The "Law on the Promotion of Non-government Education in China"
was approved by the 31st Session of the Standing Committee of People's
Congress on December 28, 2002 and went into effect on September 1, 2003.
The law is formulated in expressed accordance with Chinese Constitution
and the Education Law with a view toward implementing the strategy of
Prospering China by Science and Education, to promote healthy development
of non-governmental education, and to safeguard the rights of non-governmental
schools and students.
The law includes ten chapters: General Provisions, Establishment, Organization
and Activity, Teachers and Students, Property and Financial Management,
Administration and Supervision, Support and Rewards, Change and Closure,
Legal Responsibilities, and Supplementary Provisions.
Chinese non-government (private) education has witnessed a dynamic development
in recent years and has played an important role in Chinese education.
However, there is a lack of a legal framework to facilitate and regulate
private growth. The "Law on the Promotion of Non-government Education
in China"-China's first national legislation on private education-was
formulated in this context, aiming both to promote and regulate private
education. The law covers all educational levels. For more information
on the law and its impact to Chinese non-government education, see the
New Private Education Law" by Fengqiao Yan and Daniel Levy.
The English version of the law was translated by Yingying
Xu , PROPHE doctoral assistant, with PROPHE Contributing Scholar
and PROPHE Director Daniel
Levy. It is not an official translation from Chinese government.
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