Category Archives: Education

Universities Face Security Risks from Dorm Subletting

Even as Beijing’s schools scramble to clamp down on student ID rentals, the city’s universities have a bigger security risk on their hands. Many students have started leasing their unused dorms to office workers for extra cash. When the news first broke, real estate...


Parents Battle for Housing by Top Schools

With the close of 2016 National College Entrance Exam season, Shenzhen students led the nation with a 25 percent admission rate to China’s top tier universities. Many parents have taken that as a sign that Shenzhen schools offer the best route to top academic...


Academic Ghostwriters See Fortune in Grads’ Theses

June is graduation season for Chinese college students. But for many, the joy is overshadowed by a tricky task: the graduation thesis. For students who are buried by work at their internships, hiring a ghostwriter to plan out and complete their thesis appears to...


SAT Cancels Students’ Registration to Plug Leaks

Students across Asia were blocked from attending the SAT on June 4, according to ThePaper.cn. Although the majority of affected students were scheduled to attend the Japanese and South Korean testing centers, numerous Chinese students also had their registration canceled. Testing experts said the...


Kuno Method’s Success Built on China’s Elementary School Craze

Most Chinese parents outside Shanghai were unaware of the Kuno Method before May 24, when domestic media attempted to shame the nine-year-old Japanese education agency for operating without a license. Not only did that report fail to drive Kuno Method out of business, but...


Wang Nana’s Story of Stolen College Dreams

Many Chinese students are quite familiar with the phrase “knowledge can change fate.” But as the 33-year-old Wang Nana learned, money and guanxi can change it back. In 2015, Wang’s college admission offer was sold off to someone else – a woman with the...


University Students Hire Stand-Ins to Skip Class

Before the recent May Day holiday, many campus bulletin boards and web forums were awash in advertisements for class sitters. Since attendance accounts for a significant portion of one’s grade in Chinese universities, many students who are unwilling to sit through their lectures hire...


Beijing Gaokao to Undergo Huge Structural Change in 2020

The Beijing Municipal Commission of Education has officially released its new policy for the National Higher Education Entrance Examination (Gaokao) that will take effect in 2020. The biggest highlight of the April 7 announcement is that the policy breaks the Gakao tested courses into...


Violent Bullying a Growing Epidemic at Chinese Schools

A recent report of three high school boys spiking a girl student’s drink with an aphrodisiac has turned the spotlight of public scrutiny on China’s growing problem with severe school bullying. ‘She Deserved It’ On March 5, a girl student at Tianjiabing Experimental Middle...