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Do Chinese still read late at night nowadays?

By Ma Guangzhi (People's Daily Overseas Edition)

08:28, April 26, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

On the occasion of the World Book Day on April 23, China Press and Publication Institute announced the results of the Ninth National Reading Survey: nearly 60 percent of Chinese people said that they do not read too much. The popular advertising slogan that “book is not for reading but for collection" seems to have become a true portrayal of the reading nowadays.

Although there are many reasons for the decreased ratio of the number of people to read, it is certainly not a good thing for a country that most people do not want to read because people should not give up their desire for the knowledge and civilization and lose the ability of learning and thinking at any time. It is not only related to personal accomplishment and ability but also the improvement of the quality of a nation as a whole. In the eyes of the author, there are three major problems in people's reading life.

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