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BEIJING, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) — An official document released on Monday pledged that the government will endeavor to provide compulsory education to 95 percent of Chinese girls over the next ten years.

The Outline for the Development of Chinese Women (2011-2020) issued by the State Council, or China’s cabinet, said that the government will continue to promote equal opportunity for nine years of free schooling for all children, but especially for girls, who are more likely to drop out.