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Most Chinese kindergartens have "Montessori" (Meng Shi Ban) classes, but they are not the same Montessori style as you might expect, but they are more expensive than "normal" (Pu tong ban) classes. Class sizes are normally 20-40 kids with 3 teachers.

As the Montessori system is not compatible with Chinese primary schools these Montessori classes kids normally switch to normal class for their final year.

It seems that the kindergartens with the "better" reputations have the largest class sizes and are the hardest to get into.


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@Xiefei, I remember about in the late 1990's that Beijing had regulated that public toilets be free and that if you needed to use a toilet that you bars and restaurants had to let you use their toilets even if you were not a customer.

Places like Yunnan implement laws differently. For eg: Tobacco advertising is illegal in China, but in Yunnan you wouldn't know that.

On the radio they said that 'Yunnan was one of the, slightly,a little bit more by a bit, provinces for Aids cases.. But with one of the lowest populations in China and having the most cases maybe they should be a bit more direct about the issue.



when we renovated we took our workmen to B&Q to select materials from their excellent range if samples. Then with that list in hand we went to the construction market near Mingbo bridge and got the same materials at either half or one third of the B&Q price.

It's a good place for window shopping.