Professor seeks ban on teacher-student romance

A Chinese university professor has called for a ban on romance between teachers and students on campuses, along the lines of some of the United States universities, drawing sharp criticism from students and netizens, reports Press Trust of India.

Yan Yiming, a professor of the Beijing Institute of Technology, has said that relations between teachers and students have become a problem in Chinese higher education, according to an article published in China Youth Daily last Monday. He called for an "explicit ban on romance between teachers and students".

"It's already common sense in the US that teachers and students should not develop romantic relations," Yan said in his article. But compared with their US counterparts, the Chinese public has shown more tolerance of teacher-student romance, with 90% of netizens believing that "free love" should not be banned on campus, a report in the state-run Global Times said on 1 June.
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