Steven Yang, the founder and CEO of Opal Education interviewed by CAIJING Magazine
May 10, 2018

The demand for international education in China is growing rapidly, and more and more international educational institutions have entered the market. The proportion of private international schools has increased to 50% from 43% in 2015, in addition to the rapid growth in the first-tier cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, the investment of schools in second-tier cities in Sichuan, Chongqing and Zhejiang provinces is also becoming very popular. According to the statistics of the UK Department for International Trade, by the end of 2017, nearly 10 British schools had established more than 25 campuses in China. The Department expects that by 2020, the number of British school brands enter in China will double, and more than 50 campuses will be opened.

At present, British schools take the largest percentage of school brands that come to China. What kind of integrated education can Chinese students and their families receive through the high tuition fees paid, and can new schools adapt to the educational environment in China? With a series of questions, Huilian Xiang, a reporter of CAIJING Magazine interviewed leaders in the industry. Steven Yang, as the founder and CEO of Opal Education, and also the Director of International Development at Lucton School, talked through a series of ideas on the opportunities and challenges of the development of British schools in China. See the original report