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Feb 23, 2018 06:54 PM
SOCIETY & CULTURE

Back to School, but Nowhere to Go

No. 1 Kindergarten in Luyi county, Zhoukou city, Henan province, was demolished in late January. Photo: Courtesy of an unnamed source
No. 1 Kindergarten in Luyi county, Zhoukou city, Henan province, was demolished in late January. Photo: Courtesy of an unnamed source

As students head back to school after the Lunar New Year on Monday (Feb. 26), thousands of children in China’s central Henan province have been left stranded after their schools were torn down in recent months.

The local authorities in the impoverished city of Zhoukou ordered the bulldozing of dozens of schools, citing unlicensed use of land by school operators. But the institutions, mostly private kindergartens and primary schools, had education licenses and had been allowed to operate for years.

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