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Joy of reading is being lost in the digital age

( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-04-21 07:22:57

THE CHINESE ACADEMY of Press and Publication's annual survey found that Chinese adults read 7.86 books on average last year, 0.02 more than 2015. Beijing Youth Daily comments:

In Israel people reportedly read about 60 books a year on average. The huge gap between the two peoples' reading habits speaks volumes about the necessity of raising the public's awareness of developing good reading habits.

And despite the slight increase in the number of books read on average, it is a worrying trend that more and more Chinese adults engage in casual and superficial reading.

Joy of reading is being lost in the digital age

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