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China's latest building binge: the education factory

Fuelling the drive are generous subsidies and need to increase number of skilled workers

The campus of the Guizhou Machinery Industry School, at Qingzhen Vocational Education City in Guiyang, Guizhou province of China. All of the students at Guizhou Machinery are on full scholarships funded by the provincial government.

Guiyang, China

THREE decades ago, Chinese cities began turning rural land into industrial parks to attract foreign investors. Today, a new kind of project is blooming in China's countryside: the vocational education park.

Cities around China are carving out tracts of land for...

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