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February 21, 2011One Comment

63-person Chinese 4th grade class elects 32 leaders; power worship permeates elementary schools

Jing’s note: In a typical Chinese elementary school class that consists of 50 to 65 students, about 10-15 students (there is no definitive number) are assigned positions and given titles. Team leader is usually responsible for collecting and handing in homework assignments for the team. Different commissioners, as their names suggest, oversees different parts of [...]

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January 25, 2011One Comment

Chinese school requires teen students to keep a distance of 50cm from the opposite sex

Yandao Street Middle School in Chengdu, Sichuan Province has introduced new school codes of conduct in which the proper distance between two students of opposite sexes is set at 80 cm to 1 meter, or 31 inches to 40 inches. It constitutes intimacy, a transgression that subjects offenders to reprimand and even punishment, if the [...]

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January 12, 20116 Comments

Chinese rural schoolchildren brave cold snap’s icy weather; netizens’ comments

From NetEase and QQ Hit by icy rain and freezing temperatures, regions in China’s southwest, such as Hunan, Guangxi and Guizhou Provinces, have declared a state of emergency. Schools in the worst-hit areas have suspended classes, closed, postponed final exams, or begun the winter vacation earlier than usual. However, because roads leading to schools in [...]

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January 10, 20115 Comments

Why can’t China adopt a school bus system similar to the U.S.?

On December 30, 2010, a “school bus”  taking 20 elementary school children fell into a creek in Hengnan County, Hunan Province. 14 drowned, 6 were injured and hospitalized. The so-called school bus was actually an automatic rickshaw. The three-wheeler has only ten seats, but fit 20 inside. Several children had to squat on their haunches [...]

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