Nov 142018
 November 14, 2018  Posted by  Non-U.S., Surveillance, Youth & Schools

Fan Liya reports:

A university in southern China said a plan to “thoroughly check” students’ electronic devices for illegal content was yet “to be finalized” after the announcement faced backlash online, Sixth Tone’s sister publication The Paper reported Tuesday.

Guilin University of Electronic Technology in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region had issued a campus-wide notice that it would inspect devices — such as cellphones, computers, external hard drives, and USB flash drives — belonging to its students and staff members, according to a document anonymously posted online Tuesday. An official at the school’s Party and Administration Office confirmed the authenticity of the document to The Paper, while another employee in charge of approving the notice said some of its contents were still under discussion and yet “to be finalized.”

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