China's education workers have realized for a long time the importance of reading to the country. Some of them have suggested that a National Reading Day be set up since 2003. They stressed that people should read good books, especially the classic ones. Through reading, people can better learn to be grateful, responsible and cooperate with others. However, the purpose of education is to cultivate these basic qualities. Reading is particularly important for primary and middle school students. If they don’t develop the interest of reading during this crucial period, it is difficult to get into the habit of reading later.
In order topromote equity in education, China has invested 36 billion yuan for theimprovement of educational facilities in rural areas and strengthening of ruralcompulsory education Midwest. These funds were used to improve the teachingfacilities, purchase of books, so that more than 160,000 primary and secondaryincome. Funds are also used to purchase music and painting equipment. Nowchildren in rural and mountainous areas with children’s coastal cities likemusic and painting lessons. Some receive a better education for the city schoolstudents now transferred back to the local rural schools.