First-year students at Northwest University of Politics and Law in Xi’an braved the elements on Sunday to take part in military training exercises, with the help of standard, military-issue umbrellas.
The People’s Liberation Army is already the world’s largest military force (and getting larger, heh), and its ranks swell at the beginning of each school year when around six million first-year university students take part in mandatory military training and emergency evacuation.
Yesterday in Zhengzhou’s Henan University of Finance and Economics, students avoided looking silly outside in the rain and made a nuisance of themselves inside instead, drilling in the school’s cafeteria.
by Alex Linder
[Images via Sina and China News]