Thousands of Chinese children have had to embrace summer courses, whether they like it or not. Photo: EPA-EFE

School’s out? Not in China, where children are under pressure to take summer courses to get ahead

  • Survey finds 90 per cent of primary and secondary pupils in Shenzhen are taking at least one course over the break
  • Observers say it reflects parents’ anxiety over education system, while research shows extra classes risk worsening the gap between rich and poor
Topic |   China education

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Thousands of Chinese children have had to embrace summer courses, whether they like it or not. Photo: EPA-EFE
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