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China

History & Background, Constitutional & Legal Foundations, Educational System—overview, Preprimary & Primary Education, Secondary Education

BASIC DATA
Official Country Name: People's Republic of China
Region: East & South Asia
Population: 1,261,832,482
Language(s): Chinese (Mandarin), Yue (Cantonese), Wu (Shanghaiese), Minbei (Fuzhou), Minnan (Hokkien-Taiwanese), Xiang, Gan, Hakka dialects
Literacy Rate: 81.5%
Academic Year: September-June
Number of Primary Schools: 628,840
Compulsory Schooling: 9 years
Public Expenditure on Education: 2.3%
Libraries: 2,600
Educational Enrollment: Primary: 139,954,000
  Secondary: 71,883,000
  Higher: 6,075,215
Educational Enrollment Rate: Primary: 123%
  Secondary: 70%
  Higher: 6%
Teachers: Primary: 5,794,000
  Secondary: 4,437,000
  Higher: 516,400
Student-Teacher Ratio: Primary: 24:1
  Secondary: 17:1
Female Enrollment Rate: Primary: 123%
  Secondary: 66%
  Higher: 4%

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