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China parliament bans some private, for-profit schools

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he National People’s Congress has approved regulations first announced last week banning private school for grades one through nine. The move, affecting as many as 12 million students, comes amid efforts by the government to combat inequality and the spread of “Western values” in education.
8 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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