The Shanghaiist says:
You're a leading tertiary institution where male student admissions are becoming, in your own mind, embarrassingly low. What do you do? Why, engage in a little affirmative action for the boys of course! That's what Shanghai International Studies University, one of China's top universities for the learning of foreign languages, has just done. This academic year, it has begun to accept male students with lower entrance exam scores than women for a few non-English majors, including Arabic, Hebrew, Korean, Ukrainian and Russian.
While lawyers and feminists are decrying the university's blatant gender discrimination, the university says it has good reasons to justify its new policy.