China children outgrow old rules – BBC

 Media Images 41718000 Jpg  41718334 Beijingkids203Getty From BBC News: Beijing officials have been forced to raise the maximum height requirement for so they can continue to receive free public services.

The average height of children has risen, meaning many are being denied access to services they should be entitled to, state media reports say.

Authorities have now raised the height limit for free bus rides and other perks by 10cm (4in) to 1.2m (3ft 11in).

The increased stature has been put down to improved nutrition and health care.

The guidelines were first introduced 50 years ago. [Full Text]

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