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Jan 05, 2022 07:46 PM
CHINA

Local Governments Set Price Limits on After-School Tutoring

Students take a painting class at a school in Haikou, South China’s Hainan province, on March 19. Photo: VCG
Students take a painting class at a school in Haikou, South China’s Hainan province, on March 19. Photo: VCG

Authorities in several Chinese cities have set government-guided pricing standards for curriculum-based after-school tutoring, as part of the industry’s transition to nonprofit status by the year-end deadline last Friday.

The government pricing guide set benchmark prices from 40 yuan to 80 yuan per class in megacities Beijing and Shanghai, with a price range to cater for different class sizes. After-school tutoring institutions can use the pricing standards to set their fees, with prices capped at 10% over the benchmark.

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