More than ever before, technology such as livestreaming offers high-school students across China, including those considered economically or geographically disadvantaged, the chance to learn from the best minds in the world.

Yet, if reaction to an article that showcased one use case is anything to go by, equal access to education remains a hot button among many Chinese people.

On Dec. 14, state-owned China Youth Daily, published an article featuring Chengdu No. 7 High School, a prominent school in Chengdu, the capital of the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan.

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Runhua Zhao

Runhua Zhao is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Connect with her via email: runhuazhao@technode.com