Mother warns of tow­er­ing learn­ing pres­sure

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - TOP NEWS - By MA LIE in Xi’an malie@chi­nadaily.com.cn

A mother in Xi’an, cap­i­tal of Shaanxi prov­ince, built a tower with about 10,000 books as a re­minder to par­ents not to place too much learn­ing pres­sure on their chil­dren.

Li Yul­ing, who runs a small cafe near a mid­dle school where her son is a sev­en­th­grader, spent more than a month build­ing the tower next to a stair­way to the sec­ond floor of the shop.

“My as­sis­tant and I made the tower with about 10,000 books, all sec­ond­hand teach­ing ma­te­ri­als and learn­ing guid­ance books,” Li said.

The tower is 6 me­ters tall and 2 me­ters in di­am­e­ter and reaches from the ground floor to the ceil­ing of the sec­ond floor.

There is an arched door at bot­tom and holes in­ter­spersed in the mid­dle for peo­ple to look in­side the tower.

“I bought the books with more than 30,000 yuan ($4,337) from nearby sec­ond­hand book stores. I want to tell par­ents of kids study­ing in mid­dle school not to put too much pres­sure on them with their stud­ies,” she said.

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