From Boxun News:
Boxun reports that Beijing authorities initially issued a letter to the families of college students in the capital, requesting that their children volunteer for training over the summer vacation for participating in the October 1 60th anniversary of the founding of the PRC. But students resisted volunteering. In light of this, individual universities and institutions were secretly required to commit to quotas of students who would volunteer. They then compelled their students, emphasizing that entry to graduate school, Communist Party membership, and permission to study abroad were all contingent on volunteering for the summer training. Student association officers, scholarship recipients and dormitory monitors were also compelled to volunteer.