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Appendix 7 – Why I Chose Shenzhen
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In Chinese Research Perspectives on Educational Development, Volume 3 | ISBN: 9789004310469

* Cheng Hongbing (程红兵), the principal of Shenzhen Mingde Experimental School, in the Yangcheng Evening News, (November 5, 2013)

Recently, my phone was ringing non-stop with friends in the field of education calling to ask me: “Do you really plan to go to Shenzhen? Why do you want to run a school there?”

Though I explained my decision carefully, these conversations almost all ended the same way: “I admire your courage, but I am afraid I am not as brave as you are.” I sm…

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Cheng, Hongbing, “Appendix 7 – Why I Chose Shenzhen”, in: Chinese Research Perspectives Online, Edited by: International Advisory Board Chinese Research Perspectives Online. Consulted online on 21 April 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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