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July 01, 2013

Comparing US & China Educational Systems

Chinese students have been enrolling in US universities in every greater numbers in recent years. This post by a Chinese blogger explains some of the reasons why.
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July 10, 2013

China's Bittersweet Romance with Tennis Pro Li Na

Chinese tennis champion Li Na is known for her quick temper. A recent outburst has caused a stir on the Chinese blogosphere about the debt a major athlete owes to the nation that has supported her, leaving fans and detractors debating whether China needs Li Na or Li Na needs China.

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July 13, 2013

The 80's Generation

The generation of Chinese born in the 1980s have a distinct background and outlook. This adaptation of a blog post by Kai Feng explains their reputation for unconventionality and rebelliousness, as well as the distinct challenges they've faced moving into middle age.

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July 18, 2013

The Paper Trade

The market for custom-produced papers, whether for undergraduate classes, master's theses, or even doctoral dissertations is becoming a multi-million dollar industry, and one with troubling effects on the educational system and beyond.

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July 23, 2013

The Mo Yan Controversy: A Chinese View

The novelist Mo Yan's Nobel Prize has generated considerable controversy outside of China. In this interview, Chinese literary scholars Liu Zaifu and Xu Jilin reflect on the political and moral judgments underlying the debate.

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July 28, 2013

Marriage and Cross-Strait Relations

Politicians haven't had much success in reducing tensions between the mainland and Taiwan over the years. A new generation of mainland brides may succeed where policy makers have failed.

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