In the New York Times, Didi Kirsten Tatlow interviews Fan Meizhong, the teacher who has encountered many difficulties due to his unorthodox views, and looks at the failure of China’s education system to teach students...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 19, 2009
The Beijing Biennale is now on, though some of the more controversial exhibits have been canceled. From CBC: Under the joint artistic direction of Zhu Qi and Marc Hungerbühler, the giant show focuses on emerging and mid-career...
by Ying Jiang | Jun 30, 2008
Xinhua has reported on new ethics regulations that will be implemented following the controversial case of so-called Runner Fan, a teacher who fled his classroom before his students during the Wenchuan earthquake: A draft of the...
by Linjun Fan | Jun 19, 2008
Fan Meizhong, a high school teacher in Sichuan Province, has become a household name in China after he posted an online article saying that he had fled a classroom before his students during the recent devastating earthquake....
by Liu Yong | Jun 16, 2008
From Reuters: A Chinese high school teacher has been sacked and denounced by local media and Internet users for fleeing a classroom before his students during last month’s devastating earthquake. Fan Meizhong, a...
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods