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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...

Losing Sleep Over Choice of Schools

For the New York Times, Didi Kirsten Tatlow reports on a dilemma facing many globalized Chinese parents: For many cosmopolitan Chinese parents, the agonized deliberations look like this: How Chinese should our child’s education...

Riot After Chinese Teachers Try to Stop Gaokao Cheating

Corruption surrounding China’s college entrance exam (gaokao)—the world’s largest standardized test—has long been noted, and every year schemes to cheat on this future-determining rite of passage become widely...

Crunchtime for China’s High School Seniors

As bilateral talks between U.S President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping are scheduled to take place at Sunnylands, California on Friday, millions of high school seniors in China will sit for a...

With Eye on U.S. Colleges, Chinese Pupils Come Early

The New York Times reports on the growing trend of well-to-do young Chinese students attending preparatory schools in New York City in effort to gain the upper-hand when later applying to U.S. universities. By introducing a few...

Another Year, Another Wild Gaokao

Over 9 million Chinese high school students sat for Thursday’s National Higher Education Entrance Exam, or gaokao, where AFP’s Beh Lih Yi reports that intravenous drips, hormone injections, transmitters and ear...

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