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    China just published guidelines for new activities course at school: sections on what children should think of Communist Party are striking.

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  4. Learned something else about party's place in Chinese education: since 2004 first line of student code has ended with pledge to love party.

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    In 2014 a draft revision of that code dropped reference to the party. Changed pledge to love of motherland, respect for flag and anthem.

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    But then came the final revision in 2015: China not only kept "love party" in the student code but put it at the very start.

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    Here's the original 2004 student code and the proposed 2014 revision: news.china.com/domestic/945/2… Final 2015 version: gov.cn/gongbao/conten…

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