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Student Survey Takes Names

STUDENT PRIVACY—CHINA

March 11, 2011

Students at Fuzhou University received a survey asking them personal and relationship questions and to respond using their names. China Daily reports that questions included "Are you dating anyone now?" and "Where is your partner from?," as well as asking about arguments they've had.  While the university maintains that a student group circulated the survey, university public relations spokesperson Ge Haixia acknowledged that the school has been trying to collect relationship information on students after a sophomore committed suicide last week. "The survey was not mandatory nor very effective," Ge said. "As you can see, most students took it as a joke."
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