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CHINA LACKS TOP-RANKING UNIVERSITIES, SAYS ACADEMIC
China Education News |

China has no global top-ranking universities, said Xu Zhihong, a member of the Chinese Academy of Science and ex-president of

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UNIVERSITIES MAKE GRADE WITH FOREIGNERS
China Education News |

Beijing is expected to receive a record 80,000 foreign students this year, thanks to the improved quality of educational opportunities,

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SURVEY: CHINESE PEOPLE READING FEWER BOOKS, MORE INTERNET ARTICLES
China Education News |

Chinese people read books – less than 15 minutes per day on average, according to the “Seventh National Survey on

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TIMES NOMINATES HAN HAN FOR “WORLD’S MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE IN 2010”
China Education News |

On April 3, Time magazine released the candidates for its annual “World’s Most Influential People in 2010” list. The young

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CHINESE SCHOOLS ORDERED TO STEP UP SECURITY AFTER VIOLENT ATTACKS
China Education News |

China’s Education Ministry has instructed kindergartens, elementary and secondary schools to upgrade security, after a spate of violent attacks against

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TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY TO HOST SUMMER SCHOOL ON CONSTRUCTION
China Education News |

China’s Tsinghua University will hold a postgraduates’ summer school on construction, which aims to boost exchange between Chinese and foreign

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SHANGHAI EXPO TO STAGE 20,000 PERFORMANCES
China Education News |

The Shanghai World Expo will stage more than 20,000 performances by Chinese and foreign artists. According to the expo’s press

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CHINESE “READERS’ DIGEST” TO LAUNCH ELECTRONIC EDITION
China Education News |

China’s most popular magazine, known as the Chinese version of “Reader’s Digest,” will launch its first e-book version in May

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EDUCATION EXPERTS, TEACHERS TO PLAY KEY ROLE IN TEXTBOOK REFORM
China Education News |

Chinese State Councilor Liu Yandong urged education experts and teachers to pool their wisdom to help revise textbooks for China’s

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SURVEY: CHINA’S STUDENTS UNDER MORE STRESS THAN THOSE IN OTHER COUNTRIES
China Education News |

China’s senior high school students suffer a far greater rate of “high or comparatively high stress” than students in three

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SHANGHAI TO ATTRACT MORE FOREIGN STUDENTS
China Education News |

Shanghai plans to improve its higher education resources to attract more foreign students, and to spend more for college students

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INTERNATIONALIZATION OF THE YANGTZE RIVER DELTA
China Education News |

On April 1st, educational experts from Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai held a meeting in Qiandao Lake to discuss the internationalization

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INTERNATIONAL COURSE LOCALIZATION LEADS TO DIVERSIFICATION OF HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION
China Education News |

On March 26, a meeting named “Diversification of High School Education and International Courses” was held in Beijing. During the

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MORE THAN 230,000 INTERNATIONAL YOUTH STUDIED IN CHINA IN 2009
China Education News |

According the latest data from Bureau of Education, there were 238,134 international students in China in 2009, coming from more

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2010 GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION EXHIBITION – BUSINESS IS THE MAJOR MOST IN DEMAND
China Education News |

2010 Guangzhou International Education Expo was held on March 28. More than 400 institutions from 33 countries attended it. Despite

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GOOGLE EXIT COULD HIT ACADEMICS AND STUDENTS
China Education News |

Google closed its Chinese mainland site and began redirecting its users to its Hong Kong-based search engine on March 22.

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THREE NATIONS TOPS IN COLLABORATION
China Education News |

A new index launched at the Going Global conference attempts to quantify a country’s higher education system in terms of

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HAINAN HIGH SCHOOLS INTRODUCE INTERNATIONAL CLASSES
China Education News |

In order to develop collaboration in international education, Haikou City (capital of Hainan Province) is introducing Sino-foreign classes in top

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NOAH TO ACQUIRE CHILD EDUCATION COMPANY FOR RMB 126M (CAD$19 million)
China Education News |

Shenzhen-based electronic dictionary and mobile learning device maker Noah Education (NYSE:NED) has signed an agreement to acquire a 70% interest

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2009 STATISTICS ON CHINESE STUDENTS STUDYING ABROAD
China Education News |

229,300 Chinese students went abroad in 2009, an increase of 49,500 compared to 2008. Source: www.bioon.com URL: http://www.bioon.com/trends/ShowArticle.asp?ArticleID=436244

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