Oct 16 2008

Chinese hackers continue to show displeasure over education system

Published by at 3:48 am under Uncategorized

On 1 September, we brought you a story about Chinese hackers breaking into the Tsinghua University website to criticise the education system.

Not enough said Chinese hackers! Just 21 days later, Beijing University suffered a very similar attack:

At around 11pm on Friday night, Peking University’s website was hacked and an article, purporting to be authored by the president of the university, Xu Zhihong, was added to the site. The article was a well-written attack on China’s education system entitled something like “University Education at the crossroads: Rethink or continue to corrupt?” 《北大校长许智宏———大学教育,反思还是腐烂?》. It called for structural reform of China’s higher education system and specifically pointed out the need for the strengthening of moral education and for getting rid of incompetent professors who leached on the university system.

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  1. Eastwoodon 16 Oct 2008 at 9:20 am

    I’m not surprised that incidents like these are starting to occur more frequently. China’s educational system — especially at the higher level — really need to take a step back and take a good look at itself, particularly in terms of the ability to innovate.

  2. Heikeon 16 Oct 2008 at 1:25 pm


    That seems to be the same complaint I hear over and over again, lack of innovation. The students complain that they are given a lot of information to regurgitate but not how to think.