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Law against excessive homework

The government wants to take some of the pressure off schoolchildren. A new law bans excessive homework and calls on schools and teachers to give children time for games and sports as well. The law will take effect on January 1, reports Xinhua news agency. The main aim is to break up the double burden of cram schools and regular homework. In April, the Ministry of Education had already issued a decree that first and second graders should no longer receive written homework.

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