The Washington Post
March 13th, 2015
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
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.
are concerned that China and its conservative backers in Hong Kong are
trying to subtly exert more control over universities and schools in
order to gradually rein in criticism and silence a source of unrest.