Education in Taiwan is almost a religion. Even pre-schoolers are expected to be high-achievers. Day care director Fong Yun I believes in tough love and discipline.
Students parading in Nazi uniforms, a teacher giving the Hitler salute - these pictures from a Taiwanese school parade caused an international stir. Now the principal of the school has resigned.
Like in previous editions, Singapore and Japan did well in the OECD's education assessment. The results also brought some surprises, however, related to gender and social equality.
By mid-century, 80 percent of students in developed countries like Japan and Korea will have access to higher education. But fewer than 5 percent of children in the world's poorest countries will have such opportunities.
China has not yet become a go-to global tourist destination. The potential is there, but the country suffers from a poor image and a number of bureaucratic hurdles, says Frank Sieren.
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