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Harsh Military Punishments of Students in China Leads to Clashes, Deaths

Chinese students practice marching under the supervision of a People's Liberation Army soldier during their one week of first-year high school military service at a military base in Hefei, east China's Anhui province on Aug. 5, 2010. Recent scandals involving the military training of students have provoked public anger at the programs. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Chinese students practice marching under the supervision of a People's Liberation Army soldier during their one week of first-year high school military service at a military base in Hefei, east China's Anhui province on Aug. 5, 2010. Recent scandals involving the military training of students have provoked public anger at the programs. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Across China at the beginning of every school year, students are begrudgingly transferred to military training camps for days or weeks, where they are subject...

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