Work to be­gin on na­tional preschool law

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China’s top leg­is­la­ture will be­gin mak­ing a law on preschool ed­u­ca­tion to reg­u­late the fast-grow­ing sec­tor, which has drawn in­creas­ing pub­lic con­cern. The process will be ini­ti­ated in the five years start­ing from 2018 within the term of the cur­rent Stand­ing Com­mit­tee of the 13th Na­tional Peo­ple’s Congress, ac­cord­ing to the NPC leg­isla­tive agenda re­leased re­cently. “It will ad­dress all sorts of prob­lems fac­ing the preschool ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor at the mo­ment,” says Li Li­hua, an NPC deputy fa­mil­iar with the leg­is­la­tion. China has spe­cific laws gov­ern­ing both manda­tory and higher ed­u­ca­tion, from ele­men­tary schools to uni­ver­si­ties. The calls for a sim­i­lar law for preschool ed­u­ca­tion have mounted in re­cent years as the sec­tor has grown.

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