December 31, 2012

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Percentage of children who were two grades (i.e., 2 y) behind in reading achievement in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Jining. The incidence rates of severe reading difficulty are higher according to the Stevenson criterion (A) than the incidence rates in terms of the China scoring criterion (B).

Early contact with digital devices may affect Chinese children’s reading development, according to the State Key Lab’s research published in PNAS.
Tan LH, Xu M, Chang CQ, Siok WT. China's language input system in the digital age affects children's reading development.Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Jan 15;110(3):1119-23. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1213586110. Epub 2012 Dec 31.