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  1. A British cultural revolution? Clueless UK education secretary may need some history lessons

    Posted Jan 01st 2011, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... secretary, admits it- and proudly, too. Writing in The Daily Telegraph this week, Gove said he wanted nothing less than a 'cultural revolution' for Britain's education system ... has that been more needed than in education, where I am happy to confess I'd like us to implement a cultural revolution just like the one they've had in China.' Oh my gosh! He ...

  2. How dreams for equality led one man to murder

    Posted May 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok Liang Donglu expects he will feel pangs of regret every day of his life for killing two students in Wuhan at the height of the Cultural Revolution. Mr Liang was 18, fired up ... of the revolution,' said Mr Liang, who acknowledges it would be difficult to publish it on the mainland. Mr Liang was released in 1985 after serving 18 years. The 10 years he spent in custody were considered ...

  3. American dream come true amid revolution

    Posted Jun 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that turbulent first year. 'It was a time of tense political situations. There was the overflow of the Cultural Revolution. I remember during that first year when the school buses came early to take ... for the expatriate American was fraught with cultural misunderstandings. 'I remember after we moved to our apartment we saw someone selling what appeared to be the equivalent of an American hot dog. So ...

  4. China's make-or-break exam

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Kate Whitehead

    ... The HEART of the matter by Kate Whitehead What? A record number of 10 million mainland students took the National College Entrance Examination at the end of last week. How? How many years has the exam been running? Thirty years. It was abolished for 11 years during the Cultural Revolution. Why? Because, at the time, universities were seen as 'bourgeois hotbeds of nurturing ...

  5. Cultural heritage at risk as cash trumps conservation

    Posted Sep 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan Chinese people like to trumpet the country's 5,000-year history. But when it comes to preserving the magnificent cultural heritage of their ancestors, they're not doing a very good job. The tumultuous years of the Cultural Revolution saw countless historical relics wrecked in a deliberate attempt to destroy 'old culture'. Those that survived ...

  6. News - China - CENSORSHIP

    Seven subjects off limits for teaching, Chinese universities told

    Posted May 10th 2013, 01:20pm by Raymond Li

    ... in the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution, the party and the country's socialist system would have been toppled and that would have plunged the county into turmoil. Qiao Mu, an associate ... to subscribe to what he called a "Cultural Revolution mindset and the mindset of the former Soviet Union" since he came to power. "He is very left-leaning, which is revealed in his ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Cramming culture hurts students

    Posted May 30th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... Most students are let down by local schools' obsession with exams S. Chiu hit the nail on the head when she questioned the mentality of the education authority in her letter ("Let children learn to enjoy education", May 24). I can only gues ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong's deadly exam culture

    Posted Mar 21st 2013, 12:00am by ALASTAIR SHARP

    ... Alastair Sharp Alastair Sharp sounds a warning over unhealthy fixation with results Hong Kong's exam hothouse can be unhealthy for children Hong Kong is not alone in having a strong exam culture. The rise of "managerialism"- the application of the business model of accountability, efficiency and surveillance to education- has had a profound effect in many ...

  9. Beijing bans inter-college debates on 1911 revolution

    Posted Apr 10th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Minnie Chan Beijing authorities banned an inter-university debate competition on the 1911 revolution scheduled to open last night. The first ban in the event's history comes ... for a 'jasmine revolution' on the mainland. Renmin University politics professor Zhang Ming, who was to be one of the competition's judges, said the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Communist ...

  10. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    Overseas study offers young education on foreign policy

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:45am by George Chen

    ... with an interest in Chinese history and culture to study in the country. Education becomes a means of learning much more than the subject matter of textbooks when one studies in another land. When ...




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