China’s education ministry said the maths textbook illustrations were “not uplifting” and fell short of the “basic requirements of moral education”. Photo: Handout
China’s education ministry said the maths textbook illustrations were “not uplifting” and fell short of the “basic requirements of moral education”. Photo: Handout

Chinese officials punished over ‘problematic’ maths textbook illustrations

  • State-owned publisher’s editor-in-chief and two other officials sacked and another 24 have been punished, education ministry says
  • People’s Education Press apologised in May after complaints that the illustrations were sexually and ideologically inappropriate

China’s education ministry said the maths textbook illustrations were “not uplifting” and fell short of the “basic requirements of moral education”. Photo: Handout
China’s education ministry said the maths textbook illustrations were “not uplifting” and fell short of the “basic requirements of moral education”. Photo: Handout
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