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Study Finds Weight, Vision, Sleep Problems Among China’s Schoolchildren

Students line up to enter Shannan Campus, an elementary school affiliated with Huainan Normal University in Anhui province, in September 2016. Photo: IC
Students line up to enter Shannan Campus, an elementary school affiliated with Huainan Normal University in Anhui province, in September 2016. Photo: IC

China’s young schoolchildren are overweight, have poor eyesight, and don’t get enough sleep. Oh, and they need to focus more on their creativity and analytical skills.

At least that’s the take-away from the country’s first comprehensive study on the quality of its mandatory education.

Among the findings, China’s schools should focus more on teaching children to be creative and analytical, while improving the “relatively weak” physical education they receive.

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