China Sees Dwindle In The Number Of African-American Students


For many years The people’s Republic of China has been the preferred destination for students from around the world. Many countries have schools and colleges that have entered into student-exchange programs with the educational institutions in China. This is helpful in fostering a sense of camaraderie amongst the young people of the world. These students even hail from economically developed countries like USA and Japan.
There are several reasons why students prefer to travel all the way to China to complete their education.
The educational institutions in China offer world-class quality education.
Students from western countries like the US or the UK, where tuition fees are very high, prefer to study in China, where the semester fees are very low.
The cost of living here is lower than that of countries like Japan, making it affordable for students living on a budget.
China boasts of a rich heritage and vibrant culture that attracts adventure-seeking students.
Students see viable future employment opportunities in China due to its fast-paced economy.
Knowledge of Chinese language is slowly becoming essential to business, as China is the second largest economy in the world.

america1But, in recent times, China has been seeing a reduction in the number of African-American students. Some have attributed this decline to the Chinese obsession with a pre-conceived notion of beauty, aka, their preference for fair-skinned people. Many African-Americans have experienced some form of bigotry or other during their stay in China. This usually involves unnecessary stares or pointed remarks regarding their color or hair. The culture-shock too sometimes overwhelms them.
The situation has gotten bleak lately. Many students have left for the US, vowing never to return back or ever endorse higher education in China to their community back home. This situation might be resolved if China imparts a bit of ethnic-sensitivity training to its citizens.

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A Biocontainment Unit For Kids- Only At Texas Children’s Hospital


For ordinary people, just hearing the terms like Ebola epidemic and fevers like Avian or Swine could cause a severe heart attack, for the images associated with these dreadful and contagious viral diseases, especially of a deadly contagious Ebola infected corpse, show the full horrors of an excruciatingly painful death.

There are many people around the world, especially in the African continent, who have had the misfortune to be the victims of such diseases. Some are the victims of a recent threat called bioterrorism, where these pathogens are weaponized. Whether they survive or not depends on the availability of state-of-the-art healthcare institutions that are equipped to tackle highly infectious diseases caused by any pathogen, be it a virus, bacteria or toxins. Such hospitals will require special areas called Quarantine Wings. But, today, mere quarantine is not enough as it only prevents the spread and does not facilitate diagnosis of the different strains of pathogens.

A Biocontainment Unit effectively addresses this need. It’s a special unit located in a separate area of a hospital designated as the treatment wing for highly infectious diseases. It’s still essentially a quarantined area, but it contains state-of-the-art facilities and equipment specially designed to diagnose and treat these life-threatening diseases.

The Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston has pioneered a new type of Biocontainment Unit, specially made for kids who have fallen prey to these deadly diseases. The facility contains eight beds, each having an antechamber, where doctors and nurses will put on protective gear like Bio-suits, gloves and ventilated hoods. After treating the child, they can strip the equipment off in another room. There are large glass windows through which these children can be observed by the doctors and nurses.The infected blood samples are safely tested in the unit’s own laboratory so that it never has to be carried to the other parts of the hospital.