Uncategorized | 1:34 pm | May 18, 2007 | By michael

Day 3: Examining Chinese education reform

Friday brought the Yale 100 delegates face-to-face with ongoing reforms to the Chinese education system, which are beginning to transform Chinese universities along American lines. At a speech to the Yale delegation Friday morning, Vice Minister of Education Zhang Xinsheng outlined the “great change” underway in Chinese higher education. Vice Minister of Education Zhang Xinsheng, »

Uncategorized | 11:55 am | May 17, 2007 | By Jmarsden

Day 2: The jet lag sets in

On the first full day of the Yale 100’s trip to China, the group was confronted with a packed schedule: an alumni breakfast event, smaller meetings with Chinese government officials, a lunch with Chinese students and visits to the Forbidden City, a Peking duck restaurant and the Beijing Opera. Alumni breakfast The Yalies were up »

Uncategorized | 10:55 am | May 16, 2007 | By michael

President Hu welcomes Yale 100 to China

Four hours after we arrived at Beijing Airport on Wednesday, Yale faculty and students were welcomed to China by President Hu Jintao in a brief address at the Great Hall of the People. For virtually all of the students and some of the faculty, the audience with Hu — perhaps the highlight of the trip »

Uncategorized | 11:07 pm | May 8, 2007 | By Jmarsden

China delegation gets sendoff from Levin

Faculty and students departing next week for China met Tuesday afternoon to hear from Yale President Richard Levin about the challenges facing China in the coming years. In his remarks, Levin identified four major issues China must confront in order to maintain its strong economic growth: rule of law, education, environment and income inequality. He »

Uncategorized | 9:47 pm | May 4, 2007 | By Jmarsden

Bush meets with Yale delegation to China

WASHINGTON — President George W. Bush ’68 met Friday afternoon with Yale President Richard Levin, China’s Ambassador to the United States Zhou Wenzhong and other participants in the upcoming Yale trip to China. At the Oval Office meeting, Bush conveyed his greetings to Chinese President Hu Jintao, who invited the Yale delegation to China in »