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2017/02/02 | Lu Dan
Why I Quit My Job at a Language Training Company in China
Seeing how teachers and salespeople exploit students’ anxieties left me disillusioned and cynical.
2017/07/11 | Wu Mei
Why I Joined China’s Craze for Expensive US Summer Camps
For the same cost as their Chinese alternatives, American activity camps teach children skills they could never acquire back home.
2017/04/25 | Liu Qiao
How I Used My Social Media Fame to Change Chinese Education
The popularity of last year’s viral ‘Umbrella Dad’ photo convinced the writer to quit banking and challenge traditional teaching methods.
2017/12/28 | Gong Luyao
Young Chinese Students Start to Shun STEM Subjects
Liberal arts colleges are arguing for a comeback of so-called classical education and pivoting away from the current fixation on technical degrees. Chinese students have been paying attention.
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.
2017/02/15 | Lavanya Garg
India: 5 Percent of Women have Sole Control over Choosing Husband
A woman’s power to make decisions is greatly influenced by the role of social norms in India, though it may differ between regions there has been little improvement since the Indian Human Development Survey conducted 12 years ago.
2017/02/07 | Edward White
Indonesia Under Fire for ‘HIV-Free’ Scholarship
An estimated 690,000 people were living with HIV in Indonesia in 2015, including 17,000 children.
2017/01/28 | Jeffrey Hutton
In Indonesia, Change Doesn’t Start at Home
Attitudes in Indonesia aren't terribly liberal to begin with. One survey has found that gay, lesbian and transgendered Indonesian were the most hated group in the country.
2017/01/18 | Ryan Jones
One Foot in the Real World, the Other in a Virtual One
The Taiwan Virtual Reality Meetup in Taipei is an experiential social gathering of foreign residents and Taiwanese who share an interest in interactive and immersive technologies.
2017/01/07 | Yuan-ling Liang
The App Students in Taiwan Can't Live Without
Ten questions with a co-founder of a Taiwan startup tapping into the nation's university market.
Nearly One in Three Taiwanese Kids Suffer Mental Disorders - Study
Among 100,000 children in Taiwan, 3,100 have thought of taking their own lives, according to the findings of the three-year study.
2017/07/11 | Yuan-Ming Chiao
Beijing’s Schools for Migrants Face Demolition amid Urban Restructuring
Strict residency laws make it difficult for migrants from other parts of China to be enrolled in public municipal schools in Beijing. Now their special schools are under threat.
2017/05/23 | Kuan Chen
WeChat 'Red Envelopes' Scandalize a Student Election in Sydney
Worlds collide: A university election in Australia was marred by allegations of bribery involving a Chinese student and a popular WeChat feature.
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.
2017/01/19 | Olivia Yang
Why Aren't Social Businesses Booming in Taiwan?
'I’ve seen many Taiwanese social businesses trying very hard and are doing a good job, but the international community doesn’t see their efforts.'