China’s education crackdown: Disrupting the private tutoring sector

China’s education crackdown

In mid 2021, the central government’s decision to suspend for-profit tutoring came as a shock to many. Besides provoking fundamental changes in the lives of children and parents, the ban of off-campus education services has destabilized many companies throughout China. Consequently, both families and the country’s education industry need to re-orientate after China’s education crackdown. […]

The future of the MOOC market in China amid the education crackdown

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is an online learning ecosystem featuring unlimited participation, openly accessible curriculum, and interactive features. MOOCs have gained vast popularity in China since 2013, allowing millions of Chinese learners regardless of location, schedule, and financial constraints to access quality education. The overall e-learning market grew exponentially and reached maturity in 2018. […]

Changes ahead for early education in China: The three-child policy and 5G

Early education in China

On June 1st, for China’s national holiday known as Children’s day, the Chinese government announced that they will adopt a “three-child policy”. This comes as an answer to the publication of the 7th national census released by the State Council Information Office. China had a fertility rate of just 1.3 children per woman in 2020, […]

8 Chinese EdTech start-ups leading the global educational technology industry

Chinese EdTech industry

Educational technology is an often overlooked global phenomenon. In 2015, global EdTech companies took in more than $2.98 billion across 442 deals, and global EdTech funding jumped a whopping 58% in 2015 from the previous year. The global market is projected to grow at 17.0% per annum, to $252 billion by the year 2020. Asia is […]

The Chinese music education industry’s main driver: grades and certifications

piano industry

Music education is a growing market in China With a market size of 75.7 billion RMB in 2016, China is a rising market for music education. This can be attributed to government support, China’s booming economy, and the upgrading of citizens’ consumption. Another factor not to be overlooked is the importance of music certifications to […]

Beijing’s Economy: What to understand about growth in the capital city

Beijing's Economy

What foreign companies need to know about the economy of Beijing As the capital city of the most populous nation on Earth, Beijing plays an important role in China’s economy. With a consumer base of more than 20 million, Beijing has become more and more important for foreign companies in many industries. For anyone looking […]

China Paradigm 84: The soft skills needed to build a business in China

digital mentorship platform

The soft skills needed to build a business in China Matthieu David interviews Greg Nance, CEO of In this China business podcast, we learn about his company, how has been lucrative on a very powerful niche offering mentorship to students who want to study abroad and need to navigate the vast mechanisms of […]

Podcast transcript #53: An inside look at the translation services sector in China

translation services sector in China

Find here the China paradigm episode 53. Learn more about Stephane Choury’s story and the translation services sector in China. Full transcript below: MATTHIEU DAVID: I’m Matthieu David, the founder of Daxue Consulting, and this China marketing podcast, China Paradigm. Today, I am with Stephane Choury. I have known you for a while now. You […]

Podcast transcript #18: a new solution that helps students improve their Chinese CV

China podcast education

Find here the China paradigm episode 18. Learn more about Pauline Lahary’s story in China and find all the details and additional links below. Full transcript below: Matthieu David: Hello everyone, I am Matthieu David, the founder of Daxue consulting and its China marketing podcast: China paradigm. Today I am with Pauline Lahary, I met […]