High school pupils at an elite school in Henan province cram for their exams late at night in 2016. China’s highly competitive education system has led to the emergence of cram schools that preyed on parents’ drive to help their children excel in school. Photo: Xinhua High school pupils at an elite school in Henan province cram for their exams late at night in 2016. China’s highly competitive education system has led to the emergence of cram schools that preyed on parents’ drive to help their children excel in school. Photo: Xinhua
High school pupils at an elite school in Henan province cram for their exams late at night in 2016. China’s highly competitive education system has led to the emergence of cram schools that preyed on parents’ drive to help their children excel in school. Photo: Xinhua
Joe Zhang
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Joe Zhang

Why China’s cram school crackdown is a welcome and needed reform

  • Wall Street investors surprised by Beijing’s regulatory changes have only themselves to blame for not heeding the years of complaints and discussion around the sector
  • China is no democracy, but its policymaking process is transparent and follows a clear pattern, and its policies largely benefit the people

High school pupils at an elite school in Henan province cram for their exams late at night in 2016. China’s highly competitive education system has led to the emergence of cram schools that preyed on parents’ drive to help their children excel in school. Photo: Xinhua High school pupils at an elite school in Henan province cram for their exams late at night in 2016. China’s highly competitive education system has led to the emergence of cram schools that preyed on parents’ drive to help their children excel in school. Photo: Xinhua
High school pupils at an elite school in Henan province cram for their exams late at night in 2016. China’s highly competitive education system has led to the emergence of cram schools that preyed on parents’ drive to help their children excel in school. Photo: Xinhua
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