this post is just to keep you with your "feet on the ground". despite all the good things...this is still a communist country...and everything is controlled...if you don't believe just check the reuters today's news...
BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese technical college for boarders has defended compulsory pregnancy tests for students as a responsibility to them and their families, local media reported Friday.
The college in Urumqi, capital of the far western region of Xinjiang, had tested new students for several years and would ask those who tested positive to leave, the Beijing News said, citing students.
"We are a closed boarding school. Every year we ask new students to take routine health checks. The pregnancy tests are just a part of that. This is a duty toward the students and families," the paper quoted an unnamed school official as saying.
The school, where girls aged 17 and 18 comprise 70 to 80 percent of new spring semester students, gathered "whole classes" of girls into a hall to pass urine samples on to doctors, the paper said.
"If a student with an abnormal result is discovered, doctors will report it immediately to the school's student board," the paper said.
Some students with positive results had voluntarily quit the school and others had been asked to transfer. Students had borrowed class-mates' urine to avoid the tests, the paper said.
"The idea of being tested as soon as entering the school makes me feel very uncomfortable," the paper quoted Xiao Tang, a new student, as saying.
Other students were more sympathetic, describing the tests as a "warning.""It's a big loss of face to be tested pregnant," student Xiao Ping said.
Economic reforms have loosened state control over people's personal lives in China, where, as little as 20 years ago, paternal "work units" would commonly approve marriages and child birth.
But birth out of wedlock remains taboo and heavy-handed enforcement of China's one-child policy, including forced abortions, is common in poor rural areas, rights groups have said.
how far can the control of the government go???
(i'm already getting used to have all the blogspot.com blogs blocked by the government...maybe they will block this post also...nothing new about it here)
curiosity: people in beijing said that the government control the WEATHER...or else how could the government promise that it won't be 90% possibility of raining...if you ask any "beijinger" if they think the government control the weather, lots of them will say "of course!!"!
i just wanna say sorry to my chinese friends, i know most of you don't approve this...but still I have to post it to show my friends the good and bad things of your country...sorry.