China has successfully boosted enrolments to high schools and universities over the past two decades, but a significant portion of its rural population lags behind. Photo: DPA
China has successfully boosted enrolments to high schools and universities over the past two decades, but a significant portion of its rural population lags behind. Photo: DPA

China must boost education quality ‘to avoid middle income trap’, rising inequality

  • China has made progress in boosting enrolments to high schools and universities, but a significant portion of its rural population lags behind
  • If China wants to avoid the ‘middle income trap’, where growth stagnates and incomes stall, it will need to improve its education system, experts say

China has successfully boosted enrolments to high schools and universities over the past two decades, but a significant portion of its rural population lags behind. Photo: DPA
China has successfully boosted enrolments to high schools and universities over the past two decades, but a significant portion of its rural population lags behind. Photo: DPA
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