“Olympic babies” see increase in primary school enrollment in Beijing

20140422A01_pdfBeijing’s Mirror Evening News (法制晚报) yesterday reported that Beijing’s intake for primary school students for 2014 reached 176,000 pupils, which is 10,000 more than last years intake. Statistics show that the primary as well as middle school intakes in the city have increased in recent years, but this year the increase is being ascribed largely to the so-called “Olympic babies”.

While the city’s population has also just expanded naturally, much of this year’s growth is being ascribed to “Olympic babies”, i.e. the increased number of babies born in 2008, when China hosted the Olympic Games, who are now at the age of first entering primary school.

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Mirror Evening News (法制晚报): 17.6万孩子扎堆“幼升小”