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With a population of less than 42 thousand people, Shipai was once a small township with a high proportion of under-educated people. But, its free education policy has changed local residents' minds on getting a good education. Full Story>>
For more analysis on the free education model, let's go back to our current affairs commentator Gregory Yingnien Tsang. Hello, Mr. Tsang.
Shipai's free education model
1. What do you think of Shipai's free education model and what can be learnt from their experiences? Do you think the model can be extended to other parts of the country?
China's 9-year compulsory education
2. China has had compulsory education for a long time, with students having to attend for at least nine years up to high school. Do you think the country needs to extend that from pre-school right through to higher education? What are the problems in the current model?