High school pupils from Hengyang in the central Chinese province of Hunan take part in a military training exercise. Photo: Xinhua

Why Chinese students have to start the academic year with a short spell of military service

A two-week spell in fatigues is an annual rite of passage for young Chinese, but it sometimes brings controversy in its wake

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High school pupils from Hengyang in the central Chinese province of Hunan take part in a military training exercise. Photo: Xinhua
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