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Three experts analyzed some social arguments, including wildlife protection in Opinions that have formed the news on Chinese medicine, the criteria used for evaluating teachers and the rural school drop-out rate

By Zhang Qingchen Updated Mar.18

Those who ate pangolins are in no way doing it for traditional Chinese medicine. Ancient Chinese used the animals as medicine, and that involves the argument between human life and animal life. I strongly oppose the eating of animals for general health or longevity, but as life-saving drugs, it should not be criticized.” 
Wang Xudong, a professor at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, countered the comment that Chinese medicine should be blamed for the extinction of the pangolin, as reported by Legal Daily.  

“In the previous assessment, some teachers took on more teaching assignments meaning they did not have time or energy to do scientific research. According to the unified criteria, teaching-oriented teachers feel it is difficult for them to show their talents and get rewards.” 
Wang Hainan, deputy director of the personnel department at Hangzhou Dianzi University, suggested the evaluation and assessment of teaching-oriented teachers should rely on teaching quality, teaching materials preparation, teaching achievements or other teaching-related work, reported by China News Online.

“Farmers are economically rational: they drop out of schools, since they cannot gain any rewards in return for spending more money and time on education.” 
Liu Chengbin, an associate professor at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, told the news site www.cyol.com that for farmers, there is no difference between the elementary and high school diplomas.