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China cracks down on tutoring schools amid education scrutiny

Fines imposed as Beijing looks to cut costs of raising children

Many Chinese parents supplement traditional schooling with private tutoring for their children.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- China's market regulator has reportedly fined 15 after-class tutoring schools a total of 36.5 million yuan ($5.7 million) for false advertising and price fraud, signaling an attempt to ease the cost of education for families as the country tries to boost its birthrate.

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