Education Minister Anne Tolley has come under fire from the
Otago Primary Principals Association after she told listeners
on a national radio broadcast that the first national
standards reports due to be released by schools this week may
not be 100% correct.
China's "conflicted sense of international identities" is
reflected in its sometimes "unpredictable behaviour" and
increasingly assertive approach to the United States, a
leading China specialist, Prof David Shambaugh, says.
China's rapid economic growth has not only been good for the
Chinese, with massive reductions in poverty, but has also
benefited New Zealand and the world economy, Dunedin-born
economist Prof Peter Robertson said yesterday.