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Does Gove know how boring and soul-sapping rote-learning can be? Does he know how the emphasis on science, maths and IT can turn students into little robots, affecting particularly those of a more creative bent? Does he know the savagery to which competition in Asian schools can descend?

Recently, there was news that the head of a kindergarten in China had put poison in the yogurt delivered to a rival school, in order to destroy its reputation. Usually the downside of Asian schooling manifests itself in more subtle ways. The intense pressure to excel means students often study not for the joy of succeeding, but from the fear of failing.

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And yet, and yet. The drive for excellence is crippling at its worst, powerfully enabling at its best. The human propensity for lazing about and procrastinating means we need something, or someone, to egg us on. The emphasis on doing well is a lesson that extends beyond the classroom: In my mind I hear the refrain, You can be better, stronger.

And many a time, I find that I can. I have even, somewhat to my own disgust, come to appreciate the emphasis on the rigour of science and maths, and even on the importance of rote-learning and putting certain things to memory. At the risk of sounding like a headmistress — discipline and structure must be inculcated, whereas creativity is often innate or inborn. But without any proper foundation, all creativity is for naught.

Siberian tigers, also known as Amur tigers, mainly live in east Russia, northeast China and northern parts of the Korean Peninsula. One of the world's most endangered species, less than Siberian tigers are believed to live in the wild, with only around 20 in China. Jiang Guangshun, deputy director of National Forestry and Grassland Administration feline research center, expects the wild Siberian tiger population in China to reach by We are planning to send more capitive-bred animals into the wild after training to speed up the process," he said.

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At that time, the Hengdaohezi feline breeding center in the suburbs of Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang Province, had only eight tigers, but today it is home to more than 1, In the early years, no one in the center had experience in captive breeding. I grew up with the cubs and it was my mother who taught me how to tend to them," said Song Zhiyang, 31, a keeper at the park run by the center.

Some tiger mothers do not have enough milk or the skills to care for their offspring, so the keepers have to work in shifts, around the clock, to take care of the cubs.

By trial and error, keepers found that warm goats' milk with added vitamins and calcium was the best food. After 32 years, there is a fourth generation of captive-bred tigers and the center has strict measures to prevent inbreeding.