China education crackdown sees private-tutoring firm sack 60,000 employees
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From the BBC World Service: That's more than half of all employees at New Oriental, one of China's biggest private-tutoring companies. It comes after Beijing implemented stricter rules on private education sector last summer as it tightens regulation in various industries. Plus, the Philippines is the latest Asian country to appeal to Indonesia to lift its ban on coal exports. And, people in rural Spain are campaigning for more investment and better infrastructure.