Chinese netizens question the necessity of school military training after reports of fight, suicide and death

Alia | August 27th, 2014 - 9:46 pm

A series of reports of military-trainings-going-wrong has ignited a national debate about whether China still needs compulsory school military training.

Chinese female students’ “Vagina Monologues” booed by netizens

Alia | November 8th, 2013 - 10:00 am

By telling stories of the vagina, the students aim to call for respect for the “second sex.” The only problem? Chinese netizens thought that they went too far…and that these female students are ugly.

Guangdong University assembles “Internet Red Army” to monitor students’ online activites

Alia | March 21st, 2013 - 4:09 am

Guangdong Baiyun University built an “Internet Red Army” to monitor students’ activities and conversations on social media. The project was recently awarded Guangdong province’s distinguished college student management project.

A Five-Starred Red Flag, The education Hong Kongers say no to

Alia | September 8th, 2012 - 6:45 am
Political comics by Guangbiao

Amid growing protests in Hong Kong against brainwashing “national education,” a short story from the Chinese text book for third graders in mainland China titled ” A Five-Starred Red Flag” recently went viral. If it deserves protesting, it must be for being stupid not brainwashing.

In pictures: 35 years of Gaokao

Alia | June 8th, 2012 - 1:51 am

Today is the second day of 2012 Gaokao, the National Higher Education Entrance Examination in China. Though more and more students choose to skip Gaokao (through ways like studying aboard), it is still the most important exam in the lives of many Chinese students, because to be admitted into a university is probably their only way to move up in society.

China’s new graduates’ biggest regrets in college

Alia | May 18th, 2012 - 12:36 am

Chinese new graduates shared their biggest regrets in collage online.

Middle school students in China burned textbooks to vent pressure

Alia | April 4th, 2012 - 3:14 am

During an unexpected power outrage on March 9th, students at Xiangji Middle School, Hunan Province, burned their textbooks to vent out long-held anger caused by tight class schedules. Most netizens applauded the action.

Rural primary school students replaced morning exercise with Michael Jackson in China

Alia | April 15th, 2011 - 4:11 am

Students at a primary school in rural Chongqing replaced routine radio gymnastics with dance to Michael Jackson’s Dangerous.