College Entrance Exam is a test for parents, too

| June 20th, 2011

Earlier this month, more than ten million Chinese high school students sat for the two-day national college entrance examination, or gaokao. Every year the country’s attention is captivated by the ordeal of these students whose entire education up to this point has been solely geared to preparing them for this exam, and which in turn will decide not only their college placement, but will likely determine their future career prospects as well.

Yet behind each child immersed in study stands his […]Read more…

New generation’s unconventional graduation photos

| June 12th, 2011

From Sina:

Mid June to July is the graduation season in China. It’s a tradition that classmates gather together and take a group photo as the graduation photo. It’s kind of important to most graduates, without a group graduation photo their university lives seem incomplete. In the group graduation photo, graduates put on cap and gown or suite up, line up orderly and the photo shooting is done fast and nicely. However, that’s the conventional way to take graduation photos, this […]Read more…

Half naked students to protest long speech

| May 28th, 2011

From Xin Kuai News And Zao Bao news

Picture from microblog @周述恒

Half naked, heads covered with short sleeves, a group of students from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts lied on the ground before a school leader to protest his long speech.

This scene happened in the opening ceremony of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts Graduation Exhibition. Since yesterday afternoon, a post about “students half naked to protest long speeches of school leader” was spreading widely on microblog.

In the video shot by […]Read more…

Beijing University does not tolerate “extremists”

| April 1st, 2011

From ifeng, Witten by Shen Bin, (a legal worker) | translated by Ivan | edited by Key

Once a 23-year-old student in Qinghua University wrote down a “strong flavored” story about incest between son and stepmother, between older brother and younger sister with the same mother but different father… Do you think this student an “extremist”?

The student is Caoyu, a renowned Chinese playwright, and the story is called “Thunderstorm”.  He was lucky that he didn’t live in today’s Beijing University. Otherwise, […]Read more…

Do not encourage rural children to go to college

| March 19th, 2011

From Sina | translated by Ivan | edited by Key

On Mar 7, Wang Ping, member of the national committee of CPPCC, director of Chinese National Museum in Beijing, stated that children from rural areas should not be encouraged to enter university, because once they go to university, they would never go back to their hometown, which would be a tragedy. In her opinion, supporting a child to go to university will cause poverty for a family , and because the […]Read more…

Vice Principal of university kills 2 and wounds 3 in fatal car accident

| March 13th, 2011

From MOP | Translated by Daisy | Edited by Key

This post serves no sensational and defiant purpose. Only when we attended the funeral of our fellow student with grief, did we recognize the untruthful report on the internet. We decided to air our grievance…

At about 3 p.m. March 5, Yang Fei, a second year postgraduate student of Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics (JXUFE) was struck by a Honda SUV with license plate M23539, just after getting off a bus […]Read more…

Chinese youth roller skating across China

| March 6th, 2011

Cao Hongwei skating

Chinese young generation is getting restless.  Instead of leading their life like most of their parent do, they choose to hit the road. They volunteer in youth hostel in exchange for free accommodation while traveling; Many college graduates volunteer abroad in their gap-year; Outdoor activity club is the most popular in university and activity to adventure in uninhabited regions is cool. In the summer of 2009, two Beijing young men,Gu Yue and Liu Chang, got in the spotlight […]Read more…

Woman with Master’s degree From Beijing University becomes house painter

| March 4th, 2011

From Sina | Translated by Ivan | Edited by Key

SU Lijie, 39-year-old woman with her master’s degree from Beijing University, ended up working as a house painter back in her hometown. She said that her life is steady, and her soul relaxed.

Born in Nanyang, Henan Province, during her stay in Beijing after graduating from Beijing University in 2005, SU Lijie once taught in universities and also worked in companies. At that time, she tried to integrate into the metropolitan life […]Read more…

Law student almost got arrested for attempt to capture cadre’s privilege moment

| January 30th, 2011

With weibo (China twitter) roaring high in China, Chinese netizens are now more inclined to share their everyday incidents online with photos. Thus they are ready to take snapshots whenever they see something worth sharing or discussion. However, a law student from Beijing University almost got arrested when trying to take a photo of assumingly cadre’s privilege moment at the train station. The post was first saw on Beijing University BBS, and became topic of the day followed by massive […]Read more…

Advertisements in University freshmen Service Handbook

| October 6th, 2010

(MOP) “University freshmen Service Handbook” Check out the ads in this university student handbook for freshmen:

AD #1

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Designed in China, self-powered turnstile: Green Pass

| September 7th, 2010

(ixiqi) Have you ever noticed the widely used turnstiles at the subway stations, the Olympic Games, the World Expo etc. venues wherever that has a huge crowd? When everyone passes through them, you need to rotate the stile in one direction once – in most cases, this rotation is overlooked and neglected by most people, but the “most people” do not include the students of the VIVA design team at the Guangdong University of Technology, in their eyes, this […]Read more…

Being a mistress, having one-night stand, is to be expelled from universities

| August 19th, 2010

The phenomena of university students being mistresses of wealth men has become a growing social issue in China. Chongqing Normal University and Southwest Normal University are the first two Universities which started to include “being an escort (三陪 sex workers), a mistress (二奶 Ernai) and having one-night stands” into the school rules. Student with such bad behaviors are subject to expulsion. And South China Normal University also listed “messing around with opposite sex and having special relations with a […]Read more…

Earthquake IV Bottle Boy gets free admission to Shanghai Jiao Tong University

| July 14th, 2010

(Netease) China Youth Daily reports on July 13, “My engagement with Shanghai Jiao Tong University finally became true.” On June 5, after hearing the news of being admitted to Shanghai Jiao Tong University without examination from his class adviser, “IV Bottle Boy” Li Yang was so excited his heart almost jumped out.

Li Yang was a student at Beichuan middle school. During the Wenchuan earthquake, Li Yang was lucky enough to escape the disaster. One student named Liao Bo was […]Read more…

Brother Blanket becomes popular on the Internet

| June 17th, 2010

If you surf Chinese websites long enough you will probably notice how things or people become popular on the Chinese Internet can be a bit strange and unpredictable. This recent viral photo has just made “Brother Blanket” the latest Internet meme in China.

(From Netease) A graduating senior at Hunan Agricultural University unconventionally wrote these words “Brother is leaving” on his blanket and hang it on his dorm room balcony. The downstairs balcony then “replied” with “Ding upstairs”. (A […]Read more…