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English Takes a Backseat to Xi Jinping Thought

China’s nearly 300 million students will be studying “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” this coming school year, according to guidelines published by the Ministry of...

The Children of China

Jiayang Fan, a rural-born Chinese girl who later left China for the United States, tells her life story as a girl in rural China under the one-child policy . From the New Yorker: In my kindergarten class of only children, we...

Landslide Buries School in Yunnan

As China is still trying to recover from several recent natural disasters, the BBC reports that a landslide in Yunnan Province buried a school and two other houses: Nineteen people, 18 of them children, were buried when the...

Hong Kong Closes Primary Schools on Swine Flu Cluster

Theresa Tang and Kelvin Wong report for Bloomberg: Hong Kong will suspend classes at all primary schools, kindergartens and childcare centers for 14 days starting tomorrow after a confirmed cluster of swine flu cases, Chief...

China’s “red revolution” primary school – China News

From China News: Henan Province‘s Zhengzhou City has a “Red” elementary school, which requires the student to recite “Chairman Mao’s Quotations“, to stand guard with the red tassel gun, and to plant farm crops like sunflowers and corns within the school. However, this proud Headmaster met with intense opposition from the outside world. Protestors said […]

Elementary students went home with pants taken off as punishment – Beijing Star Daily

From the Beijing Star Daily, via sina.com (in Chinese), translated by CDT (link): Three elementary school students were punished to take off their pants for failing to finish their homework the day earlier in Wuchuan City, Guangdong Province. The teacher, Ms. Chen, discovered three of her students didn’t finish their homework, and asked them to […]


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