Thursday, June 22, 2006

CHINESE EDUCATION FRAUD -- Graduates of Shengda College rioted when they received their diplomas, which referred to Shengda -- and not the more prestigious Zhengzhou University -- despite promises otherwise.

"The protest, still simmering on Shengda's now tightly guarded campus, reflects the reality that the country's exploding population of college students must grapple with petty fraud, substandard instruction and an intensely competitive job market. Students, a traditional bellwether of political volatility in China, have become a fresh source of unrest in a society already angered by land grabs, unpaid wages and environmental abuse."