Tuitions to China’s universities, which range from 5,000 yuan to 10,000 yuan (1,200 U.S. dollars) a year, are about 25 times higher than they were in 1989, according to the China Youth and Children Research Center (CYCRC).
Annual incomes of urban residents have not nearly kept pace with tuition fees, rising only four times what they were at the end of the 1980’s. When increases in the cost of living are considered, the actual increase in urban incomes is only 2.3 times more than in 1989, according to the research center’s report released on Wednesday….[Full Text]
(Cartoon: “Carrying child to school.” Chinese words on the cash read “High Tuition”)