China bars foreign curricula, ownership in some private schools

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BEIJING (Reuters) -China’s State Council has announced tough new curbs on school curricula and ownership of private schools, the latest in a series of measures intended to tighten control of the country’s fast-growing education sector. The new law, which comes into effect on Sept. 1, halts the teaching of foreign curricula in schools from kindergarten to grade nine (K-9) and prohibits the ownership or control of any private K-9 schools by foreign entities. China currently has private K-9 schools that teach local and foreign curricula. Ninth grade students in China are typically 15 or 16 years …

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