A Chinese high school student studies late at night for the annual college entrance examinations, in Handan, Hebei province, in May 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE A Chinese high school student studies late at night for the annual college entrance examinations, in Handan, Hebei province, in May 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
A Chinese high school student studies late at night for the annual college entrance examinations, in Handan, Hebei province, in May 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
Alice Wu
Opinion

Opinion

Alice Wu

Teaching tutoring centres a lesson won’t get to the root of Chinese students’ stress

  • While President Xi Jinping is right to focus on the problems in the education sector, cram schools are only the tip of the iceberg
  • Reform of the gaokao system is key to ending the unhealthy over-reliance on after-school tutoring

A Chinese high school student studies late at night for the annual college entrance examinations, in Handan, Hebei province, in May 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE A Chinese high school student studies late at night for the annual college entrance examinations, in Handan, Hebei province, in May 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
A Chinese high school student studies late at night for the annual college entrance examinations, in Handan, Hebei province, in May 2018. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Alice Wu

Alice Wu

Alice Wu fell down the rabbit hole of politics aged 12, when she ran her first election campaign. She has been writing about local politics and current affairs for the Post since 2008. Alice's daily needs include her journals, books, a multi-coloured pen and several lattes.