Commentary

Articles in our Education series.

  • 2013-01-28

    The contemporary push to raise an elite few Chinese universities to international standard began in 1998 at Peking University (PKU). At the 100th centenary celebrations of PKU, then President Jiang Zemin announced “China must have a number of top-class universities at the international level”. Project 985, named after the date of Jiang’s speech, has allocated additional funding to those select universities since.[1]

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  • 2012-12-08

    Stories in the press of deepening China-Africa ties focus mainly on commodities, corruption, and labour struggles. Alongside these more commercial and economic ties, there are health, education and political exchanges.

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  • 2012-10-28

    Getting one’s mouth and mind around the unique terms and institutions of China’s education system will confront an increasing number of students, scientists, and business people around the world. This article introduces a few of the most commonly used within Chinese academia, most of which have no English equivalent. Understanding these before engaging with Chinese academia will more quickly enable broader common ground.

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  • 2012-10-09

    China’s Minister for Education, Yuan Guiren, announced plans in July to more than double the number of scholarships available to foreign students “within a few years”. This will begin over the current school year, when scholarship investment will be at least RMB1.5bn, Zhang Xiuqin of the Ministry of Education’s department of international cooperation and exchange told the Global Times.

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  • 2012-08-02

    Law schools in North America will soon be back in session, and I thought it would be a useful to do a roundup of academic programs on Chinese IP, focusing on programs for United States students.  Based on data and my own personal experience, the pipeline of talented young American law students who are interested in IP and speak Chinese remains thin, especially when compared to the rapid growth of interest in China-IP related activities. However, as this blog suggests, it is growing.

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