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Post time 2014-11-19 03:28:43 |Display all floors
CHINESE EDUCATORS TO GET IN TO 20TH CENTURY

Not content with estimates of Chinese IQ at 105 (Richard Lynn) or 110 (myself), the Chinese columnist, Zhang He, warned that the country needed a tenfold increase in its amount of reading if it were to keep up with IQ in advanced Western countries like Sweden (China.org.cn, 21 vii). Zhang was responding to the reproof of a visiting renowned Japanese management expert, Kinishi Ohmae, who had noted that China had far more parlors than bookstores.

Apparently the average Chinese read only four books a year, compared to the average Swede’s forty. A big educational push was also necessary, said Zhang: “As long as China doesn't fall short in education, fears of it becoming a "low IQ society" will remain unrealized.”  {Heaven forfend that the Chinese – already mad about education and paying £50Kpa to give their children a British education (e.g. at China’s own Wellington College in Tianjin [Peking’s port and financial centre]) – should have to endure this ropey environmentalism for the century through which the West had had to suffer!

Apparently the famous E.Asian commentators were so ignorant as not to know that books were necessary to survive the long dark nights of Sweden, and that there was not much worth reading in Chinese thanks to decades of communism and millennia of hyperconformity.}


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Post time 2014-11-19 03:30:19 |Display all floors
By the way, Zhang He needs to understand that IQ is not determined by reading, but by genetics.  Reading does NOT boost IQ; only having good genes do.

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seneca Post time: 2014-11-19 22:28
The Chiense are so super-intelligent they can drive a scooter through trafffic jams and simulateno ...

Give em a break: Chinese just want to be normal Westerners; they have no grand visions or any nonsense like that.  Let them enjoy their American lives: life is too short anyway.

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Post time 2014-11-20 05:11:45 |Display all floors
not too many great text books are translated into chinese, and too few are capable in english comprehension  
a man who uses his hands is a laborer. one who uses his hands and his mind is a craftsman. but he who uses his hands, his mind, and his heart, is an artist...

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seneca Post time: 2014-11-19 22:28
The Chiense are so super-intelligent they can drive a scooter through trafffic jams and simulateno ...

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Post time 2014-11-20 05:30:16 |Display all floors
youknowhat Post time: 2014-11-20 05:11
not too many great text books are translated into chinese, and too few are capable in english compre ...

Reading is over-rated anyway.  We have XBox!

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seneca Post time: 2014-11-20 13:08
Is that YOUR son in that picture?

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