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'Minions' conquer the Great Wall

Updated: 2015-08-31 12:58
'Minions' conquer the Great Wall

An investor watches an electronic board showing stock information at a brokerage office in Hangzhou city, Zhejiang province, Aug 24, 2015.[Photo/Asianewsphoto by Long Wei]

China is teaching youngsters about the stock market

Investment buzz is surrounding China, and students in elementary and middle schools in Guangdong province will soon be learning about the stock market at school, Southern Metropolis Daily reported.

As one of the richest provinces in China, 36 elementary and middle schools in Guangdong were asked to teach students how to manage money and trade stocks, according to a statement from the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).

The measure has sparked heated debate online. While those who approve said they think it's necessary to learn money management from childhood, others view it the opposite way, like one Weibo user who said, "Investing seniors' pensions in the stock market just isn't enough, we are now tapping into kids'allowance. How great!"

According to the report, some 10,000 students will participate in the pilot this September. If successful, the new curriculum will expand to the rest of the province.

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