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...
by Joseph Brouwer | Jun 21, 2021
A 10,000 person protest in Budapest may have derailed a landmark Belt and Road Initiative project in the Hungarian capital: a satellite campus of China’s prestigious Fudan University. At Reuters, Anita Komuves covered the...
by Cindy | Aug 8, 2018
The Chinese Communist Party has launched a new campaign aimed at “enhancing...
by Cindy | Feb 3, 2018
The Netherlands’ Groningen University has canceled plans to set up a satellite campus in...
by Cindy | Jan 30, 2015
Agence France-Presse reports that China’s Ministry of Education has unveiled new rules...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 11, 2014
The announcement that this year’s fiercely competitive gaokao university entrance exams...
by Josh Rudolph | Apr 16, 2014
After publishing a report looking at the many educational barriers facing people with disabilities...
by Anne Henochowicz | Jun 12, 2012
SneezeBloid, the “tabloid” collection of Weibo posts and news headlines from SneezeNet, gathered...
by Xiao Qiang | Apr 11, 2007
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, […]
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 25, 2007
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 […]
by Gao Fei | Mar 11, 2007
From Xinhua: Chinese universities boasting the largest number of students in the world are endangered by severe financial crisis, a result of the rapid enrollment expansion since 1999, warned deputies to the National People’s Congress (NPC), the top legislature. To cater for students who flock to campus for higher education in expectation of finding a […]
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods