March 17, 2000

Chinese leaders including president Jiang Zemin and premier Zhu Rongji say targets to enable 15 per cent of school-leavers to attend universities by 2010 and to increase higher education enrolment by 5 per cent are achievable. Only 10.5 per cent of young Chinese aged 18 to 24 years receive higher education, according to Ministry of Education statistics.

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