Category Archives: Education

China Risks a Generation of Left-Behind Boys

China’s boys may be facing a new crisis, but this time it’s more than a birth gender imbalance. Across the Chinese mainland, boys are routinely performing worse than girls of the same age, according to Hong Kong reports. In response, one middle school in...


Chinese and British Education Blending into Each Other

The full broadcast of the BBC’s three-episode Are Our Kids Tough Enough? Chinese Schools in China has caused a new round of discussion about British and Chinese education – this time, with many details that were initially overlooked. Many UK media expressed doubts about...


Chasing Dreams: Rural Students in China’s Universities

“My life goal is to work at an important position in a company like Apple,” said Xiaohua (pseudonym), a 19-year-old English major at a Beijing university. The dream is grand, but for Xiaohua, success is the only route out the financial struggle that has...


UK Still Keen on Learning From Chinese Education

What would happen if a British classroom were taken over by Chinese teachers? That was the zany premise of Are Our Kids Tough Enough? Chinese Schools, a three-part documentary by the BBC. The show flew in five teachers from China to put British middle...


‘Mysterious’ Party Schools Surprisingly Open

China’s Central Communist Party schools have long been labeled as “mysterious.” For many foreigners, the party’s schools – especially the Central Party School in Beijing – seem endowed with some arcane power. A team of Stanford University scientists says they have managed to shed...


Art Majors the New Cash Reserve of Training Industry

Summer vacation is a stressful time for students who are beginning their preparations for the 2016 National College Entrance Exam for Arts. A recent survey by the China Youth Daily Social Investigation Center found that among 1,874 respondents, 61 percent said they saw art...


Pupil’s Monitor Running: An Adult Game

Featuring the real campus life of 36 first grade pupils, the TV program “The First Grade” draws people attention to elementary school education, especially the competition for class monitor. But it’s the parents who seem most passionate about the run. Wang Zixuan’s father is...


Schools Blind to the Rights and Needs of Non-Sighted Students

Chinese high-school grads are scrambling to find their scores on the National College Entrance Exams and submit their university applications. But for the millions of blind students in China’s high school system, the Gaokao marks both the end of childhood and the end of...


Easy Colleges Training China’s Cheaters

Chinese international students are gradually losing their once-shining image in US universities due to a controversial report about alleged academic dishonesty. Alarming Situation As many as 8,000 Chinese students were given the boot by US universities in the last year, according to a 54-page...


Cash-for-Access Scam Casts Shadow Over Wuhan University

While normally known for academic excellence, Wuhan University is now at the center of national scandal involving alleged corrupt admission practices and fraud. Luckless Students After failing the 2011 college entrance exam, Zhang Peng (pseudonym) began the desperate search for another road into Chinese...