Reports on the marriage of a Wuhan college undergraduate and a possible ban on kissing among Shenzhen university students have stirred a nationwide debate over the rights of China's youth. On June 15, a 23-year-old undergraduate at the Wuhan Central China Normal University celebrated his marriage to a 24-year-old woman working for a company off campus, according to state media. After dating for six years and receiving their parents' consent, the couple received a marriage certificate from their hometown but did not inform the university. This man was the first university undergraduate to get married in China, the People's Daily reported. Two days later, Shenzhen University issued draft rules that would forbid students from kissing or touching on campus, Xinhua reported. It described the rules as 'supervision' of students rather than an effort to curb their social lives. A nationwide debate in internet chat rooms and on the streets has indicated unwavering support for Shenzhen University as well as the Wuhan student's marriage. This split in opinion indicates that some take modern views of university students as adults, while others take the traditional view that undergraduates are children who should focus on study. 'This is a person's most basic right,' one commentator said of marriage on a Sina.com online forum. 'Does it violate rights? The constitution grants it and the marriage law also requires marriage freedom.' But another said: 'Now university students want everything. Yes, they've grown up and want the right to marry, along with that is the right to childbirth. Imagine for a moment, coming up to the teacher to request maternity leave or coming to class thinking of the child's lack of breast milk. Terrifying!' Conflicting views on university students' adulthood were inevitable in a developing society, said Ma Zheng, a Beijing father whose daughter was kicked out of a university in Chongqing last year for becoming pregnant. He expects the Wuhan landmark to spread to other campuses and that Shenzhen University could not enforce its draft rules - and should not as long as student behaviour does not bother others. 'China's in the middle of change,' Mr Ma said. 'This problem is the same as what developed countries have faced.'