A Xinhua news article reports that students at Shenyang University can now choose major in “petitioning”. In a meeting with Shenyang Party Secretary Zeng Wei, the Shenyang Petitioning Bureau Chief Chen Guoqiang stated that the educational level of the petitioning bureau was low and that they were understaffed. Zeng then brought up the idea of setting up a petitioning major to help solve the problem. After doing a study on its feasibility, Shenyang University decided that it would be able to provide the major (under the law department), and that the university was indeed well positioned to take on such a task - since it could offer courses in law, economics, sociology and other related fields. The university also stated that it was committed to providing the type of talent and expertise necessary to meet society’s current needs.
08 June 2009