Resources

Chinese Education Laws & Regulations


  • Chinese Ministry of Education – Order No. 42 of the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Public Security, Administrative Measures for the Enrollment and Cultivation of International Students by Schools [学校招收和培养国际学生管理办法] (March 20, 2017):
Unofficial English version Official Chinese version
  • Chinese Ministry of Education – 2003 Regulation of the People’s Republic of China on Chinese Foreign Cooperation in Running Schools[中华人民共和国中外合作办学条例] (September 1, 2003):
Official English version Official Chinese version
  • Chinese Ministry of Education – 2004 Implementation Measures for the Regulation of the People’s Republic of China on Chinese-Foreign Cooperation in Running Schools [中华人民共和国中外合作办学条例实施办法] (June 2, 2004):
Official Chinese Version
  • Chinese Ministry of Education – Education Law of the People’s Republic of China [中华人民共和国教育法] (September 1, 1995):
Official Chinese Version
  • Chinese Ministry of Education – Higher Education Law of the People’s Republic of China [中华人民共和国高等教育法] (January 1, 1999):
Official Chinese Version
  • Chinese Ministry of Education – Vocational Education Law of the People’s Republic of China [中华人民共和国职业教育法] (September 1, 1996):
Official English Version Official Chinese Version




Other Relevant Chinese Laws & Regulations


  • Anti Unfair Competition Law of the People's Republic of China​
Official English Version
  • Chinese Ministry of Public Security - Permitted Activities and Professional Supervisory Units Chart (12/2016) ​
Official Chinese Version
  • Chinese Ministry of Public Security – Law of the People’s Republic of China on Administration of Activities of Overseas Nongovernmental Organizations in the Mainland of China [中华人民共和国境外非政府组织境内活动管理法] (Revised April 28, 2016):
Official English Version Official Chinese Version
  • Chinese Ministry of Commerce – The Law of the Peoples Republic of China on Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprises (WFOE) [中华人民共和国外资企业法] (Revised October 31, 2000):
Official English Version Official Chinese Version





This page contains useful links to official versions of Chinese education laws, regulations, policies and other Ministry of Education (MOE) guidance governing education institutions in China. You will also find links to relevant statistics and other information applicable to foreign education institutions operating in China.

The interpretation and application of these laws can vary from region to region throughout China. Please contact us to further assist you in evaluating these laws to best meet the goals of your educational institution.