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China Discovers its Inner Tree Hugger

Financial Times – November 07, 2012
By Patti Waldmeir

China Discovers its Inner Tree Hugger Chinese children spend less time playing outdoors than any kids on earth – and everyone from their parents to their political leaders is starting to get worried about it. According to a recent survey of the children of 14 nations by Gymboree, a US company that teaches children how to play, and gets paid for it, Chinese kids under six spend less than an hour outdoors every day, only a quarter of the global average. Spending time in the great outdoors is, apparently, a luxury that most Chinese parents think their children can ill-afford (along with sleeping; China also places…
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