A member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation and director of Women's Studies Institute of China (WSIC)
Teachers' Rights and Interests Should Be ProtectedApril 22, 2014Local governments must change their attitude to education and protect teachers' legal rights and interests, says an article in 21st Century Business Herald.
Changing Dreams of StudentsApril 16, 2014The composition of some sixth-graders in a primary school in Xiangyang, Hubei province, saying their ambitions are to become billionaires or senior officials and have their own mansions and cars, have left their teacher rather worried. This shows that compared with students of the previous generations, today's schoolchildren have more materialistic dreams, says an article on cnhubei.com.
Baby Hatches Highlight Welfare ConcernsApril 12, 2014A baby hatch will come into service in China's farwest Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region on June 1, reinforcing the country's determination in protecting the rights of unwanted children.
Child Stars Spark Nationwide ControversyApril 10, 2014Hunan TV's new program Dad, Where Are We Going? has become hugely popular since it debuted in October last year. The program invited five fathers, who are all sports and entertainment celebrities, and their small children to travel together to complete certain tasks. During the trip, the program captured how the five pairs handled each obstacle, with many touching moments being captured on camera.
Women Expected to Contribute More to Scientific ResearchApril 10, 2014Recent data show that among the 1.43 million postgraduate students in China in 2012, females outnumbered males for the first time - by 40,000. There is no difference between the contribution of men and women when it comes to scientific research even if men enjoy an advantage in many fields. In fact, women's contribution to scientific research could be greater with the passage of time, says an article in China Business News.
Protect The Most Vulnerable to HIVApril 4, 2014Monday is World Health Day. As the day approaches, we should recognize the huge progress the world has made in the response to HIV. Globally, new HIV infections have fallen by one-third since 2001. AIDS-related deaths have fallen to 1.6 million, compared with 2.3 million in 2005. More and more people living with HIV are leading long, healthy, productive lives.
Yu Minhong: Education Inequality Has Deep RootsApril 2, 2014Equality in rural education has become a hot topic ever since the 'Two Sessions' this year. A proposal was brought up during the 'Two Sessions' that has drawn great attention, that is, "The Ministry of Education wants to increase the number of rural students going into national key universities by 10 percent."
Improper School RulesApril 2, 2014A middle school in Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, has released new school rules that include some that are strange and overly strict, such as students cannot share QQ instant messaging accounts with the opposite gender.
Xinjiang's Education Needs InvestmentApril 1, 2014Employment makes stability; by providing young people with jobs the government can prevent them from seeking trouble. That is the guiding logic of the recent official move to invest 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) in the textile industry in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, in the hope of creating 1 million jobs for the local people and maintaining social stability.
Two Sides of DivorceMarch 31, 2014The rapid increase in the divorce rate is worth some attention, although a divorce in itself is not necessarily more tragic than an unhappy married life.
Attractive Women in Politics Become Internet ObsessionMarch 28, 2014About a month ago, Italy's new prime minister appointed eight women to the 16-person cabinet, including Maria Elena Boschi, 33, the new Minister of Reform. A few weeks ago, Crimea appointed Natalia Poklonskaya, a 33-year-old former Ukrainian official, as their new attorney general.
Care for Autistic ChildrenMarch 27, 2014The number of autistic children is gradually increasing in China. However, there is not an accurate number due to the fact that the condition is often misdiagnosed.
Keep Children from HarmMarch 19, 2014The scandal of two private kindergartens in Xi'an, which administered antiviral drugs to the children in their care without the parents knowing, is just the latest in a string of cases that have tainted the country's education system, says a Xinhua commentary.
Conversation with Alai: Clash Between Khan Tibetans and ModernizationMarch 17, 2014Chinese-Tibetan author Alai's latest non-fiction book, Zhan Dui: finally melted iron lump: two hundred years of Khan legend, was published in January 2014, and soon sold out in bookstores across the country. Alai tries to describe the history of Zhan Dui during the Qing Dynasty (AD1636-1912), a Khan Tibetan habitat in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. Instead of telling a story, as he has done before, this time Alai chose to give a rather comprehensive yet vivid description of the period of history.
Chinese Consumers Rise to the Occasion under the Revised LawMarch 16, 2014For many Chinese diners, the freedom to spend as much as they like and drink whatever they want is hard earned.