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Students need some cool air in summer

By Xiao Lixin | China Daily | Updated: 2013-08-02 07:08

Students need some cool air in summer

An increasing number of university students across China have been complaining that it is impossible to bear the scorching summer heat without air-conditioning in dormitories. Students in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, Wuhan, Hubei province, and Chongqing municipality and other "stove cities" have been forced to sleep on the roof to escape the heat in their dorms.

Although students have been demanding air conditioners in all dorms, some people are opposing them, saying today's college students are too "delicate" and lack the health and mental capability to adapt to changing situations and conditions.

What such critics ignore, however, is that most of today's college students were born in relatively affluent times and a majority of them have never had to worry about shortage of money or live in discomfort. They are not physically fit either to endure discomfort. As a result, they cannot withstand the high temperatures scorching large parts of China this year. Temperatures in many southern and central Chinese cities have reached record highs since June, with Chongqing recording 40 C and some cities in Jiangxi registering 39 C.

Students need some cool air in summer

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