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Stephen Downes

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"China does need to develop higher education more broadly," writes, Kai Jiang. "However, there are two aspects of the challenge that must be clarified." First, China "does not only need world-class universities but also outstanding provincial (local) universities and more well-run, effective tertiary vocational colleges." And second, "if China wishes to realize the goal of a strong postsecondary system, it will be necessary to invest more than the current level of expenditure." Fair enough, but a commenter asks, reasonably, "What is it about the academic environment of Chinese universities that 'badly needs improvement'?"

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