North Korea’s Kim urges quick recovery from typhoon damage

Kim had visited typhoon-stricken areas in the country’s northeast over the weekend. Experts say Kim is likely trying to project an image of a leader looking after his people’s livelihoods as he seeks to bolster internal unity in face of economic setbacks and U.S.-led sanctions and pressure.

Missing the forest for the trees: National English exam results reconsidered

Not surprisingly, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) students achieved the highest average score at 5.85 in the national graduation exam, followed by Binh Duong and Ba Ria-Vung Tau in southern Vietnam. Hanoi, the nation’s other major urban center, was in fourth place, followed by Nam Dinh and Hai Phong. In a reflection of the urban-rural […]

Foreign Workforce in U.S. Shrinks as Foreign Students Stay Away

We find that seniors in the United States substantially outperform seniors in China, India, and Russia by 0.76–0.88 SDs and score comparably with seniors in elite institutions in these countries. Seniors in elite institutions in the United States further outperform seniors in elite institutions in China, India, and Russia by ∼0.85 SDs. The skills advantage of […]