Hundreds of Tibetans protest corrupt Chinese gov‘t job exams

January 11, 2015 12:47 pm0 commentsViews: 105
A protest banner in Luchu county calls for a fair probe into the exam scandal, Jan. 8, 2015. (Photo courtesy: RFA)

A protest banner in Luchu county calls for a fair probe into the exam scandal, Jan. 8, 2015. (Photo courtesy: RFA)

(TibetanReview.net, Jan11, 2015) – Hundreds of Tibetan university graduates, parents and students have been protesting in Luchu (Chinese: Luqu) County of Kanlho (Gannan) Prefecture, Gansu Province, since Dec 28, alleging that question papers had been sold and results manipulated in exchange for money by “certain corrupt Chinese officials” in government employment exams held in Oct 2014, reported Radio Free Asia (Washington) Jan 8. The scandal could impede the employment prospect of the affected candidates especially since officials have so far refused to act on the complaints.

The protesting graduates were reported to fear that even getting good marks may not help them since those who had bought the stolen question papers or benefited from the manipulation of results were much better placed to get the government jobs.

Although protesters finally met with senior county leaders on Jan 8, no assurance was given to resolve the issue. The day before, hundreds of parents and candidates had sought a meeting with the county governor and waited the entire day for him to arrive, but were disappointed.

The protesters were reported to have vowed to take their complaints to the central authorities, if necessary, expressing distress over the indifference of county officials over the issue.

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