Category Archives: education

Millionaires pick UK for their education – Rupert Hoogewerf

Paris might be the hot spot for luxury shopping by China’s rich, when they have to pick an education they go for England’s top universities, especially Eton and Harrow, says Hurun China’s rich list founder Rupert Hoogewerf in The Telegraph.

Roubini’s phantom facts on China – Shaun Rein

Famous economist Nouriel Roubini took a fast train from Shanghai to Hangzhou and saw it was almost empty. Shaun Rein explains him in Forbes why one train ride is not enough to predict a bubble in China that will pop in 2013.

Where to make money in China – Helen Wang

Celebrity author Helen Wang taps into the excitement of Western companies to enter the China market. The paper JingDaily asks her wide ranging questions on her book on China’s middle class, The Chinese Dream. Focus on health care and education, she advises foreign companies.

No room for high-risk innovation – Arthur Kroeber

Is China becoming an innovative force? Arthur Kroeber belongs to the bears in this debate, he tells Reuters, as the academic climate in the country is too much constrained. Not only lack of intellectual property protection and a failing educational system holds innovation back.

The reversed gender gap at universities – Bill Dodson

Most are familiar with the gender gap in China, where men outnumber women in national statistics. But Bill Dodson noted recently during lectures at a business school in Ningbo, his class had a reversed gender gap: 70 percent female students.

Hong Kong still has nothing to fear from Shanghai – Shaun Rein

Hong Kong via Wikipedia Since Shanghai emerged as a financial stronghold at the mainland, Hong Kong has been living in fear its would be outpaced by its northern competitor. Shaun…

Educational reform key for China – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr Ahead of the opening of the annual meetings of the CPPCC and the National People’s Congress, Shaun Rein gives in CNBC an overview of…

A superpower needs better education – Shaun Rein

No Chinese Eton yet via Wikipedia Whether China is going to be a superpower has less to do with its military might, but more with its ability to reform its…

Unemployed students at an overheated labor market – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr Higher education in China is lagging behind, forcing 25 percent of its graduates to stay unemployed, while companies have a hard time to find…

French, Howard

Howard French is associate professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and former New York Times correspondent in Africa, Japan, and China. As correspondent for the New York Times, he was not only an alert observer of the society he was in, but was able to compare and connect between those worlds, much to the benefit of his audience. He travels from New York.