A new regulation of Shanghai University has prohibited Postgraduate Tutors from hiring their students as "cheap labor".
According to the school's new rule on the responsibilities of Postgraduate Tutors, those who have their students involved in work irrelevant to their academic courses can be removed from their tutor's position.
In China, college students are commonly involved in their tutors' individual projects without getting paid or poorly paid.
Some work the students are asked to do has nothing to do with their major, which can affect their normal study.
(CRI.com March 28, 2005)