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Student-targeted e-books launched

The e-books and reader will be a boon for students in isolated areas in particular.

Shanghai-listed iReader Technology released an e-book application and reader on Wednesday specifically targeting students, the first in its kind in the domestic market.

Initially, the new store contains 20,000 books from 36 countries and regions, covering literature, science and other subjects, including works by Nobel Prize winners and celebrities.

All chosen books are reviewed by artificial intelligence technology and special teams of parents and teachers to ensure the contents are “green and healthy,” said iReader.

China has more than 180 million students planning to go on to further study. The new application will help them find suitable reading materials easily, especially those in the rural regions with limited library and reading resources.

The reader also uses e-ink technology to protect eyesight.

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