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Co n f l i c ts between Eastern and Western education systems shown in the BBC documentary quiet and self-disciplined is the basic requirement of the students.”
Li’s son, Li Shangyan, finished high school in the United States after one year at Beijing No 4 High School. Li Shangyan is now a freshman at Harvard University.
“No matter where you are, self-discipline and hard work are essential qualities to lead you to success. My son was a very good traditional Chinese student at Beijing No 4 Middle School, good at exams and also in some arts and sports. After he went to the US to continue his studies, his self-discipline also led him to where he is now,” said Li.
Wang Xiaoning, an English teacher at Beijing No 4 High School, said the BBC documentary did not reflect the reality of education in China.
“Though the Chinese education system focuses
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The five Chinese teachers featured in the BBC documentary, AreOurKidsToughEnough?ChineseSchool.