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Education in China

Chinese activist in legal fight as daughter still kept from school

It has been more than 40 days since Zhang Anni, 10, last went to school after she was taken away in the middle of class by four alleged police officers and prohibited from returning.

Tuesday, 9 April, 2013, 3:41pm 1 comment

Less than 20pc of left-behind students have used internet

More than 80 per cent of the rural students left behind by city-bound parents have never used the internet, a study of differences in rural and urban pupils' access to basic school resources has found.

20 Mar 2013 - 5:03am

Escaping a failing system

Mark Kitto has made China his home for the past 16 years, but he has decided to call it quits.

The Welshman has had more adventures than most on the mainland - it's not every expat that gets accused of being a spy and a Muslim separatist terrorist. But that is not why he is moving his family to Britain - the deciding factor is his children's education.

17 Feb 2013 - 4:16pm

'Your child is a piece of s**t': 600 parents receive text message from Zhejiang school

More than 600 parents in China’s eastern Zhejiang province were furious after receiving a text message from their children’s school calling pupils “a piece of s**t”. 

21 Dec 2012 - 8:31pm 2 comments

Mainland mums keen for children to have happy kindergarten days

In his second week at one of Beijing's leading public kindergartens, three-year-old Yue Yue was instructed to place both hands on his lap and keep his legs pressed together as he sat on his chair.

17 Nov 2012 - 4:18am

Knowledge - Power: The Imperial Examination System of the Qing Dynasty

Exhibition of artefacts (including a depiction of A scene of archery in the military imperial examination in the Qing dynasty, left) that traces the Chinese imperial examination system's legacy. Mon, Wed-Sat, 10am-6pm, Sun, 10am-7pm, closed Tue, HK Museum of History, 100 Chatham Rd South, TST, HK$10, free on Wed. Inquiries: 2724 9042. Ends Feb 6

27 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The test is history

The spectacle of anxious parents poring over the entrance list of a reputable school to see if their child has been admitted is nothing new. The Chinese have strived for more than 1,400 years for high academic achievement.

11 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

HK's examination system seeks mainland approval

Exam officials have appealed to their mainland counterparts to recognise Hong Kong's new public examination system for admitting students to their universities.

8 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Writing off Confucius

The Taiwan Examination Yuan's announcement that future test questions will not require detailed knowledge of the Confucian classics will be a relief to many students. The prestigious Yuan organises the examinations that control entry into government service at every level, from firemen and coastguards to psychologists and diplomats.

30 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Chance to study for free at top overseas universities

A scholarship scheme is offering students a chance to study at leading universities in the United States and Britain.

The Hang Seng Bank Overseas Scholarship Scheme is inviting applications from outstanding Hong Kong and mainland students for the 2003-2004 academic year.

Twenty-eight students have already benefited from the scheme, which was launched in 1996.

4 Dec 2002 - 12:00am