How Hundreds of Millions of People Learned to Read and Write

Oct 31 , 2019 |

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Today, almost every girl and boy in China goes to school, but that wasn’t the case 70 years ago, when close to 80% of the country was illiterate. James Chau recalls his old neighborhood in Beijing, the local elementary school behind his home, and how China’s education system has transformed for hundreds of millions of children. Today, China is close to eliminating poverty and produces the largest number of science graduates in the world, innovating a new future for generations to come. So, how did China catch up with the rest of the world?  

 

 

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