China’s Communist Party wants to beef up political indoctrination of university students.
The document demands more student participation in compulsory military training and tougher party control over student groups, especially among new types of campus organizations such as online communities.
It singled out campus Internet bulletin boards, among the freest forums for discussion in China, where criticism of the government can bring a long prison term. Such forums must be made to serve the goals of political indoctrination, it said.
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