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March 18, 2018

China’s State Council issued plan to reform education sector, vocational education, practical skills and innovation on anvil

China’s State Council has issued a plan on educational development for the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020), which aims to achieve major progress by 2020. China will comprehensively deepen its reform in the education sector to provide support for nation-building goals, according to the statement signed by Premier Li Keqiang.

The document detailed key tasks, including improving education quality and fairness, and optimizing allocation of resources. It states

— Efforts should be made to improve ideological and moral education, raise students’ sense of social responsibility and their practical skills and abilities in innovation, it said.
— It also stressed coordinated development of education in rural and urban areas, calling for speeding up the development of modern vocational education.
— More resources should go to poor and remote areas, and equal access for the children of migrant workers and impoverished families should be guaranteed.
— Non-government funded education should be encouraged and standardized, adding that social resources and private capital to be welcomed.

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