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Harsh rules on migrants’ education opportunities in China


Yuan Guiren

SCMP reports today: “Migrant parents are unhappy with new State Council guidelines that set harsh rules for deciding which of their children can sit high school and university entrance exams in the cities where they live.

“They say the restrictions will deny their children the chance of an education.

“Minister of Education Yuan Guiren said yesterday that aside from existing criteria that requires the migrants to have stable jobs, ‘stable residency’ and contribute to social insurance, cities could also set rules, such as when the children attended school in those cities.

“He said local governments would also set their own policies based on what type of skilled workers they were trying to attract.”

Yuan’s comments mean that local governments can set rules and policies to protect the vested interests of local permanent residents.

This kind of turf protection and discrimination is common in the world, even in developed countries, but I hope talented leaders with moral integrity in China will have the courage and wisdom to eliminate them.

If fortunately for China there are such leaders, they must have the vision that the unfair education system will block the way for lots of talented children of migrant workers to excel and play their brilliant role in China.

Quite a few talented Chinese scientists and engineers including Shi Changxu who developed the materials for China’s top military aircrafts, returned to China from the US due to the racial discrimination there.

Moreover, if talented people are not allowed the proper way to succeed (education is the major way), they may be recruited by organised crime or radical political parties and make it even more difficult for China to maintain the stability it has so desperately wanted since Tiananmen Protests.

Read the full SCMP report
 
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Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee

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