Friday, June 24, 2016

Cash Kao: China's tutors earn fortunes online - AFP, Bangkok Post

With a following of several million teenage fans, China's Liu Jie says he can earn nearly $50,000 a month from his online videos and is often recognised on the street. But he is no pop star. Chinese high school physics tutor Liu Jie gives an online lesson from a recording studio in Beijing. A high school physics tutor, Liu belongs to a growing cohort of educators feeding the country's insatiable demand for after school online study. The industry is fuelled by the vast number of Internet users in China -- the most in the world -- combined with the annual university entrance exam, a national obsession that decides the fate of millions.

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