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China's tutoring crackdown puts over 3 million jobs at risk

Private education companies shed staff as they restructure or close doors

Children are picked up from a school in Beijing. The tougher rules target mainly tutoring services for elementary and middle school students in big cities.   © Reuters

DALIAN, China -- China's drive to tighten restrictions on the private education industry this year could affect more than 3 million jobs, or over 30% of those in the sector, one analysis shows.

About 10 million people are employed in the country's education industry, according to a report from institutions including Beijing Normal University.

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