China’s Ministry of Education has presented new plans to further reduce the pressure on students. The government wants to monitor compliance with rules on extracurricular tutoring more closely and thus reduce the burden of homework and extracurricular tutoring, as business portal Caixin reports. According to a policy paper, measures that have been established for elementary and middle school students over the past year will also apply to high school seniors in the future. Since last year’s reforms, 80 percent of tutoring companies have vanished from the market, ministry data show.
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