Microsoft stresses innovation in education system

MICROSOFT corporate vice-president Zhang Yaqing has advised countries to go back to the fundamentals in their educational systems.

And China Merchants Bank governor Ma Weihua says education offers the prospect of narrowing the divide between the rich and the poor.

During a Young Leaders Roundtable discussion on the sidelines of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) which ended yesterday, Zhang noted the need for leveraging true potential of people not only learning capability but the capability of innovation.

This year’s Young Leaders’ Roundtable focused on education in relation to its relevance to the prosperous and sustainable development of China.

The moderator Rui Chenggang, China Central Television (CCTV) director and anchor, began with a video on the Aurora, Colorado theatre shooting, followed by consideration of why Chinese student suicides attributed to heavy study loads seem to be on the increase.