Beijing has stepped up ideological control of universities, with President Xi Jinping vowing to make campuses “strongholds of the party’s leadership”. Photo: Alamy

Chinese education officials sorry for announcing Mao-style political background check on students

  • Chongqing education body says it used ‘wrong word’ to describe assessment that must be passed before national entrance exam can be taken
  • It used the term ‘zhengshen’ – referring to a practice used to bar millions of people from higher education during the Cultural Revolution
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Beijing has stepped up ideological control of universities, with President Xi Jinping vowing to make campuses “strongholds of the party’s leadership”. Photo: Alamy
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