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China upholds Uighur scholar’s separatism conviction

By Fri, Nov 21, 2014 1:31PM UTC Ilham Tohti. Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — A court has upheld the separatism conviction and life sentence for a noted scholar from China’s Muslim Uighur minority who frequently criticized the government while advocating ethnic pride and greater economic opportunity.

28 weeks later: An education fit for a zombie?

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014 4:28PM UTC Pic: Charlie Edward - Shutterstock.

We are now 28 weeks into the post-coup ‘reform before election’ period demanded by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), how are things going so far? With regards to education, the major initiative of the junta has been to emphasize the need to inculcate the ’12 core values of Thai people’ into every schoolchild in the land. Presumably, the thinking behind this is that Thailand’s recent turbulence has been due to a lack of Thainess in the citizenry and that a unified mass is going to be a more orderly one.

Change on the menu for Hospitality students

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014 3:49PM UTC A Chinese tourist enjoying a bicycle tour in Chiang Mai. Pic: AP.

During the same week that the ruling military banned a British book about Thailand’s struggle for democracy, another has been penned that highlights the demise of the country’s tourist intake. “Thailand: Deadly Destination”, which is to be published imminently, explains why a million fewer tourists- largely from the west- are

Burma students vow more protests over education law

By Tue, Nov 18, 2014 11:35AM UTC University students march to protest against Burma's National Education Law in Yangon, Monday. Pic: AP.

YANGON, Burma (AP) — Students in Burma are threatening to hold nationwide protests unless the government amends an education law that they say restricts their academic freedom and prohibits them from engaging in political activities.

Number of foreign students in US hits record high

By Mon, Nov 17, 2014 1:28PM UTC Pic: AP.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of foreign exchange students studying at U.S. colleges and universities is at a record high, with nearly a third coming from China.

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