Survey: Beijing students study hardest, 12.7 hours/day

17:13, March 04, 2010      

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According to a latest study report issued by Peking University, students in Beijing study hardest, almost 12.7 hours per day, while students in Guangdong spend the least time studying, just 11.4 hours per day.

The school time for Shanghai students is slightly higher than that for Beijing students, but Beijing students take on 3.6 hours of study after school, the most among the 3 regions. Beijing's rural students are more industrious than the city's urban students, with the former's studying time both at and after school being more than the latter's by 1 hour.

The study named "Report on Chinese People's Livelihoods for 2010" also applies data to describe the living characteristics of residents in China's major cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangdong.

Shanghainese are shrewd and skilled at financial management; Beijingers have peaceful minds and love to study and the Cantonese care most about food.

In terms of household incomes and expenditures, Shanghai households are the most enthusiastic about financial investment, with a quarter of the households involved in financial investment activities. 16.5 percent of Guangdong's households have financial investments, while only 11.2 percent of Beijing households have financial investments.

Affected by the risks related to financial investment and by the impact of the international financial crisis, 66 percent of the surveyed households lost money in 2009, and nearly 20 percent of the households broke even. In regional terms, up to 3 quarters of Beijing households lost money in financial investments, the highest among the 3 regions, while only 60 percent of Shanghai's households recorded losses, the lowest among the 3 regions.

By People's Daily Online
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