Category Archives: education

The future of online education in China – Wei Gu

Is e-learning a good way to deal with China’s shortage of qualified teachers? One of the questions in the debate on the future of online education, moderated by WSJ’s Wei Gu, with Yat Siu, chief executive of Outblaze, and her WSJ colleague Jake Lee.

Elite summer schools, latest trend for rich Chinese – Wei Gu

Students at Eton and other elite colleges in the UK, the US and Switzerland might be heading for holidays, their places are taken over by summer school students, increasingly Chinese. WSJ wealth editor Wei explores with Shanghai-based organizer William Vanbergen this recent trend. Exams and tests have to limit the numbers.

The lagging financial literary – Michael Justin Lee

US youngsters are lagging more in financial literacy than those in China, Michael Justin Lee, Lecturer at the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Maryland discovered when he dived into a comparative study by VISA International. “A crappy return on investment,” he writes in ChinaUSFocus.

China’s rich invest more conservative – Wei Gu

Chinese investors were among the more daring, but have become more conservative over the past two years. WSJ wealth editor Wei Gu discusses the change with Jennifer Zeng, Partner at Bain & Co., as wealth management products take over from stocks and real estate.

Financial challenges for China and the US – Michael Justin Lee

The world’s financial systems are out of balance. Professor Michael Justin Lee discusses what both countries need to face the future, in terms of reforming their educational approach. “China has its technical basis, but needs to teach people how to become entrepreneurs.”

Billionair kids prepare for business overseas – Rupert Hoogewerf

The majority of China’s billionaires sent their kids abroad for education, an international outlook, to prepare to take over their business later, tells HURUN China Rich list founder Rupert Hoogewerf in the China Daily.

A squeezed middle class needs more love – Wei Gu/Shaun Rein

Between a growing number of billionaires and 700 million peasants China’s middle class has severe problems in taking off. In the Wall Street Journal its wealth editor Wei Gu asks for more love for the middle class. Business analyst Shaun Rein warns against an unhappy middle class.

Millionaires: getting their kid ready for boarding school – Rupert Hoogewerf

China’s millionaires are getting ready to send their kid to boarding school abroad, Hurun Rich list founder Rupert Hoogewerf told an audience of Swiss business people and government official at the pre-launch of his school guide “The Best of Swiss Education” at the Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland on Tuesday 29 January.

Undergrad degree not enough for Chinese parents – Paul French

Ambitions are high among the rising Chinese middle class and most of the parents put a lot of pressure on their only child to perform at school. Just getting an undergrad degree is for most not done, tells China veteran Paul French in the Wall Street Journal.

What is keeping China from global IT dominance – Maria Korolov

China hosts some of the largest competitors of Google, YouTube and other IT-giants. Still, becoming a global IT force is far away, writes journalist and internet entrepreneur Maria Korolov in Internet Evolution.