Month: August 2019

Tencent drops plans to invest $150m in Chinese education company VIPKid: sources

By Julie Zhu, Yingzhi Yang HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) – Tencent 0700.HK has suspended plans to invest about $150 million to lead a new fundraiser for Chinese education company VIPKid, two people with knowledge of the matter have said, as Beijing steps up surveillance of online education platforms. FILE PHOTO: A Tencent sign is seen during […]

Australian state terminates Chinese education program over interference fears

SYDNEY, Australia’s most populous state has said it will abandon a China-funded education program that teaches Mandarin in schools amid fears of foreign influence. The Confucius Institute program – administered by the Chinese government agency Hanban – teaches the official language of China in 13 public schools in the state of New South Wales. However, […]

Chinese Education Groups Ask Deputy Minister for Details of Khat Component in WB Program | Malaysia

Examples of khat calligraphy in Balik Pulau, Penang, August 6, 2019. In a meeting with Vice Minister of Education Teo Nie Ching on August 6, 2019, Chinese educator groups Dong Zong and Jiao Zong held asked the government to provide details of how Jawi calligraphy be introduced in Chinese and Tamil primary schools. – Photo […]

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