Violent crime is rare in China, compared to many other countries, but there has been a series of knife and axe attacks in recent years, many targeting children.
China Central Television said in a post on its official microblog that a man climbed the wall of the kindergarten in the city of Pingxiang and attacked the students.
All of the wounded children had been sent to the hospital but their injuries were not life-threatening, CCTV said.
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