Guangdong province's first girls school stirs hot debate

Guangdong's new move to establish a middle school only for girls, a first in the province, has met with mixed reactions, with some saying the educational pattern may hinder psychological development in adolescents.

2 million Chinese willing to study in Taiwan

Around two million university students in China, accounting for slightly 30 percent of total such students there, are willing to seek advanced studies in Taiwan, far exceeding the quota of 2,000 planned by Taiwan's Ministry of Education, according...


Chinese high school students have the longest study hours compared to their peers in Japan, the U.S. and the Republic of Korea, a survey conducted by the four countries said.

Sex education: a tangled Web

Lydia Chen Shanghai Daily 11.07.2008
Sex education: a tangled Web

MANY Shanghai students in the crucial 12-19 age range have a sex educator answering the most difficult and delicate questions 24 hours a day.

Police warn of scams targeting students

Yang Lifei Shanghai Daily 07.07.2008
Police warn of scams targeting students

ALARMED by the rising number of scams targeting high school graduates and their parents, Shanghai police sounded a warning yesterday against fake admission information, the Youth Daily reported.

Chinese President Hu Jintao (Xinhua Photo)

BEIJING, June 23 (Xinhua) -- President Hu Jintao on Monday hailed the country's remarkable science and technology achievements since the launch of its 1978 Reform and Opening-up Drive, but he also admitted that there is "still a large gap" with th...

Landlord to sell five sites to aid quake victims

Nickkita Lau The Standard 22.05.2008
Landlord to sell five sites to aid quake victims

A philanthropist has pledged to donate up to HK$100 million of the estimated HK$1.3 billion he expects to raise from the sale of five sites in Kowloon Tong to rebuild schools for Sichuan earthquake victims.

China reopens more schools in quake zone

The Straits Times 21.05.2008
An official said it was important for children to return to their established routines of school and play to help overcome the trauma of loss. -- PHOTO: AP

CHENGDU, China - More schools reopened Wednesday in China's earthquake-hit Sichuan province, but rain and a lack of tents underscored the massive task facing the government in sheltering millions left homeless.

Back to school for orphans of Sichuan

Tania Branigan in Mianyang The Guardian 20.05.2008
Children who survived the earthquake attend lessons in a temporary school at the Mianyang stadium in Sichuan province. Photograph: Dan Chung

Makeshift classes set up to help survivors as national mourning period starts

Ancient language is slowly updated

Shanghai Daily 19.05.2008
Ancient language is slowly updated

THE Tibetan vocabulary is growing as more modern words find a place in the 1,300-year-old language of the ethnic group that mainly lives on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.

Run Run leads way as hearts and wallets open to disaster victims

Entertainment tycoon Sir Run Run Shaw yesterday became the most generous individual Hong Kong donor to relief efforts in earthquake-devastated Sichuan when he pledged HK$100 million for rebuilding schools in the province.