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Politics and Promotions Weigh On Chinese Academics

Life in Chinese academia is hard. Scholars are subject to twin pressures: politics and performance. Two recent cases—a professor’s lawsuit against Tsinghua University over wrongful dismissal connected to politically sensitive...

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...

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