On a recent online-education event in Beijing, staff from Taobao revealed the plan of an independent education channel. Wow. Now the e-commerce tycoon comes to the heated online education and training market.

Accordingly this new vertical platform will be launched this year as a sub-channel “Taobao Classmates” (not official translation). This channel will aggregate online education sources, and class videos covering courses from exams tutoring to vocational training programs.