Work to begin on national preschool law
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.