Cost of Raising Children in China is World’s Second Highest

China’s population decline looks set to continue despite the possibility of a traditional Dragon-Year “baby bump” and signs of a post-pandemic uptick in marriage rates after nine successive years of decline. A recent report from...

Trust Among Chinese Drops to Record Low

The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences’ newly released Annual Report on Social Mentality suggests that social trust in China continues to fall. From He Dan at China Daily: The Blue Book of Social Mentality, the latest...

China’s “Wolf Dad”

The latest sensation in the Chinese media is a father, dubbed the “Wolf Dad,” who claims that his parenting methods, which are centered around regular beatings, are solely responsible for his children being admitted...

Tiger Mother Chua Gets Mixed Reviews in China

While Amy Chua has ignited a storm of opinion in the U.S. over her op-ed, “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior,” the response inside CHina itself has been mixed, China Real Time blog reports: …Many in China,...

China Frees Father Zhao Lianhai Jailed for Milk Protest

Zhao Lianhai, who was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for leading protests against milk contamination that made his son sick, has been released. A message allegedly written by Mr. Zhao posted online asks for privacy...

‘Mama Wu’ Unlikely Hero for Homosexuals in China

CNN profiles Wu Youjian, who has become a spokesperson for parents of gays in China after her own son came out as a teenager: Wu now devotes her time and energy to speaking up for gay acceptance by family and society. Her small...

China Food Safety Activist Given 2 1/2 Years

Zhao Lianhai, a father whose child developed kidney stones from drinking melamine-tainted formula, was sentenced to two and a half years in prison on charges of “causing a serious disturbance” for his efforts to...

Liu Jiakun (刘家琨): Hu Huishan Memorial

Sichuan architect Liu Jiakun has constructed a memorial for Hu Huishan, a 15-year-old student who died in the May 12, 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Details on Liu’s decision to erect the memorial hall from China Daily: Liu got...

China Tainted Milk Parents Mourn, Seek Support (Updated)

A year after the scandal over contaminated milk broke in China, parents whose children died are being prevented from gathering, AP reports: Zhao Lianhai, the father of a sickened child who has rallied other families through a...

Robyn Meredith: Don’t Mess With China’s Kids

From a column from Forbes: What gets Chinese people out in the streets demonstrating every time? Forcing parents to abide by a one-child policy, and then letting someone kill the one child to save a buck. That is what happened...

In China, Quake Survivors Must Swallow Grief and Anger

The lives of many Sichuan parents were changed forever when their children fell victim to shoddy school construction in the May 2008 Sichuan earthquake. Jill Drew of the Washington Post covers their stories: Fuxin No. 2 Primary...

China Jails Teachers and Parents for Hi-Tech Exam Cheating

China has jailed eight parents and teachers after uncovering elaborate schemes to help students pass the college entrance exams, tests which often determine the socioeconomic fate of young people and their future dependents in...



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