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China reduces homework tension on children

12:05, 24 October 2021
China reduces homework tension on children

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China passed a law on Saturday requiring local authorities and parents to reduce the educational burden on children to give them more time for sport and leisure. 


The Chinese officials believe that children must have a reasonable time for the rest and don’t spend much time online.

The parents also must prevent children from becoming internet-addicted, but it’s unclear what it exactly means. The full text of the law hasn’t been published yet as it will enter into force on January 1, 2022.

In August 2021 Chinese government banned written exams for six and seven-year-olds.

Earlier, it’s been known that China started to work under new legislation according to which adults would be obliged to go through family guidance in case their children were seen committing crimes or behaved “very badly.” It concerns both children and adolescents. 

Spokesman of the Legislative Affairs Commission under the National People’s Congress (NPC), Zang Tiewei highlighted the main reason for children’s wrongdoings - insufficient family education.

In addition, the Chinese government harshly criticized the video games as China National Radio’s articles resulted in new restrictions and a stock plunge in the country’s gaming sphere. 

At the end of Summer, The Chinese Communist Party also started a crackdown on what it described as “chaotic” celebrity fan culture and took new measures in order to limit the rise of this phenomenon.