FASCINATED by what it means to be a young Chinese person with a strong sense of patriotism, director Du Haibin filmed one patriotic student who slowly begins to question his beliefs in his country. Echo Chen caught up with the Chinese filmmaker before A Young Patriot’s screening at the Melbourne International Film Festival.
CELEBRATING 10 years since the establishment of the Tertiary Scholarship Fund, Melbourne’s iconic Vietnamese restaurant Mekong founder Yin Choi Lam opens up to reporter Echo Chen and offers a rare glimpse into his private life and his passion for education.
WILL education agents and students resort to anything for a chance to study in Australia? Echo Chen offers a nuanced perspective on recruitment practices overseas and the dangers of negatively stereotyping international students.
THE employability of Chinese graduates has been a hot topic of discussion, both in Australian and Chinese media. Speaking to employers, recruitment and education agencies in China, Echo Chen provides an illuminating perspective for returning Chinese graduates.
UNIVERSITIES say robust systems are in place to help employers identify degrees obtained fraudulently, but some students doubt it will work. Echo Chen reports.
STUDENTS say businesses offering fake degrees and verifications that would pass under the nose of the Chinese government could cost graduates their jobs and devalue their genuine qualifications back home. Echo Chen reports.
STIMULATE your body, mind and soul this weekend by working up a sweat at the Women’s Bike Ride, reflecting on city life through a photography exhibition, letting Asia’s best comedians tickle your funny bone. Echo Chen has more.
COMING from a society that discourages protesting, Chinese student Feifei Liao talks about her experience in organising advocacy campaigns as an international student in Melbourne. Echo Chen has the story.
THIS year marks the ten year anniversary of the Indonesian Film Festival! Echo Chen offers her choice selections on what you should see at the festival.