All teachers, students and their parents are required to take nucleic acid tests within 48 hours before going back to school on Monday. Students will take the tests twice a week during school time afterward.
In a few sparsely populated pastoral areas of northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, classes were taught in tents and by teachers who would arrive on horseback, and school-age children could be spotted loitering around. But that is all history now, thanks to the region's continuous efforts in promoting balanced development of education.
All 2,895 counties across China have passed the national assessment of balanced development in compulsory education by the end of last year, thanks to unrelenting efforts from central and local authorities, the Ministry of Education said on Thursday.
The career choices of young people are increasingly diverse and market-oriented, and made, more often than not, on their own, the white paper said, adding that young people enjoy more development opportunities and greater mobility.
Greater efforts will be made in training intellectual property specialists, the most fundamental, core and critical element in helping China become a global center for intellectual property rights, an official from the country's top IPR regulator has said, adding that the country plans to achieve the goal of having more than 1 million IP professionals by 2025.