1.08 million Chinese college students sign up for army

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BEIJING, Sept 7 (APP): A total of 1.08 million Chinese college students
have signed up for the army as of late August this year, up 5.58 percent year on year, according to an educational official here.
The figure showed that more college students would like to devote
themselves to national defence and serve the country, Xu Mei, spokesperson for the Ministry of Education said.
The ministry will help with physical and political examinations to
recruit more soldiers from colleges, Xu said.
In July this year, the military asked to raise the proportion of college
student recruits.