Yong Zhao in World Class Learners observes,
China has not been happy with its education, despite all the praises from the outside. China has been working toward transforming its education for decades now because of its desire to produce a creative and entrepreneurial workforce in its quest for a better education that could produce great entrepreneurs …, China has turned its attention to the United States, the country that produced most Nobel laureates, dominated in the number of modern-day innovations, and seen the birth of the largest collection of influential entrepreneurs. While the Americans have been lamenting on its education, the Chinese have been working hard on emulating it. What has been condemned in the U.S. education system seems to be precisely what the Chinese want (p. 130).