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China's tiger mums fuel online education boom

US online startups making a fortune as millions of parents sign their children up for various subjects to gain skills needed in knowledge economy

New York

HARDLY anyone bothered to learn English when Wu Wenhua was growing up in 1980s China. But now that she has an 11-year-old son, Ms Wu believes knowing the language is key to opening doors.

So Ms Wu, 38, signed Ryan up for an online service, called VIPKid, that connects...

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