China Daily- Du Juan/Cui Jia
“China’s first educational institute of its kind focusing on counterterrorism law has been created at a university in Northwest China, which aims to build a pool of legal experts to help China combat terrorism.
The institute was set up by the Northwest University of Political Science and Law in Xi’an, Shaanxi province, and is expected to receive its first class of undergraduates in spring semester.
“To better fight terrorism under new circumstances, China has an urgent and strategic need for a team of qualified experts who have comprehensive knowledge in the field,” Jia Yu, president of the university, said at the launching ceremony for the institute on Saturday.”(more)
The Helsinki Times – Jutta Sarhimaa
“Next spring Kiasma will host a 15-metre-tall classroom.There, Finns will be taught the ABC’s of disobedience. The aim is to fill desks with children and young adults, but adults are also welcome.Teachers include, among others, last autumn’s tax gimmick opposers Riku Rantala and Tuomas “Tunna” Milonoff from Docyenture, rapper Karri “Paleface” Miettinen and Marjaana Toiviainen, a priest from Kallio who has given the homeless a home in her own.”(more)
China Daily- Andrew Moody
“The intriguing aspect of this is to what extent those ideas still continue to spread and penetrate Chinese society.
Many Chinese (even more than Westerners) make fun of some of his more banal sayings while at the same time continue to conform, perhaps unconsciously, to his ideas of family responsibility, order and hierarchy.
Certainly, much continues to be written about how much Confucian thinking informs the business community in China.
Confucius, himself, does not seem to have had much time for commerce, once saying: “The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.””(more)
China Daily Europe- By Klaus Schwab
“There has never been a time of greater promise, or greater potential peril, if the best parts of human nature do not guide changes
We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work and relate to one another. In its scale, scope and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before. We do not yet know just how it will unfold, but one thing is clear: The response to it must be integrated and comprehensive, involving all stakeholders of the global polity, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society.The original Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The second used electric power to create mass production. The third used electronics and information technology to automate production. A fourth, digital revolution has been occurring since the middle of the last century. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres.”(more)
NEWS- Nick Dole
“A new teaching method being trialled in New South Wales, which incorporates games and physical theatre, is allowing each student a chance to shine.High school teacher Catherine Myers said she used to dread her Monday morning science class.For the past 10 weeks she has been part of a trial involving a new teaching method, which involves students spending less time reading and writing, and more time on their feet.”They’re doing it through theatre, through games, through play rather than books and writing,” she said.She said there had been a “monumental” improvement in results.”(more)