Chinese Education News In August




Hospitality and Tourism Education in China















Author: QS Asia News Network

Source: WOW News

Date: Aug 10, 2018



This piece of news introduced the challenges and constraints that Chinese tourism education is facing. It started with the history of Chinese tourism education: the first Nanjing Tourism School was established in 1978, followed by Shanghai Tourism College the year after. There were only 27 higher education institutions offering hospitality and tourism programs with 4800 students in 1986. However, the number of schools and programs proliferated since then, so did the challenges and constraints, such as missing links between tourism education and tourism career path, limited scope of tourism programs, ineffective tourism curricula, lack of internship opportunities, undeveloped domestic tourism studies, lack of power for tourism educators and so on. Read the full academic journal in the news if you are interested!





Chinese Education Shares Dive again in Hong Kong on Policy Uncertainty




Author: Karen Yeung

Source: South China Morning Post

Date: Aug 15, 2018



Chinese Ministry of Justice was seeking help from the public about banning the increase of companies in the non-profit school. They want to seek to distinguished the profit and non-profit schools. “Investors were previously attracted to Chinese education stocks for their strong growth and income streams,” said Alvin Cheung, associate director at Prudential Brokerage. “But China does not want the education sector to become the main engine for making profits. So the stocks are falling from expensive valuations given the uncertain future.”




Draft Amendment of Chinese Non-State Education Promotion Law




















Author: Viggo Stacey

Source: The Pie News

Date: Aug 23, 2018



This article talks about the potential impact of the revised regulations of Chinese private education on businesses and schools. For example, private businesses now cannot partake in or acquire public schools while non-profit government schools must seek approval before signing agreements with for-profit education companies. The law had been released earlier this year to the public to get feedbacks, according to Chinese Ministry of Education. The revised regulations are currently open to the public to get more feedbacks. Andrew Chen, chief learning officer at WholeRen Education, was interviewed in this article and he shared that Chinese education market was pushed greatly by the new middle and upper-class families who were seeking to study abroad at universities in the US, UK, and Australia. For more comments towards Chinese education law from Chen, check this Pie News article. For ways of commenting on the revised law, check this website:




U.N. calls on China to free Uighurs from alleged re-education camps

















Author: Stephanie Nebehay


Date: Aug 30, 2018



The United Nationa Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination argued that there are approximately one million Uighur might be held involuntarily in extra-legal detention in Xinjiang province in China. China's foreign ministry stated that it is because Xinjiang province is facing a serious threat from Islamist militants and separatists. There are tensions between a part of the Muslim Uighur minority and the Han Chinese majority. However, U.N. thinks that China did not provide a clear definition of terrorism and separatism. The U.N. panel urged China to promote the use of the Tibetan Language in education. Equal education opportunities and rights should be given to Uighur and Tibetan.