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April 2013 - An Inhabitable City?

The Kindergarten Rat Race

It can be tough being a kindergarten kid in Hong Kong. First, there is the endless round of extra-curricular interest classes, then the exhausting round of interviews for a primary school place. In the race to make sure their children get the best start in life, parents are putting themselves and their children under increasing pressure to get ahead.

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