A boy born in Shouyang county in 1995 signed up to join the army in August. Because he was afraid of the suffering and hard work he avoided his military duties using every excuse he could think up. The boy’s manner was extremely negative, and he threatened a hunger strike, so he was withdrawn from service. His actions were illegal, and has been forbidden from entering grade school or leaving the country within the next two years. Netizens say that since he volunteered he is being given preferential treatment, and should be given two years of mandatory military service. If not they will have a credibility problem.