Wednesday, July 28

China: the government’s crusade to educate boys to be “more manly”

  • Kerry Allen
  • BBC Monitoring

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While China wants its young people to choose to be soldiers, it is not everyone’s ambition.

The Chinese government believes that the country’s young men have become too “feminine.”

This was suggested by a recent message from the Chinese Ministry of Education that did not escape controversy.

The statement, published on the ministry’s website, was rated as sexist by many indeternet users, but some say that Chinese male celebrities are partly to blame.

The “Proposal for the Prevention of Feminization of Men and Adolescents” urges schools to completely reform their physical education offerings and strengthen the hiring of teachers.

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