China has created a department to oversee its off-campus tutoring market, bringing regulatory oversight to teachers and curriculums, spelling trouble for an industry that has proven attractive to venture capital. Photo: Xinhua China has created a department to oversee its off-campus tutoring market, bringing regulatory oversight to teachers and curriculums, spelling trouble for an industry that has proven attractive to venture capital. Photo: Xinhua
China has created a department to oversee its off-campus tutoring market, bringing regulatory oversight to teachers and curriculums, spelling trouble for an industry that has proven attractive to venture capital. Photo: Xinhua
Zhou Xin
Opinion

Opinion

Zhou Xin

China is logically cracking down on its private tutoring sector, but why is Beijing taming it now?

  • China’s Ministry of Education has created a department to oversee the country’s booming off-campus tutoring market
  • It will bring regulatory oversight to private teachers and curriculums, but it spells trouble for an industry that has proven attractive to venture capital

China has created a department to oversee its off-campus tutoring market, bringing regulatory oversight to teachers and curriculums, spelling trouble for an industry that has proven attractive to venture capital. Photo: Xinhua China has created a department to oversee its off-campus tutoring market, bringing regulatory oversight to teachers and curriculums, spelling trouble for an industry that has proven attractive to venture capital. Photo: Xinhua
China has created a department to oversee its off-campus tutoring market, bringing regulatory oversight to teachers and curriculums, spelling trouble for an industry that has proven attractive to venture capital. Photo: Xinhua
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Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin now leads the technology news team at the Post following stints as Political Economy Editor and Deputy China Editor. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.