6. Code of Punishment

Chapter One  General Principal

Clause 1. This code is stipulated to ensure a peaceful and living environment in the university and to safeguard the physical and psychological health of the students according to the Regulations on Administration of students in Colleges and Universities and Students Conduct Code in Colleges and Universities in China.

Clause 2. Students who breach the code and regulations will receive penalty or disciplinary sanction. The sanctions include Oral Warning, Written Warning, Deferred Suspension and Expulsion.

Clause 3. The University will issue penalty to students by adequate proof according to the damage or effect of the improper behavior.

NOTE:

1. Oral Warning: When a student violates regulations which results in slight or acceptable damage or effect on others or property of the university, they will receive an oral warning for their violation that they should not do it again and should try their best to eliminate the damage or effect .

2. Written Warning: If a student violates regulations or law of the country which results in damage or effect on others or property of the university more seriously, they will receive a written warning for the violation that they should not do it again and should try their best to eliminate the damage or effect .

3. Deferred Suspension: If a student violates regulations or law of the country which results in damage or effect on others or property of the university severely, they will receive a deferred suspension. The expulsion will automatically be enforced for any subsequent violation of the regulations of the university or laws of the country.

4. Expulsion: The student is permanently deprived of his or her opportunity to study at the university in any status. The entire tuition fee will not be refunded, but the prepaid accommodation fee could be refunded according to the period they have been living.


Chapter Two   Punishment

Clause 1. Students who breach the constitution of China or disturb the university or society will receive deferred suspension if they have made light damage or effect and could correct their behaviors. Those who insist in their actions will be expulsed from the university.

Clause 2. Students who breach the laws or codes of China and are punished by the public security office or judicial authorities will receive a deferred suspension if the punishment is security warning or fine; a deferred suspension or expulsion if the punishment is detention and expulsion if a criminal offense is confirmed.

Clause 3. Students involved in drug addiction, drug trafficking or drug producing will be expulsed by the university.

Clause 4. Students organizing or taking part in illegal parade, gathering or protest will receive deferred suspension and the leader of the activity will be expulsed.

Clause 5. Students joining cult or participating in heresy activity will receive deferred suspension or expulsion depending on the seriousness of the case.

Clause 6. Students actively participating in pyramid selling will receive written warning and severer sanctions. Those who conduct pyramid selling on campus shall receive deferred suspension or expulsion depending on the seriousness of the case.

Clause 7. Students organizing or participating in religion activities on campus will receive written warning and severer sanctions depending on the seriousness of the case.

Clause 8. Students stealing or swindling money or properties of the country, a certain collective unit or a person will be fined 1000 RMB except for returning or compensating the money or properties. They will additionally receive the following sanctions depending on the cases.

1. A written warning for stealing or swindling money or properties worthy of RMB 500 Yuan or fewer amounts.

2. A deferred suspension or expulsion for stealing or swindling money or properties worthy of over RMB 500 Yuan.

3. A expulsion for those stealing or swindling money or properties by shoddy means or for those who refuse to mend their ways despite repeated admonition.

4. A deferred suspension or expulsion for collaborative crime, forswearing or giving false testimony.

5. A deferred suspension or expulsion for those who falsely claim or swindle the money on remittance or properties by post by usurping other’s certificate or ID. The money and properties should be fully returned.

Clause 9. Students who buy stolen properties for themselves or for others on purpose and who conceal or dispose stolen properties shall receive following sanctions.

1. Those who buy stolen properties shall return the properties and receive an oral warning or severer sanctions.

2. Those who conceal or dispose stolen properties shall receive written warning or severer sanctions.

3. Those whose conducts are identified as crime shall be transferred to judicial authorities.

Clause 10. Students who take part in gambling shall receive oral warning or written warning depending on the seriousness of the case. Those who are often involved in gambling will receive deferred suspension or expulsion. Students who cause trouble after drink, threaten or endanger others, or disturb public order will receive written warning, deferred suspension or expulsion depending on the seriousness of the case after fulfilling the civil or criminal responsibility.

Clause 11. Students destroying the properties of the country, a certain collective unit or a person shall compensate for the damage and additionally receive the following sanctions depending on the cases.

1. An oral warning and severer sanctions for destroying the properties worthy of RMB 500 Yuan and fewer amounts.

2. A deferred suspension or expulsion for destroying the properties worthy of over RMB 500 Yuan.

Clause 12. Students who cause trouble, fight with others, provide false evidence, possess controlled weapons or provide weapons for others will receive the following sanctions.

1. Trouble makers who humiliate others in language or touch others by any means that irritate or intensify the contradiction into fighting will receive written warning or severer sanctions according to the seriousness of the cases.

2. Those who try to beat others but don’t cause any injury will receive written warning and those who injure others will receive a deferred suspension or expulsion. Those who revenge others will receive written warning for causing no injury, deferred suspension for slight injury after fulfilling corresponding civil or criminal responsibility and compensation, and expulsion for severe injury or death after fulfilling corresponding civil or criminal responsibility and compensation. Those who injure others with weapons will receive heavier sanctions than the sanctions list in this item.

3. Students who organize or lead gang fighting shall receive deferred suspension or expulsion. Those who cause slight injury shall receive deferred suspension and expulsion for heavier injury or death.

4. Students who are invited or participate in fighting will receive oral or written warning for irritating the contradiction even though they are not beating others directly, and receive the highest sanction listed in item 2 of clause 12 for beating others directly.

5. Students who take sides in contradiction shall receive oral warning or severer sanctions if their conducts irritate the contradiction into severer dispute. Those who provide false evidence in the contradiction which results in difficult investigation shall receive written warning and severer sanctions. Those who settle disputes in private without informing of any departments which result in irritation of the contradiction shall receive deferred suspension or expulsion. Those who provide weapons for fighting shall receive written warning if no severe injury occurs and deferred suspension or expulsion for severe injury.

6. Students who hide or bring controlled weapons shall receive deferred suspension and those resulting in severe injury shall be expulsed.

7. Students who are involved in conducts listed in 2 or over 2 abovementioned items shall receive heavier sanctions than the highest sanction stated in the item till expulsion.

8. Money loss, damage to property and medical expenses shall be borne by the responsible person. The University shall dispense the amount to 2 or more responsible persons.

Clause 13. Students who severely breach the morality of the human beings shall receive the following sanctions.

1. Those who flirt with or humiliate women will receive deferred suspension or expulsion.

2. Those who make, duplicate, spread or hide pornographic audio-visual products or other products shall receive deferred suspension or expulsion.

3. Those who accommodate other people in the dormitory shall receive written warning or severer sanctions.

4. Those who take part in prostitution or introduce prostitution shall be expulsed from the university.

Clause 14. Students who disturb public order, destroy public equipment or infringe upon communication privileges and bring backward affect to the society will be punished according to the following regulations.

1. Students who disturb the public order in classroom, dormitory, meeting room, playground, and opera and so on will receive written warning or severer sanctions.

2. Students who use controlled electric appliance in dormitory, shall receive written warning or severer sanctions.

3. Students who destroy public equipment including power supply, broadcasting system, communication and so on will receive deferred suspension or expulsion.

4. Students causing fire by using electric appliance will receive written warning or severer sanctions. Those causing loss under RMB 500 Yuan shall receive written warning or deferred suspension. Those causing loss over RMB 500 Yuan shall receive deferred suspension or expulsion.

5. Students who hide, destroy or open letters of other people shall receive deferred suspension or expulsion.

6. Students who harass, attack or trick others on purpose by instant message, phone call or anonymous letters will receive written warning or severer sanctions.

7. Students who interference with public functions of the public security officers or the administrators of the university shall receive deferred suspension or expulsion.

Clause 15. Students who infringe upon the benefits or rights of the university or participate in illegal business shall receive the following sanctions.

1. Those who swindle the scholarship by cheating should return the money and receive deferred suspension or expulsion.

2. Those who leak the scientific achievement or technological secrets, transfer or use the scientific achievement without permission will receive deferred suspension or expulsion.

3. Those who are involved in illegal business on campus will receive written warning or severer sanction.

Clause 16. The following students who violate the law or regulation by computer technology will compensate for all the loss and receive a deferred suspension or expulsion.

1. Those who steal properties, valuable data or service of the country, a collective unit or a person by computer technology.

2. Those who use the computer, telephone or other equipment of the university or a person without permission and cause tremendous losses.

3. Those who modify, delete or destroy the files on other’s computer on purpose and cause loss.

4. Those who introduce fraudulent, ruinous information or information violating social morals into equipment, computer system or internet by logging on illegal websites or by using computer technology.

Clause 17. Students who breach the examination disciplines shall receive oral warning or severer sanctions depending on the seriousness of the case. Those who attend the exams instead of others or by replacement,organize cheating or cheat by communication apparatus shall be expulsed. Others cheating in exams shall receive deferred suspension.

Clause 18. Students who are absent in class will receive the following sanctions.

1. Oral warning for absence of 10-19 hours without proper excuses.

2. Written warning for absence of 20-29 hours without proper excuses.

3. Deferred suspension for absence of 30-49 hours without proper excuses.

4. Those who are absent in class for over 50 hours without proper excuses are regarded as dropping out of the university.

5. Those who leave the university without permission and don’t return the university on time at the beginning of the semester without written informing of the university are regarded as absence in class for 6 hours every day.

6. Those who leave the university for over 2 weeks (including weekends and holidays) or for 3 times without permission shall be expulsed from the university.

7. Except for hospitalization, 5 hours for leave equals to 1 hour absence in class. Asking for leave requires written application with corresponding certificates.

Clause 19. Students who cheat, steal or copy other’s scientific research achievement shall receive deferred suspension or expulsion depending on the seriousness of the case.

Clause 20. Students who rent an apartment without informing of the College of International Education shall receive oral warning or severer sanctions. Those who don’t modify their conducts shall receive written warning or severer sanctions.

Clause 21. Students who swim in the coast without permission shall receive oral warning or severer sanctions.

Clause 22. International students are not allowed to drive motorcycles/cars. The motorists will receive deferred suspension or expulsion.


Chapter Three Aggravation and Alleviation of the Sanctions

Clause 1. Students who breach the regulation could be alleviated from the sanctions for the following circumstances.

1. Those who positively report to the administration after beaching the regulations.

2. Those who positively report on the guilt of others and the guilt are verified.

3. Those who behavior positively in the guilt investigation.

Clause 2. Students who breach the regulation will be aggravated from the sanctions under the following circumstances.

1. Those who refuse to report the guilt or report with bad manners after breaching the regulations.

2. Those who threaten or avenge the offence-reporter or witness.

3. Those who hide the truth.

4. Those who are tardy in paying the compensation on purpose.

5. Those who shield or instigate breaching the regulations or cast the breach to others.

Clause 3. Students who refuse to mend their ways after punishment for breaching the regulations shall receive expulsion from the university.


Chapter Four Investigation and Treatment of the Disciplinary Offence

Clause 1. Investigation of the disciplinary offence shall be conducted according to the following code.

1. For common disciplinary offence, the Student Affairs Office of College of International Education shall be in charge of the investigation and evidence collection. The Student Affairs Office shall propose treatment suggestions to the college, and then publicize the treatment to the students for one week.

2. For violations of “Regulations of the PRC on Administrative Penalties for Public Security” or other Chinese laws and regulations, the Security Office of the university shall be in charge of the investigation with the assistance of the College of International Education. The Security Office shall report to the university and the College of International Education publicizes the treatment to the students.

Clause 2. Materials required for treatment of the students includes:

1. Main proof, i.e. statement or defense of the students, testimony of the witness, exhibit, expert conclusion, receipts of expenses, arbitration, decision of the administration or judicial authorities.

2. Accreditation materials which shall be true with completed formalities and in accordance with procedures.

3. Official report written by the College of International Education.

Clause 3. Limit of authority and time

1. Oral warning, written warning and deferred suspension shall be proposed by the Student Affairs Office, and submitted to the College of International Education. Student Affairs Office issues punishment decision with approval and publicizes it for one week.

2. Expulsion shall be proposed by Student Affairs Office. After going through the procedures of expulsion by other offices, it will be submitted to the dean of College of International Education. Student Affairs Office will issue and notice the expulsion decision for one week with the approval of dean. Visa office will cancel the expellee’s study visa in 15 days.

3. College of International Education shall issue punishment decision in 3 days after investigation with exception of 5 days for specific occasion.

Clause 4. Sanction Procedure

1. The Student Affairs Office will be in charge of proof collection.

2. The Student Affairs Office shall propose the punishment suggestions according to the proof.

3. The College of International Education shall discuss the punishment decision, listen to the defense and appeal from the student or the proxy, and propose treatment suggestions.

Clause 5. The sanction decision shall be publicized in Chinese and English in name of the College of International Education. The decision shall include the fact and proof.

Clause 6. The sanction decision shall be delivered to the student. If they are not available, the decision is required to reach them by phone, mail or announcement via monitors and part-time class teachers.

Clause 7. College of International Education shall alter the visa and residence period for the student who have breached the regulations and inform the public security office.

Clause 8. Students who are contentious to the sanction shall appeal to the dean of College of International Education in 5 days after receiving the decision.

Clause 9. Students who receive the appeal decisions to leave the university shall pay all the fees and leave the international students dormitory and the university in 2 weeks (10 working days) after receiving the appeal decision.

Clause 10. The sanction materials shall be archived to the international students’ punishment decision files.

Clause 11. The conducts not mentioned in this Code shall be handled in accordance with the clauses and items of Code.

Clause 12. The Code is mutually complementary to other regulations in the University.

Clause 13. The College of International Education is responsible for the explanation of the Code.