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China bars foreign curricula and ownership in some private schools

Beijing tightens control over burgeoning education sector

Students at Oxford International College in the Chinese city of Changzhou: China's new law halts the teaching of foreign curricula in K-9 schools and prohibits ownership or control of any private K-9 schools by foreign entities.   © Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) -- China's State Council has announced tough new curbs on school curricula and ownership of private schools, the latest in a series of measures intended to tighten control of the country's fast-growing education sector.

The new law, which comes into effect on Sept. 1, halts the teaching of foreign curricula in schools from kindergarten to grade nine (K-9) and prohibits the ownership or control of any private K-9 schools by foreign entities.

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