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A sophomore at Hangzhou Changhe High School said female and male students are not allowed to show up on campus in pairs, Hangzhou-based Qianjiang Evening News reported Thursday.
The student also said there are two additional rules, which say that the distance between the sexes must be at least 50 centimeters while at school, and they cannot have meals with the opposite sex at the same table.
However, the school's vice headmaster, surnamed Yuan, said there is only one ban on female and male students spending time alone, and that the other two bans are misunderstood by students.
Yuan added that the prohibition is just to prevent male and female students from having too much close contact.
"It is impossible to enforce the three prohibitions, and it's normal to have meals with classmates," said a male student surnamed Shen.
However, a girl surnamed Shao said that the three prohibitions are reasonable and the purpose of the rules is to prevent young love.