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'China-watching' is a lucrative business. But whose language do the experts speak? | Yangyang Cheng

The question of whether one needs to be able to speak Chinese to understand China has never been so fraughtI remember the muted pain in my classmate’s voice when he raised his hand to speak. He wanted to know why, as a Chinese person studying science in China, he was required to take English and pass proficiency tests in order to graduate. “Leave English to the English majors,” he said.The teacher explained that English is the global language of science: the best journals are published in Englis...
Tags: Education, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Yangyang Cheng


If you want to truly understand China, do you need to be able to speak Chinese? | Yangyang Cheng

As a student, I learned English was the language of opportunity – a belief that keeps most Chinese invisible to the global eliteI remember the muted pain in my classmate’s voice when he raised his hand to speak. He wanted to know why, as a Chinese person studying science in China, he was required to take English and pass proficiency tests in order to graduate. “Leave English to the English majors,” he said.The teacher explained that English is the global language of science: the best journals ar...
Tags: Education, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Yangyang Cheng


Future directions for technology and education in Asia

COVID-19 began upending education across Asia Pacific in January, forcing hundreds of millions of students to learn remotely. As a father, helping my sons learn from home left me grateful to their teachers—and deeply appreciative of the technology that helped keep their education going outside the classroom. Within Google, we’ve made it a priority to help education authorities and schools adapt— providing tools like Google Classroom and Read Along, working with governments to make hardware avail...
Tags: Google, Asia, Japan, Education, Southeast Asia, Asia Pacific, OECD, APAC, Andreas Schleicher, Google in Asia, INCO, Scott Beaumont, Within Google


Academics warn of ‘chilling effect’ of Hong Kong security law

Exclusive: global scholars on China call for agreement to resist interference in researchSome of the world’s leading scholars on China have called for a united international front in defence of university freedoms, amid claims of an increased Chinese threat to academic inquiry since the passing of Hong Kong’s national security law.Individual universities will be picked off unless there is a common agreement to resist Chinese state interference in academic research and teaching on China, a group ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Education, China, Germany, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Higher Education, Universities, US UK Australia


Hong Kong primary teacher deregistered 'for talking about independence'

Teacher accused of violating legislation, reportedly discussing freedom of speech with pupilsA Hong Kong primary school teacher has been deregistered after being accused of using pro-independence materials in class, reportedly to teach students about the concepts of freedom of speech and independence.The education bureau accused the teacher of a premeditated act in violation of Hong Kong’s Basic Law, its de facto constitution, by having “spread a message about Hong Kong independence”. Continue r...
Tags: Hong Kong, Education, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Freedom Of Speech


Oxford moves to protect students from China's Hong Kong security law

Students will submit work related to China anonymously and told not to record classesWho runs Hong Kong: party faithful shipped in to carry out Beijing’s will‘Back where we were’: history repeats for freedom swimmersQuiz: how well do you know Hong Kong’s national security law?Students at Oxford University specialising in the study of China are being asked to submit some papers anonymously to protect them from the possibility of retribution under the sweeping new security law introduced three mon...
Tags: Hong Kong, Education, China, UK News, World news, Beijing, Asia Pacific, Higher Education, Oxford, University of Oxford, Oxford University


Bizarre virtual kidnapping in Australia highlights risk to Chinese students

Virtual kidnappings targeting young Chinese adults are estimated to have netted billions of dollars worldwideWhen someone falls victim to fraud, the common lament is that the con sounded too good to be true. But for the victims of so-called ‘virtual kidnappings’, it is the opposite; it sounds so terrible that it couldn’t be real.In the latest case revealed by police in New South Wales this week, a 22-year-old man was convinced by the scammers that he had to take a female high-school student – a ...
Tags: Education, Australia, China, Australia news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, New South Wales, Crime - Australia, Australian education, International Students


Reopening schools: how different countries are tackling Covid dilemma

As schools in England prepare to reopen, we examine the situation around the world Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAs schools in England and Wales get set to reopen amid continued controversy over safe conditions, attention has focussed both on potential evidence of coronavirus transmission in the classroom and the experiences of other countries.If the issue is complicated, it is because as well as evidence being contradictory on the ability of children of different a...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, England, Science, Education, Children, Wales, France, Germany, Africa, Israel, Society, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa


UK universities accused of overreliance on fees from Chinese students

Tory-backed thinktank is calling for increased funding for domestic studentsBritain’s universities rely too heavily on tuition fees from Chinese students, according to a Conservative-backed thinktank that wants the government to replace them with increased funding for domestic students taking “high value” degrees.The report by Onward, a thinktank supported by Tory MPs and donors, claims there are “well-founded fears” that China’s Communist party and its satellites have sought to undermine academ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Students, Education, China, Conservative, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Higher Education, Education policy, Tuition Fees, University Funding, Universities, International Students


Bus carrying students en route to exam plunges into lake in south-west China, killing 21

Footage shows vehicle veering into oncoming traffic before crashing through barrierAt least 21 people have been killed after a bus carrying students preparing to sit their university entrance exam plunged into a lake in south-west China.The bus crashed into a guard rail and veered into Hongshan Lake in Guizhou province, leaving 15 others injured, the local emergency management department said. Continue reading...
Tags: Education, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Guizhou, south west China, Hongshan Lake


10 Covid-busting designs: spray drones, fever helmets, anti-virus snoods

Companies the world over are directing their ingenuity at the fight against the coronavirus. Here are the front-runners, from sanitising robots to a 3D-printed hospital wardDesigners, engineers and programmers have heard the klaxon call. The last few weeks have seen a wave of ingenuity unleashed, with both garden-shed tinkerers and high-tech manufacturers scrambling to develop things that will combat the spread of Covid-19.Many of their innovations raise as many questions as they answer, though....
Tags: Apps, South Korea, Science, Design, Technology, Education, China, Research, UK News, World news, Culture, Architecture, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Art and design, Research and development


The longest holiday: parents coping with coronavirus school closures in east Asia

In a bid to stem spread of the virus, schools in Hong Kong, China and Japan have been shut for weeksCoronavirus outbreak - live updates“It’s been a long holiday,” laughs Hong Kong insurance worker and mother, Sarah Wong.Wong and her two daughters Chloe and Greeta are at a co-working space in Jordan, Kowloon. Chloe has set her desk set up like home, with an iPad, her own lamp, and an aromatherapy diffuser. The girls, aged 12 and eight, are listening to online lessons from their school which has b...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Family, Japan, Education, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Schools, Parents and parenting, Hong Kong China, Chloe, Coronavirus outbreak, Sarah Wong Wong, Greeta


UK minister met surveillance firm accused of enabling Uighur abuses

Facial recognition firm SenseTime and government discussed use of AI in universitiesA government trade minister held a one-on-one meeting with a facial recognition firm accused of enabling the Chinese government’s campaign of persecution against Uighur Muslims, the Guardian and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism have established.Graham Stuart, a minister at the Department for International Trade (DIT), met representatives from SenseTime, a Hong Kong-based surveillance technology firm, on 11 ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, UK, Technology, Education, China, UK News, Surveillance, Asia Pacific, Higher Education, Universities, Xinjiang, Facial Recognition, Bureau of Investigative Journalism, SenseTime, Department for International Trade DIT


New Zealand schools hit by 'mega-strike' as 50,000 teachers walk out

‘Overwhelmed’ staff are demanding more pay, more respect and better conditions More than 50,000 primary and high school teachers have gone on strike in the biggest industrial action ever seen in New Zealand’s schools.Since a Labour coalition government took power in late 2017, teachers have held three strikes calling for pay rises, better working conditions and more respect for their profession. Continue reading...
Tags: Education, Asia Pacific, Labour, New Zealand


Only a third of world’s great rivers remain free flowing, analysis finds

Dams, levees, hydropower and habitat degradation behind fragmentation on huge scale, finds global assessmentOnly a third of the world’s great rivers remain free flowing, due to the impact of dams that are drastically reducing the benefits healthy rivers provide people and nature, according to a global analysis.Billions of people rely on rivers for water, food and irrigation, but from the Danube to the Yangtze most large rivers are fragmented and degraded. Untouched rivers are largely confined to...
Tags: Energy, Europe, Business, Science, Technology, Education, China, Africa, Environment, Americas, Water, World news, Australia news, Fish, Danube, Asia Pacific


'Mindblowing' haul of fossils over 500m years old unearthed in China

Thousands of fossils date back to huge burst in diversity of life on Earth known as Cambrian explosionA “mindblowing” haul of fossils that captures the riot of evolution that kickstarted the diversity of life on Earth more than half a billion years ago has been discovered by researchers in China.Paleontologists found thousands of fossils in rocks on the bank of the Danshui river in Hubei province in southern China, where primitive forms of jellyfish, sponges, algae, anemones, worms and arthropod...
Tags: Science, Education, Biology, China, Research, World news, Earth, Asia Pacific, Higher Education, Evolution, Fossils, Hubei Province, Danshui


China's primary school students to learn how to avoid stock market pitfalls

Ministry of education will work with country’s securities regulator to ‘increase financial literacy’ among China’s youthChinese primary school textbooks may soon include definitions for terms like “price-to-earnings ratio” or “buy and hold” as the country embarks on a campaign to improve investor awareness.China’s ministry of education and the country’s securities regulator said they would be working together to “increase financial literacy” among China’s youth, according to state news agency Xi...
Tags: Education, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Ministry of Education, Xinhua Officials


Chinese school under fire for buying tracking bracelets for students

Smart devices will be used to record students’ health data and when they raise their handA high school in southern China has come under fire for buying “smart bracelets” to track its students.Guangdong Guangya High school has purchased 3,500 bracelets that would record students heart rate and physical activity, as well as the number of times a pupil raised his or her hand in class, according to local media reports. The bands have a location function and can be used to pay for items as well as tr...
Tags: Education, Children, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Schools, Guangdong Guangya High


Baked cod, miso and bok choy: unpacking Japan's healthy school lunches

Japan’s state-run kyushoku system combines flavour with fresh ingredients and high nutritional value at low costThe list of dishes reads like a health-conscious menu at an upmarket cafe: mackerel cooked in miso, a light salad of daikon radish and sour plum, thinly sliced pickled vegetables and a selection of fresh fruit. But the “restaurant” is actually a classroom at Konan primary school in central Japan, where the pupils need only the gentlest encouragement to eat their greens.When the Guardia...
Tags: Food, Japan, Nutrition, Education, Children, World news, Asia Pacific, Pacific, Konan, Fukuroi


Baked cod, miso and bok choy: unpacking the world's healthiest school lunches

Japan’s state-run kyushoku system combines flavour with fresh ingredients and high nutritional value at low costThe list of dishes reads like a health-conscious menu at an upmarket cafe: mackerel cooked in miso, a light salad of daikon radish and sour plum, thinly sliced pickled vegetables and a selection of fresh fruit. But the “restaurant” is actually a classroom at Konan primary school in central Japan, where the pupils need only the gentlest encouragement to eat their greens.When the Guardia...
Tags: Food, Japan, Nutrition, Education, Children, World news, Asia Pacific, Pacific, Konan, Fukuroi


Record numbers from China and Hong Kong applying to study in UK

Chinese and Hongkonger university applicants now outnumber those from WalesRecord numbers of students from China and Hong Kong are applying for places at British universities, overtaking the number of applicants from Wales, according to official figures.Data from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (Ucas) shows a spike in demand for undergraduate places from mainland China and a small rise in applications from the EU, despite fears over Brexit. Continue reading...
Tags: Hong Kong, UK, Students, Education, Wales, China, Eu, UK News, World news, Asia Pacific, Higher Education, Universities, Applying to university, International Students, Brexit Continue, Hongkonger


Around the world and back with Google for Education

Editor’s note: This week, we’re joining thousands of educators and students at BETT in London. Visit us at booth C230, where you can demo a range of Chromebooks designed for education, including the brand new Chrome OS tablet. Follow along on Twitter and Facebook for the latest news and updates. It started with an idea in 2006: how might teaching and learning improve if we brought Google’s suite of productivity tools to schools? 13 years later, there are 80 million educators and students arou...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Japan, UK, London, Education, Australia, Mexico, Asia Pacific, Dartmouth, New Zealand, Brazil, Google Docs, Canberra, North America


Oxford places ban on donations and research grants from Huawei

Decision on Chinese telecoms firm comes as national security concerns mount in the westThe University of Oxford has placed an indefinite ban on accepting research grants or donations from the Chinese telecoms firm Huawei, which is already facing mounting concerns from several governments about whether it poses a risk to national security.The decision emerged the day after the US prosecutors reportedly opened an investigation into Huawei for alleged theft of trade secrets from American firms. Con...
Tags: Technology, Education, China, US, UK News, World news, US news, Asia Pacific, Higher Education, Oxford, University of Oxford, Huawei, westThe University of Oxford


'Blatantly sexist': backlash against South Korea's sex education

Students are taught from a young age that women must look pretty and men must earn a lot of money Finding the perfect life partner can be difficult, but South Korean students are taught from an early age the ideal method for attracting a spouse is really quite simple.“Women have to work on their appearance and men have to work on improving their financial capabilities,” say the government guidelines for high school pupils. Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Education, World news, Asia Pacific


Two more Japanese medical schools admit discriminating against women

Sexism row deepens as one university claims women ‘mature faster’ and male applicants need extra helpA sexism row engulfing Japan’s medical schools has deepened after two more universities admitted discriminating against female applicants, months after it was revealed that Tokyo Medical University had manipulated exam scores to favour male candidates.Juntendo University and Kitasato University, both in Tokyo, said this week that they had set a lower pass mark for men than for women in order to s...
Tags: Japan, Education, Women, World news, Asia Pacific, Higher Education, Tokyo, Juntendo University, Kitasato University, Tokyo Medical University


Rocket Software and APT Solutions launch global coding competition for computer science students

Regional winners will receive a cash prize and an all-expenses paid trip to Boston London, UK., November 2018 – The 2018 Rocket APT Challenge launches in universities across EMEA, the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions. Entrants will have the chance to receive an all-expenses Read more… The post Rocket Software and APT Solutions launch global coding competition for computer science students appeared first on TechRecur: Latest Telecom Media & Technology News, Trends, Analysis, Press Releases.
Tags: Education, Americas, Seo, It, Asia Pacific, EMEA, News Trends, ConsumerTechnology, Boston London UK


Students say they don't know what 'trivial' means in exam question fiasco

Some year 13 New Zealand students who took history exam said they should not be penalised for getting confusedNew Zealand high school students have demanded examiners ignore that they don’t know what the word “trivial” means, after it appeared in a final-year exam and left many confused.Some students who took the year 13 history exam claimed the “unfamiliar word” was too hard, and the exam should now be marked according to each student’s different understanding and interpretation of “trivial”. C...
Tags: Education, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, confusedNew Zealand


Tokyo medical school offers places to women after sexism scandal

Japanese university announces it will accept women unfairly rejected in favour of male candidatesA Japanese medical school at the centre of a sexism row has offered places to dozens of women who were unfairly rejected in favour of male candidates.Tokyo Medical University said this week that it would accept women whose exam scores were deliberately marked down to restrict the number of female students. Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, Education, Women, World news, Asia Pacific, Tokyo, Tokyo Medical University


Study of Portuguese and Spanish explodes as China expands role in Latin America

Thousands more Chinese students are taking up Latin American languages with an eye to improved employabilityWhen Zhang Fangming started learning Portuguese, it was with an eye to becoming a top Chinese diplomat in Brazil. Continue reading...
Tags: Education, China, Americas, World news, Asia Pacific, Brazil, Peru, El Salvador, Latin America, Zhang Fangming


The Guardian view on air pollution: it’s time for politicians to clean up | Editorial

The current stand-off is dangerous, so put the public’s health firstTwo years after the World Health Organization labelled air pollution a global “public health emergency”, and the House of Commons environment committee used the same phrase to describe the situation in the UK, new evidence shows that breathing unsafe air causes a loss of intelligence, particularly in the over-64s. The research, carried out in China, showed that test scores declined when people breathed toxins including nitrogen ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, London, Education, China, Environment, Eu, Society, UK News, World news, Mental Health, Asthma, Air Pollution, Asia Pacific, Pollution



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