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Last updated: 8 december, 2010 - 17:24 GMT

Chinese pupils top global education league table

Chinese students looking at books

The OECD tested students in more than 70 economies

A survey of half a million 15-year-old school pupils around the world shows that those in the Chinese city of Shanghai lead the world in reading, science and maths.

The survey was carried out by the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa), which is part of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Former US assistant education secretary Chester Finn gives his reaction.

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Rosemary Papa is an education professor from Northern Arizona University with a lot of teaching experience in China.

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First broadcast 8 December 2010

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