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  • 2014-01-10


    China continues to tackle its enormous electricity generation needs using a number of energy sources.  Nuclear power is a key part of the supply strategy due to its large,  constant, emission-free output.  The nuclear power plant construction schedule in China is unprecedented in its scale.
  • 2013-12-23


    In late 2013 China changed its visa system for foreign aliens. This piece offers a simple related update, focusing on three key points as applying to students: 1) Explanation of the new X1 vs X2 visas; 2) Can students now work in China?; 3) Can students work in China after graduating with a Chinese degree?
  • 2013-12-05


    Education headlines this week have been dominated by the success of Shanghai high school students in this year’s PISA survey. If only journalists had asked those top scoring students about sampling issues, they may have learned that comparing Shanghai students to the otherwise national surveys included in the study is, well, something top scoring maths students would not likely do.
  • 2013-11-25


    Test and Drive in Beijing : First, get your driving license

    Now that you are enrolled in the university and all is settled with your dormitory and courses. What next ? You need a driving license to your next adventure while you are studying in Beijing. Where to go to get your driving license ?
  • 2013-11-01


    Cyberspace is rapidly becoming a domain of conflict. Lack of a nuclear-type deterrent and an offense-dominated environment are breeding fear, distrust and over-reaction. Cyberspace is left relatively ungoverned, calling out for a similarly new type of revolution in global e-governance.