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David Toole: My cloth bags get laughed

From Sina Education: President President Hu Jintao ‘s call for more personal responsibility in helping to protect and improve the environment resonates very strongly in my heart; as does the government’s call for a green Olympics. It makes me think about what I can do as a guest who has lived in Beijing for almost […]

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Kyodo News: Japan again OKs nationalist text, sex slavery glossed over

From KYODO NEWS: Japan’s education ministry approved a new edition of a controversial junior high school history textbook Tuesday that critics call nationalistic, immediately drawing flak from China and South Korea. While some of the eight history textbooks approved in the latest round of ministry screenings mentioned wartime sex slaves in simplified terms, most avoided […]

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New Dunhuang show disappoints and confuses

The Taipei Times has a review of The National Museum of History‘s (NMH) exhibition From the Forgotten Deserts: Centuries of Dazzling Dunhuang Art: Dunhuang is a name that resonates through the ages as one of the truly great treasure troves of art and culture… It would be nice to say that the exhibition, despite its […]

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Chinese Activists Urge EU to Postpone Lifting of Arms Embargo

On March 22, more than 500 activists for human rights and democracy in China, many of whom reside inside the People’s Republic of China, sent an open letter to EU Secretary General Javier Solana and President of the European Commission Jos√© Manuel Barroso. In the letter, they urge the EU to maintain its postponement of […]

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Nailene Chou Wiest: Non-students barred from chat room

The South China Morning Post , via Asia Pacific Media Network, has reported on the restrictions placed on university BBS sites: From Sunday, chat room operators and bloggers will be held liable for any “objectionable content”. Sources said the Ministry of Education had also weighed in with a circular on strengthening “political thought” at universities, […]

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Chang Yung Ho’s New Chinese Architecture

Metropolis Magazine has a profile of Chinese architect Chang Yung Ho, who was recently appointed chair of MIT’s school of architecture. Chang is the founder of Atelier FCJZ, China’s first private architectural firm. Most notable about Chang’s projects are their size and their location. Many are smaller projects and concern the fields of education, the […]

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Wu’er Kaixi: Europe’s China Flip-Flop

In The Asian Wall Street Journal (16 March 2005), Wu’er Kaixi, a Tiananmen student leader, and is now exiled in Taiwan, writes, “in the standoff between the United States and Europe over lifting the Tiananmen Massacre arms embargo on China, I find myself on the side of George W. Bush, even if my reasons for […]

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Caroline Haydon: Chinese Revolution

“China is expected to become one of the world’s leading economies. So why are pupils still learning French rather than Mandarin?” an article in the Independent asks: “The British Council has historically promoted Britain in China,” says Carol Rennie, the secretary of the British Association for Chinese Studies. “Now, we all ought to be making […]

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China National News: China To Give Aid To Poor Students

From Big News Network, via China National News: Premier Wen Jiabao announced that China will make “education a strategic priority,” and begin to provide free textbooks and various fee exemptions for poor students in rural areas. This new type of government aid will affect 592 counties this year, and will be expanded to provide for […]

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