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China passes education development plan

Updated: Dec 29,2016 10:44 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China’s State Council has passed a plan on educational development for the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020).

China will modernize education to provide support for nation-building goals, said a statement released after a State Council executive meeting presided over by Premier Li Keqiang on Dec 28.

The meeting detailed key tasks, including improved fairness and educational reform.

More resources should go to poor and remote areas, and equal access for the children of migrant workers and impoverished families should be guaranteed.

The meeting encouraged expansion of educational cooperation, saying private capital is welcome in schools and other teaching facilities.

It also recommended the use of big data and cloud computing to promote sharing of educational resources.