China to establish pilot zones for basic education reform

Updated: Oct 18, 2021 Xinhua Print
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Students learn robot programming at No 1 Primary School Affiliated to Shanghai Normal School in Shanghai, on Sept 1, 2021. [Photo by Gao Erqiang/]

BEIJING - China will establish pilot zones for comprehensive reform of basic education in 12 provincial-level regions, the Ministry of Education said on Monday.

The building of the pilot zones in the designated regions, including Shanghai, Guangdong, Sichuan, Hebei and Fujian, will be focused on advancing high-quality development of education, which entails major tasks such as easing the academic burden on students undergoing compulsory education, said the ministry.

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