All work, no play: Why fewer Chinese students are taking sport, music lessons


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Spending on after-school activities was once normal for middle-class Chinese families who usually have just one child. However, due to concerns about their financial security, parents are reluctant to pay for extracurriculars like music, dance and sport Piano teacher Liu Hongyu conducts a lesson for a student at a classroom in Beijing, China. Many after-school classes have taken a hit as parents have become conscious of the money they spend. File photo/Reuters China’s economic fortunes are seeing a decline. This year has started with a stock market downturn in the Asian country and the property sector is heavily in debt....