Treated based on grades: Chinese youths become obsessed with status hierarchy for their entire life

Social problem 06/30/22, 03:30

According to Yi-Lin Chiang, a professor of Sociology at National Chengchi University, China's educational system is centered around tests.  Consequently, students are classified with different titles based on their test scores. These titles reflect their status at school and the treatment they can expect from their classmates.  Spending seven years following up ...

Aristocratic schools rush into Japan, attract China’s elite class

Japan 06/29/22, 03:09

Elite boarding schools with superb facilities are mushrooming across Japan. The second-generation wealthy from China is the target of these prestigious international schools as they try to attract students from Asian households. According to Bloomberg, British aristocratic schools Harrow, Rugby, and Malvern College in Japan are scheduled to enroll 3,000 students ...

Male student beats up female student, school claims he is epileptic

Social problem 06/28/22, 19:04

The Tangshan beating of women case fueled heated discussions all over the country, and a recent similar incident has occurred at a high school in Yulin, Shaanxi, where a male high school student allegedly hit his female classmate.  Vision Time news outlet cited China's media reporting that the incident occurred in ...

Chinese college graduates hit record high, but job choices are fewer

Social problem 06/24/22, 00:40

A record number of university graduates will join China's job market this year, putting heavier pressure on an already tight market. More than 10.7 million students are expected to graduate from Chinese universities in 2022. According to a survey, four-fifths want civil-servant jobs, but the sector has been taking unprecedented pay cuts. Zhaopin, ...