Editorial:Extraordinary incidents in China's higher education scene

【明報專訊】Over the past week, two extremely rare incidents have happened one after another in the higher education sector in mainland China. A teacher at Fudan University stabbed his supervisor to death, and students at a college under Nanjing Normal University kept the dean under false imprisonment for 30 hours. While perhaps the first incident was mostly due to personal factors, the second one was the result of the improper handling of transitions in the education system. However, both have happened at a time when higher education in mainland China is geared towards high-quality development, which will be a long and complicated process.