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Teenager calls for educational reform at political meeting

By ZHOU MO in Shenzhen (China Daily) Updated: 2016-02-02 03:56

Xiao Jihong, head administrator at Shenzhen Luohu Foreign Languages Junior School, said that allowing young people to take part in the "two sessions" was encouraging.

"It is a good opportunity for students to get to know more about society and to broaden their horizons," Xiao said. "It is also beneficial for cultivating their social responsibilities."

But he also said that junior high school students may be too young to develop mature thoughts on social issues.

Shenzhen is not the only Chinese city to invite young people to take part in political meetings.

In Zhuhai, another coastal city in Guangdong, 15 young people attended this year's local "two sessions" meetings and offered their advice and suggestions.

One representative proposed that a fund be set up at universities to help people with economic problems.

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