Monthly Archives: July 2012

Benefits of a countryside education

Guo Fang, a world history researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, was the 1977 arts champion in the Beijing gaokao. When China’s former leader Deng Xiaoping made the decision to resume the gaokao in late 1977 following its suspension during the “cultural revolution” (1966-76), Guo Fang was working in the fields in North […]

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Success a burden

Students under increasing stress in age of gaokao champions, He Na reports. This should have been a great summer for Lin Haoran, a student from Sichuan province in Southwest China. The young man recently sat the gaokao, the grueling university entrance examination, and was quietly confident that he had performed well enough to be offered […]

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CNNZ to be intl business hub in western region

Southwest China’s Chongqing municipality is building a new zone that is expected to become an international commercial center in the near future, Ma Wei reports. Located in the Chongqing New North Zone, also known as CNN Z, the Lijia Central Business District will be a paradise for investment with great business opportunities, local officials say.  […]

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West Lake harnesses power of man, nature

Hangzhou’s West Lake stands as a symbol of the merger of man’s ingenuity with nature’s beauty, Zhuan Ti reports. Many scholars emphasize “harmony between man and nature” in Chinese philosophy. The West Lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, provides a prime example. The lake was formed by combining a natural swamp area with a man-made lagoon […]

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Xi’an: Massive inland port to fuel western growth

More than 2,000 years ago, Zhang Qian, an envoy of the Han Dynasty, spent decades exploring the lands surrounding ancient Xi’an, eventually discovering a route and helping open the Silk Road that shared the city’s prosperity with the world. The cradle of Chinese civilization has again reached out in modern times with the Xi’an International […]

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Qingdao gets chance to shine on world stage

Qingdao, a coastal city in East China’s Shandong province, put itself in the international spotlight when it hosted the Olympic Sailing Regatta and Paralympic Games in 2008. It will once again gain worldwide fame as the host of the Qingdao International Horticultural Expo in 2014, when the city displays its stunning scenery and comfortable environment […]

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