China to conduct national survey on students' health

BEIJING, July 25 (Xinhua) -- China will carry out a national survey on students' physique and health in order to get a big picture of the health status and development trends of the younger generation.


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Meanwhile, spot checks on the implementation of the national standards for students' physical health will also be launched, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Education in collaboration with five other departments.

The survey and spot inspections, starting September, will be conducted among students aged between 6 and 22 at primary schools through universities across the country, it said.

A report on Chinese students' physical health is scheduled for release in the first half of 2020, according to the statement.