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Report surveys sports development in China

By Luo Wangshu ( Updated: 2014-08-06 17:47

Nearly 60 percent of students at primary and middle schools exercise for an hour every day in addition to their PE courses, according to an annual report on sports development released on Tuesday.

The report, jointly released by the General Administration of Sport and the Beijing Sport University, includes a general report on sports for everyone in 2013 and several more reports on subjects such as marathons.

Student fitness and health issues have drawn much attention in recent years. A survey in 2013 showed that more than 11 percent of Chinese aged from 20 to 39 are obese, an increase of 2 percentage points since 2010.

A report focusing on student sports participation was included in the annual report.

The report also shows that Beijing students take more exercise than in other regions, which leads them to be stronger than their peers elsewhere.

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