Campus News

China withdraws student ban

The Chinese government has announced it will end its current policy of banning university students from marrying or having children. The policy has been in effect since 1980, although the Ministry of Education has been considering eliminating it since 1996. Shandong University lifted the ban on its students this past March, with the provision that students must still follow local marriage and family-planning laws. These laws state that men must be 22 and women at least 20 to be married, and must be 23 (for men) and 25 (for women) to have children.