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Articles from China

  1. Equity and inclusion 5 August 2021

    East Asian education unions unite for quality peace education

    Understanding that history is often distorted and that political forces often interfere with education systems and curricula, Chinese, Korean and Japanese teachers are exploring their shared past to teach students for a better future.

    East Asian education unions unite for quality peace education
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 12 September 2019

    “Copyright Issues and Teachers' Dilemma in Asia Pacific”, by Dr. Robert Jeyakumar.

    Dr. Robert Jeyakumar

    I woke up in Budapest on a fine summer morning to deliver a lecture using materials I had prepared in Malaysia in accordance with copyright exceptions allowed in Malaysia. Just before the lecture, I was informed that my materials did not conform to copyright laws in the EU. Dismay! This...

    “Copyright Issues and Teachers' Dilemma in Asia Pacific”, by Dr. Robert Jeyakumar.
  3. Union renewal and development 21 August 2018

    Japanese, Chinese and Korean teachers raise their voices for peace education

    Historical events are interpreted and taught differently, and many times in radically opposed ways, in different countries. When countries have been at war with each other, their national education systems, their textbooks and their collective memory often glorify the victors, hide the atrocities and deny the claims of the victims.

    Japanese, Chinese and Korean teachers raise their voices for peace education
  4. Union growth 1 May 2017

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?

    As the occasion to celebrate and reaffirm the value and values of trade unions, from which their principles continue to inspire, today must also serve as a lens to carefully examine our societies and institutions.

    This May Day, why not try solidarity?
  5. Trade union rights are human rights 30 November 2010

    Chinese teacher fights HIV job discrimination

    An HIV-positive teacher has lodged an appeal against a district court ruling that said an education bureau in China's Eastern Anhui province did not employ him after learning of his HIV status.

    Chinese teacher fights HIV job discrimination
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 4 August 2010

    China: Fatal knife attack in nursery school

    A man went on a deadly rampage as he killed at least three children and one teacher in an unprovoked knife attack at a Chinese nursery school in the city of Zibo, in the eastern province of Shandong.

    China: Fatal knife attack in nursery school
  7. Union growth 30 September 2008

    Sichuan teacher who posted photos of collapsed schools now released from labour camp

    Human Rights in China has learned that Liu Shaokun, a teacher who was sentenced to one year of Re-education Through Labour after posting online his photographs of collapsed school buildings in earthquake-affected areas, was released by the authorities on 24 September. He will now be permitted to serve his sentence...

    Sichuan teacher who posted photos of collapsed schools now released from labour camp
  8. Union growth 10 September 2008

    China: Teacher punished for photos of schools

    A teacher who published online photos of schools that collapsed due to the Sichuan earthquake has been ordered to serve one year of Reeducation-Through-Labour, according to Human Rights in China.

    China: Teacher punished for photos of schools
  9. Union renewal and development 13 May 2008

    Children severely affected by China’s earthquake

    Education International expresses its deep sympathy with the victims of the massive earthquake that struck China on Monday at 14:28 local time with a magnitude of 7.9.

    Children severely affected by China’s earthquake
  10. Fighting the commercialisation of education 28 February 2007

    ASEAN countries sign services deal with China

    The ten member nations of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) ended their annual summit on 15 January by unveiling a new free trade agreement in services with China.

    ASEAN countries sign services deal with China
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 23 January 2006

    Hong Kong: Teachers protest following stress-related suicides

    Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong calling for a reduction in teachers' working hours following two suicides within the profession.

    Hong Kong: Teachers protest following stress-related suicides