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Jul 04, 2022 09:00 PM
BUSINESS

Chinese Online Music Tutor Shuts Down, Leaving Paying Customers in the Lurch

VIP Peilian’s headquarters in Shanghai. Photo: Xu Zeyi/Caixin
VIP Peilian’s headquarters in Shanghai. Photo: Xu Zeyi/Caixin

Online music tutoring platform VIP Peilian has abruptly halted its operations, leaving customers who paid tuition fees in the lurch, as it becomes the latest private education firm to shutter in the wake of sweeping reforms.

The shutdown comes despite the firm sitting outside of a tough new regime that roiled the online education sector last year, given the business was focused on subjects outside the core curriculum.

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