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  1. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    Chinese art professor caught kissing students sparks public outrage

    Posted Oct 13th 2014, 05:48pm by Chris Luo

    ... and students across the nation sent an open letter to the Ministry of Education, urging it to take stronger action against sex crimes on university campuses. The letter referred to a case at Xiamen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1615788/chinese-art-professor-caught-kissing-students-sparks-public
  2. News - China - EDUCATION

    Studies of Xi Jinping thought or ideology grab lion's share of funding for research

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 05:38am by Cary Huang

    ... all of the proposals approved by the National Social Sciences Fund deal with analysing Xi's thoughts or ideology, a departure from previous years. Analysts said the shift pointed towards the increasing influence of propaganda over academia, and the emergence of a cult of personality around Xi. The grants, some worth as much as 800,000 yuan (HK$1 million), are decided by the National ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1609734/studies-xi-jinping-thought-or-ideology-grab-lions-share-funding-research
  3. News - China - EDUCATION

    China unveils long-awaited plans to reform rigid national university entrance exam

    Posted Sep 04th 2014, 06:23pm by Andrea Chen

    ... flexibility to national college exam Education authorities have rolled out an ambitious plan to reform the mainland's national university entrance exam, giving pupils more control over the process. Under the new proposals, university admissions will rely less on the results of the two-day national exam, or gaokao, and more on standardised tests pupils take during their high school ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1585179/highly-anticipated-plans-reform-chinas-rigid-national-university-entrance
  4. Lifestyle - Books - EDUCATION

    Book review: Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon?, by Yong Zhao

    Posted Oct 04th 2014, 11:16pm by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon? by Yong Zhao Wiley China's touted rise to the top of the world education ladder has been declared a "Sputnik Moment" for the US- the nation must learn from China to maintain American status as a scholastic leader and superpower, it's said. Education expert Yong Zhao, who has written more than 20 books, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/books/article/1608863/book-review-whos-afraid-big-bad-dragon-yong-zhao
  5. News - China - EDUCATION

    Hu do you think you are? PLA slams uni boss for limousine display imitating former leader

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 02:46pm by He Huifeng in Beijing huifeng.he@scmp.com

    ... Chinese students’ national defence consciousness … and should not be hyped up for any purpose.” The university’s president had repeatedly saluted students and called out using a microphone, ... of Chinese troops in Beijing as the country celebrated the 60th National Day. At that time, a black, open-topped limousine, displaying China’s red flag, carried Hu along Changan Avenue from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1597925/pla-criticises-vocational-university-presidents-limousine-inspection-army
  6. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    One-third of Chinese do not speak Putonghua, says Education Ministry

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 04:54pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com As many as three in 10 of China’s 1.3 billion population are unable to communicate in Putonghua, China’s Education Ministry said during an annual event to promote the official language. “Thirty per cent of our nation’s population does not speak Putonghua, and out of the 70 per cent of population who possess Putonghua skills, only one in ten can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1598040/3-10-chinese-citizens-do-not-speak-putonghua-says-education
  7. News - China - EDUCATION

    More returning to China after study overseas, Education Ministry says

    Posted Sep 23rd 2014, 03:16am by ZHANG PINGHUI

    ... 60 per cent held master's degrees, while 30 per cent had only a bachelor's degree. Six per cent had obtained a doctorate. Countries they were leaving included the United States, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1598287/more-returning-china-after-study-overseas-education-ministry-says
  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - EDUCATION

    What’s so special about ‘Yale kids’?

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 10:38am by George Chen

    ... a big question and someone could probably write a doctoral paper on this topic or the wider subject of the education system in the United States. In this column, and perhaps also in upcoming ... or secretary of state – and soon perhaps we will have another “Yale kid” as the first woman president of the United States. One thing I enjoy very much at Yale is that almost every professor we have so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1595271/whats-so-special-about-yale-kids
  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong universities decline across the board in global ranking list

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... of Science and Technology dropped six places to 40th and Chinese University dropped seven places to 46th. The National University of Singapore, which this year rose to 22nd from 24th last year, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594142/hong-kong-universities-decline-across-board-global-ranking-list
  10. News - China Insider - EDUCATION

    'You bunch of bums!' Harbin teacher berates students for failing to buy Teachers' Day gift

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 05:52pm by James Griffiths

    ... Confucius's birthday.  Last year, China's State Council asked for the public's opinions on a number of proposed amendments to the national Teachers' Law, including changing the date ... return to our cultural heritage and restore the ethics we have lost over the years." The proposed date change remains highly controversial, and the National People's Congress Standing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1593121/you-bunch-bums-harbin-teacher-berates-students-failing-buy-her

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