Pupils and staff at Chengdu Caotang Elementary School in Sichuan show off knitting from their Boys and Girls are Vastly Different class. Photo: Weibo

Chinese school sparks sexism row after urging boys to grow ‘heroically’ and girls to be ‘tranquil’

  • Chengdu school teaches boys to build model rockets while girls learn about knitting
  • Handicrafts show at school prompts question, ‘Why can’t boys knit and girls build rockets?’
Topic |   China Society

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Pupils and staff at Chengdu Caotang Elementary School in Sichuan show off knitting from their Boys and Girls are Vastly Different class. Photo: Weibo
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Students at Yangzhou Technical Vocational College form the Chinese characters for “Hello Teacher” to mark China’s Teachers’ Day. Photo: Handout

To give or not to give? Chinese parents struggle with Teacher’s Day gift etiquette

  • Expensive presents are officially discouraged but have become the norm at many schools on day of appreciation for educators
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Students at Yangzhou Technical Vocational College form the Chinese characters for “Hello Teacher” to mark China’s Teachers’ Day. Photo: Handout
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