And if you've ever checkout out their curricula (any east asian country), they are ahead of what is taught in N.America and Europe...for some things and only a little bit at that.
They basically learn the same thing as western students but they torture their kids a lot more doing it.
And what an absolute crock about students being digitally able and computer literate! That doesn't mean any of them are good at programming, just that they're like any society's kids who have regular access to a computer. You don't need to eliminate paper books for kids to learn to use a word processor and the net.
Great article and shocking news.