Overweight Chinese students stretch after swimming during training at a camp held for overweight children in Beijing. A change in the national high-school entrance exam may motivate schoolchildren to be more physically active. Credit: Getty Images Overweight Chinese students stretch after swimming during training at a camp held for overweight children in Beijing. A change in the national high-school entrance exam may motivate schoolchildren to be more physically active. Credit: Getty Images
Overweight Chinese students stretch after swimming during training at a camp held for overweight children in Beijing. A change in the national high-school entrance exam may motivate schoolchildren to be more physically active. Credit: Getty Images

To reduce obesity, more weight is being put on sport in China’s high-school entrance exam

  • ‘Even walking a few hundred metres would make him feel short of breath,’ says the worried mother of a Shanghai boy in sixth grade at school
  • China’s education ministry, recognising that millions like him are physically inactive and overweight, will put more weight on sport in the school entrance exam

Topic |   Wellness
Overweight Chinese students stretch after swimming during training at a camp held for overweight children in Beijing. A change in the national high-school entrance exam may motivate schoolchildren to be more physically active. Credit: Getty Images Overweight Chinese students stretch after swimming during training at a camp held for overweight children in Beijing. A change in the national high-school entrance exam may motivate schoolchildren to be more physically active. Credit: Getty Images
Overweight Chinese students stretch after swimming during training at a camp held for overweight children in Beijing. A change in the national high-school entrance exam may motivate schoolchildren to be more physically active. Credit: Getty Images
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