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‘China Teaches its Kids to Sit Exams, Sweden its Kids to Think’

In an open letter to the Swedish education minister, Lund high schoolerSaga Ringmar asks him not to fear China, despite Shanghai beating Sweden by 37 places on the recent Pisa ranking. Her test-loving school in Shanghai left her disillusioned and her kid sister depressed. Dear Jan Björklund,  Let me shortly sum up my message. Despite taking a battering […]

Greece’s prime minister is in China seeking investment and trade deals to help revive his country’s recession-battered economy. Antonis Samaras and the Chinese premier Li Keqiang signed trade agreements covering areas including shipping and telecommunications. They also discussed the possibility of China investing in Greece’s railways and Athens’ airport, as well as greater involvement by […]

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