onsdag 18. mars 2015

Hong Kong fears Beijing crackdown on academic freedom

Scholars in Hong Kong are growing concerned that the territory’s cherished academic freedom is coming under renewed attack from China in the aftermath of last year’s student-led pro-democracy protests. Attacks in Communist party-backed newspapers on a leading liberal professor, reports of government interference in academic appointments, and renewed calls for “patriotic education” to be introduced into schools have stirred up emotions in the former British colony. Read more