Beijing and Qinghua universities by far, are the two most prestigious institutions in China, and Auntie Sun was the full professor at Qinghua. However, the pictures about the two most coveted universities aren’t too rosy. The two top college entrance exam scorers all chose to go to Hong Kong University instead. It’s an open acceptable behavior or secrete that professors make a living off their students, not doing much but sign their name at the dotted line.
There are always some pros and cons at any given place/country, but over all, I felt China is in the state of 浮, in a rush marching toward some ‘loaf goals’, lacking solid foundation. 拔苗助长 spoil things by excessive enthusiasm, in a rush to recoup the lost few decades while grabbing on to the next new thing.