A state newspaper article belittling China’s celebrity cram school founder backfires

A state media article criticising a new business move by the embattled education firm New Oriental has triggered an online backlash, as netizens came to the defence of its celebrated founder who is scrambling to respond to China’s sweeping ban on private tutoring for children.In an article titled “New Oriental should not copy Li Jiaqi”, the state-run Economic Daily said the Beijing-based cram school chain should apply its expertise in education to cultivating agricultural talent instead of…

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