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  • 2014-03-21


    I agreed to fairy exchange some knowledge service with a friend few hours ago, and here I am, trying to figure out how and why I ended up being a PhD Student officially enrolled at Peking University. To make a long story short: I think I was made for China. and studying in China, and now I am supported to do this by the Confucius China Studies Program, which I herein explain.
  • 2014-03-06


    Some 66km inland from Shanghai is the ancient settlement of Suzhou. Today home to 13 million residents, the city is famous for its ancient canal system, temples and gardens – but maybe not for much longer. A series of only-in-Suzhou innovation and research clusters may redefine not just Suzhou, but global innovation infrastructure and output.
  • 2014-02-25


    In December 2013, China’s Ministry of Education (MoE) released a draft reform plan for Gaokao, China’s national college entrance examination. Open for public discussion, the proposed reforms that received the most attention were those concerning the testing and weighting of English language.
  • 2014-02-01


    The financial crisis of 2008 brought China’s decades-long reliance on cheap manufacturing exports to induce extraordinary growth and savings rates to a spluttering end. The plan henceforth is to stimulate domestic-led growth through science and innovation. As a consequence China’s universities and research community are now more important than ever within the broader Chinese national vision and economic reform process.
  • 2014-01-23


    Soon after becoming Chinese President in November 2012 Xi Jinping spoke of his belief that “The Great Revival of the Chinese nation is the greatest Chinese dream”. Attempts to understand the concept of “Chinese dream” have followed extensively since.