Photo shows Fan Jimei, a teacher in No. 23 Middle School in Jinan, capital of east China's Shandong Province, giving English class to students with television, Jan. 22, 1979. (Xinhua/Shi Panqi)
China's Ministry of Education has released a draft reform plan for Gaokao, the national college entrance examination, making it clear that English will not be included in Gaokao in the future. What's more, there will be no more English classes for grade one and grade two students in primary schools. Recently, the English exam reform has sparked heated debate across the country. For more than 30 years, three generations of Chinese people have been involved in English craze. English has long been a major chip in education and employment.