Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba, says boarding schools could offer children from rural areas better teaching and accommodation. Photo: Handout

Jack Ma has a solution for China’s ‘left-behind kids’: boarding school

Tech giant founder calls on entrepreneurs to back his plan to merge rural schools with low enrolments, build dormitories and provide bus services

Topic |   China education

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Jack Ma, executive chairman of Alibaba, says boarding schools could offer children from rural areas better teaching and accommodation. Photo: Handout
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Alice Yan

Alice Yan

Alice Yan is a Shanghai-based social and medical news reporter. She started her journalism career in 2003 and has degrees in economics and public administration. Her Twitter account is @TingYanalice