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2017/04/22 | Zi Yang
Political Indoctrination in Chinese Colleges
Among Chinese college students, support for the Party and government remain strong, at least on paper.
2017/04/06 | Xiong Yihan
China’s Happy Education Policy Is Failing Our Kids
Reducing student workloads without lowering admissions standards forces pupils into soul-destroying amounts of extracurricular learning.
2017/04/01 | Claire Salisbury
Paying for Healthcare With Trees: Win-win For Orangutans and Communities
Borneo’s exhilaratingly innovative ASRI program is 'saving the rainforest with a stethoscope,' using healthcare to decrease logging and increase organic farming.
2017/03/19 | Jia Xuanning
What Teaching Film Taught Me About Political Sensitivity
'As a college teacher from China, I had to remain aware of divergent regional history and culture.' said Jia Xuanning.
2017/03/17 | Liu Chang
What China’s Migrant Numbers Say About Labor Discrimination
Two sets of data paint divergent pictures of China’s on-the-move workers.
2017/03/15 | Kirsten Han
Why Disney's 'Gay Moment' is Causing Hysteria in Singapore
The church's lack of acceptance has a very real impact on the mental health of LGBT people, writes Kirsten Han in Singapore.
2017/03/15 | Alexis Dudden
Nippon Kaigi and Abe's Education Scandal
Due to its controversial education programs and unusually close connection to the Japanese Prime Minister, Moritomo Gakuen — a private education company in Osaka — is currently under scrutiny in the Japanese parliament and press.
2017/03/11 | Bhanupriya Rao
Illiterate, Married at 11, Mother at 12: Now a Leader Changing Fates
Health care workers face many challenges in remote India where early marriage, frequent pregnancies, anemia, and malnutrition are major health issues for women.
2017/03/11 | Tim Ferry
Taiwan's Ticking Time Bomb
Taiwan is facing a social time bomb as its population ages. Critics question how the Tsai administration intends to pay for long-term care and ask what the implications are for the future.
2017/03/10 | Ernils Larsson
Is Japan's Far Right Losing Touch?
The kindergarten scandal shows Japan’s nationalist far-right is out of touch.
2017/03/07 | Wang Lianzhang
Sex Ed Books for Primary Schoolers Shock Chinese Parents
The majority of online commenters, however, say candid sex education materials are a step forward.
2017/03/04 | Zheng Jiawen
How Internet Prejudice Threatens Feminist Progress in China
The scornful spread of online terms like 'grassroots feminist' prevents Chinese women from influencing policy.
2017/03/03 | The Japan Times
Problems with Japan's New Ambitious Education Curriculum Guidelines
The ambitious draft clearly seeks both higher quality and greater quantity in lower education. But it leaves a question of whether school officials and teachers can manage classes as envisaged by the draft.
2017/03/02 | Chen Jingnan
How Chinese Education Leaves Mothers Overburdened
As too many dads pass the buck on their childrens’ schooling, moms have started calling themselves ‘widowed parents.’
2017/02/24 | The Japan Times
Problems with Retired Japanese Officials Seeking Jobs
Japan faces problems with government officials seeking to secure post-retirement job opportunities with businesses and organizations that want to build and maintain connections with the bureaucracy that oversees their industries.
2017/02/21 | Sarah Karacs
Should Hong Kong Keep its Zoo?
The debate around the existence of Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Garden comes at a time of shifting values towards animal rights in the city and across Asia.