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8/31/2010-- Chinese schools have to get their students to be creative and think for themselves, Premier Wen Jiabao has told officials, in reference to the rote-learning deeply ingrained in the national education system.

Students in China perform well in exams and tests in which they are required to memorise answers, but rate less well in creativity and critical thinking, hampering the country's ambitions to move its economy up the value chain.

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