“THE fundamental aim of schools is to train builders of and successors to the socialist cause” is a slogan often used by officials in China.The University of Nottingham, Ningbo, is the first foreign-run university campus in China since the Communist take-over in 1949. It is a bold venture both for the Chinese officials who approved it as well as for Nottingham University, which is trying to embed itself in a system that is usually highly intolerant of western liberal values. “I can’t deny there are risks,” says Ian Gow, provost of the Ningbo campus.
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