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Innovation, creativity making inroads into China's education system

Children play and learn at a Lego Learning Center in Shanghai. (Photo by Denise Hruby)

SHANGHAI A crimson-winged pterosaur eyes some bulky brontosauruses as it flies over a landscape of trees and simple buildings. For Sun Shangjie, aged 4, anything is possible at a Lego Education Center in Shanghai -- even resurrecting dinosaurs.

"Now, there's an earthquake," a supervisor tells Shangjie and her playmates, who have spent the last 30 minutes creating a primeval world from Lego bricks but are just as happy to raze their creation to the ground.

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