While it is not quite clear what impact, exactly, the development could have on Chinese visitation to the United States, or precisely what is prompting it, Chinese officials seem to be cracking down on what has heretofore been the loosely regulated, or unregulated, business of English education schools or language training centers in China. In a news item one does not find in regular outlets, the Sixth Tone, a sort of alternative online publication based in Shanghai, has published a rather thorough investigative piece on the matter.
What one learns is that more than 20 English training schools have been shut down in 2019. At the same time, the Chinese government has launched an official campaign to clean up the practice, Sixth Tone reports, noting that According to China’s minister of education, Chen Baosheng, officials had investigated more than 401,000 training organizations as of March this year, finding illegal practices in 273,000 of them—as businesses learn that the regulations for operating an educational organization are much more complex than operating a business. For the complete story, visit here