Trey Crawford (second left) displays a school project with other pupils at the high school affiliated to the University of Science Technology Beijing, China. Photo: Handout

The China expat parents choosing public over international schools, and how their kids cope

  • High international school fees and a hope that their kids will become fluent in Mandarin are driving some expat parents in China to opt for public schools
  • But language and cultural barriers can be problems, as well as coping with the inevitable state propaganda their kids face
Topic |   Education

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Trey Crawford (second left) displays a school project with other pupils at the high school affiliated to the University of Science Technology Beijing, China. Photo: Handout
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Elaine Yau

Elaine Yau

Based in Beijing, Elaine is a senior reporter on the culture desk. She covers food, fashion, travel, health and fitness, music, film and TV, arts, lifestyle, as well as insider tips on the best of Beijing. She studied translation in Hong Kong and taught secondary English before joining the South China Morning Post.