Weibo's top instant celebrities of 2011

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   Money worship: Dong Fan


Weibo's top instant celebrities of 2011

 Is the present education system devoid of moral values?[Photo/]

Though his words were intended to be encouraging, chances are many students will avoid Professor Dong Fan in the future, especially if their pockets are bare.

Dong, director of the Real Estate Research Center of Beijing Normal University, used his microblog to warn his students "not to visit him again or mention him as their mentor" if they were not worth 40 million yuan (28 million U.S. dollars) by the age of 40.

"Poverty for those with higher education degrees means shame and failure," Dong wrote in his microblog on, a popular Chinese website.

His comments have attracted the attention of thousands of netizens and triggered a heated discussion on the issue of money worship in China's educational system. [Full story]


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