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  • The grade 9 student was caught dozing off in class which triggered an explosive violent attack from his teacher
  • In the video, the teacher pulls the boy’s hair, drags him from his seat and throws him to the floor, then kicks him before throwing him out of the classroom

Wei Dongyi, famous for his ability to solve problems quickly, helped a team of six doctorates build a mathematical model by solving a complicated equation in one night.

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Mainland education authorities worry growing trend towards a purely academic curriculum leaves Chinese students without basic domestic abilities and seeks to boost life skills.

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A BritCham survey of more than 200 businesses finds that the turnover rate among teachers in the 2022-23 school year could surpass 40 per cent as it becomes harder to recruit foreign talent.

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Rich Chinese families still value the ‘independent thinking’ of Western education, but see a brighter future for their children if they return to China after their studies.

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For fresh graduates, pressure has never been greater in their bid to secure a dream job, but some are surprised by how easy it can be to cash in on burgeoning opportunities.

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Paper says students are just as keen to know as much about death as sex and such classes could reduce fear and anxiety about end of life among young people.

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A student’s online essay detailing a string of alleged abuses including beatings, charging for hot water and drinking water, overcharging for contaminated food and publicly shaming students.

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The coronavirus and China’s education crackdown means many parents now find themselves as their child’s primary educator prompting a boom in courses on how to teach their own kids.

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Fields Medal recipient Yau Shing-Tung likens China’s China’s 1-3 defeat to Vietnam to difficulties faced by his peers, urging them to be ‘unfazed by challenges’.

Former athletes recruited to help teach sports classes as schools reduce the emphasis on academic work, amid concerns over obesity, nearsightedness and stress.

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A story looking at Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan took centre stage as the most read economy story of 2021 at the top of a list otherwise dominated by China-Australia relations.

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‘Missing out on the quintessential college experience’ and various other reasons were cited for students wanting to return to school in China, but not everyone is willing or able to come back amid tight travel restrictions.

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China has failed to meet a series of ambitious targets to curb rates of childhood obesity, myopia, and mental health disorders, a new report says, with some blaming China’s hyper-competitive education system.

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International schools are finding it increasingly hard to operate under new regulations in China, with some choosing to abandon the country altogether.

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Nearly half a million international students have been locked out of China since March 2020, many of whom are struggling with their finances and studies.

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Western degrees, once prized in China, are losing their edge as Chinese universities climb up world rankings and employers look favourably on graduates with strong local networks and internships.

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Since 2005, Educating Girls of Rural China has sponsored young women’s education, helped them find work and lifted their families out of poverty. A new photo book depicts the impact the non-profit has made on their lives.

Jennifer Yu Cheng, together with husband Adrian Cheng Chi-kong, who controls Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and New World Development, are steering a unit of the Hong Kong conglomerate into China’s education market.

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China’s rigid, test-centric, high-pressure education system can benefit from Western influences. A good culture should be inclusive of all streams of thought

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A provincial-level education authority banning schools from giving written homework to pupils has come under fire, with some saying the children will be disadvantaged academically.