Ma Jun is sceptical about Beijing’s plan to use retired teachers to educate rural pupils. Photo: Handout

China brings 10,000 teachers out of retirement to take up jobs in impoverished rural areas

Policy to send ‘outstanding’ educators to schools in the countryside for at least a year is part of government drive to ease poverty in remote areas

Topic |   China education

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Ma Jun is sceptical about Beijing’s plan to use retired teachers to educate rural pupils. Photo: Handout
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Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen

Laurie Chen joined the Post in 2017 after completing a master's degree in journalism at City University, London. Originally from the UK, she studied English literature at University College London.