Early start on AIDS and drugs


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  • Thursday, 30 Dec 2004

ANTI-DRUG and AIDS-prevention education will be introduced at Shanghai elementary schools for the first time to teach students how to stay healthy in the modern society, the Shanghai Education Commission announced.  

Starting next semester, local schools will offer health education lessons to all primary and secondary school students, aged seven to 18. 

Course content will involve basic knowledge and prevention of diseases, such as AIDS, SARS, bird flu and sexually transmitted diseases.  

Hot social issues such as illegal drug use and youth Internet addiction would also be included, officials said. – China Daily 

New look for Genghis Khan 

A LARGE-SCALE renovation of the mausoleum of Genghis Khan is underway in Inner Mongolia. 

The project involving the tomb of the founder of the Mongol Empire of the Middle Ages, will cost 180 million yuan (RM82.6mil) and is said to attract 50,000 tourists a year.  

Five hundred nomadic families of Khan's clan were picked to stand guard at the mausoleum, who subsequently defended the mausoleum of the great warrior for generation after generation. – China Daily 

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