The Ministry of Education recently published national standards for the management of primary and secondary schools, which has attracted a lot of attention as it says that schools and parents should work together to ensure primary school pupils sleep at least 10 hours a day and middle school students sleep nine hours a day.
The Education Ministry, Public Security Ministry and nine other central government departments have jointly published an action plan to address the issue of bullying in schools, which has become a grave problem. According to the plan, those responsible for repeated bullying in primary and middle schools will be transferred to reformatory schools.
On Dec 23, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea released its Dec 21 decision to build the "Kangnam Economic Development Zone" in Pyongyang, where foreign investors will be offered preferential land and tax policies. The construction of an economic development zone to attract foreign investment might be Pyongyang's way of signaling it wants to help restore peace on the volatile Korean Peninsula.
The year 2017 saw China playing a more effective role in global governance, as it continued making efforts to maintain peace and strengthen communication among countries. At a time when regional conflicts, slow economic development and erratic diplomacy have aggravated global uncertainties, China remains committed to promoting cooperation for the betterment of the world.
Chinese director Feng Xiaogang's latest film Youth, which partly reflects on the China-Vietnam war of 1979, has earned high ratings after being released earlier this month following a two-month delay. The delay sparked a debate on China-Vietnam ties nearly four decades after the border war. Two experts and a film critic share their views on the subject.
On Dec 13-15, Australian navy Commander Barrett visited Beijing and held talks with the People's Liberation Army navy commander. Both sides expressed the willingness to expand naval and defense exchanges. This visit is quite timely and helpful if we consider the troubles and challenges that China and Australia are facing recently.
The Republic of Korea’s President Moon Jae-in was simply telling the truth when he said on Thursday that the 2015 agreement between his country and Japan intended to settle once and for all the decades-long row over Korean women forced into wartime sexual slavery was seriously flawed, “both in process and content”.
From Dec 21 to 22, representatives from Palestine and Israel attended a seminar in Beijing, discussing peace restoration in the Palestine-Israel region, where the United States’ recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital may create chaos in the Middle East.
China has taken a more proactive and positive approach in its diplomacy this year, with a number of China-raised proposals translated into real outcomes and actions by the global community, analysts said.
On Tuesday, allegations of an exam leak went viral on Sino Weibo after claims over leaked math questions from a post-graduate studies entrance exam emerged.