. Eight national-level universities in Australia will begin accepting gaokao scores this year. These scores will allow students to test out […]

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Local People’s Congress Rep Blocks School Bus Path with SUV, Slaps Parent

May 26, 2013

On May 24th, microblog user 路边社湖南分社 posted, “A little after 8 AM, a car with Guangdong province “S” series plates parked in front of the gate of the Yongzhou [Hunan] Qiyang County Little Swallow Kindergarten. A parent asked the driver to move the car so that school busses could get through, but the driver ignored the […]

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