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  • The failing eyesight of Chinese youth
  • The failing eyesight of Chinese youth
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The failing eyesight of Chinese youth

When 'Tiger Mother' Amy Chua wrote an article titled ‘Why Chinese mothers are superior’, she focused her argument on the academic success of her own children. Yet research shows the excessive study hours of Chinese children is vastly affecting their health.



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