Chinese Authorities Take Action against Illegal Sex-Selective Abortions

China announced the arrest of ten gang members guilty of providing sex-selective abortions. The One-Child policy in China has led to a preference for male children over females. This has …

Amanda LubitChinese Authorities Take Action against Illegal Sex-Selective Abortions

Corporal Punishment of Children Has Lasting Psychological Effects

Corporal punishment in schools continues to be an accepted method of discipline in many countries around the world. In these regions, many argue that physical punishment is a normal, natural …

Amanda LubitCorporal Punishment of Children Has Lasting Psychological Effects

Shanghai Students Top PISA Global Education Rankings

For the second time, students in Shanghai, China, have come out on top of the global Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) test rankings. The newly released PISA results stem …

Carla DrumhillerShanghai Students Top PISA Global Education Rankings

Cultural Diversity Playgroup in Hong Kong Benefits Refugee Children

The Hong Kong refugee organization Vision First holds a weekly Cultural Diversity Playgroup for children between the ages of 6 months and 3 years old. The concept behind this group …

Amanda LubitCultural Diversity Playgroup in Hong Kong Benefits Refugee Children

China Introduces Education Reforms to De-Emphasize English Language Curriculum

The Beijing Municipal Education Commission proposed education reforms that will de-emphasize English language curriculum in the gaokao, China’s national higher education examinations. The proposition aims to relieve pressure on China’s …

Rachel PozivenecChina Introduces Education Reforms to De-Emphasize English Language Curriculum

Global Slavery Index: Almost 30 Million People Currently Enslaved

A new report published by the Australian-based Walk Free Foundation revealed that nearly 30 million people worldwide are forced into practices of modern slavery. According to the Foundation, “’slavery’ refers …

Rachel PozivenecGlobal Slavery Index: Almost 30 Million People Currently Enslaved

Child Abduction in China Feeds the Adoption Industry

Upon the news that the Chinese government has rescued 92 children from a kidnapping ring, there has been renewed international attention to the rise in human trafficking throughout China over the …

Amanda LubitChild Abduction in China Feeds the Adoption Industry

Beijing Conference Tackles Education Barriers for Disabled Students

The Beijing Forum on Human Rights has drawn attention once again to the state of education for disabled students in China. Amidst reports of discrimination and exclusion, human rights experts have …

Carla DrumhillerBeijing Conference Tackles Education Barriers for Disabled Students

Education Reform in China Demands More Creativity, Less Testing

China’s Ministry of Education recently proposed a lighter workload for Chinese students. If enacted the new regulations would signify a major change in predominantly test-based, competitive Chinese schools. Among the …

Cassandra MooreEducation Reform in China Demands More Creativity, Less Testing