At the Chinese University of Hong Kong, students have real power over teachers because of the importance of teaching evaluations. If your teaching ratings are low, you can be fired.
A friend of mine works there.Â Recently he taught a two-hour class. One student tended to be extremely late, often arriving only 10 minutes before the end of class. One day,
MY FRIEND (friendly) You come so late, why do you bother to come at all?
STUDENT I have another class after this one.
She was serious.