We are far down the list on PISA scores, but WP says not to worry.
Tag Archives: Asia
The Only International Test Score Info You Need to Know, Washington Post
Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Labour Crackdown Drives Out 2m Migrants, Guardian (London)
The vast majority got the message and “self deported.”
Filipinos revert to savagery.
China Plans to Ease 1-Child Policy and End Labor Camps, New York Times
Policy change could lead to 1 to 2 million more births per year.
Some people live in the present; others plan for the future.
Orangutan Tied up and Taunted by Cruel Mob, Daily Mail (London)
She was rescued by a British charity.
The 25 Countries with the Most Brainpower, Business Insider
The US still tops the rankings–only because of our large population.
Many Japanese prefer virtual or sham relationships.
A reply to an article we ran three days ago.
Why Have Young People in Japan Stopped Having Sex?, Guardian (London)
Japan’s population is expected to drop by a third by 2060.
Nearly 30 Million Around the World Are Slaves, Reveals New Report, Daily Mail (London)
India, China and Pakistan are among the worst offenders.
“Zaitokukai” members held a protest at a Korean elementary school.
Northern Europe and East Asia fared best.
China to Ditch Its One-Child Policy as Ageing Crisis Looms, Telegraph (London)
The workforce is already shrinking.
Protesters call the event “pornography.”
Attenborough Criticises Food Aid, Yahoo! News
British broadcaster says what’s needed in Africa is population control.
60 percent of Papua New Guineans interviewed admitted to rape.
The Thailand franchise laughs off “paranoid” criticism.
35 homes are torched after rumors of a rape.
The Doctor and China’s Evil Baby Trade, Telegraph (London)
An estimated 20,000 to 40,000 Chinese children are stolen every year.
UN: Africa’s population to quadruple over the next 90 years.
The Relation Between Intelligence and Unemployment at the Individual and National Level, Journal of Social, Political, and Economic Studies
National IQ correlates highly with unemployment rates.
China’s Struggle to Contain Ethnic Unrest Continues, Stratfor Global Intelligence
China’s ethnic minorities fight back against dispossession.
Uighurs fight back against dispossession.
One in five South Korean women have had plastic surgery; one in 20 in the US.
Riot After Chinese Teachers Try to Stop Pupils Cheating, Telegraph (London)
Cheating is a right in this Chinese town.
The vigilantes’ evidence was a swarm of fireflies.
New Guineans bring African behavior to Asia.
“Travelling is a learning experience for tourists.”
Buddhist monks and football hooligans find common cause.
Authorities impose curfews and ban meetings of more than five people.
Burma Proposes Family Planning Regime to Control Muslims, Telegraph (London)
Burmese consider them illegal immigrants.
“Democracy” means racial conflict in Myanmar.
China Officials Seek Career Shortcut with Feng Shui, New York Times
Brains are not enough.
Chinese Police Make More Arrests in Ethnic Violence, Los Angeles Times
Diversity doesn’t work in China either.
The Muslim Uighur and Han Chinese don’t get along.
Diversity drives even Buddhists to gang violence.
Assassinations Grow as Iraqi Elections Near, New York Times
Fifteen Sunni candidates have been assassinated.
The Chinese want to become smarter and healthier.
A Genetic Code for Genius?, Wall Street Journal
Beijing Genomic Institute expects to have found genes for intelligence in three months.
The Japanese are headed in the right direction.
Kenya Suffers Worst Single Loss of Elephants as Poachers Kill 12, Telegraph (London)
To meet insatiable demand in China.
Christianity ‘Close to Extinction’ in Middle East, Telegraph (London)
Report claims Christianity is world’s most persecuted religion.
Chinese Eugenics, Edge
A bold (truthful) look at how the West is being left behind.
Even in sub-Saharan Africa.
Without Babies, Can Japan Survive?, New York Times
Urbanization and high cost of child rearing have contributed to a birth rate of 1.39.
The Lottery of Life, The Economist
Which are the best countries?
Tibetan Protests Against Chinese Rule in New Phase, Associated Press
In protest against Chinese threats to their national identity.