The education ministry says it will do more to promote Chinese culture in the classroom. Photo: AFP
The education ministry says it will do more to promote Chinese culture in the classroom. Photo: AFP

Chinese lawmakers call for schools to spend less time teaching English to children

  • The Education Ministry says it rejected the proposal made by members of the National People’s Congress but will do more to promote Chinese culture
  • Some believe the calls are motivated by a desire to reduce Western influence, but others fear that students can only lose out as a result

The education ministry says it will do more to promote Chinese culture in the classroom. Photo: AFP
The education ministry says it will do more to promote Chinese culture in the classroom. Photo: AFP
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