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Bo Guagua Continues Studies at Columbia University

Bo Guagua, the younger son of ousted Chongqing Party chief Bo Xilai, has enrolled in the Law School at Columbia University, according to the school’s online records and other sources. From Joanna Chiu and Patrick Boehler...

Confirmed: Asiana Crash Survivor Killed by Rescuers

On Friday, a San Mateo, California coroner said that the injuries of Ye Mengyuan confirm that she was killed by a fire rescue vehicle after surviving the crash landing of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco on July 6. Ye...

China Mourns Students Killed in Plane Crash

People in China continue to mourn high school students Wang Linjia and Ye Mengyuan who were killed in the Asiana Airlines crash at San Francisco International Airport on Saturday. More details have emerged about the girls, who...

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...

Chinese Students: Breaking the Rules Overseas

Late last month, The Guardian reported on Li Yang, a 26-year-old graduate student at the UK’s University of Bath, who was jailed for trying to bribe his professor after failing his master’s dissertation: A failing...

Education: A New Direction in Sino-US Relations

Kurt Campbell, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, states in his article on Politico that China and the U.S. should encourage study abroad programs to strengthen ties between young people:...

The Children Devour the Revolution

As many Chinese high officials send their kids overseas, some stability-obsessed Party members warn that those children might undermine the “red regime”. From John Garnaut at Foreign Policy: The Arab Spring that...

Confessions of a Chinese Nationalist

As more and more Chinese students are seeking alternatives to the stressful gaokao (college entrance exam), some are making their way to foreign universities where they find their original values subverted by culture shock....

How Shady Agents Get Chinese into US Colleges

While many U.S. colleges see a boom in applications from China, many applicants rely heavily on education agents who are sometimes not above using shady tactics to help their clients through the unfamiliar admission process....

Yale-Peking University Program Cancelled

An exchange program between Yale and Peking University (Beida) is to be cancelled because of “lower than expected enrollment”, to which dissent among Yale faculty may have contributed. From Gavan Gideon at Yale News: In a...

China-US Visa Requests at Record Levels

So far this year,  the visa applications from China to the United States have hit 1 million, due to Obama’s “initiative to boost international tourism”. From China Daily: President Barack Obama’s initiative to boost...

Chinese Student Murder Suspect Arrested in Berlin

Self-styled porn star Luka Rocco Magnotta has been arrested in a Berlin internet café, where he was identified while watching pornography and reading news stories about the global effort to track him down. His capture came as a...

Cautious Optimism for Chen Guangcheng US Visit

At The New York Times, Philip Pan describes Chen Guangcheng’s story so far: My friendship with Mr. Chen began in the summer of 2005, when a New York University professor, Jerome A. Cohen, arranged for us to meet at a...

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