Monthly Archives: August 2021

China bans exams for six-year-olds as Beijing revamps education system

Beijing on Monday banned written exams for six- and seven-year-olds, part of sweeping education reforms aimed at relieving pressure on students and parents in China’s hyper-competitive school system. China’s exam-driven system previously required students to take exams starting in the first year, culminating in the dreaded 18-year-old college entrance exam …

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Top 10 attractions to visit in Thailand according to locals

TThailand, as we all know, has a variety of attractions including mountains, oceans, and waterfalls. Plus, it offers unique culture and arts that more people should experience. If you’re looking for inspiration on where to go and what to do on your next vacation, check out our list of the …

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Even in the rarefied world of French cuisine, you must Inst

Jean Imbert (left) and former Miss France Alexandra Rosenfeld Photo: AFP It was a shock wave in the world of French cuisine. Jean Imbert, best known for winning a reality TV show and dating stars, has replaced the world’s most decorated chef, Alain Ducasse, at one of Paris’ top restaurants. …

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The Complexities of Hong Kong Cuisine in Houston’s Asian Quarter

Tucked away in the corner of Diho Square, sandwiched between a veteran sushi restaurant and a vegetarian buffet, is Houston’s only cha-chaan-teng. Hong Kong’s Cafe, established in the spring of 2006, is one of the last strongholds of Hong Kong cuisine in the city, serving up Anglo-Chinese fusion dishes. Loosely …

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U.S. tourists return to Niagara region tourist attractions as border reopens

NIAGARA FALLS, ONT. – American tourists returned to the Niagara region on Monday for the first time in over a year, eager to see the thundering falls, enjoy area attractions and explore the nearby wine country. They have been well received by local businesses that rely heavily on tourism and …

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Malaysia’s prolonged lockdown puts eco-tourism attractions in dire straits

The current movement control order (MCO) 3.0 in Malaysia, applied since June 1, has put ecotourism operators in distress as their main source of income, the collection of entrance fees, continues to grow. be disrupted by prolonged closures. Most dig in their own chests for maintenance. With the closure of …

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Hong Kong’s largest teachers’ union says it will focus on education and service to members after government sever ties

Hong Kong’s largest teachers’ union said it would focus on education and continue to serve its members to the best of its ability after the government announced it would no longer recognize the body over the course of the weekend. The statement from the Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union (HKPTU) …

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