One of the key points is that students have three required subjects including Chinese, mathematics and English.....
I bet a few of the "English teacher" clowns here did their honey baiting on the Beijing educational bureaucratic kowtowing coolies in the inclusion of the third subject English.
Even the late great statesman of Singapore Lee Kuan Yew is said to have admitted he got it wrong.This is what his daughter wrote:
She refers to Mr Lee's admission in 2009 that getting people to be equally competent in two languages was difficult.
"I've been telling him for years that our second-language standards are too high," says Dr Lee, who argued in a 2010 column that intelligent students who are not linguistically talented should not be penalised by the education system...."
Are you listening, you Beijing birds with your head stuck in the sand pit?