China Education
Alibaba Group opens first joint research institute outside China with NTU to study AI
In China's eSport schools, students learn it pays to play
China’s morality schools teach women ‘not to fight back when beaten’, bow to men
2018 China Scholarship Announcement
Goodbye Wall Street, China’s graduates in foreign universities are coming home
Professor in China punished for treating PhD student as errand boy
Chinese county bans schoolchildren from mosques
U.S. teachers sought by education companies in China to work online
2018-03-13 09:00:35 Education companies in China are looking to hire U.S. teachers to exploit the lucrative market of rich kids' ambitious parents. When it comes to children's education, Chinese parents are known to begrudge no expense and spare no effort. "Don't lose at the starting point" - a saying circulated among parents of young children - has been popular for years. Educational programs covering various subjects have been mushrooming across China's big cities   Read More ...
Solar cars developed by HK students on display
2018-03-13 09:00:29 (ECNS)--An exhibition entitled "SOPHIE - IVE's Solar Cars Driving the Future" is being held at Hong Kong Science Museum. The exhibition includes the solar cars SOPHIE IV and SOPHIE VI, which were locally developed by a group of teachers and students from the Engineering Discipline of the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (IVE). Since 2009, engineering teachers and students at the IVE have been developing a series of solar cars named SOPHIE in Hong Kong   Read More ...
China's 'frost boy' returns to original school after one week at private boarding school
2018-03-13 07:00:20 KUNMING (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A poverty-stricken schoolboy in south-west China's Yunnan province, who was dubbed "frost boy", has returned to his original school after just one week at a private boarding school. Third-grader Wang Fuman attracted public attention for a second time following media reports that he was forced to leave the private school where he had been offered free boarding   Read More ...
Small is good for preschool firms
2018-03-13 06:01:42 Increased gov't investment can bring benefits, say experts. The size of transregional chain organizations specializing in early childhood education and care should be limited for better management and regulation, according to members of China's top political advisory body. [Special coverage] "Unlike running a chain of McDonald's restaurants, the risks of running a chain of kindergartens are way too high," said Ni Minjing, deputy director of the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission and a member of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference   Read More ...
Nuclear fusion in 15 years? MIT starts ambitious plan with 50 mln USD investment
2018-03-12 10:02:22 The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced Friday that it will launch a "novel approach" to nuclear fusion power with a private company, and intends to produce a working pilot plan within 15 years. The project, which has attracted an investment of 50 million U.S. dollars from the Italian energy company Eni, will be carried out in collaboration with Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), a MIT spinoff   Read More ...
Chinese students in America say 'not my president'
2018-03-10 03:02:19 The first posters appeared on a bulletin board at University of California, San Diego on March 1. Two days later, they popped up at Columbia University and New York University. Now they've spread to nine more colleges across the United States, Canada, Australia, and United Kingdom. The twin posters - one in Chinese, one in English - read, "Not my president," the words superimposed over a photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping   Read More ...
Moulton wants local colleges to cut ties with Chinese institute
2018-03-10 02:00:38 US Representative Seth Moulton has urged two colleges in Massachusetts to cut ties with on-campus institutes that have ties to the Chinese government and are believed to promote censorship and undermine human rights. Moulton, a Democrat from Salem, sent letters this week to Tufts University and UMass Boston asking them to disassociate with the Confucius Institute, which operates centers on both campuses   Read More ...
China’s ‘Ice Boy’ told to leave new private school after week
2018-03-08 07:49:21 China’s “Ice Boy”, whose photograph went viral on the internet after his freezing trek to school in an impoverished area of western China, has been removed from his new private school after just over a week because the headmaster says it cannot cope with the intense extra scrutiny from the authorities and pressures from the media. Wang Fuman, eight, started attending Xinhua School in Zhaotong in southwestern Yunnan province late last month   Read More ...
Tianjin holds job fair for female students(1/5)
2018-03-08 07:02:10 A job fair targeting female students studying in universities in Tianjin is held on March 7, 2018. More than 200 companies, from state-owned enterprises to startups, were in attendance with more than 2,600 posts on offer, attracting some 6,000 students from the city's 20 schools. (Photo: China News Service/Tong Yu)   Read More ...
More than a quarter of int'l students in Australia are from China: data
2018-03-07 20:31:00 than 600,000 international students studied in Australia in 2017, with China, India and Malaysia taking up the largest proportion, Universities Australia's data showed on Wednesday. According to the data, a total of 624,001 international students from over 190 countries and regions attended Australian institutions in 2017, up from 553,170 in 2016, with 44 percent enrolled in higher education institutions. China was the biggest source of international students in Australia with 184,512 students, or 29   Read More ...
Male students dedicated to knitting sweaters surprise netizens
2018-03-06 08:30:22 Fingers were flying in a male dorm at a university in Beijing. The students, unlike many others who prepare for their final exam by reading textbooks, were knitting sweaters in order to finish their assignments in time. A video showing these male students sewing sweaters in their dorm has gone viral last week, garnering more than 14,000 likes. The students sitting on bed were seen meticulously weaving woolen yarns with tapestry needles crossing their fingers   Read More ...
This remote Chinese school has just three students, but with live streaming technology, they share a classroom with hundreds
2018-03-06 07:50:00 Ten years ago, the grounds at Lumacha primary school in remote Dingxi, a farming village in the mountainous region of China’s Gansu province, overflowed with 300 students during class breaks. Today the schoolyard is a lot quieter: there are just three students. The plummeting student population is a consequence of China’s urban migration, with millions of rural residents having moved to big cities over the past decade in search of higher paid jobs – most taking their kids with them   Read More ...
Less make-up, quieter high heels: school to teachers
2018-03-06 03:30:38 Less make-up, shorter hair, quieter high heels: China school district releases 'good teacher' standards. Walking quietly in high heels and wearing light makeup are just some of the dozens of teacher dress code standards recently put forth by district education authorities in East China's Hangzhou. The recently released list requires teachers in Shangcheng district to follow 78 standards covering basic communication skills, teaching and dress code   Read More ...
Chinese universities among world's best across 24 different subjects
2018-03-02 02:30:47 Universities on the Chinese mainland ranked among the top 20 across 24 different subjects, according to the British Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) university rankings released on February 28, reports thepaper.cn. The rankings cover over 1,100 universities in 151 countries. Ranks are provided for performance in each of 48 separate subjects such as accounting and finance, art and design, business management, history, law, and medicine   Read More ...
Students from China, India and Nepal surge at Australian universities despite jobs squeeze
2018-03-02 02:10:08 Chinese and Indian students have not been deterred by negative media coverage or reports of racist attacks, and are flocking to Australian universities in record numbers. New statistics show amost 190,000 foreigners applied to study in Australia between July and December, an increase of 14.1 per cent on the same period in 2016, with Indian applicants surging by 32 per cent and Chinese applicants by 13 per cent   Read More ...
Theater students' interest in puppetry increasing
2018-03-02 02:01:49 The puppetry major at Shanghai Theater Academy has proved to be a dark horse this year with 1,380 students vying for the 18 places on the course ― a more than 70 percent increase over last year. Launched in 2004, the major is a collaboration between the academy and Shanghai Puppet Theater. A time-honored art in China, puppetry is on the list of the nation's intangible cultural heritage   Read More ...
Students in emotional return to shooting-hit high school
2018-03-01 16:07:56 WITH tears, fears and defiance, students made an emotional return yesterday to their Florida high school where a former classmate went on a shooting rampage two weeks ago, killing 17 people. Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, were greeted by heavy security and scores of well-wishers as they returned to classes. Dozens of police officers lined the sidewalks saying “Good morning” to each student and former students, neighbors and their children turned out to show their support   Read More ...
School with 2 teachers, 1 student
2018-03-01 16:06:11 Like many Chinese teachers, Chen Hongyan calls out “Class begins!” to greet the classroom. But at this village school, only one student stands up. Chen has worked as a primary school teacher at Sanmenli village school in Gongzhuling City in northeast China’s Jilin Province for 18 years. Starting last year, she has only had one student, Wang Hao, who is now in fifth grade   Read More ...
Alibaba sets up AI research centre in Singapore
2018-03-01 12:04:10 Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba on Wednesday opened an artificial intelligence research institute in Singapore in partnership with a local university, as the battle to develop AI technology heats up. The institute, a tie-up with Nanyang Technological University (NTU), is Alibaba's first joint research centre outside mainland China. It aims to develop cutting-edge AI technologies in areas such as elderly care and urban transport   Read More ...
Students in Chinese districts to spend less time on homework
2018-03-01 10:01:22 The education department of the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou is easing the homework woes of its students by instituting a new policy on Wednesday. The citywide guidelines allow students in the Shangcheng and Gongshu districts to turn in their homework the next day �C with parental signatures �C if they are unable to finish it by 9 or 10 p   Read More ...
Chinese tech firm joins MIT initiative to advance AI research
2018-03-01 10:01:09 SenseTime, a leading Chinese artificial intelligence (AI) company, said Wednesday it has joined an initiative launched by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to advance research on human and machine intelligence. The collaboration aims to open up new avenues of discovery in areas such as computer vision, human-intelligence-inspired algorithms, medical imaging, and robotics, according to SenseTime. SenseTime is the first company to join the initiative "Intelligence Quest" since its launch last month   Read More ...
China paid out $29 bln in student aid in 2017
2018-03-01 09:30:13 Student financial aid in China increased for the 11th consecutive year in 2017, reaching 188.2 billion yuan ($29.68 billion), the Education Ministry said on Thursday. The total sum given to students at all education levels rose 11.45 percent year-on-year, according to the latest ministry data. "Almost 96 million students received financial aid last year from various sources, including central and local governments, schools and social groups," said Ma Jianbin, deputy director of the National Center for Student Financial Aid   Read More ...
Embassy concerned about impact of university strike on Chinese students
2018-03-01 02:01:42 The Chinese embassy in the United Kingdom has urged students from China to voice their opinions through the proper channels and to safeguard their legal rights in accordance with the law in response to a strike by teaching staff at 61 UK universities. In a statement, the embassy noted that the strikes have disrupted the normal routine of Chinese students in the UK and said it had expressed its concern to Britain's Department of Education   Read More ...
Chinese embassy concerned as lasting UK university strike affects students
2018-03-01 01:30:33 The Chinese embassy in Britain on Wednesday said it has expressed concerns to the British government over the ongoing strikes of British university staff as many Chinese students have been affected. The embassy said in a statement that it has expressed its concern to British Ministry of Education and will maintain contact with the ministry to "ensure the legitimate right of Chinese students studying in Britain"   Read More ...
Alibaba, NTU Singapore launch joint research institute on AI technology
2018-02-28 10:30:31 Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) jointly launched a research institute on Wednesday by signing a Memorandum of Understanding. It is Alibaba's first joint research institute outside China, with a pool of 50 researchers from both organizations. Zhang Jianfeng, Alibaba Group Chief Technology Officer, said at the ceremony that Singapore is an important market for Alibaba, as it is the company's regional base in Southeast Asia that provides e-commerce, cloud computing and payment solutions to empower customers in various industries in the region from the city-state   Read More ...
Alibaba opens first joint research institute outside China with NTU
2018-02-28 09:01:20 SINGAPORE: Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba opened its first joint research institute outside China in Singapore on Wednesday (Feb 28), in a collaboration with Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The joint institute will explore technological breakthroughs and real-life artificial intelligence (AI) solutions in areas such as health, ageing and lifestyle. Alibaba will commit a multimillion-dollar investment annually for an initial five years, and the institute will start with a pool of 50 researchers from both organisations   Read More ...
A school with only one student
2018-02-28 08:30:25 Like many Chinese teachers, Chen Hongyan calls out "Class begins!" to greet the classroom. But at this village school, only one student stands up. Chen has worked as a primary school teacher at Sanmenli village school in Gongzhuling City in northeast China's Jilin Province for 18 years. Starting last year, she has only had one student, Wang Hao, who is now in fifth grade   Read More ...
Alibaba Group opens first joint research institute outside China with NTU to study AI
2018-02-28 08:00:33 SINGAPORE - A new institute that will look into how artificial intelligence (AI) can help improve the delivery of services, such as healthcare and city planning, launched on Wednesday (Feb 28). It marks the start of a partnership between Chinese technology giant Alibaba Group and the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The collaboration will be worth millions of dollars per year, and will involve 50 researchers from both organisations   Read More ...
London police issue public appeal to find missing Chinese student
2018-02-28 02:02:26 London police issued a public appeal Tuesday to find a missing Chinese student. Yan Sihong, 35, was reported missing to police on Monday. The Westminster police said they are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of the missing college student. Yan was last seen at noon time on Feb. 14 at her university, King's College London, by her friend, according to police   Read More ...
Chinese schools to open snow sports courses
2018-02-27 17:00:47 The Ministry of Education is encouraging primary and secondary schools in the northern part of China to open winter sports courses. Schools in the southern part of the country should cooperate with local ice and snow stadiums and clubs, so that students can join more winter sports, according to a plan jointly formulated by the Ministry of Education, General Administration of Sport of China and the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games   Read More ...
Primary school sorry for asking pupils to pull faces to ‘look Chinese’ for photo
2018-02-27 14:37:24 A primary school has apologised after asking children to “look Chinese” for a project about China. The children then posed for a photo pulling the side of their eyes, which was pinned to the window of New Bradwell School in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. The teacher, who has not been named, was featured alongside the six and seven-year-olds, along with a teaching assistant   Read More ...
Students getting more time for sleep, meals
2018-02-27 06:09:33 A move to start classes for primary school students later in the day in Zhejiang and Heilongjiang provinces has received a warm response from parents, teachers and young students. The Zhejiang Department of Education issued a guideline on Friday that would allow primary schools to adjust the starting time for classes on their own, with first-and second-grade students beginning no earlier than 8:30 am   Read More ...
After-school tutor courses scrutinized
2018-02-27 06:09:03 Blacklist to be created to identify institutions with serious problems. China will establish a blacklist of unsafe or poorly operated after-school training institutions for primary and secondary students by the end of June next year, as part of its oversight of the rapidly expanding industry, the Ministry of Education said on Monday. The blacklist, which will be disclosed to the public, will name institutions that have safety hazards, lack permits or have engaged in misconduct   Read More ...
In China’s eSport schools, students learn it pays to play
2018-02-25 12:08:31 Most teachers would not be impressed to discover a student playing video games in their class. But at a school in eastern China, it is mandatory, part of a drive to train eSport champions and tap into the booming industry. “Dammit, I’m dead!” exclaims one student at the Lanxiang Technical School in eastern Jinan province as dozens of his classmates who are still in the game continue to furiously bash their keyboards   Read More ...
No more advantages for expertise students, says China's Ministry of Education
2018-02-25 05:00:51 China's Ministry of Education on Friday issued a notice requiring primary and middle schools to stop lowering academic performance standards when recruiting students with a specialty by the end of 2020. In China, the term "expertise students" refers to those who are supposed to be superior to ordinary students in certain aspects like sports and arts. As a supplement to the entrance examination system, the recruitment of these students provides an opportunity for them to "break the grid," or cultivate their interests and gifts   Read More ...
Chinese culture comes to U.S. schools
2018-02-25 03:30:18 Schoolchildren from 15 U.S. public and private schools will have an opportunity this year to experience China's profound culture through the works of Chinese artists, said the organizer of an education group. At the opening ceremony of the Chinese New Year in Schools Program, Luo Ping, founder of the local education group in the United States, the Able2Shine Foundation, told an audience that the event will connect Chinese artists more closely with American teachers and students for deeper exchanges of Chinese culture and sow a seed of friendship in the heart of the next generation of American young people   Read More ...
CHINESE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME – 2018/2019
2018-02-24 12:13:56 The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development invites qualified persons to apply for scholarship opportunities under the People’s Republic of China Scholarship Programme 2018 to pursue studies towards Bachelors, Masters, and Doctoral Degrees. Applicants seeking Bachelor’s degree should be between the ages of 18 and 25 and should have attained high school diplomas. For Master’s degree, applicant must be under the age of 35 with a Bachelor’s degree and for Doctorate under the age of 40 with a Master’s degree   Read More ...
New safety textbooks distributed to students across Shanghai
2018-02-24 02:30:06 Shen Yanhui gives a class to a group of children at Haoyuan Kindergarten in Putuo District on Friday morning. (Jiang Xiaowei/SHINE) New safety education books were distributed to pupils around the city on Friday, the first school day of the new semester. The books feature pictures and instructions written by police, education experts, linguists and professional painters. While those for elementary and middle school pupils were supplementary to current books issued by the city's education commission, it is the first time that such material is being provided to kindergarten children   Read More ...
In China’s eSport schools, students learn it pays to play
2018-02-23 18:25:01 Most teachers would not be impressed to discover a student playing video games in their class. But at a school in eastern China it is mandatory, part of a drive to train eSport champions and tap into the booming industry. “Dammit, I’m dead!” exclaims one student at the Lanxiang Technical School in eastern Jinan province as dozens of his classmates who are still in the game continue to furiously bash their keyboards   Read More ...
In China's eSport schools students learn it pays to play
2018-02-23 14:02:19 MOST teachers would not be impressed to discover a student playing video games in their class. But at a school in eastern China it is mandatory, part of a drive to train eSport champions and tap into the booming industry. "Dammit, I'm dead!" exclaims one student at the Lanxiang Technical School in eastern Jinan province as dozens of his classmates who are still in the game continue to furiously bash their keyboards   Read More ...