Tsinghua University

December 12, 20122 Comments

Taiwan’s Tsinghua University student scolds Taiwanese minister; Chinese netizens’ reaction

Jazza John, our contributor, is currently a student at National Chengchi University in Taiwan. Taiwanese students have been making headlines on the island off the South-Eastern coast of mainland China as they protest against Want Want China Times Group’s bid for the acquisition of Next Media Group. If the take over is permitted by the [...]

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November 16, 2011One Comment

Illegal egg-donation business covets girls from China’s top two universities: PKU and THU

From Beijing News A black market controlled by multiple illegal egg brokers and agencies is booming in Beijing. The entire chain comprises several links, including screening, physical examination, egg extraction and surrogate finding. They target universities and colleges for potential donors, and are willing to pay as much as 30,000 yuan (US$4,760), which is more [...]

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August 31, 20114 Comments

Photos: People’s Education Army– A glimpse at Beijing’s high school students

Photos and English captions by Beijing-based photographer Shiho Fukuda. (Picked from Fast Company) During recess, students at the Second High School Attached to Beijing Normal University–like their counterparts across the nation–gather in the courtyard to do eye exercises. This exercise is meant to aid their vision. Sophie Bai Yang, a senior at a Beijing high school, [...]

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July 21, 2011No Comments

Peking University, Tsinghua treated as hot spots for Chinese tourists, face vandalism, overcrowding, scalpers

Since the beginning of this summer, Tsinghua University receives over 10,000 visitors daily, while Peking University opens its gate to 6,000 outsiders a day. The flood of tourists has brought unbearable pain to the two most prestigious institutions for higher learning in China as well as its students and staff. Peking University’s Boya Pagoda and [...]

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July 14, 20112 Comments

Picture of the day: Tsinghua University uses SNS photo tagging for muster call

Unexcused absence is a breach of school discipline very commonly seen in Chinese universities. While faculty members try to make attendance and participation count towards the final grades and call the muster in class, students manage to exploit loopholes. For example, students required by professors to sign in on the roster would do it on [...]

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April 28, 20113 Comments

Centennial celebration of Tsinghua University turns arena of politics, meets criticism from and controversy over its alumni

Last Sunday, Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestigious institution for higher education, celebrated its 100th birthday. Tsinghua University is famous even around the global as a factory for engineers and scientists, many of whom head directly towards the United States after graduation. Often called “the MIT of China,” Tsinghua ranked the first on the [...]

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