Guangdong, have integrated study travel into teaching programs for primary and middle schoolers.
A number of middle schools in Beijing have already developed study tours that cover Jiangsu pro
vince’s Nanjing and Zhejiang province’s Hangzhou, as well as Canada and Australia, for their students.
“The original purpose of bringing study tours into students’ comprehensive performa
nce evaluation is good, because the tour will broaden their knowledge and stimulate their interests,” says Zhang.
“It’s a good complement to closed-classroom education.”
The education systems of many developed countries have schools that encourage study tours.
In Japan, numerous schools have well-established study tours fo
r their students, while a considerable number of private schools in the UK, the US, Aust
ralia and New Zealand have arranged for students to take themed education tours.
However, Zhang cautions that it has to be voluntary on the students’ part and parents sh
ould choose products based on their children’s interests and the family’s financial circumstances.
old student from Xidian University in Shaanxi province, died from a rare cancer of the soft tissue. Wei was re
searching the disease on Baidu and came across an advertisement for treatments that proved ineffective.
After Wei’s death, Baidu announced a sweeping restructuring and optimization of its medical business, especially regardi
ng its paid listing practices. It also tightened regulations on medical promotion and enforced clear labeling rul
es that differentiate advertisements from credible medical information, according to media reports.
However, medical advertising remains one of the key sources of income for Baidu, and some are still trying to exploit the s
ystem. In April, the police in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, detained a team of medical fraudsters who drove up r
ankings on Baidu’s research results to promote faulty hospitals to patients, local authorities said.