Customers dine in the first prison themed restaurant of China’s Tianjin, Sept 6, 2014.
Why would people want to eat in a prison themed restaurant? Go figure.
Chinese social media can’t agree whether to blame an out-of-control military or spoiled youth.
The first year students here just completed their first of two weeks of mandatory military training. Lots of marching and shouting.
No violence in Jinan. All’s well here.
Looks can be deceiving. In China, official bribery — even exchanging sex for power — is still too normal.
According to this article, in China female government officials are just as likely to be corrupt as men.
Since many of my female students are willing to plagiarize, I’m not shocked. Disappointed, but not shocked.
She offers a very good method. She’s written a book, but I’d prefer a series of videos like this.
Jinan ends restrictions on purchasing new and second-hand homes, local media reported on Wednesday.
Given all the construction and empty apartments, I’m surprised there was a restriction. I suppose it made sense years ago.
Still can this thwart a bubble?
I really like where I teach in Jinan, China. I work for Clark University at Shandong University of Science and Technology (SUST) and while it’s not perfect, e.g. sometimes we lose Internet service and there’s a dearth of “nightlife” I enjoy the students, the city and China in general.
Working with us have been teachers from Australia. They’ve got it a lot harder, though their students are on par with ours and they have the same apartments and environment. The big problem they face is that UTAS, the school that’s partnered with SUST uses an agent to manage the English program. They do this because it allows them to pay teachers less and avoid providing the usual benefits the Australian government requires. Right there I wouldn’t work for them as English teachers are absolutely second class citizens.
I’ve seen them do other unprofessional things including:
All in all Yucui’s fond of secrets and dishonesty. They don’t appreciate teachers at all. Typically, Clark hosts the teacher to a lunch once or twice a semester. A small thank you. In two and a half years, Yucui hasn’t done this once. The total would be less than $20. Teachers are clearly just galley slaves. Each year the teachers have received worst treatment. I don’t think these people know how to operate honestly.
This year they lost three good teachers, who would have stayed if they’d just been treated professionally.