As a new school year begins, China’s education gap remains sizable despite recent reform packages aimed at making access to education in China more equitable. As promised following last year’s Third Plenum, changes to China’s controversial hukou household registration system were announced in late July. The system, in effect since 1958, has long limited the many migrant workers who have helped fuel China’s rapid economic growth from public services in the cities in which they toil. More.
Photo of the Day: Street Food in Xi’an, China by Jeremy Foster