China 'Tiger Mothers' Driven By Social Pressures

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A book suggesting Chinese parents raise more successful children has caused a storm in the US and Europe - but would raise barely an eyebrow in China.

US law professor Amy Chua - the daughter of Chinese immigrants in America - says Chinese youngsters often do better because their parents are stricter.

Being strict with children about what they can and cannot do with their free time is a well-established and largely uncontroversial practice in China.

Many parents here believe that without such regimes their children could fail to get into a good university, which they see as vital to securing a well-paid job.

Read the whole story at BBC News

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