These students look uncomfortable as they study - but the aim is to stop them getting short-sighted. Metal bars have been installed on desks at 19 primary schools in the city of Wuhan in Central Hubel province to force pupils to sit at a safe distance from their work.
Headteachers from the schools claim that it helps the students to develop good reading habits.
Maybe they will introduce hanging cages to lock naughty students in. A medieval practise a senior member of my local wine bar would certainly approve!