The deaths—by suicide, violent attack, or apparent accident—of children in rural areas have...
by Josh Rudolph | Jul 30, 2015
The following censorship instructions, issued to the media by government authorities, have been...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 17, 2011
A makeshift school bus designed to carry nine people was instead carrying 62 children and two adults when it crashed in Gansu, killing 18 of the preschoolers and the two adults aboard. Many of the students were children of...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 8, 2010
Following is the latest installment in a series of posts by journalist Rachel Beitarie*, who will be sharing with us dispatches from her journey across rural China. In this post, Rachel visits with villagers in a poor area of...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 11, 2010
The planned dismissal of 448,000 substitute teachers throughout China has generated angry comments from netizens. A few days ago, ChinaHush translated news reports about the lay-offs and posted photos illustrating the difficult...
by Sophie Beach | Jan 3, 2009
Authorities plan to increase vocational training in rural areas to assist migrant workers forced to return home in a souring economy. Bloomberg reports: China aims to provide as many as 90 million continuing training courses for...
by Michael Zhao | Oct 16, 2007
A side effect of China’s yawning economic inequality. Translated by CDT from China Economy Weekly magazine (‰∏≠ÂõΩÁªèÊµéÂë®Âàä): Liu Jianbing (ÂàòÂª∫ÂÖµ), a pseudonym, was recently a principal of a rural elementary school at Shuozhou City (ÊúîÂ∑û) in Shanxi Province. He just resigned from the school, after years of continual dropping of enrollments at his school. In […]
by Sophia Cao | Sep 12, 2007
From Xinhua: China’s Compulsory Education Law which took effect last September stipulates that the local average wage for teachers should not be lower than that of civil servant. Teachers’ wages generally comprise two parts: “basic income” and “structural income” which varies according to rank, school and region….[Full Text] See also “A Generation of Rural Teachers […]
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