Orientation week draws luxury cars

Source:Global Times Published: 2013-8-27 20:23:01

A stretch of some 50 luxury cars seen queuing to enter a Guangdong Province school parking lot for orientation week on Saturday has raised questions on whether it's a good idea for students to show up in the high-end vehicles, which show off extravagant wealth.

BMW and Porsche cars were among the most popular at Zhuhai's United International College campus car park over the weekend. Most had plates for nearby Guangdong cities or Macao, while others were from Shanxi and Sichuan provinces.  

A press officer for the college said that it has no control over whether students drive to school, but said that it does not provide parking spaces for students.

Wang Yunfei, a professor of sociology at Anhui University told Beijing Evening News that the luxury cars serve as a distraction from studying.

"The expensive cars encourage students to show off family riches to peers instead of focusing on their studies," he said.

In recent years, more luxury cars have been seen on school campuses during orientation week as wealthy parents send children to schools in high-end vehicles.

Global Times

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