Nov 07, 2016 07:40 PM

Education Gap Widens Despite 500 Billion Yuan Preschool Program

About 16 million children in China lack access to preschool education, Peking University researchers revealed at a recent conference.

Members of the university's China Institute for Educational Finance Research (CIEFR) found that rural children are still lagging far behind their urban peers when it comes to reaching developmental milestones, despite the 500 billion yuan ($74 billion) that was pumped into preschool education by central and local governments between 2010 and 2015.

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