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A Southwest China university issues a bans on unwed couples living together and renting off-campus apartments, which has sparked outcry among students and social media users.

The rules, included in the "Ten Bans" at Kaili University in Guizhou Province, threaten expulsion for infractions such as gambling and cheating on exams.


However, there has been backlash among many students against the rules that they say limit their freedom of choice to live wherever and with whomever they want.


A minority of students found merit in the rules. "It would be better if we put more time into studying instead of dating," another student said.


Isn't cohabitation a personal choice? Should colllege ban it? Or instead of restrictions, universities should give more concrete instructions on how to lead a healthy sex life.

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"Isn't cohabitation a personal choice?"

Your question shows lack of familiarity with the Chinese code of life. The Chinese universities have until recently maintained a very strict segregation of the genders in their dorms. The Chinese public in general expects young unmarried people to stay chaste. Whether that is right or not is not the question. The law is pretty straightforward; why then do you ask such a question? You seem to think that the law can be put out of force by students.  That is an immature thinking.

Don't expect universities to:

"Or instead of restrictions, universities should give more concrete instructions on how to lead a healthy sex life."

That is a downright dumb proposition. It isn't a university's job to do that. And what is a "healthy sex life"??? The Chinese public has always considered premarital seksual relationships as unlawful. To break a law and be aware of it is an unhealthy lifestyle.

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I don't think cohabitation is a "personal choice" for university students in China.

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And I don't think your idea that universities should give "insructions on healthy" a  seks life is reasonable or even rational. It sounds laughable.

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And I don't think your idea that universities should give "insructions on healthy" a  seks life is reasonable or even rational. It sounds laughable.

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I will be in Kaili City in 10 days from now. Will check it out.

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Another example of banning everything with little real forethought. University students may be older "mature" students. Even if not, such students should be old enough to make life decisions like this without legal interferance. Guidance, help, education .... sensible.  Access to contraception a good idea too. Oh... don't bother doing all this real work.... Ban it all... it's easier.
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