Daily Archives: October 19, 2010

John Gapper

On my visit to China with a group of journalists, I today visited Beijing Middle School 101 – a school at which 4,000 students up to the age of 18 prepare for university. It was a remarkable insight into the achievements and aspirations of China’s new generation.

I had expected to find intelligent and highly-motivated students, but what was more surprising was how immaculately many of the group of 30 students we met spoke English, and their thoughtful and open comments on Chinese society. Read more