Originally Posted by StylishSteve
Aaaagh, I meant inner Mongolia.
Yes it is Inner Mongolia. Foreign teachers are often required, but it's usually in Hohhot. AFAIK I'm the only westerner in this city, never seen another. Maybe it's the cold winters puts them off, they want to stay in the warmer areas.
I did have some friends come to visit during the summer, so I wasn't the only foreigner here for three days.
...welcome to my house.
It's true Mainland Chinese aren't really trained to think, can't have that it would be too dangerous. They're trained to obey, study hard, pass exams and to be good at sports. Thing is living in various areas of China for a few years, kind of warps the mind into believing anything is possible and nothing really comes as a surprise.
Schools can be so variable, from absolute poverty stricken shit pits, where they're lucky just to have desks and a blackboard. The middle school I'm currently at, where basically money is no object and seems to have best of everything. Same for all govt. schools in Xilinhot. Could have something to do with been an Autonomous Region
('Chinese occupied Mongolia' as Eason puts it). Xilin Gol Vocational College has a beautiful campus that was built only three years ago. Next year the college is moving to an even better new campus.
Welcome to SF Steve, happy you like my posts.
BTW I've just been reading 'World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War'"There was still one last duty to perform. The Politburo, those hated old men who had caused so much misery already, were still holed up in their leadership bunker in Xilinhot, still controlling at least half of our country’s dwindling ground forces. They would never surrender, everyone knew this; they would keep their mad hold on power, squandering what was left of our military. If the civil war dragged on any longer, the only beings left in China would be the living dead."Edited by MikeDT - 11/18/11 at 8:11am