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More Chinese Cheating!

i'm actually new to topix and new to china forum.so naturally i'm not quite familiar to all the background and history...and i'm in fact a little shocked by such strong smell of gunpowder.i think that i have a lot of catch-up to do in this forum...especially about the biological warfare part,that sounds pretty dangerous,definitely more terrifying than being called a cheater by a stranger.  (Jan 17, 2012 | post #63)

More Chinese Cheating!

how can there be any belief in the behaviour of tolerating cheating? it's such a shock to me that it was actually said by the Deans of a university, even though myself is a teacher and know what's most of my fellow teachers are like. in fact, it's not so hard to be a real teach and to tell your students cheating is a disgrace and make those who do so feel ashamed and never do it again, if you are a native. because you need skill to deal with whose who are overprotected by their parents and never learned a thing about responsiblity and moral standards during their growth. yet,it would be extremely difficult for a foreigner to accomplish such a task.there is cultural difference and your colleagues would see you as an outsider who just do not understand what's educaion in china is like,consequently, they won't take your opinion very serious.i'm sorry about the disappointment and confusion you experienced.really sorry. i was warned also when i told an influential and well-respected father that his way of educating sucked and if he allowed his son to cheat one more time i would refuse to mark his paper and check his homework, he could do anything he likes in my class and learns nothing, the same was told to the son.but i just neglect the warnings.but everything turned out to be fine, and the father agreed very willingly to cooperate with me and the son improved a lot.after a while , my colleagues and supervisors just left me alone to do whatever i think is right.it's as simple as right,i mean, you're a teacher, not a policician, the parents would not hate when you point our their children's problems--that's what a teahcer does. but,most people just can't get it. the root of problem,i think, lies not in the educational system but in people's fear of power and of getting into trouble if they do not act like the 'mainstream', that's what stops most ambitious teachers' pilgrimage to education in its truest sense.gradually, they just forget even mainstream can be wrong.  (Jan 17, 2012 | post #61)

China sentences 113 government workers, pig farmers over ...

i did not try to do anything, i just wanted to show everyone how an average chinese lives.people have their right to make judgement, and perceive things in any way they like.what i provided was some facts that might help them to better understand people and life in china.after all, people in the west normally learn about china from newspapers or stuff like that, which do not always represent the citizens in china and their life.  (Jan 16, 2012 | post #1090)

More Chinese Cheating!

thank you, disclosure.but,i'm actually a woman. talking about the chinese in the west,i guess,they do not really hate the white.they find themseves born into a world in which a proper sense of identity and belonging is not be given.this sense of alienation might influence their way of percieving the world they're living in,and the people in their life.  (Jan 16, 2012 | post #35)

China sentences 113 government workers, pig farmers over ...

i work hard and honestly,i never put poision into food, never engage in copyright pirate, never squeeze money out others' suffering, never cheated in the sports meeting when i was in school, and i know nothing about the story behind the somewhat excessively played fireworks in olimpics.yet i'm a chinese, i work as a teacher,i try my best to teach the teenagers knowledge and how to tell right from wrong; i get my pay and hand in the tax; everytime i eat i would guess how many illegal and harmful chemicals the food contains...well, that's the life an average chinese leads.so now it's for you to judge whether they should be hated and despised.  (Jan 16, 2012 | post #1088)

More Chinese Cheating!

it would be a lie to say that i never cheated.i remember that in high school i used to like letting my classmates to copy my answers, no specific reason, just because it felt good to be able to work out some difficult math questions and to 'help' my friends. the behaviour of cheating itself is irrelevant to race or complexsion, i assume.people all over the world do silly things,and some of them actually are trying to be 'clever' to compete with others through unrighteous means when they cheat. the thing is that it is hard to stick to the idea of being honest when all your peers are trying to cheat.under this kind of circumstance, one can seem to be quite silly not cheating.sadly enough,this is what's happening china. i'm proud to say i'm one of those 'silly' ones.sometimes i do need to work a lot harder than the others who know how to chose a short cut in career and study.but it rarely bothers me.after all, the society does need one or two truely hard-working ones. believe or not, there are still honest people in china.so next time, when i get the chance to visit some western counties, i hope there won't be people walking to me and saying "you asian cheater!" as a way of showing their hospitality ,haha(just kidding)  (Jan 16, 2012 | post #29)

Yoga

Meditation and World Hypnotism Day

i agree. but,i might just follow the disciplines without thinking about my confusion too much.i am not a believer in any religion, at least for now, although i can accept and appreciate the phylosophy in most of the existing religions. when the ancient people in india began to practice yoga and imitate the behaviours of animals and to reflect their relationship with the world, i believe,they didn't intend to make it a religious act. .  (Jan 16, 2012 | post #15)

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Is Yoga for everyone?

i don't know what the specialists would say, but i believe that diabetics can benefit from yoga.because yoga is a way to balance your body and mind and to restore you body and mind to its initial healthy and harmonious state.yet, if you hope yoga to work as some kind of panasea or some magic pills, you'd be wrong. and the way yoga helps is not through burning calories, but through adjusting you mind and body. you can read some books to learn more.<the light of yoga> may the best book that can help.  (Jan 16, 2012 | post #4)

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Happy Birthday, Harper Lee, Author of "To Kill a Mockingb...

one of the best in American literature  (Jan 15, 2012 | post #3)

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Yoga cures chronic pain in women

i've got the same experience.  (Jan 15, 2012 | post #8)

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Yoga has small benefit for chronic back pain: study

i agree.i've been suffer from neck and back pain for a long time, and it was because i thought yoga could help to ease or kill those pain that i began yoga practice.yoga indeed makes my body more flexible and improves my health. yet my back still pains. back pains are usually linked to cervical spondylosis, which,i believe,is incurable,but a back massage or acupunture treatment can release you from the pain for at least 2 or 3 days.  (Jan 15, 2012 | post #4)

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Is Yoga for everyone?

sure, i've seen the elderly as well as kid practicing yoga. what surprised me is how much potential our body and mind possess. anyone can reap a lot of benefits out of yoga practice if one has the will and access to the proper instructor or material  (Jan 15, 2012 | post #2)

Yoga

Meditation and World Hypnotism Day

well, there was no thing that used to confuse me a lot.does yoga or meditation should necessarily be connected to the buddhism? in ancient time, the monks used to try to reach a state of harmony through yoga practice and through meditation, but does that make yoga religiou? i'd rather think that the root and principle of medition are phylosophical.  (Jan 15, 2012 | post #13)