Asia Education

Education in Thailand: Changing times?

By Fri, Oct 17, 2014 5:26PM UTC Pic: AP.

Since coming to power in May this year, Thailand’s junta led by Prayuth Chan-ocha has been busy proposing reforms for a multitude of social agencies.

Why Hong Kong’s protesting students are more than just dreamers

By Thu, Oct 16, 2014 12:19PM UTC Pro-democracy students work on their studies at their occupied intersection in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, Wednesday. Pic: AP.

Students taking to the streets in Hong Kong have been widely described as ‘too idealistic,’ ‘too radical’ or ‘wanting things too quickly.’ A lot of adjectives and, unfortunately, they are mostly wrong.

China bans books by pro-Hong Kong protest author

By Tue, Oct 14, 2014 4:46PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — Publishers and bookstores say Chinese authorities have ordered books by Chinese-American scholar Yu Ying-shih to be removed from sale, as Beijing expresses displeasure with a writer who has shown support for pro-democracy movements in Hong Kong and elsewhere. It was not possible to immediately confirm the ban,

China detains scholar on charge of troublemaking

By Mon, Oct 13, 2014 11:05AM UTC China detains scholar on charge of troublemaking

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese scholar and rights advocate who founded an influential non-governmental think tank has been detained on the criminal charge of provoking troubles.

Study: Toilets alone won’t fix India sanitation; more education needed

By Fri, Oct 10, 2014 1:03PM UTC A migrant worker takes bath near an open sewer at a slum in Mumbai, India. Pic: AP.

NEW DELHI (AP) — A new study on building toilets in rural India shows that adding facilities alone is not enough to improve public health. India is considered to have the world’s worst sanitation record, with more than half its 1.2 billion people still defecating in the open. The study

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