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Jan 13, 2022 07:01 PM
CHINA

China Strengthens Curbs on ‘Disguised’ Tutoring as Winter Break Approaches

Children take part in a programming training at a youth activity center in Changzhou, East China's Jiangsu province on July 7, 2019. Photo: VCG
Children take part in a programming training at a youth activity center in Changzhou, East China's Jiangsu province on July 7, 2019. Photo: VCG

Authorities in China have intensified supervision of after-school education providers that go underground by renaming their services or switching to individual tutoring, especially amid increased demand as winter holidays approach.

The Ministry of Education in a notice (link in Chinese) issued last week required local education authorities to strengthen policy enforcement during the school holiday period, and to crack down on private tutoring for school curriculum subjects conducted in the name of “thinking training” or “home economics services.”

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