I’ve written before about some of the appalling practices of agencies that provide services to kids in China who wish to study abroad. With so many desperate students looking to get into the Ivy League, not to mention frantic parents in one-child families, hucksters, schemers and con artists are well represented in this industry. So [...]
I went in with an open mind, but ultimately I can’t understand how anyone could justify this sort of discriminatory admissions policy.
For most Chinese students who just want facility in English communications, studying Shakespeare is a huge waste of time.
Kids in class hooked up to IV drips. Yes, it must be examination time in China.
The sheer number of complex public health challenges facing today’s school administrators is daunting. It’s heartening to learn that they are up to the task.
Thumbs up for a great article in The Atlantic by Helen Gao entitled “How China’s New Love Affair With U.S. Private Schools Is Changing Them Both.” An excellent read that comes at the subject from the point of view of the schools, parents and students. The numbers themselves are eye-catching: In the past few years, [...]
Impressed with NDRC’s negotiations with the telecoms over broadband speed/fees? Apparently you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
No laws have been violated here, but this is a significant moral transgression. Why do we allow this sort of thing to happen to our children?
Captive, psychologically damaged kids and the Disney marketing behemoth. What could go wrong?
A self-help parenting book by a Yale Law School professor? Yes indeed, and the author sounds just as smug and judgmental as you might think.
China’s income gap has widened and class resentment is one the rise. Expensive private schools that cater to the nouveau riche is a really bad idea.
New survey data. Here’s the summary: Most Chinese college graduates in 2009 were not well prepared for the workplace, lacking in professional skills. They found little room for career development and were also constrained by low pay in their jobs, according to a recent survey. My guess is that this is an attempt to explain [...]
At first glance, after reading this story in Xinhua, I thought this was a joke. While I firmly believe that my own study of the Chinese language will eventually lead to premature sinility and/or a variety of nervous disorders, I never suspected it could be this insidious. Then I found confirmation of the conspiracy in [...]
A central element of China’s unconventional development strategy has been industrial policies aimed at building domestic capabilities in sophisticated industries, though whether these have succeeded remains controversial. As currency reform and global economic malaise have hit parts of the Chinese manufacturing sector, there has been a great deal of discussion of where things are headed. [...]