Westminster School outposts ditched after China crackdown | News

One of the country’s leading public schools has ended a Chinese franchise after the country’s suppression of foreign teaching.

Westminster School has pulled out of a project that would have built six schools in the country by 2028 after new rules prevented private schools from teaching Chinese citizens using foreign curricula and textbooks.

Conservative MP Tom Tugendhat said President Xi was overseeing a “narrowing down” of “cultural exchange”.

The first school was built in Chengdu and was scheduled to open in September with 2,000 pupils between the ages of 3 and 18.

However, Mark Patten, Chairman of the Board, wrote to students and alumni yesterday to inform them that the project, announced in 2017, is nearing completion due to the pandemic and “recently”

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