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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.

2017/07/11 | 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.

2017/06/29 | Shuhei Omi

FEATURE: Inside Beijing's Project Teaching Thai Students Chinese

Thousands of Chinese college graduates, sponsored by the Chinese government, teach Chinese in Thai public schools. But does it help China’s soft power?

2017/06/22 | Rosemary Chen

The Rise of Taiwan's College Dropouts

More and more students are dropping out of Taiwan’s most prestigious colleges to follow their passions — and it may not be the worst financial decision they make.

2017/06/16 | Ryan Thorpe

Why China's Top College Students Are Failing to Meet English Writing Standards

A focus on excessively verbose language is failing to prepare test-takers for college-level academic writing.

2017/05/26 | Kai-Yuan (Kyle) Cheng

China Shot Itself in the Foot over Taiwan WHA Exclusion, Researcher in Geneva Says

China’s refusal to allow Taiwan into the world’s biggest annual health meeting has ironically resulted in Taiwan becoming the center of attention, says a Taiwan researcher who was at the forum in Geneva.

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.

2017/05/22 | Oiwan Lam

Viral Video Triggers Debate Over Patriotic Education in China, Again

A vivid debate on whether school children in modern China should be taught to recite Chinese "hero" Lui Hulan's story of sacrifice from the Chinese Communist revolution era.

2017/05/19 | Shannon Lin

Blending In or Standing Out: Immigration and the ‘Cultural Quality’ Problem in Taiwan

Are the dazzling traditional gowns and tours in native languages just a weak attempt to distract Taiwan’s newest arrivals from institutionalized discrimination?

2017/05/10 | Jenna Cody

OPINION: Don’t Delete the Generalissimo, Contextualize Him

'His legacy ought to be studied and analyzed, if only to remember the horrors and agonies of the history of this island nation, and to educate ourselves on the importance of avoiding a backslide into totalitarianism.'

2017/05/04 | Luwei Rose Luqiu

Testing the Line: A Personal Reflection on How to Be a Journalist in China

'China has so many newsworthy stories for journalists to dig up and publish before the censors notice. In my career, working as a journalist for twenty years, it has always been a game: testing the line and seizing that small window of opportunity.'

2017/04/30 | Matthew Walsh

Why Chinese Nationalists Have a Homophobia Problem

Prejudiced patriots are using supposedly traditional values to ostracize the LGBT community.

2017/04/27 | Cai Yiwen

Pilot ‘Gaokao’ Reforms Only Pile on the Pressure

New college entrance exam rules designed to relieve student stress with more test opportunities are having the opposite effect.

2017/04/26 | Kai-Yuan (Kyle) Cheng

Marching for Justice at the March for Science: A Postmodern Perspective

'It is really most appropriate that the scientists should be the ones marching for social justice and philosophical reflection. For perhaps no other people know better than we do just how our endeavors can be equally powerful for the destruction as it is for the construction of humanity.'

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.

2017/04/22 | 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.