The bulk of my career in China has been spent in the field of education. My first job was as an English teacher at a provincial level College of Education (Teachers College) way back in 1984. In the 90's I studied Chinese at a major Normal University (Teachers University), and stayed on there to direct a program for Americans studying Chinese. The past ten years, while not directly teaching in a Chinese university, I have been helping to train Americans to teach in Chinese universities.
You will understand my interest, then, in a blog post I stumbled across today titled 25 Surprising Facts About China's Education System. Facts 1 and 3 are particularly interesting:
That's really quite amazing.