Compulsion, said Dr. Mah, "is a thing we all dislike in China. We have had too much of it under the Kuomintang. It negates education, which can be successful only if it is desired. So always we seek voluntary agreement. Unless the people are ready to accept a change, we will wait. This is so in education. No parents need send their children to school. But because we have convinced the majority of the people of the advantages of education, we have 49 million children in grammar school and three and a half million in high school, and the 42 million who took adult educational courses last year will be over 50 million when the figures are in for 1952."
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