Caixin
Feb 03, 2022 09:00 PM
CHINA

Caixin Explains: China Adds Harsher Penalties for Illegal Private Tutoring

Students attend an after-school class in East China's Anhui province in 2014. Photo: VCG
Students attend an after-school class in East China's Anhui province in 2014. Photo: VCG

Local governments in China have rolled out various new measures to stamp out illegal student tutoring, including offering a more than $1,500 reward for those who report such activities, as they step up the crackdown on private after-school learning to prevent a possible rise in demand during the winter break.

The country has banned for-profit tutoring for core curriculum subjects as well as on weekends and holidays since last July, yet many tutoring companies and individuals have continued to offer classes covering these subjects over the past few months despite the risk of being penalized.

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