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THE Peking University Health Science Center is discussing whether to enroll a Chongqing student who changed his ethnic identity to get extra points in the national college entrance exam.

It is the second case of a Chongqing student changing ethnic identity to gain extra points.

Liu Mingli, director of Peking University's recruitment office, said the Health Science Center has the right to enroll students itself. So whether it enrolls Tian Zhong or not will be decided by the center, not the university, Chengdu Commercial Daily reported today.

Peking University would not enroll another student who lied about his ethnic background, Liu told the newspaper.

Tian changed his ethnic identity from Han to Tujia in order to get extra admission points. Minority students are entitled to an extra 20 more points in the examination.

Tian applied for the Health Science Center of Peking University and his score was above the enrollment mark. His parents acknowledged the cheating and withdrew the extra points application after the Chongqing government began to investigate.

The recruitment office of Chongqing Municipality said it had found 31 students had lied about their ethnic identities but did not reveal their names.

One of Tian's teachers said Tian was an excellent student and hoped the university could enroll him.

Last week Peking University refused to enroll He Chuanyang who achieved the highest score in this year's national college entrance exam in Chongqing because his ethnic minority claim was false .

He achieved 659 points out of 750 points on the national college admission test. His mother said the university's action was unfair.


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