"Fairness" and the gaokao: the invalid argument against reform

| April 19th, 2013

Almost all Chinese students agree: The Chinese education system isn’t conducive to enhancing students’ creative skills that are necessary to create dynamic economy.

The reason is because the education system is too focused on memorization and test taking. The most important of those tests is the gaokao, the one and only factor determining where students will attend college. After years of memorizing answers to pass tests, students are not well prepared when they get a job with a multinational company and […]Read more…

Robber returns stolen property back to poor college student

| March 14th, 2012

From Netease:

In the morning on March 9, Xiao Liu, accompanied by a friend got ready to participate in a job fair interview in Zhanjiang city.  When they got off the bus, suddenly a man riding a motorcycle snatched her handbag.  She tried to catch up to him, but only to see the robber riding an unlicensed motorcycle and disappearing in the rain.

Frightened, Liu had tears in her eyes.  After graduated from college, she traveled alone to Zhanjiang looking a job.  […]Read more…

College teacher demands Chunghwa cigarettes from students

| December 2nd, 2011

From QQ:

To become student cadre must send gifts, receiving scholarships have to pay commission, and diploma is exchanged with Chunghwa cigarettes.   Recently, a college teacher was exposed of openly demanding bribes from students via text messages.  Reporter then learned from the school, “this staff hired from outside” was already dismissed yesterday.

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Man lies to parents about studying in UK for 6 years, spends 6 million

| October 21st, 2011

Beijing Morning post reported (via Netease): a man has been living in Beijing for long time, but his parents far away in Jiangsu Province thought he was studying at Oxford University. For 6 years, parents sent him over 6 million yuan. But now, he spent all 6 million yuan and also owed another 400,000 yuan to the loan sharks. Parents finally found out the truth, he had nothing to say but to threaten to commit suicide. Yesterday, he finally gave […]Read more…

Hacker gets laughed at for his poor English in an attack at a foreign language university

| September 4th, 2011

From QQ:

Grammar and spelling errors in the pop-up window of the hack attack pointed out by the hack attack victims

On the first day of the new semester in Guangdong University of Foreign Studies(GDUFS), the school’s campus network experienced a hack attack. "My computer was running when suddenly it shut down." One student said. The same thing happed to all his roommates. When they restarted the computer, a window popped up, assuring the students that the hacker is not destroying […]Read more…

Lost college backpackers rescued, netizens angry

| April 7th, 2011

"Lǘ yoǔ 驴友", literally means donkey friend, is a new Chinese word that refers to backpackers as it sounds like "旅游" (lǚyoú) – travel. More and more people like to be called "Lǘ yoǔ" because it’s a fashionable way to travel and can indicate they belong to a new generation of travelers. But Recently a news post titled "Director of the Public Security Bureau sheds tears when 39 trapped climbers rescued" has caused a heated discussion online and made […]Read more…