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China’s history of violence still haunts

Dec. 22 (BBCNews): In China earlier this year a spate of violent attacks by intruders who targeted schoolchildren shocked the country. The official response was to step up security around schools.

But Professor Sun Shi Jin, a psychologist at Fudan University in Shanghai, believes the violent upheaval in the 1960s and 70s could have created a generation who see violence as the only answer to their problems.

“My belief is that those who lived through the 60s, who lived under an autocracy, who had no way to rebel at the time, they feel today the only choice they have when things go wrong is to turn on the vulnerable,” Prof Sun says.

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