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China Revises Vocational Education Law

Mon, 23 May 2022
Categories: China Legal Trends

On 20 Apr. 2022, the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress voted to adopt a revision of the Vocational Education Law (《中华人民共和国职业教育法》), which took effect on 1 May 2022.

It is the first time the Vocational Education Law has been revised since its promulgation in 1996.

The revised Vocational Education Law consists of eight chapters, six of which are provisions on the system of vocational education, implementation of vocational education, vocational schools and training institutions, teachers and students of vocational education, guarantees of vocational education, and legal responsibilities.

According to the Education Law, China not only adopts a general education system comprising preschool, primary, secondary, and higher education, but also a vocational education system focusing on the knowledge and skills of productive labor.

Promoting vocational education has been a key strategy of China’s education reform in the last three years. Through this strategy, the government hopes to increase the supply of technical and skilled personnel to meet the demands for China’s industrial upgrading and economic restructuring.



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Contributors: CJO Staff Contributors Team

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