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The downside of exam-based education in China

Jun 7, 2011
Students in China are taking a key exam that will determine their future. But focusing on the exam, the gao kao, may rob students of creativity.
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Day Nine: Rolling with Harley-Davidson in China

Jun 7, 2011
Owning a Harley-Davidson in China is a status symbol for a small slice of the aspirational Chinese consumer.
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Day Eight: A visit to Shanghai's marriage market

Jun 6, 2011
Pressure to get married in China has given rise to a marriage market, a place where parents go to make a love connection for their unmarried children.
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Coal mining fuels unrest in China's Inner Mongolia

Jun 6, 2011
Last week, the Chinese government revamped standards and practices for coal mining in Inner Mongolia, in an attempt to calm local anger over possible environmental damage.
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The problem with China's college entry test

Jun 6, 2011
High school graduates in China must take the gao kao. These national college entrance exams decide who gets into the best schools and eventually the best jobs. But as China moves toward a more innovation-based economy, the tests may prove problematic.
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Day Five: In China, it's good to be from Minnesota

Jun 3, 2011
Kai Ryssdal lands an interview with the head of one of China's most influential media companies thanks to Marketplace's ties to... Minnesota Public Radio
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F.B.I. will investigate Google hack

Jun 3, 2011
On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the F.B.I. would launch an investigation on whether China was behind the Gmail hack....
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Is China ready to help save the world?

Jun 2, 2011
Kai Ryssdal discusses why GM is such a success story in China and whether the Chinese are ready to help drive the global economy.
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Foreigners in China get new taxes, benefits

Jun 2, 2011
Foreigners working in China face new taxes in exchange for social security and health care benefits, but they may never reap those benefits.
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Day Four: A space-age ride through the Industrial Revolution

Jun 2, 2011
A four-hour trip turns into an hour-and-a-half ride as passengers bullet through China's countryside at 210 mph.
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