Some 31,000 people took the exam this June, and more than 60 per cent of the examinees in Japan were Chinese nationals. Photo: AFP

Five Chinese arrested in Japan for secretly photographing university admissions exam for foreign students

  • One of the group members allegedly took the test under a fake name and used camera-equipped eyeglasses to capture images
  • The exam, held twice a year, evaluates the Japanese language proficiency and the basic academic abilities of international students
Topic |   Japan

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Some 31,000 people took the exam this June, and more than 60 per cent of the examinees in Japan were Chinese nationals. Photo: AFP
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A student protester throws a burning stick at police during September’s riots in Jakarta, which have been widely blamed on the spread of hoaxes and misinformation. Photo: AP

‘The Chinese are coming’: in Indonesia, education doesn’t stop people believing falsehoods

  • Popular discourse is being held hostage to three major untruths – fear of Chinese migrants and communism, as well as perceived attacks on Islam and its scholars
  • And a good education provides little protection against the mighty power of misinformation, a new study has found
Topic |   Indonesia

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A student protester throws a burning stick at police during September’s riots in Jakarta, which have been widely blamed on the spread of hoaxes and misinformation. Photo: AP
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