Zhang Qiaofeng reads a story to his son Hongwu (left), and student Zhou Jiebin in 2012 soon after Zhang gave up his successful career as the head of a medical research firm to home school his child. Photo: Simon Song

Why these Chinese parents are home-schooling their children

‘Everyone is struck by his knowledge,’ father-turned-teacher Zhang Qiaofeng says of home-schooled son after six years of focused study

Topic |   China education

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Zhang Qiaofeng reads a story to his son Hongwu (left), and student Zhou Jiebin in 2012 soon after Zhang gave up his successful career as the head of a medical research firm to home school his child. Photo: Simon Song
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Zhuang Pinghui

Zhuang Pinghui

Based in Beijing, Zhuang Pinghui joined the Post in 2004 to report on China. She covers a range of issues including policy, healthcare, culture and society.