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Design in China: DreamWorks Plans Studio in Shanghai

DreamWorks Animation, the US film company, has announced plans to build a $3.14 billion theme park in Shanghai, to bolster its presence in the booming local entertainment market […]

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Education in China: Fewer high school grads fight for university place

A smaller number of students will take the national college entrance examination in 2011 than did in past years, according to a report released by a website run by the Chinese Ministry of Education […]

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Education in China: Ghostwriting hits frightening levels at universities

Many university students under pressure are turning to the Internet for help – not for research, but to find someone to write their reports for them […]

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Education in China: International students flock to MBA instruction

During his visit to China last year, US President Barack Obama said he expects to intensify cooperation in student exchange and hopes the number of US students in China will rise to 100,000 […]

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Education in China: Reverse Brain Drain

China is experiencing some reverse brain drain, by attracting Chinese scientists and mathematicians in the U.S. back to the mainland […]

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Living in China: Gender inequality in the Chinese workplace

According to Shanghai Daily, Sexual discrimination in workplace is widespread in China with one in four female job seekers denied employment because of their gender, a study has found […]

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Living in China: 100 Million People with Mental Illness

Huang Yueqin, the director of the China’s National Center for Mental Health, has said that 100 million people, or 7% of the population, suffer from some degree of mental illness, yet only 5% of those afflicted are aware they have a problem […]

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Education in China: Gap between rural and urban education levels huge

A survey made public recently by Peking University shows that China is seeing an increasingly large gap between the education levels of people holding urban and rural permanent residency permits, or hukou in Chinese. The survey, carried out in Beijing, Shanghai, and southern Guangdong Province, found that only 0.7 percent of the 2,732 rural respondents have university degrees or higher as opposed to 13.6 percent among the 3,253 urbanites polled […]

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Living in China: GDP could be 2.5 times that of the US by 2030

China’s economy could be 2.5 times that of the US by 2030, based on Japan’s experience and the yuan’s appreciation against the greenback, a senior Chinese economist says in Harvard Business Review’s Chinese edition. The forecast by Justin Lin Yifu, head of Peking University‘s China Center for Economic Research and recently appointed chief economist of the World Bank, in the May issue of the magazine published on Thursday is one of the most ambitious for China’s economic growth…

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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…