Elite British schools in China face an uncertain future
Westminster School, an elite private institution founded in London in 1560, has scrapped an ambitious plan to build six schools in China, after changes in curriculum ordered by the Ministry of Education in Beijing.
It launched the plan in 2017 and started building the first one in 2019, for 2,000 pupils, in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province in the southwest.
"The Covid-19 pandemic and recent changes in Chinese education policy have forced the school to cancel the entire project," the school announced in November. "It is highly unfortunate the landscape for developing such schools now is very different from 2017." ...