Sep 26, 2013 03:08 PM

Closer Look: Clarifying the Role of Private Educational Institutions

(Beijing) – Private educational institutions, which account for nearly one-third of all colleges and universities in the country, have been in an awkward position. Some laws say they can make profits, but other say they cannot. The legal muddle has finally been sorted out by recent revision of laws.

On September 5, the State Council, the country's cabinet, announced in a guidance document that it intends to promote the growth of private education. The guidance called for across-the-board revisions to four education laws to clarify issues such as how private institutions should be run.

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