Commentary

Articles in our Education series.

  • 2012-08-01

    A key criticism and area identified for improvement both externally and also internally within China is the matter of promoting creativity in the Chinese Education System. In 2010, Premier Wen Jiabao said that: "Students don't only need knowledge; they have to learn how to act, to use their brains," Wen said "We must encourage students to think independently, freely express themselves, get them to believe in themselves, protect and stimulate their imagination and creativity."

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  • 2012-03-17

    Many misconceptions, apprehensions and perceived barriers about China continue to abound in the West, despite China’s now well established position as the number two economy in the world. These are further fuelled by a lack of basic appreciation and understanding of Chinese culture, society, ways of thinking and ways of doing.

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  • 2012-01-09

    Foreigners can enter and exit the Chinese mainland using one of eight visa types issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. These eight are marked with phonetic letters D, Z, X, F, L, G, C, J-1 and J-2 respectively.

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  • 2011-08-17

    In 2007, when I told my friends that I am going to do my post-doc in the Department of Physics, Beijing Normal University in China, they thought I got the direction wrong. Back in the early 80's they would be probably less skeptical, as at that time the East was a popular direction among Polish scientists.

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