Smaller proportion of Chinese minors read books in 2018: survey

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About 80.4 percent of Chinese minors read books in 2018, 4.4 percentage points lower than in 2017, according to a report released Tuesday by the Chinese Academy of Press and Publication.

On average minors aged below 17 read 8.91 books last year, slightly higher than the 8.81 in 2017.

Only 68 percent of children aged below eight read books in 2018, 7.8 percentage points lower than in the previous year, while 86.4 percent of teenagers aged between 14 and 17 read books in 2018 as against 90.4 percent in 2017.

About 96.3 percent of teenagers and children aged between nine and 13 read books last year, 3.1 percentage points higher than that of 2017.

The report was the 16th of its kind. 

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