John Wooden’s “Coaching for people, not points” talk at TED

With profound simplicity, Coach John Wooden redefines success and urges us all to pursue the best in ourselves. In this inspiring talk he shares the advice he gave his players at UCLA, quotes poetry and remembers his father’s wisdom […]

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Internet in China: Search engine users up 33.6% year-on-year, exceeding 200 million

Search engine users in China reached 203 million by the end of 2008, with a yearly growth rate of 33.6 percent, according to the latest statistics released by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) recently. The “2008 Report on Chinese Search Engine User Behavior” published by CNNIC points out that the search engine market continued to develop at a high speed in 2008, and more netizens began to try search engine services with different characteristics […]


Education in China: Experts want college curriculum shake-up

As more young people elect to stay longer at colleges and universities because of the shortage of job opportunities, some education experts and company executives are saying that the current Chinese college education system is too academic to help young people find work. “We should introduce more vocational programs and market-oriented approaches to our college […]

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Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity […]

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China to Implement Intellectual Property Strategy

A symposium on implementing Intellectual Property Strategy Higher Education in China has just concluded at Renmin University on October 22. The forum aimed to further implement intellectual property strategies and develop an innovative economy, as well as providing an overview of the intellectual property education system. Binying Wang, assistant director-general of the World Intellectual Property Organization ( WIPO ) explained the importance of the forum…

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China Needs More Intellectual Property Rights Experts

China is facing a damaging shortfall in the numbers of professionals working in the field of intellectual property rights, leading academics claim: a Forum on Intellectual Property Rights(IPR) in Higher Education heard that China will need the skills of between 55,000 and 60,000 experts in the field by 2010. The claim came from Professor Zheng Shengli, dean of the IPR School at Peking University, in his latest research on the IPR profession…