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.