China’s #MeToo Movement Sees Legal Victories

Despite resistance from authorities, China’s #MeToo movement is making progress with small but meaningful victories in court for individuals fighting sexual harassment and assault. The Guardian’s Lily Kuo reports on the...

Gaokao Essay Prompts Baffle Students

Some students taking this year’s college entrance exam, the gaokao, were perplexed by questions posed on the Chinese language section.  These questions vary by province and generated widespread discussion due to their...

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...

Chinese Universities Ranked Low in Research Competitiveness – Josie Liu

From China in Transition blog: Top Chinese universities did not make the first 100 on a list of research competitiveness of universities around the world. The highest ranked Chinese university on the list is Beijing University, at 192nd, followed by Tsinghua University, at 196th. Not surprisingly, Harvard University is the number one on the list, […]

Jilin University is crying for help from whom? -Zhao Mu (赵牧)

Chinese blogger Zhao Mu published following commentary on his sohu blog. Translated by a Hong Kong based blogger and published on his Reading China blog: Jilin university is in financial crisis. It cried for help a few days ago. A few days ago, the finance office of the Jilin University put up a notice on […]

Chinese university in golf drive – BBC

From BBC News: Golf lessons are going to be made compulsory for some students at one Chinese university, reports say. The president of Xiamen University in south-east China was quoted as saying it would help produce “socially elite people with the best education”. Golf, once frowned upon by China’s Communist Party, is now enjoyed by […]

Report: Thousands of Chinese students riot against college fees

From AP, via Canada East: Thousands of students rioted at a southern China college to protest fees and other campus issues, a Hong Kong newspaper reported Saturday. More than 4,000 students overturned cars and threw bottles out of windows at a university in Jiujiang, in the southern province of Jiangxi, the Chinese-language Oriental Daily News […]



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