Harry’s impression: Mainland to start teaching investment to children in schools


Mainland China’s Ministry of Education plans to introduce investment education in schools across the country as part of its national curriculum, the South China Morning Post reported this month. “The Ministry of Education will work to incorporate securities and futures knowledge in the curriculum to increase financial literacy [among young Chinese] in an innovative way,” China Securities Regulatory Commission spokeswoman Gao Li said. Finance and investment knowledge will be included in related subjects taught at primary and middle schools, but will not be compulsory, according to a news report by Xinhua. The report also said some schools could run optional investment and financial management courses. Investor education is already offered in some schools in Shanghai, Sichuan and Guangzhou, but has not been part of the national curriculum before.

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