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The summer vacation for schools has come. In the previous year, China’s leading education companies launched marketing campaigns in almost every setting to attract more customers and gain market share. This year, the battle did not further intensify, and it did not even begin as expected — the once high-profile players kept low-key and acted discreetly.

On May 21, China issued guidelines to alleviate the burden of homework and after-school training for primary and secondary school students, but the detailed rules have not yet been announced. Subsequently, a rumor that off-campus tutoring on weekends, winter, and summer holidays will be…


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In China, a large number of parents have struggled to balance their work and personal lives, and engage better with their kids, spurring a slew of providers into the education hardware space over these years.

Within the past half a year, three tech behemoths in China — ByteDance, Tencent, and Alibaba — have invested more in the education category by launching smart desk lamps with similar functions for school-going children. More players will join the competition to make smart lamps and other hardware products, as the race for customer acquisition becomes steeper for edtech players.

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ByteDance, the TikTok owner, unveiled…


Introduction: In 2020, JMDedu ran a two-month national tour across China as a part of events to promote the GET2020 Summit (Global Education Technology). We networked local education companies through seminars with various themes and investigated several key cities’ market environments.

Now, the GET2021 national tour is on the way! We take our tolls on major cities and hope to share more unique insights and broader perspectives about the thriving edtech industry in China. If you aim to explore the “secrets” beyond plain facts, follow us on this article series.

On April 16, 2021, we held an education industry seminar…


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China-based edtech company GSX Techedu(NYSE: GSX) changed its name to Gaotu Group(高途集团) on April 22. And its ticker symbol on the New York Stock Exchange will be changed.

“A great teacher produces a brilliant student “. In this sentence, “a brilliant student” could be called gaotu(高徒) in Chinese, although Chinese people pronounce the two words(高徒 and 高途) in the same way, the latter one means “road to achievement”.

Last October, all of GSX Techedu’s K-12 online tutoring businesses were integrated into Gaotu Class(高途课堂). …


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Key Laboratory of Big Data Mining and Knowledge Management, Chinese Academy of Science(CAS) recently has unveiled a report regarding online small-size class development in 2020. The report shows that the small-size class’s market size is becoming second place among different teaching modes in the domestic online education space, and the large-size class is the top pick by learners amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

As the Chinese government issued a statement encouraging schools to convert to online classes since the outbreak of COVID-19 last year, the crisis has spotlighted the online education market, and remote learning has become the most common way…


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Kahoot! announced it started trading on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker KAHOT.OL, according to a statement Thursday.

The Oslo-based company is a game-based learning service that lets players create and take part in multiple-choice quizzes.

Since the inception in 2013, Kahoot! has been backed by the likes of SoftBank, Microsoft, and Disney, with its total funding raised to date hit $325 million.

In an interview with JMDedu, Kahoot! CEO Eilert Hanoa said, “Our future plans definitely include further expansion in markets in the Asia Pacific as well as China more particularly.” …


Under the long shadow cast by the capital winter since mid-2018 triggered by the deleveraging of financial markets and overall economic downturn, and as the educational policy has become more stringent leading to more potential investment risks, in 2020, the number of financing deals has shrunk by 17% compared to 2019.

According to statistics from Duojing Capital, there were 257 (excluding IPOs and M&A) financing deals closed by China-based EdTech ventures, a year-on-year decrease of nearly 17% and a record low in the past five years. But the total amount of financing has soared to around $9.75 billion, which was…


The COVID-19 pandemic takes variable shapes and forms in how it affects all walks of life. But amid such a chill environment, the outbound listing frenzy of China’s edtech companies continued, and the industry players also showed strong performance in the stock market.

Plus, there is a trend that the U.S. listed Chinese companies like New Oriental conduct share sales in Hong Kong as a way to broaden their investor, further, a hedge against the tense international situation.


Introduction: It was beyond doubt that the year of 2020 must be an important time pivot for the education industry. As the COVID-19 spreads since the beginning of this year, education is disrupted globally, but learning cannot be stagnant. In this special year, JMDedu will hold the GET (Global Education Technology) Summit under the theme of “Redefine Learning” to help both Chinese and international EdTech practitioners deep dive into the changes and rebuild confidence.

While what has been significantly changing in China? And where will the opportunities lie in the Chinese education market? In the upcoming weeks leading to the…


Infrastructure has been a top priority for China in 2020, especially new infrastructure including seven key areas: 5G networks, industrial internet, inter-city transportation and rail system, data centers, AI, ultra-high voltage power transmission, and new-energy vehicle charging stations.

According to the announcement at the 2020 National People’s Congress, China will invest an estimated $1.4 trillion over six years to 2025 in new infrastructure programs.

“It is important that the government spends more on concrete projects and pools resources to areas including the healthcare system, medical research, and education,” said Lu Ting, chief China economist with Nomura.

“Educational new infrastructure” related…

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