Preface to Volume 2 - The China Educational Development Yearbook
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The magnitude-eight earthquake that struck Sichuan Province on May 12, 2008 resulted in severe losses. Post-disaster reconstruction of the education system in quake-stricken areas became a major theme in China. During the past year, the central government has promoted fairness in education, supported investment in education, promoted the development of education in rural areas, and implemented a nine-year tuition-free compulsory education program in urban areas. Breakthroughs were made with resp…

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Professor Yang, Dongping, “Preface to Volume 2 - The China Educational Development Yearbook”, in: Chinese Research Perspectives Online, Edited by: International Advisory Board Chinese Research Perspectives Online. Consulted online on 29 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-6002_crpn_C9789004173545_003>



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