Opinion / Berlin Fang

Berlin Fang

Berlin Fang is a US-based instructional designer, literary translator and columnist writing on cross-cultural issues.

English education still a priority

[2013-11-05 07:23]

The changes of English in tests has caused a controversy, but this is because the policies have been formulated on the conventional wisdom.

Parents can play a healthier role

[2013-08-27 06:57]

As schools reduce children's workloads, parents may shoulder more responsibilities, but they also have the opportunity to enjoy more time with our children.

Migration can't solve education problems

[2013-07-15 09:59]

While traveling in China recently to promote my book, I came across many anxious parents who sought my advice about sending their children "abroad" to study.

Unleashing the potential of technology

[2013-07-10 08:10]

The good news is that most gizmos have not been out for that long. Parents still have time to turn them from distracting toys into engaging tools. That might seem like an uphill battle, but if we care enough, it is one we will win.

Cure needed for plague of rural pollution

[2013-05-29 08:03]

Rural residents' minds are not yet polluted beyond repair. Appeal to their reason, their love of their hometowns and their desire for a better future for their children

Household chores part of a child's education

[2013-05-02 08:00]

I hope fellow parents will share their experience and wisdom so that together we can find ways to get work-shy children back to doing and enjoying work.

A nightmare unfolding in slow motion

[2013-04-25 08:13]

Although the biggest cities may seem to present the most opportunities, that might not be the case when viewed in a personal context.

Low expectations nurture mediocrity

[2013-04-01 07:48]

As well as academic requirements, universities should also communicate high expectations for time management, self-discipline and other self-management strategies.

Virtual persona should be you in reality

[2013-03-11 07:59]

China is the world's most populous country, but I am still amazed that some micro-bloggers have millions of followers - that is a lot of clout.

Fabrications fail as world flattens

[2013-02-19 08:01]

Ping Fu, co-founder of software company Geomagic, recently had a rollercoaster ride in the media spotlight with the release of her new book Bend Not Break: A Life in Two Worlds, a memoir that documents her misery in China and rise to glory in the United States.

'Turnkey' toys of no real value

[2013-01-31 07:25]

During the holidays, I am under pressure from my son to buy him something called a Skylanders Giants Starter Set. I had never heard of such a thing.

Premature sex education cause for concern

[2012-12-13 08:23]

If a crisis is brewing, it is a manufactured one. Sex education may be necessary at some point, but what's the rush?

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