How China is using the Asiana plane crash to crack down on overpriced overseas student tours

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How China is using the Asiana plane crash to crack down on overpriced overseas student tours (timquijano on flickr)

After the Asiana plane crash, the City of Beijing has suspended overseas student tours which often involve walking around US campus' and a shopping trip in order to make a profit.

They also took the opportunity to lay out a framework for future trips including that schools seek approval from district education authorities and school heads lead trips, taking responsibility for rule violations.

The US and foreign education has become something a lot of Chinese parents strive for their child to see and experience, which has ultimately led to the industry cashing in.

The Asiana crash has led to a nationwide slamming of schools are third party companies who organised the trips.

However, no one is under the illusion that this will improve flight safety or take back what happened on flight 214, but it might inspire tighter rules and regulations.

Read more here about the crash and initial findings.

What do you think about the backlash? Let us know your thoughts.

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