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How the World is Like China
September 02, 2010
How the World is Like China
Depressingly, China isn’t the only country with serious issues in its education system.
How the World is Like China
When Kim Comes Calling
September 01, 2010
When Kim Comes Calling
Kim Jong-il’s trip to China has prompted speculation about bilateral ties and the succession.
When Kim Comes Calling
Recruiting Season
August 31, 2010
Recruiting Season
Competition for top test-scorers is so intense some high schools scout elementary schools.
Recruiting Season
China Sinks to New Depths
August 28, 2010
China Sinks to New Depths
China’s stunt with a submarine and flag in the South China Sea is likely to prove counter-productive.
China Sinks to New Depths
When Good Students Are Bad
August 27, 2010
When Good Students Are Bad
Are good students the ones that are good at tests, or at thinking independently?
When Good Students Are Bad
Responding to Manila
August 26, 2010
Responding to Manila
The Hong Kong and Chinese govts have acted unhelpfully since the Manila hostage tragedy.
Responding to Manila
Will Chongqing be Great?
August 25, 2010
Will Chongqing be Great?
Chongqing has a population of 32 million, yet many outside China have never heard of it. Why?
Will Chongqing be Great?
China in a Jam
August 24, 2010
China in a Jam
Is a 60-mile traffic jam leading into Beijing a sign of things to come for Chinese car owners?
China in a Jam
How to Fight Guanxi
August 20, 2010
How to Fight Guanxi
Guanxi is a major problem in Chinese education. One school is trying to stamp it out.
How to Fight Guanxi
The Pentagon on China
August 19, 2010
The Pentagon on China
The US Defence Department has released its annual report on China’s military. Is it a threat?
The Pentagon on China
Here We Go Again
August 18, 2010
Here We Go Again
Chinese officials have released their draft education blueprint. Don’t expect much.
Here We Go Again
China Overtakes Japan
August 17, 2010
China Overtakes Japan
China overtakes Japan to become the second-largest economy after the United States.
China Overtakes Japan
August 16, 2010
Bo Xilai Gets Revolutionary
Bo Xilai defends his crackdown on triads in Chongqing, quoting Marx and Mao to boot.
Bo Xilai Gets Revolutionary
The Avatar Effect
August 13, 2010
The Avatar Effect
The debut of Hollywood movie Inception is delayed to make way for China’s Aftershock.
The Avatar Effect
Beijing’s Study Abroad Market
August 11, 2010
Beijing’s Study Abroad Market
Beijing parents expect SAT cramming when selecting a high school. But what about the kids?
Beijing’s Study Abroad Market
Beijing’s Study Abroad Market
August 11, 2010
Beijing’s Study Abroad Market
Beijing parents expect SAT cramming when selecting a high school. But what about the kids?
Beijing’s Study Abroad Market
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