July 28, 2020

University sacks Hong Kong protest leader loathed by China

Hong Kong (AFP) – A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist accused by China of trying to launch a revolution said Tuesday he had been fired by one of the city’s top universities because of a conviction over his involvement in protests.Law professor Benny Tai, 56, decried his sacking by the University of Hong Kong and accused education chiefs of bowing to political pressure from Beijing.”It marks the end of academic freedom in Hong Kong,” he wrote on Facebook.”Academic staff in education institutions in Hong Kong are no longer free to make controversial statements to the general public about politica…

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