While, according to the China Daily, private schools have recently enjoyed considerable success accounting for over 35% of total schools in the country and serving nearly 54 million students, an average increase of 5% per year, the party has just decided to bring them up to standard to protect them from Western influence and curb the explosion of the tutoring trade. Officially, the reason given is to reduce the costs of schooling to reduce the educational costs of families. In the background the demand to revive the country’s birth rate and the intention to extend party control.
Pursuing the policy advocated by Xi Jinping of bringing up to Marxist standards described by Alice Ekman in “Bright Red” (ed. De l’Observatoire, 2020), mixed with anti-Western nationalist ulterior motives, on May 14, the government has announced a series of measures designed to control the programs of private schools and the capital that funds them.
The new law, the official purpose of which is also to reduce costs to lighten the burden on families and boost the birth rate, will come into force on 1is September.
It prohibits the teaching of foreign programs in private schools ranging from kindergarten to ninth grade (which concerns pupils up to the age of 15 or 16) and prohibits their being run by foreign entities.
In this new framework, the members of the board of directors or any other decision-making body which will have to include representatives of the party, will have to be Chinese nationals.
In his blog “Le vent de la Chine”, Eric Meyer also emphasizes that the company is pursuing the ideological takeover of the education system.
With the return to the honor of the teaching of Marxism, political normalization is already largely underway in universities and research centers in defiance of academic freedom (read: Feu sur les “meningeal growths of the Party” and resumed in ideological hand and The Omnipresent Party brings the education system and teachers up to standard).
The fight tooth and nail against any foreign influence in the education system, going so far as to prohibit non-Chinese textbooks and prohibit foreign funding of private schools is widely acclaimed by social networks fueled by the inflexible nationalism disseminated by the device.
The professors – including foreigners – will have to undergo an ideological training of about twenty hours in order to “prevent harmful elements from harming the sovereignty of the country and its interests”.
The reframing follows the sweep given to the movement of foreign NGOs, all suspected of disseminating Western political thought that is dangerous for the stability of the country and the political prevalence of the party.
The lucrative tutoring business in the crosshairs.
The boom in the private tutoring industry is fueled by both the Confucian DNA of the parental requirement to help their children develop their own self-esteem through study and the fierce competition that ultimately grows after the 12e year of high school, students and their parents to do everything to integrate one of the three best Chinese universities: 1. Qinghua 清华; 2. Peking University 北大; 3. Fudan 復旦大學 in Shanghai. The SCMP recalls “that entering a leading university is considered a decisive moment for young Chinese, who face a competitive job market after graduation. About 15 percent of Chinese university graduates are unemployed in their first six months, while about 25 percent of graduates earn a pittance despite their academic credentials.
According to Chinese sources quoted by Reuters, which have remained anonymous given the sensitivity of the issue where considerable sums are involved, the sweep will also target the unequal and flourishing trade in tutoring, which is used by wealthy families to promote the academic success of their children. offspring.
Kindergarten to 12th gradee year, when the students are under the pressure of the “Gaokao -,”, the university entrance exam, the very lucrative niche recently generated the astronomical turnover of 120 Mds of $ at the expense of parents anxious to ensure the success of their children at all costs.
While 75% of parents sacrifice the requirement to help their children with private lessons, canvassing for private tutoring will be prohibited in school grounds, even though some private institutes have invested up to $ 1 billion. This explains the government’s discretion, in a context where the stock market prices of some tutoring institutes have collapsed by 25%.
The offensive is developing unceremoniously against all private educational enterprises, including those in the business management or human resources management sectors.
Eric Meyer cites the Hupan University 湖 畔 大 学 all the more in the crosshairs as having been founded in 2015 without authorization, which is more in Hangzhou, political stronghold of Xi Jinping, it also drags the ball of being chaired by Jack Ma, the e-commerce mogul, Chinese competitor to Amazon whom the Party has just brought to Marxist reason.
Read: Online microcredit hit by the precautionary principle and political normalization and Jack Ma vanished. THE ANT HILL LOST HER QUEEN.
It is true that operating in an ultra-elitist mode against the current communist philosophy of suppressing inequalities and classes, Hupan, whose incredible admission rate is 1%, prides itself, in its advertisements, on being even more selective than Harvard or Stanford.
Even though Hupan’s annual tuition fees are only $ 30,000 compared to $ 53,000 at Harvard and Stanford, China’s per capita GDP ratio to that of the United States 3.5 times lower, confirms that the management school of Jack Ma is reserved for the upper fringes of Chinese society.
The direct hit against Hupan was fired in early April when the device ordered first-year classes to be closed, barring the Institute from recruiting new interns.
A page turns.
Three of the most famous CEOs in the high-tech digital industry have resigned. From left to right Simon Hu, CEO of Ant Group, Colin Huang, CEO of Pinduoduo and Zhang Yiming, CEO of ByteDance.
That’s not all. The attacks on Jack Ma, who not too long ago was the symbol of Western-style success in the business start-up world, have spread to other industrial tycoons. The CEOs of Lenovo, Liu Chuangzi, Fosun, Guo Guangchang and Giant Interactive Shi Yuzhu were also targeted.
The storm was accompanied by chain resignations evoking a purge in the movement of the big successful bosses of China according to Deng Xiaoping. A page turns.
At the risk of corrupt slippages and immeasurable enrichment, with his cohorts of arrogant displays of new rich addicted to rowdy luxury, the “little helmsman” advocated the liberation of the entrepreneurial spirit, however controlled by the apparatus. .
Xi Jinping changes the situation and destroys the ideological screed of Marxism on entrepreneurs, the effect of which meets both his demand for political centralization and that of reducing inequalities.
The maneuver resulted in the cascading resignations cited by Eric Meyer, Jack Ma himself, founder of Alibaba, Colin Huang, CEO of Pinduoduo (competing online business of Alibaba), Simon Hu, CEO of Ant Financial, seriously shaken by the party’s offensive against Jack Ma, and Zhang Yiming, CEO of ByteDance.
Question China had painted the portrait of the latter, as it was on the rise amid controversies with Washington over the “Tik Tok” application which had gone viral among young American audiences.
Read: Western warnings against the intrusive force of Chinese social media.
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