Students Seek Alternatives to College Entrance Exam

In the New York Times, Edward Wong writes about the rigors of the life-changing gaokao, or college entrance exam, which determines the future of every Chinese high school student. With the intense pressure of the test and its...

Focusing on Short-Sightedness in China

At The Wall Street Journal, Alex Frangos examines the fad gripping Hong Kong for wearing lenseless glasses as fashion accessories, often in conjunction with contact lenses. The no-glass frames also don’t blind the wearer...

80% Chinese college students suffer poor eyesight: survey

From China News Service, via People’s Daily Online: According to the survey on Chinese students’ physical health for 2004 released by the Ministry of Education, 80% of Chinese college students have poor eyesight. The ratio of male students with bad eyesight is 77.8% and that of female students is 82%. In addition to the high […]



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