Thousands of university students rioted in eastern China this week, officials and students said on Wednesday, as the police chief called for greater efforts to tame rising unrest.
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“They (students) committed extreme acts such as vandalizing and looting,” an officer at the Jiangxi provincial police department told Reuters by telephone. “Anti-riot police have been stationed on campus to maintain order.” [Full Text]
See CDT’s earlier post: “Chinese students riot over diploma changes“.
Here is discussion from Virtual China and ESWN about : “Henan Student Riots“, which highlights, ” the anger that many college and university students are feeling today as their years of sacrifice don’t result in clear job opportunities.”