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Guidelines Threaten Punishment Against Homeschool Parents
March 26, 2019: An English-language website reports that parents can be held legally responsible for sending their children to unlicensed, nontraditional schools, according to China’s education ministry.

Homeschooling in Communist China on the Rise Despite Ban
July 21, 2018: According to the New American, an increasing number of Chinese parents are defying the law in order to teach their children without communist indoctrination.

The Chinese Parents who Homeschool their Kids, and Why they Reject Public Education
July 5, 2018: Parents tell a Chinese newspaper that they choose to homeschool because they believe it is best for their children.

China’s New One-School Policy
March 28, 2017: The Chinese regime has banned homeschooling because homeschooled students are not uniformly exposed to state-sponsored indoctrination.

Legal loophole opens up chance for homeschooling
January 7, 2014: Parents in mainland China who want an alternative to rigid education take advantage of ‘official oversight’

Homeschooling Popular with Chinese Parents
September 29, 2013: ChinaDaily reports that more Chinese parents are homeschooling their children—and are themselves getting an education in risk and reward.

Education Comes Home in China
August 30, 2013: A recent survey by the Education Research Institute gathers data and trends about homeschooling in China.

Homeschooling Rare but Growing in China
August 26, 2013: The Beijing Morning Post reports that homeschooling in China is in an emerging stage, with about 18,000 children across the country receiving education at home.

Homeschool’s New Day in China
March 13, 2013: Interest in homeschooling grows as there are more and more success stories.

Education Debate in China
December 22, 2012: A now-homeschooled teen has begun a growing campaign for equal education opportunities in China.

Parents in Berlin Exchange Experiences
December 3, 2012: Taiwan’s Central News Agency provides coverage of the recent Global Home Education Conference 2012.

Home or School
September 3, 2012: Parents in China explore alternatives to public education and consider homeschooling.

 Country Information

Compulsory Attendance Ages:

Per the Compulsory Education Law of the People’s Republic of China:

All children who have reached the age of six shall enroll in school and receive compulsory education for the prescribed number of years, regardless of sex, nationality or race. In areas where that is not possible, the beginning of schooling may be postponed to the age of seven. The state shall institute a system of nine-year compulsory education.

The authorities of provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities directly under the Central Government shall decide on measures to promote compulsory education, in accordance with the degree of economic and cultural development in their own localities.

Legal status of homeschooling:

Homeschooling is encouraged by Singapore missionaries. Homeschooling in Shanghai and Beijing is a risk and must be commenced underground. Expatriates may find it easier to homeschool than nationals.

 Contact Information

Shanghai Homeschool Activities, Resources, and Encouragement (SHARE)
Open to any and all home educators living in the Shanghai area—join yahoo group for access

Tel: +65 9616 4484
33 Dairy Farm Road, #01-01
Singapore 679051

Last Updated: June 29, 2016