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on education in China

Fascinating.
The New York Times has a long profile on the state of education in China from the perspective of a Chinese Harvard student. The whole article was very interesting but this bit was especially so:

(A scheduling glitch produced the highlight event, I was told — two very different Chinese examples of success on stage together: the polished, Western-educated head of Google China, Kai-Fu Lee, and the jeans-clad Jack Ma, homegrown maverick who reportedly bombed the gaokao twice and founded Alibaba.com, China’s thriving e-commerce company.)

China – Education – Schools – Re-education – Ann Hulbert – New York Times

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off to Beijing

Hopefully it’ll be a bit more clear up in Beijing?
Anthony Townsend: Howdy from Shanghai

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Baidu commercials

Two Baidu commercials.
I’ll leave you to judge the differences.



via CDT

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Kai-Fu Lee on Google China

An Inside Look At Google China – Google Video

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in China…

Finally. We’ve been in China since Saturday and the Internet connection in our hotel in Beijing was slower than dialup. It took 5-7 minutes to open a webpage that had any graphics at all.
Now we’re in Shanghai and the ‘net connection’s a lot better! I’ll start uploading photos and telling some stories later once I get some food.