Tsinghua University

An American at Tsinghua University, the cold war campus

Graduates of of Tsinghua University in 2001. The campus is home to the China Educational and Research Network (Cern). Photo: Xinhua

Pinpointing the American students who have ties to the US intelligence community has become a seeming obsession at the top echelon of the university, which known as a bastion of Communist Party support.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

US cyberspying an affront to Tsinghua University's open culture

Tsinghua University

Carved on a plaque in its famous grassy quadrangle is the informal slogan of Tsinghua University: "Deeds speak louder than words", which is the streetwise summary of its formal motto "Self-discipline and Social Commitment".

25 Jun 2013 - 7:10am 1 comment

EXCLUSIVE: NSA targeted China's Tsinghua University in extensive hacking attacks, says Snowden

People walk in front of a historic gate in Tsinghua University, target of hacking by the US National Security Agency. Photo: SCMP/Simon Song

Tsinghua University in Beijing, widely regarded as the mainland’s top education and research institute, was the target of extensive hacking by US spies this year, according to information leaked by Edward Snowden.

13 Aug 2013 - 3:45pm 32 comments

Schwarzman Scholars plan raises doubts over Beijing interference

Stephen Schwarzman, behind the largest international charitable effort in China's history. Photo: Reuters

Stephen Schwarzman is already renowned in the global financial community for Blackstone, the investment firm the American co-founded in 1985. He will also be remembered now as a good friend of China, after his launch of a US$300 million scholarship programme dedicated to the world's No 2 economy.

7 May 2013 - 7:04am 1 comment

More questions than answers for poison victim Zhu Ling 18 years after case closed

A recent photo of Zhu Ling (centre) with her parents. Photo: Screenshot via Weibo

When 21-year-old Zhu Ling, a talented and versatile senior at China’s prestigious Tsinghua University, suffered from what later turned out to be poisoning by thallium in 1995, the case won her and her family national media attention and sympathy.

7 May 2013 - 11:44am 1 comment

Billionaire Schwarzman to give US$100m to fund China scholarships

Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman. Photo: Nora Tam

Blackstone Group Chairman Stephen Schwarzman has agreed to give US$100 million for a programme that will fund the studies of graduate students in China, similar to the Rhodes Scholarships program.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Students face shortage of places on mainland

Only about half the mainland universities that accept local students exam-free are expected to have places left for the last round of enrolments starting today.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

Shaky foundations

In a second-floor office in the archi-tecture department of the mainland's most prestigious university, Professor Xu Weiguo sits contemplating the changes that have occurred since he enrolled here, in the first year that classes were resumed following the Cultural Revolution.

10 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Fashion lovers flock to courtyard for designs fresh from Paris

Paris Fashion Week may be over, but the spirit lives on at K11, the 'art shopping mall' in Kowloon. K11's new promotion, Paris, Bonjour!, began with much fanfare as hordes of fashion lovers crowded its outdoor courtyard to get a peek at Chinese designer Xiao Yu.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Censorship official to be dean of journalism

A ministerial-level official in charge of media censorship has been appointed as dean of one of the most prestigious journalism schools on the mainland, prompting concerns that journalism classes will become more subject to Communist Party control.

4 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Oldest Confucian classic is fake in parts

A book that is supposedly the oldest Confucian classic, Shang Shu (Book of Historical Documents), has been declared a fake in parts by a Tsinghua University professor.

5 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Mastering the mainland law

In an age of globalisation, big Chinese businesses are striving to gain international standing by operating according to the world's best practices.

This spells greater demand for management training, providing the impetus for tertiary institutions around the world to develop a position in the postgraduate education market in China.

14 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Technovator to proceed with IPO, undeterred by market turmoil

Technovator International, a manufacturer and provider of energy control products for buildings, plans to go ahead with an initial public offering despite troubled market sentiment, in a bid to raise up to HK$146 million in fresh capital.

Founded in Singapore in 2006, Technovator is controlled by Shanghai-listed Tsinghua Tongfang.

17 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Lunar researcher dies from overwork

A key designer involved in China's lunar exploration project died last week, aged 40, due to overwork, The Beijing News has reported.

Chen Tianzhi, a deputy designer of the Chang'e project, fell into a coma in his office on September 6. He had been working without taking a break for months, according to people close to him.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Reversing the talent drain

Prominent economist Professor Li Daokui has been appointed to a top position in the mainland's 'Silicon Valley', a move viewed as part of the government's efforts to encourage top overseas-educated talent to return home.

20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am