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Online education is becoming increasingly popular in China. Driven by society’s deeply rooted obsession with academic achievements and the belief that education is one of the, if not the only, path to success. Online language learning and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education have gained more popularity among eager parents who seek to give their children a leg-up in the competitive schooling system.

According to official data, online education companies in China had attracted 144 million users as of June 2017. And with a growth rate of over 20%, the online education market is expected to represent more than one-fifth of the projected global market size by 2019.

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Nicole Jao

Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.