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  1. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Teaching China what's special about coffee, one bean at a time

    Posted Sep 21st 2014, 05:29am by Victoria Ruan

    ... Richie Wang didn't know anything about coffee beans. But as a high-school student in the United States, he worked as a part-time waiter at an Italian restaurant, and it was there that he ... schooled in service. The skills he learned there have served him well. Wang, now 30, is a speciality coffee trainer at Beijing Trusty Taste, a coffee workshop in the capital. The balance of his ...

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    Pauline Ngan backs Po Leung Kuk's plans to open schools in China

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:26am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan minnie.chan@scmp.com A modern woman who left village traditions behind says Hong Kong-style schools on the mainland would help keep families together OPENING EDUCATIONAL DOORS ACROSS BORDER Pauline Ngan Po-ling, the former chairwoman of Po Leung Kuk and a mother of two boys, supports the charity's desire to run Hong Kong-style kindergartens and schools ...

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    Popular parenting author Yin Jianli reflects on her success

    Posted Sep 07th 2014, 05:08am by Victoria Ruan

    ... parents with the message that a child's character mattered more than academic scores. The 50-year-old former Beijing public-school teacher encourages children to challenge authority and urges ... tolerate my child's weakness. If I want her to listen, I would try to be creative rather than harsh. The teacher in the French film The Chorus, who successfully assembled a choir at a school ...

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    Tycoon's villas turned into house of hope for cerebral palsy victims

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 05:53am by Alice Yan

    ... simple cognitive training. On weekends, we have volunteers who play with the children or teach them English or music. We have 32 children, aged from 18 months to about 14, and 50 teachers. ... a technical school for children suffering from cerebral palsy, so that when they grow up they have the skills to make a living. We are still preparing the project and haven’t filed an application. ...

  5. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Former engineer inspired to start Hangzhou school for autistic children after own daughter diagnosed

    Posted May 25th 2014, 05:23am by MANDY ZUO

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com Mother who wanted best for own daughter overcomes hostility, rising costs to help many Founder of school for autistic children battles the odds Ma Chen started a school for children with autism more than a decade ago after her own child, now a teenager, was diagnosed with the neurological disorder. Autism has been misunderstood, misdiagnosed ...

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    Guide dog trainer wants others to have what her visually impaired mother does

    Posted Jul 06th 2014, 05:13am by Celine Sun

    ... challenge a blind person encounters after having a guide dog? The biggest problem is that many public places on the mainland refuse to allow entry to dogs, even guide dogs. In one instance, a school ...

  7. News - China - CHANGING FACES

    Seven years to stamp out spitting: the 'Woodpeckers' swooping on Beijing's bad habits

    Posted Jun 01st 2014, 04:56am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Some universities and high schools, such as the Central University of Finance and Economics and Beijing No4 Middle School, participate in the programme. They come to the railway station to volunteer and try to do the same thing at crossings near their school. It's our goal that every school or company takes care of their nearby road crossings. What about in other parts ...

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    Excitement of students' discovery natural-history teacher's greatest reward

    Posted May 11th 2014, 05:25am by Victoria Ruan

    ... of discovery the best reward Ni Yinong, 50, looks more like a tour guide than your typical Beijing middle-school teacher, and his destination is the fantastic world of nature. Having dreamed as a child of becoming a scientist, he has walked a far different path to that of many of his peers. His natural history class is one of the most popular programmes at the Affiliated High School of Peking ...

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    Taking lessons from Chinese classics in a modern world

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:17am by Andrea Chen

    ... amid rapid social and economic upheaval. Five years ago, Tsinghua University reopened its school of Chinese classics, once famed throughout the nation as a centre of leaning. Its deputy dean ... in which people needed to use a phone ticket to make a call. I left Peking University for Tsinghua's school of Chinese classics because it is a legend in our history. More than 50 out ...

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    Zhang Liyong, the migrant worker who studied hard to become a Chinese star

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 05:42am by JANE CAI

    ... Jane Cai xuejun.cai@scmp.com Life as a migrant worker taught school dropout Zhang Liyong the value of education. Now his fluent English has made him a mainland star Better living through ... learning? I used to work on a construction site. While my workmates were drinking, singing and playing cards, I was reading middle-school textbooks to learn English. It was hard to concentrate while ...




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