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Reading List EdTech China EDUKWEST

[Updated] Reading List: EdTech China

[Updated] The Reading List: EdTech China now contains the months of January to June 2015.

The EDUKWEST editors put together this curated list of articles from the most knowledgeable sources on the Internet for everybody interested in learning what matters in the Chinese education market today.

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Chinese MOOCs

EDBRIEF: Alibaba and Peking University launch Chinese MOOCs

E-commerce giant Alibaba together with Peking University launched a joined MOOC platform. Chinese MOOCs currently features over 20 courses from lecturers at Peking University which can be accessed for free. Some of the courses offer certifications for completion.

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Mobile Internet Users in China 2014

EdTech Trends: 557 million Mobile Internet Users in China

According to data released by the CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center) the number of mobile Internet users in China rose by over 11% to 557 million in 2014 compared to 2013.

This means that over 86% of Internet users in Mainland China are accessing the web via their mobile phone, an increase by 5%.

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HEDLINE: NetDragon Online Education Subsidiary Raises $52.5 million Series A

NetDragon, a Chinese mobile and game developer, raised a $52.5 million Series A for its online education subsidiary Best Assistant Education, valuing it at $477.5 million. Investors include IDG Capital Partners, Vertex Venture and Alpha Animation.

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HEDLINE: Science Community Guokr raises $20 million Series C

TAL Education Group, a Chinese K-12 after-school tutoring provider, led a $20 million Series C round in the online science community Guokr. TAL Education led the round, investing $15 million, the remaining $5 million came from existing investors IDG and others.

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