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News / September 30, 2013
News / August 27, 2013
. It quotes REAP co-director Scott Rozelle on the implications of iron deficiency anemia in China: "Rural kids aren't staying on the farm anymore. They're entering the labor force, and if they aren't able to learn the skills they need to land a job in China's advancing economy, that's going to spell trouble for both economic growth and social stability."
News / August 23, 2013
On August 5th and 6th , 40 teachers from more than 35 public and independent secondary schools, representing 8 Bay Area county unified school districts, attended the 1990 Institute’s Inaugural Teachers Workshop on China’s Growing Global Impact. REAP co-director Scott Rozelle and Project Manager, Matthew Boswell, presented the curriculum units in "China in Transition: Economic Development, Migration, and Education," a publication of the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE).
REAP Continues Collaboration with Policymakers as State Council Moves to Narrow Rural-Urban Education Gap
News / May 21, 2013
Universities in China have been urged to enroll more students from rural areas in a major effort to close the gap between rural and urban higher education. The Chinese government announced at a State Council Standing Committee meeting on May 15th, the decision to increase the quota of students from poor rural areas attending key universities from 10,000 to 30,000 this year.
News / May 21, 2013
REAP Co-Director Scott Rozelle recently spoke at a Lung Yingtai Cultural Foundation event about China and the middle income trap. Using the contrasting experiences of South Korea and Mexico as a guide, Rozelle provided a glimpse into the economic ramifications of allowing the gap between rural and urban education in China to grow wider.
News / April 24, 2013
Over the last thirty years, China’s rural income per capita has risen an astounding 20 times. Millions have been lifted out of poverty and have moved from the rural sector to China's thriving big cities. China expert Scott Rozelle credits this remarkable growth to the government's decision to put land in the hands of farmers, deregulate markets, and heavily invest in the agricultural sector.
News / March 26, 2013
We surveyed 800+ engineering students at top universities in China and the US and while they all dreamed of starting their own firm, only 3% of Chinese students said they would actually take the plunge. Why? Our study points to a wide gap in perceptions on the availability of financing, mentorship and other innovation resources.
News / February 7, 2013
REAP-China director Linxiu Zhang discusses China's emphasis on rural-urban integration and accelerating agricultural modernization as outlined in the country's first policy document for 2013. Issued by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council annually, the document is an indicator of the country's policy priorities.
News / February 4, 2013
For the tenth year in a row, the first policy document of the year of the Communist Party of China focuses on agricultural and rural development. REAP-China director Linxiu Zhang appears on CCTV to discuss urbanization and the impact on rural farmers, migrant workers, and the environment.