Asia Education

China orders tighter school security after attacks

By Mon, May 03, 2010 6:09AM UTC

When classes resume in China this week, police officers and vans will be stationed outside school gates in the bustling southwestern city of Chongqing while newly installed video surveillance and intruder alarms will be keeping watch over classrooms in eastern Fujian. Guards patrolling school premises in southeastern Jiangxi will carry

Understanding the stressful education system in Hong Kong

By Sun, May 02, 2010 4:17PM UTC

Hong Kong schoolchildren regularly provide a sense of pride to the city. They consistently rank on top in international math and science rankings. In some ways their existence portrays a city with a secure future filled with educated citizens. But before we move forward in time, it’s not entirely a

UN envoy’s Singapore visit ends in row

By Thu, Apr 29, 2010 7:17PM UTC

I was somewhat surprised when I discovered earlier this month that the Singapore government had agreed to let the UN’s racism envoy conduct a week-long fact-finding visit to the city-state. The ultra-sensitive government usually refuses to engage with human rights organisations. But with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Why has Google failed in Korea?

By Thu, Apr 29, 2010 11:24AM UTC Why has Google failed in Korea?

Have you visited Google Korea ( The interface is very different from the standard The image below is a capture of Google Korea and you’ll notice there are additional services on the home page such as latest topics, popular blog contents, and celebrity photos. It seems that Google Korea

South Carolina completes its international student recruitment season

By Thu, Apr 29, 2010 12:24AM UTC

The University of South Carolina has completed its spring 2010 recruiting campaign with trips to Beijing, Shanghai, Qingdao, and Guangzhou in China; Hong Kong; Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi in Vietnam; and Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung in Taiwan. Coming up: The summer and fall educational fairs will include India,

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