What Is the Literacy Rate in China?

What Is the Literacy Rate in China?

As of 2012, the adult literacy rate in China was 95.1 percent. China ranks 100th throughout the world in a ranking of literacy rates by country.

As a comparison, the United States ties with a number of countries at 28th with a 99 percent literacy rate. Nonetheless, many people struggle with reading in the U.S. At least 36 million read at about a third-grade level, which means they often have trouble finding work. Low literacy makes even the most basic task difficult, from paying bills on time to working on a computer to reading a basic instruction manual.