tirsdag 20. oktober 2020

China Scholars Hit Out at New Zealand University Over Probe of Professor

Dozens of academics and experts on China have hit out at a New Zealand university for its investigation of Anne-Marie Brady, a university professor who publicized links between the country's universities and Chinese state interests. The University of Canterbury has said it is investigating complaints against Brady from universities and individuals linked to a report she submitted to the New Zealand parliament in July.

Brady, who is also a fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington DC, has been called before an internal disciplinary body after complaints were made about the research paper. "We are concerned she may lose her job," her lawyer Stephen Franks told the Australian Financial Review. "This matter says it is now apparently OK to seek disciplinary action against a fellow academic whose research you don't agree with."