Shenzhen has only 344 primary schools, well below the 961 primary schools in Guangzhou, which has a comparable population of 15 million. Photo: Edward Wong

Shenzhen is set to be China’s new model city, so why are parents losing sleep over their children’s education?

  • Only 35,000 students out of a total of nearly 80,000 were accepted into local public secondary schools last year for education between the ages of 16-18
  • Beijing’s new ambitious plan is to turn the home of the likes of Huawei, Tencent and DJI into a model city by 2035
Topic |   China education

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Shenzhen has only 344 primary schools, well below the 961 primary schools in Guangzhou, which has a comparable population of 15 million. Photo: Edward Wong
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He Huifeng

He Huifeng

He Huifeng is an award-winning journalist and has been focusing on mainland news reporting since 2001 for several overseas media. She has gained an in-depth knowledge of political, economic and social issues on the mainland through years of close observation, which has given her a love for journalism in the field.