China to add 200 vocational schools, eligible projects to get support through local govt special-purpose bonds: NDRC

China will establish about 200 new vocational schools and colleges nationwide to further develop vocational education, and it will provide financial support for these schools through central government funds and special-purpose local government bonds, a multi-department announcement said on Tuesday.

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), China’s top economic planner, along with seven other top departments, jointly released a roadmap for integrating the industry development and talent training of vocational education from 2023 to 2025, which emphasized support for the sector.

The roadmap said that the country will establish 200 vocational high schools and colleges across the country based on the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-25), and it pledged to allocate central government budget funds for the purpose.

Find out more: Global Times

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