While an increasing number of people migrate to cities in search of economic prosperity and those in cities constantly work to better their lifestyles by accumulating new-age electronics and other consumer goods, a Chinese couple who has chosen to dial back the clock has become quite a social media sensation in the country.
Three years ago, Tang Guanhua and his wife Xing Zhen decided to put the brakes on their fast-paced lives and seek a simpler rural existence.
Education is not merely about learning facts, figures and methods. It is also a process whereby children develop important personality traits such as critical reasoning, empathy, thoughtfulness and learning to take responsibility.
The key, however, is for educators to identify creative ways to inculcate such traits among their students. One such experiment was seen this week at a primary school in Beijing.
South Korea’s latest lure for Chinese tourists isn’t shopping sprees or plastic surgery but something else that’s plastic: driving licenses.
Although most don’t speak a word of Korean, the number of Chinese receiving South Korean driving licenses rose more than threefold last year – from 7,064 in 2010 to 24,687 in 2013 – according to statistics reported in the Financial Times.
Fourteen people, including one crew, four high-school students and a teacher, have been confirmed dead after the South Korean ferry “#Sewol” capsized and sank off the country’s southwest coast, Wednesday morning with 475 on board, according to the latest from Yonhap News Agency.
Nearly 282 others remain missing, with 179 rescued, as of 10:40am Beijing time Thursday.
The Chinese embassy in Seoul has said two Chinese citizens were on board the ship, but it was still seeking clarification from South Korean authorities.