A video of a primary schoolteacher shouting at a class after learning her colleague received flowers from a student but she didn't has gone viral on the Chinese internet. Photo: Internet A video of a primary schoolteacher shouting at a class after learning her colleague received flowers from a student but she didn't has gone viral on the Chinese internet. Photo: Internet
A video of a primary schoolteacher shouting at a class after learning her colleague received flowers from a student but she didn't has gone viral on the Chinese internet. Photo: Internet
Maria Siow
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Maria Siow

China still has much to learn about giving ‘gifts’ to teachers

  • A viral video in which a primary schoolteacher spits at a girl after learning she favoured her colleague with a bouquet of flowers has touched a nerve
  • If even educators are losing sight of the line between sincere appreciation and bribery, who will be able to teach it to the children?

A video of a primary schoolteacher shouting at a class after learning her colleague received flowers from a student but she didn't has gone viral on the Chinese internet. Photo: Internet A video of a primary schoolteacher shouting at a class after learning her colleague received flowers from a student but she didn't has gone viral on the Chinese internet. Photo: Internet
A video of a primary schoolteacher shouting at a class after learning her colleague received flowers from a student but she didn't has gone viral on the Chinese internet. Photo: Internet
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Maria Siow

Maria Siow

Maria Siow is a long-time China-based correspondent and analyst with keen interest in East Asia. Maria has a masters degree in international relations.