China’s Gen Alpha Kids: Gambling Cards, Chasing Happiness

Is the latest card craze an unhealthy addiction for children or a lifeline for small-town shop owners?


Parental Overreach: The Controversial Rise of Parent Groups in Chinese Universities

Are parent groups essential for ensuring student safety, or do they hinder student growth?


Why China’s Young Urbanites Seek Refuge in Night School

China‘s stressed-out urban young professionals head to night schools to unwind and learn new skills


Could You Pass Ancient China’s Exam for Child Prodigies?

China’s imperial examinations included a controversial test for gifted children


A Sense of Ceremony: China’s Most Creative Graduations

From traditional “capping ceremonies” to driving tractors across campus, here are some graduation ceremonies students are unlikely to forget


Class Struggles: Vocational Schools Still Fail to Provide Opportunities to Students

Dogged by social stigma and lack of resources, vocational high schools fail to give students the education they need to succeed in modern China


“We Have Students Falling Asleep in Class”: Life After China’s Private Tutoring Ban

Students, parents, and tutors discuss life after China's crackdown on after school tutoring and what’s really wrong with the education system


Student’s Suicide Exposes Abusive Factory Internships

Long hours, low pay, and intimidation a regular feature of vocational work study programs


Viral Week Ep. 281

Hungry fare-evader, draconian schools, ancient doodles, and ears of steel—it’s Viral Week


China's School Counseling Throes

School psychologists struggle to protect students’ privacy and serve their mental health needs