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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.
  • 2012-08-01
  • 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."
  • 2012-04-16

    The hierarchy of Chinese academia, the parallel academic and political structures around and within it, can be difficult to interpret. Foreign students and teachers alike can find themselves puzzled as to when and with whom to approach student and professional relationships.
  • 2012-04-01

    Nowadays, in the era of constantly growing appetite of energy and dwindling conventional resources for its generation, no one doubts that the idea of burning more coal to get more energy has to be revised and replaced by some more innovative solutions. Putting the problem of energy generation aside for a moment, it is also wise to think how to improve energy transport. Imagine how much could be saved if we were able to reduce the inevitable energy losses during the transport. We could save even more if we were able to eliminate them completely.