On March 5th this year, during the 11th National People's Congress, premier Wen Jiabao has clearly expressed an object in a government work report, of guaranteeing that 'middle and primary school pupils will engage in a sport activity within the campus for one hour each day'. During Children's Day (June 1st), Wen Jiabao arrived at the sportsground of the Shibalidian elementary school, Chaoyang district, Beijing, and attended a physical education class along with the pupils.
At 8:55 in the morning, basketball class begins. Wen Jiabao is exercising a warm-up drill with the other pupils. Running along the basketball court, exercising the body, Wen Jiabao catched the ball, passed to him from another student, and shot a basket. Looking at the strong posture of the premier and his skilled movements, all those present applause enthusiastically. Wen Jiabao continues and plays a basketball match with some other pupils. Taking part in a physical education class with elementary school pupils for the full 40 minutes, this has made Wen Jiabao seem as if he is back in the childhood days. He said: "Fellow pupils, playing a game of basketball with you makes me very happy. Everybody knows that life lies in physical activity. The basis of virtue-wisdom-body is the body and in order to fully develop the virtue-wisdom-body one must posses a strong and healthy body." Wen Jiabao continued and said: "Only if the children are healthy our motherland has a future. Students should love physical activity, exercise frequently and let physical activity penetrate throughout their lives.
10 o'clock, time to say farewell; the children are shouting, standing around Wen Jiabao and not willing to leave. Attending physical education class with premier Wen and playing basketball with him have made them greatly excited. The health quality of a nation is highly important. There is a very big significance in the fact the premier is willing to participate in the physical education class with children, as he hopes that children have more time and space to take part in physical exercise activities.
Based on an article published in Sina.com. A CCTV video news item about Wen's primary school visit is shown here.
 温家宝总理 wēnjiābǎo zǒnglǐ - Premier Wen Jiabao; the head of government and the second strongest personnel in the Chinese state
 十一届全国人大四次会议 shíyī jiè quánguó réndà sì cì huìyì - The fourth conference in 11th National People's Congress (NPC) (全国人大 is short for 全国人民代表大会), the legislative house, approximately 3000 delegates.
 中小学 zhōng xiǎoxué - Middle schools and primary schools
 六一儿童节 liù yī értóng jié - June 1st (六一 means 6/1) 'Children's Day' (International Children's Day), celebrated in China and utilized in China to promote children-related discussions and policies.
 体育课 tǐyù kè - Physical education class
 篮球 lánqiú - Basketball
 童年 tóngnián - Childhood
 德智体 dé zhì tǐ - Virtue, wisdom, body; three aspects of a person's essence, which should be all nurtured, according to many Chinese personnel
 祖国 zǔguó - Motherland, China
 民族 mínzú - Ethnic group, in this article meaning 'nation'
 健康素质 jiànkāng sùzhì - 'Health quality'; sùzhì, 'quality' is often used to describe people, and societies (health quality - 健康素质, psychological quality - 心理素质)