Protests on Rise at China’s Private Universities – RFA

From Radio Free Asia:

Thousands of students at China’s burgeoning private and colleges have staged riots, protests, and sit-ins in response to new regulations that affect what type of degree they receive, students and analysts say….

In December 2005, around 3,000 students at the Dongruan Information Institution affiliated to China’s Northeastern University went on a rampage smashing school property in anger at the change, which meant that the Northeastern University’s name would not appear on their degree certificates as promised.

Meanwhile, in the eastern city of Hangzhou, several hundred students from the Qiushi Institute took a petition to the provincial complaints office, sitting outside the office until they were escorted back to their college. [Full Text]

See previous posts about student protests

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