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Liu Baijia: China launches new generation Internet

From China Daily: “With the launch of the first backbone network of the next-generation Internet in China, the country is expected to dramatically narrow its gap with the world’s leaders, officials and experts said. Eight departments of the Chinese Government announced on Saturday in Beijing that CERNET2 was going into formal operation. “We were a […]

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China lifts ban on marriage, childbearing for college students

From New Kerala: “China today announced a sweeping reform in the university-level education by lifting a five decade-old ban on marriage and childbearing for college and postgraduate students. Addressing a meeting on the sensitive subject at the prestigious Peking University here, Fan Yi, an official with the student affairs department from the Ministry of Education, […]

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Largest IPv6 network launched in China

From ZDNet UK News: ” China is aiming to become the leading player in the creation of the next generation of the Internet.” “An IPv6-based network linking 25 universities in 20 cities across China began operating on Saturday. The China Education and Research Network Information Center (CERNIC) announced the launch of the network, called CERNET2, […]

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Photos from a Village In China

ESWN had new series of photographs on his EastSouthWestNorth blog. According to him, these photos have been all over Chinese BBS forums. “It is difficult to figure out what the original story was. As far as I can tell, this is a photographic record made by a religious NGO group which visited a remote village […]

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Foreign students flocking to Shanghai

From Big News Network:„ÄÄ”More than 19,000 foreign students have enrolled in Shanghai universities this year, up 40 percent from last year, China Daily reported Wednesday. The figure is expected to exceed 50,000 by 2010, said Zhou Qinjian, a Shanghai Education Commission official. He said China’s rapid economic development and its improving education system were attracting […]

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China to introduce trial by jury

From BBC News: “Jurors will be elected to serve a five-year term and must have at least two years of university education, court officials were quoted as saying. Under the current system, judges are the sole arbiters in China’s courts, which have been widely criticised for their lack of independence. The number of judges will […]

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World Bank vows to work with China to fight poverty

From People’s Daily: “The World Bank President said at an ongoing meeting in Beijing that the bank will continue to work with the Chinese Government to eradicate poverty. ‘Although China has made extraordinary progress reducing poverty over the last 25 years, we are all aware that there are still 30 million poor people in the […]

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Child suicides high in Shanghai

From China Daily: “Study says 1 in 4 youths thinks about taking own life in Shanghao. A recent study revealed that one-quarter of the children (ages 8 to 15) in China’s wealthiest city have considered taking their own lives. Perhaps more surprising is that the results were made public. Long a taboo topic in China, […]

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Drive to step up cadres’ devotion to ideology

From the South China Morning Post, via China Study Group: “Ideological education will be stepped up among Communist Party members after internal surveys revealed “shocking” findings on their commitment and discipline. ……The nationwide survey identified problems such as wavering faith, a lack of focus and loose organisation. Its recommendation for a party-wide education programme was […]

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